Thursday, December 02, 2010

Not Remastered

One of the albums I most looked forward to remastering for you this year was this Ruth Welcome zither LP, it is, after all, the third most popular download in these parts.  But it turns out that the only vinyl copy I could dig out of the collection had a whole passle of skips on it, and I wasn't able to get a reasonable rip from it in time.  So this one will have to wait until next year.  I did scan the album, and I stuck the cover picture and label down at the bottom of this post.  You'll see that it doesn't look anything like the old scan above.  And big thanks to Fred Scheiterlein for putting his address label on his record in a spot where I couldn't PhotoShop it out. The new images aren't in the download, though, so if you want to save them, you'll have to do that the hard way.  Maybe next year...  Anyhow, another share from that golden first year, this is Ruth Welcome-Christmas In Zitherland (Capitol ST 1782, Stereo, 1962).

1. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear/Lo, How A Rose Is Blooming/Angels And Shepherds
2. O Little Town Of Bethlehem/What Child Is This?/O Come Little Children/Away In A Manger
3. O Holy Night/Coventry Carol/Angels From The Realms Of Glory/Silent Night
4. Jingle Bells/Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
5. I'll Be Home For Christmas
6. Silver Bells
7. The Christmas Song
8. Winter Wonderland
9. White Christmas



Anonymous said...

The way I remove these stickers is while the record is laying on a flat surface I dab water onto the sticker and let it set for a few minutes. I use a q-tip and a small cup of warm water. It doesn't take a lot of water, and if the label is not glossy you want to be careful not getting water on it as well. Then use a thin blade (knife, exacto knife, etc) to lift one corner and slowly peel it off. This works great on address mailers and those old numbers people placed on their records that needed to be moistened for application. Dab the label dry and it should be fine.

OleD said...

Hi Ernie,

I photoshopped out the label on your scan. If you want to send me your email address, I will email it to you. Thanks for all your hard work, enjoying your holiday goodies.

Ernie said...

Thanks for the info and the PhotoShop work. I've actually got more copies of this LP in my collection, I just need to find them. And when I do, I'll record and scan the whole thing for sharing next year. I have a hard time finding all the work I did in previous years, and I'd rather just do it again, and hopefully do a better job. Thanks for the offer, though. :)