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:
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.
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)
RIP Danny Spooner
2 weeks ago