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Folk & Jazz fan, specialising in vinyl restoration. Although I would prefer to only post albums that I have paid for, or those of close friends, I am open to suggestions and offers of rare Folk items that need tender care and restoration, provided the supplier has the right of ownership of the physical item. NOT JUST an MP3 COPY of it. To give you an idea, I am prepared to restore vinyl belonging to another person, IF I receive a decent quality scan of the front, back and any relevant information that comes with the LP, preferably at least 2400 by 2400 quality, (600DPI scans for back) along with the sound files in FLAC format as waves are a bit too large to transfer. Then I will check their suitability for restoration. I try to maintain the requirement for a decent set of scans for each item, where possible, as I feel the music is incomplete without it. Sometimes this is just not possible as a lot of my stock came from broadcasting organisations that had their own heavy card sleeves, with information relevant to their prime function, that of providing the disc-jockies with basic details to pass on to listeners. I do wonder what happened to all the original artwork?

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Here NOW: Another in the Sussex Songs set

This album pre-dates those created from the Bob Copper recordings The vinyl is not in a very good condition, will take a lot of restoration

George became famous after being discovered by the BBC, not for singing alone. but when he won a marbles contest in Tinsley Green in 1948. The BBC interviewed him and showed him shooting marbles in that and subsequent years, on "Good Friday" the traditional date for such events in Tinsley.

Tracks on this album:

Side One:

01/1 ; Polly on the Shore
02/1 ; The Sweet Nightingale
03/1 ; Locks and Bolts
04/1 ; Down by the Seaside
05/1 ; Jack the Jolly Tar 'O
06/1 ; The Seeds of Love
07/1 ; Shooting Goshen's Cocks Up

Side Two:

01/2 ; William Taylor
02/2 ; Rolling in the Dew
03/2 ; A Sailor in the North Country
04/2 ; The Banks of Claudy
05/2 ; Three Sons of Rogues
06/2 ; The Weaver's Daughter
07/2 ; A Wager, a Wager
08/2 ; The Sun Being Set

This album has presented a number of problems, these will
affect the quality of the audio.

Original recording was not done in a studio, some tracks live. Microphone seems to produce restricted sound. 100 & 150 Hz Hum on some tracks of the original. Hiss on the original recording, added to the noise from a well worn LP, recorded in mono, so no chance of using the best channel in the final mix.
Because of the restricted frequency response I've used VBR on the MP3 encoding based around 128k, the superior LAME filtering has helped here in removing some of the hiss.

The general audio is clear, the diction, good, the words are clear and easy to transcribe.

Music links WERE on the "Indi-downloads site but this site seems to have lost it's content
I am looking for another link, watch this space...

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Halewijn said...

The Child collector is thanking you once again for such a nice gem ;-)

Anonymous said...

Sad to say that the link is dead

Gonzo said...

This often happens with these Here today Gone tomorrow sites. The original rip WAS shared here until the indi-download site claimed ownership of the recording, now they no longer seem to have access to it, so I will restore the link when I can find it.