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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?

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Another early TOPIC album in course of restoration TOP78

Johnny Handle "Stottin' doon the Waall"
A lot of the tracks on this album have appeared on other releases, 
Some of them on CD.
Currently I was waiting confirmation from the artist concerned about one track (2) that I could find no other release for.

Tracks are
1. Stottin doon the Waal (42) (T)
2. The Stoneman's Song
3. The Day we went to the Coast (35)
4. The Collier Lad (33) (T)
5. Durham big Meeting Day (48) (T)
6. Farewell to the Monty (40) (T)

 Track 2 was the undiscovered one, it has now been located on the CD release of the original vinyl "Along the Coaly Tyne"
And on the artist issued "Collier Lad" album.
 The number in brackets refers to the CD number in the 
Northumbria Anthology

Without listening to these tracks I am unsure they are the same actual recordings, but as four were issued together on one 
LP (12TS189) marked (T) it seems likely they are.

For more information about North Eastern English music see FARNE

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