Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Jack Jones - Bewitched MONO (1964)




London - HA-R 8202
MONO
1964
1. Love With The Proper Stranger
2. The Mood I'm In
3. Bewitched
4. Right As The Rain
5. Luck Be A Lady
6. Far Away
7. Lollipops And Roses
8. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
9. I'm Old Fashioned
10. Don't Rain On My Parade
11. From Russia With Love
12. Rosalie
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This is another classic Jack Jones album that has brilliant numbers such as "The Mood I'm In" and "Bewitched". This is in original mono and as far as I know the album hasn't been released on CD in any version - and if it has it's long-deleted now! Enjoy some lounge crooning from the master Jack Jones!
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The Mood I'm In

Bewitched

https://rapidshare.com/files/2901687741/cKNeWBe3pm.rar
password: moody

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Wham! - Fantastic (1983)






EPIC - EPC 25328
1983
1. Bad Boys
2. A Ray Of Sunshine
3. Love Machine
4. Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do)
5. Club Tropicana
6. Nothing Looks The Same In The Light
7. Come On!
8. Young Guns (Go For It!)

There are so many George Michael and Wham! hits that you forget about this brilliant effort from 1983 that is slick, hooktastic and very, very poppy! I have been playing Love Machine all week and I feel that maybe it's time that Wham! were back in vogue. This album is nearly thirty years old already! Wow!
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Club Tropicana

Love Machine

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Source: Vinyl 
Equipment Used: Pro-Ject Debut III turntable / Audio Technica AT440MLa Phono Cartridge / Knosti Disco Antistat cleaning fluid 
Remastered Using: Audacity / Sony Sound Forge 9, Waves X-Crackle / Waves X-Click Plugin / Click Repair / dBpoweramp Format: LAME 320kbps CBR mp3
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https://rapidshare.com/files/2699903851/AmNt3pm.rar
password: gogo

Burt Bacharach - Living Together (1973)






A&M - SP-3527 1973
1. Something Big
2. Monterey Peninsula
3. I Come To You
4. Walk The Way You Talk
5. The Balance Of Nature
6. Living Together, Growing Together
7. Reflections
8. Lost Horizon
9. Lost Ago Tomorrow
10. I Might Frighten Her Away
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This is such an obscure and yet very awesome album by Sir Burt of Bacharach! Some gorgeous arrangements to his standards at the time, consisting of many songs that featured (in different recordings) on the Lost Horizon soundtrack. The world started to turn away from Burt at this time, but that doesn't mean this should be overlooked! Let me know what you think!
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Something Big

Reflections

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Source: Vinyl
Equipment Used: Pro-Ject Debut III turntable / Audio Technica AT440MLa Phono Cartridge / Knosti Disco Antistat cleaning fluid
Remastered Using: Audacity / Sony Sound Forge 9, Waves X-Crackle / Waves X-Click Plugin / Click Repair / dBpoweramp
Format: LAME 320kbps CBR mp3

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https://rapidshare.com/files/3902577546/RtBacVTo3pm.rar
password: reflections

Friday, 8 July 2011

Get ready - speed of delivery for awesome Vinylness will increase!

Thanks to a great tip by deGallo I decided to check out Click Repair as a tool for remastering last night and after some experimenting have found it to be amazing! 


Last night I remastered these five albums using it:


Twiggy - Twiggy
Paul Williams - A Little Bit Of Love
Heatwave - Candles
Liz Damon - Me Japanese Boy I Love You
Jack Jones - A Song For Us


And I listened to all of them today and the results were brilliant! It means I can push out albums to you guys much quicker now!


All of the above albums will be released here this weekend!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

The Mike Sammes Singers - Smooth (1964)





Music For Pleasure - MFP Stereo 1372
1964

1. This Could Be The Start of Something Big
2. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
3. The Stolen Hours
4. Things Are Swingin'
5. There'll Always Be Another Spring
6. Something's Gotta Give
7. Guys And Dolls
8. The Girl From Ipanema
9. To Wait For Love (Is To Waste Your Life Away)
10. The Second Time Around
11. Lollipops And Roses
12. Limehouse Blues
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I'm pretty obsessed with the Mike Sammes Singers - a band who have backed everyone (even The Beatles!) and after spending hours playing Sounds Sensational I have been seeking out their other efforts. This is almost a good - with some cracking, quirky, doo-wappy babba-doobey numbers. Hope you enjoy it. Remastered to sparkling detail and never available on CD!
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The Surrey With The Fringe On Top


Guys And Dolls

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Source: Vinyl (Remastered using Sony Sound Forge and Waves X-Crackle)
Format: Lame 320kbps CBR mp3
Download link: Here
password: surrey

Liz Damon - Liz Damon's Orient Express Volume II (1971)





* REUPLOADED IN BETTER, MORE AWESOME QUALITY*

Anthem - ANS 5900
1971
1. Just Another Morning
2. Walkin' Backwards Down the Road
3. Time and Love
4. Quiet Sound
5. Loneliness Remembers (What Happiness Forgets)
6. Don't Stop Now
7. Try a Little Tenderness
8. Where You Lead
9. (Where Do I Begin) Love Story [Theme from Love Story]
10. All in All
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Liz Damon's debut album Liz Damon's Orient Express was a big earner for the last efforts of the White Whale label, and here is Volume II, containing some strong numbers from the Hawaiian lounge singer. I could listen to this sort of soft-pop all day, and this is quite rare so snap it up!
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All In All



Don't Stop Now



Source: Vinyl (Remastered using Sony Sound Forge and Waves X-Crackle)
Format: Lame 320kbps CBR mp3
Download link: Here
password: train

I'm dispensing with FLAC / GrooveShark

Sorry Lossless fans! Looking at the download numbers - it's clear that FLAC is too much overhead compared to return - so for now I will be distributing albums in Lame 320kbps CBR mp3 only. If you are desperate enough for an album in FLAC and write to me nicely - I'm sure I could be persuaded depending on my mood.


Grooveshark - is flaky as a website - it appears box.net is the solution!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Editorial blah blah

Been busy later - sorry!
Was VIP at Glastonbury festival and work / real life shizzle to take care of.


Anyway - Just went to a record fair this lunchtime and bought a further 40 records! Loads of stellar Ray Conniff!!


I've recorded these and they are in the queue for remastering


Bobbie Gentry - Touch 'Em With Love (Mono)
Paul Williams - A Little Bit Of Love
Liz Damon - Liz Damon Orient Express II
Liz Damon - Me Japanese Boy
Alan Moorhouse - Beatles, Bach, Bacharach Go Bossa Nova


Plus lots more!!!! Keep the feedback coming!