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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?

Wednesday, 26 March 2014



I  am going to look for a new "Cloud" provider as soon as possible and hope to gradually add new links to the latest material 2012-2013 the older material will require a lot more effort as the original files have to be recovered, renamed and recoded to remove the passwords which are not needed anymore to protect from intrusion by the previous cloud provider.

Requests for specific albums (not too many) may get you a new link on a one for one basis.

NO FILES ARE LOST they are ALL BACKED UP in different locations, some on-site, some off-site



Paul the Stockman said...

Try zippyshare. It has been working alright for me. Posting tonight for the first time for a while. How's things?

Jon said...

Gonzo, I was just made aware of Rapidshare's new rates through another blog and I don't blame you. They've gone from expensive to absolutely ridiculous. I would dump them too. One provider I've seen a lot of blogs go to and seem to be happy with so far is zippyshare. This includes your friend in Australia, Paul the Stockman. You might want to contact him and see what he thinks and investigate it. Just a suggestion. As always thanks for what you have done over the years.

Jon in the western USA

Gonzo said...

Thanks Paul, I've been wondering a while about that, but have decided to self-host (via dropbox) most of my better material. Thanks for Spindlewood, a new one for me, after years since the last LP/CD from them

Gonzo said...

Hello Jon,
Yes my feelings too, after years of messing with their system, constant changes to their platform, supposed to make it easier to use yet succeeded wonderfully in making it more obscure, this latest announcement was the final straw. I've been gradually downloading and re-saving all my stuff for about a year now, so it was no real effort to grab the last few, and DUMP the account..

Gonzo said...

Gradually I am moving all the archive files to Dropbox so new links will be posted as it happens. WATCH THIS SPACE!!