Gay & Terry Woods
1978-04-15 _ London, England _ Paris Theatre _ (M1-FM *Remastered UPGRADE*)
BBC Radio 1 "In Concert" programme

(*) NOTE ::: DEFINITELY NOT the same material as 1995 Strange Fruit "In Concert" CD. More info below. (*)

~*~ Mk3 version carefully remastered fixing various issues with some noise reduction - upgrades the old version ~*~

Acoustic :::
01. Piece Of Summer
02. Radio Man

Electric ::
03. We Can Work This One Out
04. Dream Come True
05. Full Moon
06. The Reward
07. Lonesome Blue

Total Time ::: 21:41

::: Excellent quality stereo FM broadcast. Check samples to calm yr nerves or for mind blowing anticipation.
::: Warts: Nothing much. Couple o' quick starts in between songs from tape deck pauses.
::: CONTRAST CLAUSE: This is the Mk3 version remastered with some noise reduction for some hiss & hum removal (no EQ). The Mk2 version remastered without EQ or NR can be found elsewhere.
::: The original upload from 2012-11-10 shall now be known as the Mk1 version. It is obsolete courtesy of the Mk2 issue.
::: These new Mk2 & Mk3 versions fixed various level issues & repaired dropouts & dullspots & reception crackle (manually 1 at a time).
::: FIRST CLASS 1970s folkrock - Steeleye Span & Woods Band related (among others). If yr into Richard & Linda Thompson with a bit o' Irish, check this out & TURN IT UP!
::: Their new (spectacular!) album "Tender Hooks" had just been released.
::: Bryn Haworth was the other act on the programme on this date.

Recording Information ::: BBC Radio broadcast -> stereo FM tuner in the outskirts of Manchester -> off-air reel-to-reel master -> 1st generation stereo Maxell XLII-100 cassette, Dolby off.

Playback 2011-06-11 ::: 1st generation stereo Maxell XLII-100 cassette on Nakamichi BX300 cassette deck, Dolby off, azimuth & pitch adjusted, heads cleaned & demagnatized -> Tascam CD-RW900SL pro CD recorder -> CD-RW -> computer -> EAC secure -> wav file(s) -> Audacity [normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, pop, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, (pitch was fine), NO equalisation BUT has some noise reduction on this Mk3 version to lower hiss & a bit o' hum] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. First uploaded week of 2016-02-28.

Line-up (likely but unconfirmed) ::: Terry Woods - guitar, vocals // Gay Woods - vocals, dulcimer // Phil Palmer - lead electric guitar // Kuma Hara - bass // Jim Russell - drums.

Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline. None of these versions are the same as the commercially released CD. The 1995 Strange Fruit CD contains a BBC In Concert from 1976 & a John Peel studio session from 1978 with some of these same songs, but these versions are all live in 1978 with an audience & none are the same versions as the '78 Peel session. Each track was compared just to be sure.

DimeTravel 275 ::: Thanks to the original taper & trader "The Reel Master" for recording it off the air. ::: Corrections welcome ::: This is one of the reasons I collect unreleased music. Superb acoustic & electric sets from one of my favorite folkrock duos ever. A brief history is Terry played with the forefathers of the Irish folkrock scene, Sweeney's Men, then along with Gay was with the original Steeleye Span & played on the first record, "Hark! The Village Wait". They went on to form the Woods Band (who released once of the finest albums of the era, "The Woods Band") & also toured & played in some configurations with Dr. Strangely Strange. Evolving into Gay & Terry Woods for a number of years, often with a backing band, they recorded 3 outstanding records, "Backwoods" (1975), "The Time Is Right" (1976), "Renowned" (1976), "Tender Hooks" (1978), and we have subsequently gotten "In Concert" (1995; rec. 1976-78) & Lake Songs from Red Waters (compilation, 2003). By the time of this session they have evolved into a more electric outfit with more than a small nod to the Thompsons IMHO. Excellent quality & an outstanding musical performance recorded before a live audience. Transformational folkrock of the first order. An offshoot of Sweeney's Men, early Steeleye Span, Orphanage, The Woods Band (and pre-Pogues & Auto Da Fe). If you like folkrock, this is absolutely not to be missed. Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yrs truly, Knees

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Do whatever you want with it except sell it, 'cause that ain't cool!

P.S. PLEASE. Years on since my last request for these but still searching for Gay & Terry Woods BBC John Peel Show 1975-06-03 and broadcast on 1975-06-16 with Blackbird, Winter Poem, When The Time Is Right, Song For The Gypsies, Country Girlie, The Hymn. I would love to hear it & I am sure many other people would as well & I am not getting any younger... Also, I have uploaded Gay & Terry Woods 1970-11-03 Top Gear with 3 tracks (January Snows/I Feel Concerned/A Nobleman's Fair Daughter) but the 4th track "Van Dieman's Land" is missing from my copy. It would be a remarkable discovery to upgrade & complete the session... Can anyone help?