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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, 9 June 2011

Peggy Seeger Songs, another LP coming soon 1979 "Different"

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This is another LP owned by my friend and fellow contributor from Western Australia, between us we have cleaned and ripped it, and scanned the covers.
It is currently being edited and de-clicked here in the UK, a slow job as even with the cleaning there are still quite a few loud clicks.
There are two issues for this one album, the original "Folkways" album and the re-issue on the "Blackthorne" label, our copy is a Blackthorne, but I managed to find a scan of the original Folkways cover which I will include here.








"Blackthorne"
Front cover






"Folkways"
Front cover 








Only graphics available for download pending investigation of a CD issue. 

password for scans = gonzoPSDTE 

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5 comments:

mahir said...

A brilliant album! It was my first exposure to Peggy. I must point out, though, that it's available on CD from Smithsonian-Folkways.

Gonzo said...

@mahir
Thanks for that info, it never showed up in my searches, could save me a lot of work though, have you listened to it, if so is it clear and noise free? so many of these rare CD's are often culled from the original vinyl, not the master tapes, this culling is often not done too well on commercial grounds, enthusiasts can usually do a much better job, not being bound by accountants that pull the strings !!

Reinhard Zierke said...

You can listen into the tracks at http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=1457
They sound quite clear.

Gonzo said...

@Reinhard

Thanks, I checked the link, listened to some samples, I have not changed my opinion of these examples, some tracks are definitely not up to what I regard as a reasonable sound from an LP, some have background hum and noise, I prefer to listen to my restored tracks, but as the CD is available now, my restorations will not be shared here.

mahir said...

The quality of Smithsonian-Folkways CD-roms varies from one album to another. I obtained this one on CD, and have no serious complaints. It's worth remembering that almost everything on Folkways is available in this form, or as a download, via iTunes, Amazon etc