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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, 3 June 2012

NOT DEAD Y E T (I hope by a long way)


Just to keep you up to date


I am actively watching the blog scene, the comings and sadly the going's of some, the ever changing situation in the file depository world and I am pleased to say that while there is still material that CAN be posted, I will be actively looking for it.

I am still getting offers from blog watchers, some you have seen input from before, others new on the scene, so the future looks secure for a while.


Don't vanish for TOO Long

you could just miss something.


More Brian Dewhurst

I've been offered a Brian Dewhurst compilation album, quite a lot of the tracks are on albums originally posted here, but there are NEW tracks, and some from the King Cotton album that is seriously in need of an update to the quality,  I have now completed the restoration and added the improved tracks also to the 

King Cotton album

(Thanks George)

SCANS also in the download

01 - Blood Red Roses.mp3
  02 - Mock Begger Hall.mp3
  03 - Geordie Black.mp3
  04 - Farewell She.mp3
  05 - Matty Groves.mp3
  06 - Grimshaw's Factory Fire.mp3
  07 - Thomas of Winesbury.mp3
  08 - King Cotton.mp3
  09 - Apprentice's Song.mp3
  10 - Spencer the Rover.mp3
  11 - Oxford & Hampton Railway.mp3
  12 - Bury New Loom.mp3
  13 - Bogies Bonny Belle.mp3
  14 - The Smokeless Chimneys.mp3

Music Here




Anonymous said...

Hi Gonzo,
Would you be so kind to upload the first part of "Kevin Johnson - Live in Sidney (1985)" again, because megaupload can't be accessed anymore
Grtz, admar.

Gonzo said...

Sorry, not here chum, wrong genre..



ximeremix said...

Nice to see you back up and running (well, nearly).
Looking forward to hearing this.

ximeremix said...

Great upload Gonzo

One question. Are the scans supposed to have a blue hue? I'm not a Folk Heritage connoisseur, but I've never seen a back cover that colour.


Gonzo said...

@ ximeremix

I have no idea, this is the first of that lable I have worked on, I'll check with the original provider.

George said...

Hi ximeremix

I can assure that the rear of the album is indeed blue, as shown in Gonzo's scan

Gonzo said...

I can also confirm the colours are generally true, though scanners being what they are, the actual hues may vary slightly, even if the luminance does not. I refer you to the "Folkmonster" site mentioned on the blog main page side bar, there you will find small scans of this album, together with quite a lot of other rareish folk albums.
All the scans are done an an A4 scanner, so are assembled as 2-4 parts on a common canvas, matching the joins as best possible. Many of the scans have different luminance and although this correctable to some degree there is always a skew in the histogram between parts scanned at different times even on the same scanner. Always a good plan to warm the scanner up well first, then do the scans quickly one after the other, not giving time for the scanner to go into standby mode. A classic example of mismatch can be seen on the English Canals album rear scan, where the density has not only changed top to bottom, but side to side as well.

Innocent Bystander said...

Hi Gonzo - thanks for posting this album. Innocent Bystander

Folkasaurus said...

Another great album. Many thanks.

Anonymous said...

Download not available
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thanks ?

Gonzo said...

Yet ANOTHER rapid share link that has been MESSED with.

New link added, be quick for it TOO gets deleted...