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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, 21 July 2009

Jumbo Brightwell "Songs from the Eel's Foot" 1975

I've had this album in a plain brown radio station sleeve for ages, only recently have I come across someone with the genuine original cover. This means that the restoration work done can be put to good use, the rest can be put into top gear to complete the set.
Some of the tracks from this album have appeared on the odd compilation but I have never seen a complete release on CD, so the work continues. Still quite a lot of restoration to do, this set is better than the Ewan MacColl album I just finished.

TOPIC Lable 12TS261 1975

Some tracks are made into mono to reduce the wear induced distortion, as most are solo singing this procedure is valid, it produces only a loss of ambience.

Side One tracks:
1. Flower of London
2. Derby Miller
3. Loss of the Ramillies
4. Green Mossy Bank of the Lea
5. Blow the Candle Out
6. Bold Princess Royal
7. Newry Town

Side One music and scans DEAD LINK - HERE

Side Two Tracks:
1. Indian Lass
2. Muddley Barracks
3. False Hearted Knight
4. Lost Heiress
5. Down in the Fields Where the Buttercups Grow
6. Rambleaway
7. Life of a Man.

Some love stories here on the usual theme, Boy meets Girl, romance is broken by call of duty or the deceitful actions of one party (False Hearted Knight, Child #4 ). Sometimes it's saucy, the Bee down the dress, even a little ribald, the bow legs and the barrel. (Down in the fields). The inevitable outcome (Rambleaway), finishing with a mournful tale about the short life of man.

Side Two music DEAD LINK -HERE

Password for both is gonzoFTEF


Rick said...

Still another of my vinyls that I can't access! Thanks tremendously. At the risk of being pushy, do you by any chance have the Topic LP of Cyril Poacher or -- pretty long shot here -- the Leader trad albums "Folk Ballads of Donegal and Derry," "Come Day Go Day," or "Far Canadian Fields" all of which I miss very much?

Best to you,

Gonzo said...


I have a poor copy of Cyril Poacher "Broomfield wager" but this like a lot of albums has been mostly released on CD, as regards the others, I will put in a search I may have them tucked away in my archive.