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Thread #149146   Message #3501602
Posted By: Phil Edwards
10-Apr-13 - 05:35 PM
Thread Name: Twenty-Six Fortnights
Subject: RE: Twenty-Six Fortnights
This fortnight: more adventures with accompaniment.

The holland handkerchief is another song where I originally recorded the concertina accompaniment first and fitted the vocal on top of it. I've re-recorded it with the concertina played live, which greatly improves the timing.

The holland handkerchief is from 52 Folk Songs Red.

Plus, for the first time in this run-through, a remix! The Unfortunate Lass - one of the Streets of Laredo/St James Infirmary Blues family - was my main song for week 3 of 52 Folk Songs. At that time I hadn't really got the hang of things like microphone placement; the singing was OK, but it came out rather quiet and with an excessive dose of 'room tone'. Here it is again, with an overall volume increase and selective frequency boosting.

The Unfortunate Lass is from 52 Folk Songs Violet.

52 Folk Songs is at