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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, 17 February 2009

"Hooks & Nets" Ian Woods & Charley Yarwood (1984)

This is another album belonging to a friend that I am working on. Singers Ian Woods and Charley Yarwood have been singing together since the early 80's, Ian comes from the English County of Suffolk and has a fine collection of songs learnt as a boy in that county, he later moved to the Midlands and thence to Cheshire singing in folk clubs.
Charley has been singing professionally since 1980, has taught music and drama and toured with the London Contemporary Dance Theatre, his rich bass voice has been heard in the group "Regalia" and with Johnny Collins on his "Free & Easy" album. (previously posted here)

As with the Redcoats album, this LP is going to need considerable work to get it into a listenable condition. It exhibits a similar problem to that of the Redcoats, a second side far worse than the first side. I will be posting the first side soon, but I fear the 2nd side will need a re-rip after a really good wet wash.

Side One tracks:
1. Gloucestershire Wassail.
2. Hooks and Nets
3. Hedging Song
4. Survivor Leave
5. Brookland Road
6. Suffolk Song
7. The Pressed Man's Lamentation

Side Two tracks:
1.London Julies
2.The Whaleman's Song
3.The Nobleman and the Thresherman
4. Manchester Ship Canal Navvy
5. Wear Out Mother
6. The Smuggler
7. One More Pull

Good News the whole album has be re-ripped after a good clean and has proved very successful. Even better, the whole thing was done at 24 bits, so although the files were vastly larger to work on, hence the time, the results are considerably better with far less restriction to the sound caused by the auto de-clicker having to work so hard, in fact the 24 bit sampling made the smaller noises and clicks far more recognisable by the glitch detection process.

March 2017:
Ian Woods passed away on the 4th March 2017

As a tribute along with the many others read on Mudcat, I  present this cleaned up version of the album Hooks & Nets. All the tracks, the scans for the LP included in one file Here

Notes about the file: The archive file is compressed with 7zip (7z) you will need to extract the component parts from this archive to be able to play the tracks (MP3) and view the covers (JPG)


yklofoppalk said...

Looking forward to this one. Thanks in anticipation....

Sonny said...

looking forward to the second side, as always you deserve great praise for your work here

yklofoppalk said...

And well worth the wait it were too! Thank you muchly.

Gonzo said...

Always glad to know my items are appreciated specially by concertina players in Coffs Harbour. :-))

Gonzo said...

You can contact me for password
at gonzorip(at)

Just replace the (at) with the usual symbol. This is to prevent more spam getting to me.

Anonymous said...

Nice one Gonzo!Thanks

Anonymous said...

password please for Hooks & Nets

Gonzo said...

The reason I do not give out the password to ANONYMOUS contributors is because of problems with unknown DCMA snoopers, we all know of the problems "Time Has Told me" blog has been having.
Password is only issued in response to am email request,you will find that if you read the comments carefully.

Gonzo said...

With Google mail I can back track the source IP number and location which helps to keep the information secure and going to the right destination.

Todd said...

If not too late, one more password for Hooks & Nets please =)



nickthefiddle said...

Hooks & Nets could you please send me the password if this album is still available. Thak you for all the marvellous old LPs you keep alive

Gonzo said...


Hello, usually comments posted here for moderation are forwarded to my email address for attention, for some reason blogger does not now do this, I guess for security? However in this case it would be of no use, because you did not (wisely) include your email address, even in an obfuscated form, so I am unable to reply to you in private, only on here.

But if you read the comments, you will see I have included an email address in an obfuscated form.
Please use this.

cowhandpete said...

Hooks & Nets

Such a wonderful blog! Thank you again for all your hard work.

Could you send me the password for Hooks & Nets?

Gonzo said...


Eh, where too? your blog registration "ABOUT" page has no details of your email address?

chantsmarins (at) said...

Thank you for all your work!!! I am in search of all old shanties and you are a great ressource!!
Hooks & Nets could you please send me the password!!