Originally Posted by warp2600
In my opinion it was a bad decision from EMI to leave distribution to such a small company as AS even if they contracted them for production. I fear that the high price and awkwardness of ordering WYWH from the rest of the world will prevent high sales thus a base for possible future PF releases from EMI on SACD
You see this from the wrong perspective. The SACD is not in the focus of this reissue campaign. Only a few audiophiles knnow about it. The main WYWH product is the Immersion box set, which also includes a hi-rez/multichannel disc (Blu-ray).
EMI doesn't care about SACD. If they would, they would have released the SACD themselves. It's not Analogue Productions who was asked to release the SACD, but EMI who was asked by Analogue Productions if it was ready to license the material for SACD, a small niche product.
This SACD release wasn't a strategic decision by EMI, but just a request by a small audiophile label, who is only the only one responsible for the commercial success or failure of this product.