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This is the story of the Beggars' Hill folk-rock album from 1976 which is now much sought-after by collectors of vinyl records. In 2010 it was professionally restored and officially released on CD for the first time by Talking Elephant Records.

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Rehearsals were held during the Summer of 1975 (Photos 1-7), and the recording sessions at Sun Recording Studios, Reading, took place on Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 September 1975 (Photos 8-14).


1. Dave Frohnsdorff (bass) & Neil Stanford (electric guitar)
1. Dave Frohnsdorff (bass) & Neil Stanford (electric guitar)

2. JM Davis (dulcimer) rehearsing at home
2. JM Davis (dulcimer) rehearsing at home

3. Peter Sharp (electric guitar)
3. Peter Sharp (electric guitar)

4. Neil Stanford (electric guitar)
4. Neil Stanford (electric guitar)

5. Dave Frohnsdorff (acoustic guitar) & Marc Isherwood (bass) in rehearsals
5. Dave Frohnsdorff (acoustic guitar) & Marc Isherwood (bass) in rehearsals

6. JM Davis (bass)
6. JM Davis (bass)

7. Pete Roberts (drums) & Neil Stanford (standing) during a break in rehearsals
7. Pete Roberts (drums) & Neil Stanford (standing) during a break in rehearsals

8. Rob Boughton (engineer) at the 8-track recording desk
8. Rob Boughton (engineer) at the 8-track recording desk

9. Jo Battley (vocals) & Laura Dixon (flute) waiting for their turn in the recording studio
9. Jo Battley (vocals) & Laura Dixon (flute) waiting for their turn in the recording studio

10. Dave Frohnsdorff (bass) & Pete Roberts (drums) in the recording studio
10. Dave Frohnsdorff (bass) & Pete Roberts (drums) in the recording studio

11. Chris Walker (acoustic guitar)
11. Chris Walker (acoustic guitar)

12. Pete Roberts (drums) - it took ages to adjust the sound balance for the drum kit
12. Pete Roberts (drums) - it took ages to adjust the sound balance for the drum kit

13. Robin Hamilton (electric mandolin)
13. Robin Hamilton (electric mandolin)

14. Marc Isherwood taking refreshment during a break in the recording session
14. Marc Isherwood taking refreshment during a break in the recording session

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Front cover and inner sleeve
Front cover and inner sleeve

12-inch vinyl record on the Moonshine label
12" vinyl record on the Moonshine label

Back cover of album
Back cover of album