Saturday, January 6, 2024

Ewan MacColl: Bothy Ballads of Scotland (FW 8759) an LP released in 1961

In 19th-century Scotland, farm laborers would live in small buildings called "bothies." The songs they would sing to each other were at one point collected by folklorists and are now referred to as "bothy ballads." One of the first records featuring these ballads was released in 1961 featuring singing by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger.

These songs are a lot of fun, and as you will soon notice, many of them feature relatively complex rhythms.


Equipment used in this transfer: 
Preparation: Ultrasonic cleaning for 10 minutes in clean water.
Turntable: Technics SL-1200
Cartridge: Audio-technica AT33MONO
Pre-amplification: Vintage refurbished Pioneer SX-780.
Recorder: Sound Devices MixPre6ii at 96kHz resolution with 32-bit floating point

Software: Audacity, Izotope Elements, and xAct

very high resolution lossless FLAC files

these lossless files can be burned to CDR, if you are into that

highest quality mp3 files possible