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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?

Friday, 2 December 2011

"TUNDRA" SONGS FROM GREENWICH Greenwich Village 1981

I' was offered a copy of this LP by
a blog watcher, we successfully transfered the music and scans.

From the Greenwich Village label  GVR 218

Side One

1. Greenwich Park
2. Pretty Maids Of Greenwich
3. The Rambling Sailor
4. Rebellion Of Watt Tyler
5. Admiral Benbow
6. The Greenwich Lovers' Garland 
Side Two

1. Homeward Bound
2. The Blackheath Burglar
3. The Jolly Sailor or The Lady Of Greenwich
4. So Handy
5. Jack At Greenwich
6. I'm Going To Leave Her Shallow Brown 

Work has been completed on this LP, the rip was not perfect
due to either a worn record or a stylus problem, we have now had a second go at the worse tracks with a new stylus, the finished article is now here just in time for Christmas.

To emphasis the importance of having a good 
stylus, which has been positively proved by this exercise to considerably improve the quality of the recovered audio, even if the LP itself is already worn.

Please checkout these samples of one bad track from the inner most recordings on the LP, hear how even the slightest error in tracking on the inner tracks can ruin the sound when a worn stylus is in use. There is still a little distortion even with the new stylus, this is due most likely to the record already being worn or damaged to a degree by its previous owner, or playing.

Original Download link removed  (at request of a possible rights holder
After one (only) communication, no further replies to emails, I can only assume this was a malicious request, so have establishing a NEW link 


ximeremix said...

I have this LP - one of three great albums by Tundra, the others being A Kentish Songster (on Sweet Folk and Country), and A Kentish Garland (also on the Greenwich Village label), which I also own.
I first came across Tundra while searching around for information for my Eron Records website ( for whom they recorded a couple of tracks for Eron's first LP Folk in Sandwich. They also recorded some tracks for Eron's Good Folk of Kent LP as Mingled.

Gonzo said...

If you check back to old postings you will find the other Hudson offerings, all very good too. I also have the LP's, but have been searching the "Mingled" ones for ages, this Greenwich songs LP was offered, as you know, by a watcher and we have been very active recently in getting it across to here. There are many more interesting LP's available, time and research are the only limiting factors. I do wish the originators would consider releasing CD's there is so much excellent material being neglected as not financially viable.

Anonymous said...

Really excited for this one.

ximeremix said...

As you can see from my website I have most of the Eron records. Some of them (mainly the later ones) would be of no interest to your website or it's readers. But, as long as I can get them returned, I will offer my copies of ERON 001 to 006 to you to do with what you will. Some are in better condition than others, but I'm sure you can do the wonders that you do to all your recordings.

Gonzo said...


Thanks for your offer. Indeed worth considering, perhaps we can communicate by email, if you look at some of the jazz postings you will find my email address, suitably obfuscated of course, or if you like to leave yours, again translate the obvious @ and com/net to avoid the web searching spam hunters.

K L Appo said...

One on my "most wanted" list! Many thanks, and Happy Christmas from down-under.

Pipeweed said...

Thanks for this and all the hard work. Especially want to thank you for the 'Folk Songs of Britain' series.

As for reissuing back catalogue material on CD - I can see that might not be economically viable anymore. I'd be happy if the music companies released it digitally. At least then we might get to hear some of these 'lost' treasures!

Gonzo said...

@K L Appo

Thankyou Sir ! and may Coffs Harbour long resound to the sound of your Concertina... :-))

ximeremix said...

Here we go: now don't everyone email me!!!!


Frank said...

Another fist rate job of digital transfer and what a treat! This is terrific stuff and holds up so well. Here's to another year of success at your endeavor of bringing wonderful music to our ears. Many thanks!

Phil said...

Thanks for the third Tundra LP. The other two were very entertaining, and I expect this one to be similar.
Very sorry to hear of your partner's terrible illness. May the memories of the good times sustain you both.

Anonymous said...

A friend and work colleague of mine was on speaking terms with the Tundra members back in the 1980's when they performed in pubs in the Sussex area. He was absolutely thrilled to hear this and the other 2 Tundra albums posted on your site, he reckons it has been close to 25 years since he last heard them. He was in posession of one of their albums but has long since been lost or worn away. So a big thank you from him!! Keep up the good work!!!

Patrick said...

Can't wait to hear this one... Many thanks!

patrick . stuart . brown # me * c0m

Max said...


I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. If you are still responding to comments I would like the password for this album.


gatsumi said...

In your blog I have seen many rare LPs. I'veen following your comments for a long time. Sorry, for your friend and for not leaving any comment before. Jour excellent job it deserve more comments of your followers.
About your blog, I could not imagine that exists such a quantity of unknown musicians for me (I only knew few of them in spite that I follow traditional music during many years). All them are impossible to listen or obtain for a man like me that I am not living in an english speaking country. Your comments of the albums are excellent. I have seen than some followers of your blog known the Tundra album. I didn't hear anything about them. Could I listen to??

Kit Griffiths said...

First, and most important, my sincerest condolences on your loss, and may time eventually lessen the pain. Second, I knew Doug and Sue (though not very well) back in the seventies: just before they split, they had been going to record one of my songs ("Hopgarden Lullaby"). By coincidence, I was in touch with Sue last year (via the website for her current band, Foolproof), and she mentioned that she still occasionally does that song! I have the other two albums, but I should be very grateful for the password to this one.

Gonzo said...

@Kit Griffiths

Hello Kit,
Thanks for the message and thoughts, also that you knew the Hudsons, I never did as by the time they were popular I had moved out of Kent.
I have tried to limit the downloads to those that really know or seek the works of these artists, hence hiding the password behind an email request. The download to comment ratio is sadly so low which gives me no indication as to the satisfaction level for the posting, I'd be pleased to give you the password if I knew WHERE to send it, your blog entry does not contain any address? Please disguise it (obfuscate) to prevent spam grabbers, you may read comments and see the sort of disguise I mean

hex said...

Please send pass to [iostream64 at the gmail]


Andrey said...

I'm satisfied! Thank you!

ELS said...

Oops. I mixed information from another I just downloaded (Pyewackett's eponymous album, posted in 2010), and mistakenly credited George for helping with this one. Sorry about that.

the red max said...

Could I get the password please


Gonzo said...


I emailed you the password for this album, even though it is shown in the listing.

Assuming I got your email address OK


Hudson said...

A friendly enquiry: as the copyright holder of some of the material featured on this site I'd like to know more about the system. I can see commentators are enthusiasts but I have to be a bit concerned about copyright implications re MCPS etc.

Gonzo said...

I get regular requests for this album
but because of concerns from the original artists I have removed the links to the audio.
Until this concern is solved there will be no more postings of the Greenwich Village or Eron records content.
If the rites owners would like to leave an email address in a comment
(which WILL NOT be PUBLISHED) I will be pleased to communicate with you.