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?
Coming soon (complete) Dominic Behan "Songs of the IRA"
I asked has anyone got a decent cover scan of this album? I have some MP3 tracks reported to be from this album, but sadly it seems that the supplier of these tracks and myself have been the victims of a hoax by a faker. The tracks I have are the ones from a later album "Easter and After"
that had 12 of the tracks from the "Songs" album on it.
I was alerted to this by the different track numbering and the fact that there were 4 different tracks NOT recorded as being on the original album, further intensive research has lead me to believe that the tracks I DO have may not be from the original album, even IF they may be the same recordings, therefore I am not prepared to proliferate this hoax further by posting them as content of this album, but as content of the later "Easter" album in the post above.
Some good news a follower of this blog has provided superb front and rear scans of this album and is going to rip the four missing tracks, so this rare item can be presented in it's complete genuine form at last.
The missing tracks are as follows, these are only to be found on the original album.
Kevin Barry : **MISSING**
18th Day of November: **MISSING**
Kerry: ** MISSING**
Soldier's of the Rearguard: **MISSING**