Folk Radio has teamed up with Vinyl 180 for a great vinyl giveaway. On Record Store Day last month, Vinyl 180 re-issued two great classic folk albums:
June Tabor – Ashore 2LP
For the very first time on vinyl, this 180g WHITE vinyl double LP exclusive for Record Store Day comes packaged as a 2LP set in a gatefold sleeve with full-colour inner bags.
June Tabor is without doubt ‘one of the greats’ of the British folk scene. Her recording career has consistently reached ever greater heights of performance and interpretation. Each of her albums consistently reaches the highest technical standard with her emotionally powerful performances and scintillating musical arrangements.
Ashore is a collection of songs concerning humankind’s relationship with the sea and on release, the album was hailed by critics and fans alike as another career highpoint.
Anne Briggs – Sing A Song For You LP
The exclusive Record Store Day Edition pressed on WHITE 180g vinyl comes in brand new artwork in a gatefold sleeve with new sleeve notes contributed by Ken Hunt.
Originally recorded in 1973 the album, but didn’t see the light of day till many years later in 1997. Anne had been pregnant and the recordings were made a few weeks before the birth of her second child and consequently, the released was held back due to Anne unhappiness with her singing at the time.
Anne recalls ” I Found the singing unsatisfactory. Indeed it was hard work at the time being so pregnant – hard to find sufficient breadth, and hard to play the bouzouki, with its’ convex bellied back pressing into my convex bellied front, my arms seemed barely long enough to reach over to the strings and fingerboard”.
The album was originally released by Fledg’ling Records and is the only instance of Anne recording together with a band. The band was a short-lived outfit Ragged Robin put together by folk musician and singer songwriter Steve Ashley with Richard Byers, Brain Diprose and John Thompson.
Considered by many as ‘one of folks lost gems’ Anne has influenced many of today’s contemporary folk musicians, including Eliza Carthy and June Tabor. You can read our interview with Anne here.
FREE 2LP Topic Real Sound Compilation
For a limited period, Vinyl 180 are offering a free double LP Topic Real Sound Compilation. This double vinyl package contains 20 tracks drawn from the catalogue of Britain’s premier folk record label and features a series of outstanding performances by outstanding performers. The story of Topic is synonymous with the growth of folk as a musical and social movement in Britain over the last three-quarter century and these recordings demonstrate the bridge between modern music and a traditional art form.
The compilation is available for free when you purchase two LPs from their current Topic series. Find more details about the offer here: https://www.vinyl180.com/acatalog/FREE-2LP-Real-Sound-Compilation-OFFER.html
Folk Radio Giveaway*
Five winners have the chance to win a copy of Anne Brigg’s Sing A Song For You LP and June Tabor’s Ashore 2LP.
To enter simply email us here: email@example.com. In your email include “Vinyl 180” in the subject along with your name and address in the body of the message. Last entries by 10 am on 25 May 2018.
*Terms & conditions apply:
- Only one entry per household.
- Winners will be chosen at random on 25 May 2018.
- The winners will be informed soon thereafter.
- Your information will not be shared with any other parties other than the winner’s address details which will be passed on to Vinyl180 for delivery of the albums.
Folk Radio UK’s full terms can be found here.