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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?

Saturday, 20 December 2008

What's Next?

I have quite a large collection of TOPIC vinyl recordings at my disposal, mostly those that have NEVER been (or will ever be) issued on CD. These albums vary in style from Irish popular music to Folk & Folk rock, I try to vary my ripping to avoid getting bored with one type, when you have listened to the same track, or tracks maybe 10-20 times it is nice to have a change!!

There is one thing about restoration over and above plain listening, you get to know some tracks very well, these stick in the mind for years, I can recall few of the best but many of the worst tracks, restoration-wise, hence the need to vary genre/style.

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