I wonder if Cyndi/record label never really looked after/saved all the unreleased stuff she recorded and that’s why nothing has ever been released/leaked as it’s all long gone?
What happened to her for the later part of her career, with not releasing much new original music besides cover albums.
Did the record labels not support original music or did she just not have any interest anymore?
I remember she did an interview for the She's So Unusual: 30th Anniversary Celebration
(it was on the DVD that came with the Japanese edition), in which she mentioned still having boxes with tapes containing outtakes from each of her albums. She said something like "I've got a box for She's So Unusual
, a box for True Colors
, a box for Hat Full of Stars
, and so on...". I remember finding it funny she left out A Night to Remember
in that sentence, but maybe the box is called Kindred Spirit
(the original album title) instead?
In any case, there definitely seems to be some unreleased stuff that Cyndi herself kept. Not sure if her label was quite so careful, but I did hear a rumour that Cyndi tried to find a recording of her first tour, but the copy that she found was in bad condition and couldn't be restored. It's sad to think that vital recordings (both video and audio) could be lost through lack of care.