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Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!

The Admiral 20 Nov 07 - 01:58 PM
The Admiral 21 Nov 07 - 04:21 AM
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Saro 21 Nov 07 - 10:35 AM
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Subject: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: The Admiral
Date: 20 Nov 07 - 01:58 PM

This is 'heads up' for all the fans and friends of Ian Giles, Graham Metcalfe and Claire Lloyd, the incomparable 'Folly Bridge' whose tapes have worn out or gone to that chewed-up tape heaven. Doug Bailey of our favourite Folk recording studio, Wild Goose, has remastered the two tapes released in the early days of Wild Goose and produced a limited run of CDRs for only a tenner (sterling that is!) each! He originally did the work as wedding present for Graham and Lucinde to take a 'proper' recording to Canada after their wedding but was persuaded (after a jar or two!) to release the whole kit and caboodle to the adoring general public. Here's what he has to say;

CDR352CDR 'All In The Same Tune / Unabridged'

'This album is a re-release on CD of two albums which were originally released on cassette in 1991 and 1992. The album has been re-mastered from the original tapes.
These two albums were recorded in the very early days of WildGoose. All in the Same Tune was the first album to carry a WildGoose catalogue number, WGS252MC. WildGoose will shortly be celebrating its 100th album milestone and it seemed fitting that this album should carry a catalogue number of WGS352CD.
It is also the first album for which I have decided to do a limited CDR run. I have done this in order to satisfy the select number of people who I know have worn out their cassettes and would like to replace them. I hope you enjoy it without the wonderful tape hiss'.


1.The Cropper Lads
2.Pony Driving
3.Go from my Window
4.Old Molly Metcalfe
5.Lowlands
6.Young Simon John
7.Come me Lads
8.General Taylor
9.The Herring
10.Bedlam City
11.Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy
12.Watercress O
13.Bay of Fundy
14.Carrion Crow


15.April Morning
16.Drink Puppy Drink
17.The Sheepstealer
18.My Bonny Lad
19.Twa Corbies
20.Adieu to Old England
21.I Like to Rise
22.Two Bretheren
23.Bonny at Morn
24.The Farmers Toast
25.Bay of Biscay
26.Happy Sam
27.The Grey Goose and the Gander

Here's the link to the Wild Goose home page which in turn is linked to the 'Folly Bridge' page; Wild Goose Studios

Pearl and I have already got a copy so dip in quick, just remember that it is a limited run!

Happy Listening and Folly Bridge Forever!

Tony


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: The Admiral
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 04:21 AM

Is there anybody out there?


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: Cats at Work
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 05:40 AM

Their harmonies were brilliant. My tapes have worn out too so perhaps Father Christmas will bring me a copy.


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 05:46 AM

I am not waiting for Father Christmas,I ordered mine two days ago and with a bit of luck should be listening to them tonight curled up with Nessie, cuddling a nice malt. Or is it the other way round.


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: Pete_Standing
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 07:13 AM

Thanks for the heads up. I ordered a copy of the Askew Sisters CD too!


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 08:25 AM

This sounds worth a punt!


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 09:18 AM

Richard, I listened to it at Doug's place last month. You won't regret it, it's a safe bet.


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: Saro
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 10:35 AM

Definitely worth getting this - if you haven't heard them, then do so ASAP.
Best wishes,
Saro


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: nutty
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 11:02 AM

My cheque is in the post - Wonderful Value

Cheers Tony - thanks for letting us know


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: The Admiral
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 11:17 AM

A unique distinctive style, once heard, never forgotten hardcore harmony, wonderful stuff! As Saro says, if you haven't heard them and you're any sort of harmony freak, you've got to hear this!


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: Cats
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 02:25 PM

I told Father Christmas that I would like this for Christmas and he's alreday sent off for it for me. Isn't he kind!


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: GUEST,flyingcat
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 05:30 PM

I'm hoping santamalc buys it for my christmas stocking. i can't wait. it was so god to hear them again at Grahan and Lucindes wedding. Absolutely wonderful stuff. Moira


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: Whistlepenny
Date: 24 Nov 07 - 01:29 PM

Thanks for all your kind words. It's nice to be remastered after all these years. I've emailed a link to this thread to Graham c/o Lucinde, he'll be dead chuffed.

Loved your set at the Port last night Flyingcat-Moira!

Claire (the one without the beard)
xxx


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: The Admiral
Date: 25 Nov 07 - 06:54 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: GUEST,flyingcat
Date: 25 Nov 07 - 04:40 PM

Thanks claire, but what was wonderful was to hear Follybridge again live at graham and Lucinde's wedding after all these years. The magic was still there and I'm so looking forward to getting my copy of the CD. To anyone out there who hasn't come across Follybridge and love harmony I recommend you order this CD sight unseen (or sound ubheard if you prefer) You wont be disappointed I promise love, Moira


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: Leadfingers
Date: 25 Nov 07 - 06:16 PM

As one of the lucky people who was in the right area to hear Folly Bridge fairly regularly - All I can say is Buy It !!!


