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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?

Monday, 17 January 2011

* * * FOUND * * * Peggy Seeger 1962 TOP72 Track 1

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Most blogs provide interesting out of print albums, so WHERE do these albums come from? Mostly the blog owners personal collection, or that of friends and like minded collectors, blog visitors etc.

Now is the time, YOUR time, to help in a quest, I need to find track one of a damaged album, or indeed the complete album if possible.

Topic 7" 4 Track EP TOP72


Anyone recognise this EP, do you have a good clean copy?
If so a copy of track one, or even the whole disc would be much appreciated to complete a potential posting.
Thanks.

(Missing track is "Rich Old Man")
  
February 2011 Update 

with many thanks to a blog visitor I now have a good copy
of track one of this EP and have completed
the restoration. The original track one was severely
damaged and though listenable after some work
I was not happy to add it here.

We now have a complete set of tracks and some
better scans, thanks to blog visitor "Gracenotes" 

I don't crave for comments, though they do make
the efforts worthwhile, but when a visitor has
gone out of their way to provide material for
us all, I think they deserve recognition.

You know WHAT TO DO! 

Download link HERE 

Password for the RAR file is gonzoPSTL 

Judging by the large number of downloads of this, it is a popular album from Peggy Seeger, what is disappointing is the lack of comments posted here, please remember a response or two does make the continuing effort worthwhile, in this case especially as this album would not be complete without the assistance from  a visitor "Gracenotes" 

3 comments:

Wellwynder said...

I have a copy of this in excellent shape, but not currently in digital form. With the kit I have, the best I could manage is a basic MP3 transfer at 128 kbps, if that's any good to you. I also have TOP73 'Early In The Spring', which has the identical cover in blue, and TOP18, Peggy's 1958 EP of children's songs.

Gonzo said...

@ Wellwynder
That sounds interesting indeed. I assume you have a combined record deck and MP3 encoder if you are restricted to 128k, I have not tried these, though I know they are popular. 128k would have to do, but it does limit any de-noising/de-clicking options, but I'd guess in this case with originals from the 50's & 60's any loss of quality would be minimal, specially if they are mono.

There would be much interest in the other TOP numbers too, Peggy's music seems to be experiencing a surge in interest and any early example of her work will always be much desired.

Could I suggest we communicate further by email? At one time I put my email in the clear on here, but that led to serious spam problems, only just recently ceased. The best option is to obfuscate the address so it is not picked up by search engines, simply removing the "@" is not enough today.
Best option is like "n ame(dot)na me(a t)(ISP Ad dre ss" The human can read this, not the machine.

I await your comment, Thanks.

Paul the Stockman said...

Thanks Gonzo and Gracenotes - much appreciated!