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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?

Saturday, 12 February 2011



12T195 The Folk Songs of Britain

 Vol. 7. Fair Game and Foul:

Side 1.

1-1. Northamptonshire Poacher - Jim Baldrey
1.2  Jimmy Raeburn - Jessie Muray
1-3  Drumhullogan’s Bottom - Thomas Moran
1-4  Sweet Fanny Adams - Vashti Vincent
1-5  Sylvia - Timothy Walsh
1-6  Young Willie - Paddy McCuskey
1-7  Lakes of Shillin - Mary Reynolds
1-8  Brennan on the Moor - Robert Cinnamond
1-9  Butcher Boy - Jeannie Robertson
1-10 Three Jolly Sportsmen - Bob Scarce

Side 2.

2-1  Jack Hall - Jack Endacott
2-2  Standing Stones - John & Ethel Findlater
2-3  Polly Vaughan - Harry Cox
2-4  Lion’s Den - Mrs Maguire
2-5  Van Diemen’s Land - Jimmy MacBeath
2-6  Blind Man He Can See - Mary Connors & Paddy Doran
2-7  Oxford City - Mary Doran
2-8  Erin Go Brach - John Strachan
2-9  Derry Gaol - Sarah Makem
2-10 Newlyn Town - Bob Scarce.  

This LP is yet another found in a Tasmanian musicians collection, it was played on a Philips 
transcription deck recorded 16bit with a Creative 
Live SB audio card then transferred here as a 
320k MP3 on a CD/RW disc.

The source quality does not warrant a 320k distribution 
so I have used a VBR (variable bit rate) to provide a match to the quality of the recording.

Editing, de-noising and de-clicking were done in the
U.K using Sound Forge and Audition.

Music Download Here

For more details about the song origins and some excellent reviews, please visit  Reinhard's pages


gilhodges said...

You did a beautiful job with this. Sounds glorious. Many, many thanks.

lugworm said...

First-class, good sound and good listening, nice selection of songs. Thank you!

Paul the Stockman said...

Nice work mate!

Anonymous said...

As is the way of these digital things, the drive these were on mysteriously vanished. Thank you so very much that these posts are still available. You're work is still very much appreciated!