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: robomatic
Date: 25 Nov 07 - 06:47 PM

Hope you don't mind me piling in. I ordered one.


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: GUEST,flyingcat
Date: 26 Nov 07 - 04:04 PM

what is there to mind? the more the merrier!!


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: Cats
Date: 26 Nov 07 - 04:28 PM

Santa has come early... I know cos I saw the package but Uncle Jon says I have to wait until Christmas.....:-(((


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: The Admiral
Date: 27 Nov 07 - 05:45 AM

Big Meanie!


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: robomatic
Date: 03 Dec 07 - 06:19 PM

It came today and it's in me ears as I writ this. Reminds me of Steeleye Span and I'm very happy with it and thanks for the quick mailing o'it!

Robo


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: Giant Folk Eyeball (inactive)
Date: 04 Dec 07 - 06:30 PM

What a brilliant CD! I bought it kind of on spec and I'm so glad I did. Wished I'd been around to see them play live...

Am I right in thinking that a couple of the band members sung on Sharron Kraus's wonderful 'Right Wantonly a Mumming' album from earier this year?

Cheers

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: GUEST,SylvieB
Date: 05 Dec 07 - 11:16 AM

I've got mine! - just fab to hear the guys in full voice again after all these years - brought a wee lump to the throat of this ex-pat (now re-pat!). Best wishes too to Graham on his recent nuptuals.


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: BB
Date: 05 Dec 07 - 02:49 PM

Robomatic, how does it remind you of Steeleye?

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: Whistlepenny
Date: 06 Dec 07 - 05:23 PM

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Robomatic, are you sure you've got the right album??? I've never been likened to Maddy Prior before!!

Claire


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: GUEST,Wayne
Date: 07 Dec 07 - 07:32 AM

You're right, Mr Spencer, all the members of Folly Bridge appear on Sharron Krauss' splendid Right Wantonly A Mumming album, even singing together on To Shorten Winter's Sadness.

Folly Bridge was the first act I ever saw in a folk club. It would would be some time in the (very) early 1990s and I got a leaflet pushed through my door about Oxford Folk Club, at the Port Mahon pub. As I was getting bored with rock music and had started to dabble in folkier stuff (Lindisfarne, The Byrds etc.) I thought I'd go along. Ron Taylor & Jeff Gillett were headlining & F. B. were the first floor spot. It was all a bit of a culture shock (joining in? what's that all about?) but they must have done something right because I'm still listening a decade & a half later.

Halcyon days.....


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 07:35 AM

Just found this thread, what on earth is this all about?
Haven't we got enough of this harmony rubbish ruining Folk Music at the moment.
Any how they sound really old and much like Folk Club material.


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: nutty
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 08:47 AM

I smell a troll .... just ignore


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: Leadfingers
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 09:11 AM

I have cheated and opened my Chrissie Prez from Moira and Malc early- My excse is I a in USA and wnted Mary(rrf to hear them ! Definatly NOT a disappointment !


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: Reinhard
Date: 23 Jul 14 - 12:15 PM

Claire Lloyd is very busy uploading the Folly Bridge albums to a YouTube playlist. Twelve tracks are available so far. Thank you very much!


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: sleepyjon
Date: 23 Jul 14 - 01:47 PM

Missed this first time around - I suppose the limited run is all run out ages ago - ? I'd happily throw money at it given the chance.

SJ


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: GUEST,Claire
Date: 06 Aug 14 - 06:48 AM

Hello, this is Claire from Folly Bridge, posting as a guest because my Mudcat account has expired. All the tracks from the remastered CD are up on YouTube now, complete with lyrics. Feel free to download and share, as it is no longer possible to buy the original.

YouTube: Folly Bridge Playlist by Alcalaina

Unfortunately there is a fraction missing from The Farmer's Toast, right at the beginning, just a couple of seconds. This was a fault on my only copy of the CD. The rest is fine, so I didn't want to leave it out.

Thank you Reinhard for spurring me on to get this job finished, and for providing such detailed information on your website. I now know much more about some of these songs than when I was actually singing them!


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: Reinhard
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 12:58 PM

I just heard from Andy Turner that the Folly Bridge albums are now available for digital download from the usual online shops. The tracklist has been somewhat mixed up from the original albums but everything's there.


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Subject: RE: Review: Folly Bridge - Remastered Tapes!
From: Brian Peters
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 05:48 PM

I've not heard any of their recordings, but I did hear them live, and they were VERY good.


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