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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?

Thursday, 23 April 2009

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.

Side A
Kevin Barry : **MISSING**
18th Day of November: **MISSING**

Side B
Kerry: ** MISSING**
Soldier's of the Rearguard: **MISSING**

Check out wikipedia on Dominic and the IRA

Thanks to "Dustbowlbluez" here is a link to another Dominic Behen resource.

Checkout comments on this post for more links to Dominic's music from "Dustbowl"

Download links to be re-established 

11 comments:

dustbowlbluez said...

Here are two Dominic Behan Albums that I ripped.I got the album cover pics off the internet but I have the original albums
01- http://dustbowlbluez.blogspot.com/2009/04/dominic-behan-1967-major-minor.html

02-http://dustbowlbluez.blogspot.com/2009/04/dominic-behan-irish-rover.html

dustbowlbluez said...

Here is the link where I got the cover pics for Dominic Behan http://www.nick-kelly.com/db_01.htm

Aggy said...

I hope someone has this; I would *love* to hear it.

dustbowlbluez said...

You can post these two albums on your blog if you want to.I do not mind

Gonzo said...

Thanks for your input "DB" looks like my picture is from the same source "nick-kelly" too. I have had this album (Mp3's) for some years but done little with it until now, so it looks like I will have to post what I have to compliment your postings. Back to the editor...

Anonymous said...

The tracks should be
Songs of the I.R.A. Riverside RLP 12-820

Side A
Grand Old Country
Row in the Town (Erin Go Brath/Bragh)
Sergeant William Bailey
Kevin Barry
Recruiting Sergeant
Slean Libh
18th Day of November

Side B
Boys of County Cork
Barry's Column
Kerry
Soldier's of the Rearguard
Sean Tracy
Take It Down from the Mast
Merry Ploughboy
Ould Alarm Clock
Patriot Game

Gonzo said...

Yes, thanks that is what I discovered

Side A
Grand Old Country
Row in the Town (Erin Go Brath/Bragh)
Sergeant William Bailey
Kevin Barry : **MISSING**
Recruiting Sergeant
Slean Libh
18th Day of November: **MISSING**

Side B
Boys of County Cork
Barry's Column
Kerry: ** MISSING**
Soldier's of the Rearguard: **MISSING**
Sean Tracy
Take It Down from the Mast
Merry Ploughboy
Ould Alarm Clock
Patriot Game

I've marked the tracks I do NOT have, which is the reason I will not post what I do under the "SONGS" heading, however the album "Easter Week & After" is complete
so looking for a decent cover scan of that..

Anonymous said...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001P4DWE6

Gonzo said...

Thanks.
So we wait some generous soul to buy this and make a rip available, but judging by the comments the cover is bad, so no serious collector is going to part with that many $ just for the music (I don't think).
Specially as all we are missing is just 4 tracks, the cover picture is the same as one I have already.

ELS said...

Gonzo, I discovered your blog a short while ago. Thanks very much for making all these recordings on unobtainable vinyl available. I have a copy of this album (Easter Monday, 1916 ...). The cover is not in great shape, the top edge being torn open, and the whole thing being somewhat worn and battered, but it's not horrible. If you'd like I can have a go at scanning it.

Gonzo said...

Hi ELS,
Thanks for your offer, I'd almostm given up hope getting a better scan, but if yours is reasonable in the centre areas that will be welcome, the outside can usually be cloned to make the edges clean.
If you cannot join the two halves, that is OK, can do that here, as long as the gamma remains constant between scans, a well warmed up scanner is usually OK, and sometimes depending on the content of the cover, it is often better to do lateral joins rather than vertical. My mail address is elsewhere on this blog, and reads like gonz0rip at googlemail.com

Change the Zero to an o and add the @ of course

Thanks. G