Ralph McTell
1988-10-05 London, England Earl's Court BBC2-FM 'Folk On 2' programme

01. Bentley & Craig
02. The Setting
03. The Girl From The Hiring Fair

Total Time ::: 15:11

NOTES ::: Lovely, but all too short. But collect & compile 'em!

Recording Information ::: BBC2-FM stereo FM radio concert broadcast -> off-air master tape -> 1st generation tape -> 2nd generation Maxell XLII-100, Dolby B on.

Playback 2011-08-01 ::: 2nd generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette on Nakamichi BX-300 cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth & pitch adjusted, heads cleaned & demagnatized -> Tascam CD-RW900SL pro CD recorder -> CD-RW -> computer, EAC secure -> wavs -> Audacity (fades &/or glitches, volume adjustments, no EQ) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> Trader's Little Helper -> yer ears. First uploaded 2011-10-19

Line-up ::: Ralph McTell - acoustic guitar, vocals

Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.

Cool Sonics Series CSS-032 ::: Thanks to the original taper, & trader! My copy came from Reel Master Gaule. I do like how Ralph mixes up his material. Known mainly for a few songs, but the guy has made a lot of great records & his influences are extensive, with his music veering into many different directions. This set is short but excellent. A story from his hometown of Croydon (with an "o"!) & a couple of slow numbers, but one of them is the Ralph penned original "The Girl From The Hiring Fair" that Fairport has covered nicely. More recordings on the way. Until recently, I had very slow internet access & am fixing my ratio as fast as I can, now that I am able. Enjoy, share, give, spread peace.

Kudos to Zongo for life support & Lochner for mikes & much more. A bow to Fast Freddie for running Video Dick's Record Emporium with the bathroom office full of tape decks. Thanks to Hanwaker (few among us can keep his pace) for over 30 years of trading & friendship. Mountains of gratitude to Davmar, D.White, Sanchez, Elliot, The Florida Kid, Kloiber, Zingg, JTW, Bershaw, Boston Gold, Weeks, Dixon, Moore, Gough & SO many more for all that collecting & sharing... Royal thanks to The Man In The Palace, Doc Tinker, Brinkhoffs, Barely Eatin', Reel Master Gaule, Parrish & all the traders who housed thru my music acquisition & travel years. Hats off to Brother Kent, Uncle Jake, Little Queenie (& her neighbor Frank) & his honor Ptomaine Thomas. Glasses raised to Byron for musical horizon expansion & much obliged to J & Thurston for keepin' my concert fires burnin' since my continental shift. Thanks to the Mods for keepin' DIME alive. Yers truly, Kneesfudd

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