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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?

Friday, 2 January 2009

"Waterloo-Peterloo" Broadsides and Songs (1968)


WATERLOO-PETERLOO a collection of English
Folk songs and Broadsides (Argo 1968)

Side One:
01/1 ; With Henry Hunt We'll Go
02/1 ; The Lancashire Lads
03/1 ; The Labouring Man
04/1 ; Jone 'O Grinfilt
05/1 ; Humphrey Hardfeatures
06/1 ; Van Deimans Land
07/1 ; The Death of Parker
08/1 ; Drink Old England Dry


Side Two:
01/2 ; The Battle of Waterloo
02/2 ; Boney Was a Warrior
03/2 ; The Victory
04/2 ; The Dudley Boys
05/2 ; Keepers and Poachers
06/2 ; I Should Like to Be a Policeman
07/2 ; The Way to Live
08/2 ; Hand Loom Weavers Lament

Artists:

Vocals: Frankie Armstrong, John Faulkner, Brian Pearson
Denis Turner, Terry Yarnell

Accompanied by:

John Faulkner: Mandolin, English Concertina.
Sandra Kerr: Guitar, Dulcimer, Tin whistle, Spoons.
Jim O'Connor: Drums & other percussion.
Peggy Seeger: Guitar

This was a fairly noisy LP to clean, I've been working
on it since September 2008, luckily before I finished
side 1, I located a better copy with a friend over in
Tasmania, so side 2 is from a different source, I hope
it sounds the same if not better than side 1.

Not the customary 24 bit sampling for this album
but 16 bit at 320k to avoid as much loss as possible.

Music is HERE

Password for RAR is gonzoWLPL

7 comments:

Aggy said...

This album is FANTASTIC. Thanks!

Gonzo said...

Yes Aggy, it was a pleasure to edit, even though I may have to re-do the first side using the 2nd source at some time, spending that much time on an album, you tend to learn the tunes and lyrics very well.

freebornman said...

Great! Thank you very much! I couldn't even hope to see such rarities. If you have some time to improve a bit the first side (if it is possible at all) - that'd be great also (anyway, I say this with all respect to the job you've already).

reynardine said...

I used to borrow this album from the library - wonderful to hear it again.

I'm going to the Sheffield Library again on Monday, they sold most of their vinyl albums in the 1980s - the ones they kept are quite rare and/or esoteric. I still have three of 'The Folk Songs Of Britain' to still borrow and several other rarities. I missed this one in the sale - but Louis Killen's 'Ballads and Broadsides' is coming soon - I've finally scrubbed the library label off but there's not much I can do about the severed corner.

Aaaaagh - all those wonderful vinyl records sold (blues, jazz, folk and classical) to buy a few pop CDs for the masses (who never borrow them anyway).

Gonzo said...

Reynardine commented...
Aaaaagh - all those wonderful vinyl records sold (blues, jazz, folk and classical) to buy a few pop CDs for the masses (who never borrow them anyway).

Oh you are so so so right there, what a travesty that is, but look no further than the current broadcasting organisations to see similar things happening, when did you last hear any REAL folk music on a national radio station?

Listeners in Scotland, Wales & Eire can think themselves very lucky indeed for being able to listen to their own music often in their own language.
You don't get that in England, I wonder if such general service broadcasters in other countries restrict their output to what brings them the maximum number of listeners?
(Personal Rant over)

Anonymous said...

Gosh! Thanks for this. A real treasure! Totally agree with all the sentiments already expressed. Once again ... many thanks.

Gonzo said...

I nearly missed a wonderful opportunity here for a little humour..

Reynardine said
Louis Killen's 'Ballads and Broadsides' is coming soon - I've finally scrubbed the library label off but there's not much I can do about the severed corner.

Good job they didn't sever the corner "off the record"

Doh!