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?
Here are a couple of links to an Andy Irvine resource
Andy Irvine is an artist I have followed since early days in folk music, I've not posted any of his work on here because he, like a lot of other folk musicians, produces his own records simply to have control of his performances and to realise maximum return from them without all the associated record company baggage and long complex contracts that have plagued so many UK folk musicians in the last few decades, contracts that have seen the withholding of rare recordings that should by now have been reissued on digital media and haven't been, I am sure we all know where I am going on this!
So here is Andy performing two of his best known Guthrie style songs... Taken from a concert held in London.