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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, 3 March 2009

The "Catsfield Steamers" Dance band.


If you check back to late last year to the entry for the "Steamers" you will see I was waiting for permission to post some of the tracks from a TV/Radio themes LP produced for the broadcast industry by KPM, the situation is still not resolved, but to be going on with there are some samples from the "Steamers" double CD set "Why Dance" or of course (better still) you can
buy a copy.. (or three)

Check them out at their site

2 comments:

Hag said...

Hi Gonzo. How can we contact you directly? I have a stack of old Topic records that I can transfer to .flac for you - interested?

Gonzo said...

Hi,
I have a gmail account
gonzorip@gmail.com