Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Steam Engine EP's

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Steam Engine EP's

    I recently came across a stash of old 60's steam engine EP's
    on Argo Records. There are albums too but these 7" sleeves
    are worth a look, and I am old enough to find the sounds
    on them bring back some fond memories of my childhood,
    I blame my father.




















    The Garden Facebook Blog

  • #2
    Nice!
    We know when a mate buys it for you too.

    Comment


    • #3
      These are amazing - in fact outstanding... The Perth to Aviemore mail train - - They still do steam in Aviemore to Boat O' Garten...

      Are these just train sounds..?

      On the side () I'm a bit of a steam train fan...

      I have a few things - instigated many years ago by record I got off Plainstone of BBC British Rail bits... some top Daphne Oram OSTs can be found the films of Geoffrey Jones - "Snow" (1963) & "Rail" (1965) - is a particularly good mix of steam and Oram-electronics...

      Last thing I got was a 7" EP of Japanese steam trains... em... I'll get me whistle...
      "It's all just one big plastic hassle..." - Psych-Out

      Comment


      • #4
        thanks for your kind words & I will scan some more soon,
        the recordings are of excellent quality & I am sure a true
        spotter would even know the type of engine if not the
        area it was recorded in as well! There is no dialogue on them
        however, just pure field recordings with the engine on it's journey
        alongside nature sounds, birds & ambience.

        I did a Steam mix last year which features some of them in the mix.
        The Garden Facebook Blog

        Comment


        • #5
          Great pics - saw you posted 'em on the UFF too!
          YouTube

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Head Gardener View Post
            thanks for your kind words & I will scan some more soon,
            the recordings are of excellent quality & I am sure a true
            spotter would even know the type of engine if not the
            area it was recorded in as well! There is no dialogue on them
            however, just pure field recordings with the engine on it's journey
            alongside nature sounds, birds & ambience.

            I did a Steam mix last year which features some of them in the mix.
            I shall check the mix out! Lovely things, I remember some that my elder brother had many years ago, I always pick them up if I see them - which isn't that often these days, of course!
            We know when a mate buys it for you too.

            Comment


            • #7
              My dad is a steam nut and has a few of these. I pick them up when I find them at a reasonable price. The EPs, particularly, seem to hold their value. My dad has ripped a few and now use it as ambient backdrop sound for his model railway layout.

              At first I bought records, then I started to collect records; now I merely accumulate records.

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by piglit'n'rolf View Post
                The EPs, particularly, seem to hold their value.
                Indeed they do!
                We know when a mate buys it for you too.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Some of the albums are in sleeves with paintings of
                  the engine but I prefer the ones with photos. Valuewise
                  I saw a batch of 5 go for £48 on eBay & they were not
                  in great shape!
                  The ones I have with cough - spit, Deisel engines on are
                  nowhere near as aesthetically pleasing as an old puffer.
                  The Garden Facebook Blog

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Head Gardener View Post
                    Some of the albums are in sleeves with paintings of
                    the engine but I prefer the ones with photos. Valuewise
                    I saw a batch of 5 go for £48 on eBay & they were not
                    in great shape!
                    'Transacord' on popsike....
                    We know when a mate buys it for you too.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by john stapleton View Post
                      'Transacord' on popsike....
                      I've been leaving lots of these on my travels (now if they were Diesel ! )
                      SECRET RUSSIAN ROMANTIC GUITAR PSYCH BREAKS

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TOWNY View Post
                        I've been leaving lots of these on my travels
                        Not in the sense of dropping them off as you go along, I trust....
                        We know when a mate buys it for you too.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by john stapleton View Post
                          Not in the sense of dropping them off as you go along, I trust....
                          No, just being more selective and thrifty with my hoarding
                          SECRET RUSSIAN ROMANTIC GUITAR PSYCH BREAKS

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TOWNY View Post
                            (now if they were Diesel ! )
                            Diesel - - the techno of the trainspotter world..! Just wait until you here that through the floor-boards/wall at 4am...
                            "It's all just one big plastic hassle..." - Psych-Out

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              s'more, s'more, I can post scans of the LPs too if there is interest?!













                              Last edited by Head Gardener; 16-06-2009, 11:21 AM.
                              The Garden Facebook Blog

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X