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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?

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Johnny Collins "Private Army" (Vinyl 1975)

Two years later comes this "Private Army" LP, more superb songs from the master and his friends.

Side One:

01/1 ; Peter's Private Army
02/1 ; Oxford & 'Ampton Railway
03/1 ; The Gipsy Fiddler
04/1 ; The Jovial Hunter
05/1 ; The Shepherd's Daughter
06/1 ; The Good Wood
07/1 ; Bonny Hawthorn
08/1 ; Wind Witch

Side Two:

01/2 ; Jolly Waggoner's Private Army
02/2 ; Logs to Burn
03/2 ; Lowlands of Holland
04/2 ; The Goblin's Riddle
05/2 ; Flowers of the Town
06/2 ; D-Day Dodgers
07/2 ; This Lousy War
08/2 ; Harvest Home

This album is again ripped at 96k, 24bit and presented as 320k stereo MP3 (16 bit 48k sampled)

Down music and Scans Here 

The scans of both these JC albums are only from digital photographs, seems its the season for
scanner failures, and no one heard my plea to SANTA for a SCANNER (I' been a good boy too)


Ailis said...

Wow Gonzo, many thanks for the Johnny Collins albums (and the other good stuff of course), you made my Christmas !!!
Please keep them coming :))

Greetz, Ailis

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a wonderful voice! .... This man is an absolute national treasure! Superb album & I'd never even heard of him before now ... If there was any justice in the world Johnny Collins should be a household name! :-)

Many thanks for bringing him to my attention!!


Anonymous said...

Just heard today (via freebornman) that Johnny Collins has died. What a terrible shame. This man was/is one of my musical heroes. Love his music. "Johnny's Private Army" & "The Traveller's Rest" are two truly great folk albums. In my humble opinion folk music has lost one of it's finest (& seemingly most under-rated) performers with Johnny's demise. Really very sad. Once again thanks Gonz, for introducing us to this wonderful singer. Just wish I'd got to see him play.


Gonzo said...

Indeed it is sad news, he was in Poland on a series of concerts. Johnny's death leaves a gaping hole in what was to be a busy year for him with appearances all over, there will be many fans disappointed at missing one of his live sessions, both new and familiar fans will have missed a treat for sure.
NOW I have to locate the REST of his discography to complete my collection.

JamesC said...

Thanks for posting, I've been looking for this for ages