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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?

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

The Dr Bowsers "Disaster" Good News

The new rip of side 2 of Dr Bowsers Brown Bowel Oil
band album "Not to be Sniffed at" is now completed.

The lesson learnt here is that physical cleaning of
LP's is far more important than any electronic
cleaning, though both are needed for a good result.

Music link for new rip Side 2 is DL

The difference between the original rip side 2
where the record had not been washed, and
the rip of the properly washed side 2 is really
noticeable. The auto-declicking and de-noising
used on the unwashed side had to work so hard
it seriously muddied the music, removing all
the fine detail, like the delicate sound of the
harpsichord, now appears crisp and clean.


oppalkyklof said...

Oh, goody!

cvllos said...

Gonzo, I usualy wash my vinyl 2 or 3 times with a cocoa cream.
I generaly use a painting brush, with soft material.
Even though, sometimes I find so many clicks while hearing this diggiting through Cool Edit Pro.
It`s funny but for those records that have never been used , or with very few use, the number of deffects is small.
Besides that, ALWAYS the first tgrack on the first side is the worse track.
I`ve tried to apply Noise Reduction filter but sometimes it distorts the sound of a trombone, or a trumpet, etc. Useless, so.

Adam said...

Am I correct in seeing a Seal of Approval from Gonzo on the album's cover? You have my seal of approval as well!

Gonzo said...

You have sharp eyes, you discovered our little addition, one of my BEST
artwork efforts.

Steve Bazire said...

Interesting addition to the stall. If you're interested, the "P. Lord" who designed the cover is actually Peter Lord, he of Wallace and Grommit, Shawn the Sheep, Pirates and so on fame.
Steve Bazire (melodeon, arranger and producer on the above album)

Gonzo said...

Thank you Steve, I did wonder if it could be the same person.

Is the band still working? love to find more of their excellent lifting dance music.

I wonder if you read the comment on their first album, about the band name being the best part, I dare not disclose the musician that said that, but I guess you would know him?