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Thanks for checking the blog out... Hope it offers something a bit different every now & again. Though I come from a pseudo - Mod background (Soul & Ska in particular), I have a diverse taste in music & hope my varied posts will reflect this.

Cheers Skamanc .... I'm not after your undying gratitude, but please leave your thoughts, comments & opinions on the posts & content. I regularly up- & download material, plus buy and trade items. As such, if I have inadvertently "trodden on anyone's toes" in posting anything then please let me know & accept my apologies. Also please support the artists involved & remember that the blog is merely a pointer toward these various downloads, which are stored elsewhere. Legally, any downloads should not be retained for more than a week. So now I've told you the legal bit !

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Manchester M22, September 2016

For my kids, Dylan & Tommy. Bollocks to the ex Mrs!

Special thanks to Steve White (software), Gordon Waring (music), Shaun Robinson (artwork), Paul Buddery (DVD's / software) & Sonchey Barrett (essential technical advice!).

"Thank you" also to regular contributors Herr Pauli (Malente, Germany), Phil (Shetland), Deco Mc Dermott & Mark Pengelly of Dublin, Martin Smith (Barnet), Paul Baily (London) and Rodd (Australia).

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Various Artists : Don't Let The Hope Close Down (1984) PRISONERS HUSH

Thanks to TC for this rarity - a scratchy vinyl transfer of the "Don't Let The Hope Close Down" benefit LP from 1984. TC himself would like a better quality version of this record / file - anyone out there able to help ?

Our main point of interest here is a mega rare studio version of "Hush" by The Prisoners - a great addition to the collection. Download, enjoy & please leave a word or two of thanks for TC...


  1. nice!.... the prisoners version of hush is on the big beat reissue of 'rare & unissued'...

  2. FANTASTIC !!! thanx,thanx and thanx !!!
    your`s Pauli

  3. I didn't realise this was on Rare and Unissued, I only have the original vinyl version of that. Better get off to Amazon! (Unless anyone wants to upload in the meantime...)

    The tracklisting for this by the way is:

    A1 Vibes, The - The Underestimated Man
    A2 Prisoners, The - Hush
    A3 Thee Milkshakes - Mona
    A4 Sting-Rays, The - What The New Breed Say
    A5 Screaming Blue Messiahs, The - Tracking The Dog
    A6 Robyn Hitchcock - Let There Be More Darkness
    A7 Serious Drinking - Pillars Of Society
    A8 Tall Boys - Through A Glass
    A9 Turkey Bones & The Wild Dogs - Favorite Things
    B1 Dead Beats, The - Crazy When I Hear That Beat
    B2 Roddy Radiation & Tearjerkers, The - Tears In My Beer
    B3 Blubbery Hellbellies, The - I Don't Wanna Get Thin
    B4 Men They Couldn't Hang, The - Whiskey In Me Giro
    B5 Restless - Last Chance Baby
    B6 Hackney Five O - I Feel In Love Last Night
    B7 Pogues, The - The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
    B8 Boothill Foottappers - Don't Let The Hope Close Down

    Cheers - TC

  4. TC the big beat reissue has some of the tracks from the countdown compilations aswell...

  5. Great album - my vinyl copy is scratched to hell after being played at one too many after pub sessions!
    Very rare & very expensive when a copy comes up on E-bay so thank you for this.

  6. Bloody hell... Restless... saw them years back @ the Mcr International Club

  7. Hello and Happy New Year.
    I just digitalised my LP copy, hopefully the audio is better.
    ciao, nicola

  8. Hi, just put my copy of this up to my mediafire. bit clicky in places!http://www.mediafire.com/?60g346zxmqp85wd .

  9. Great to find this - fantastic album!

  10. Some good stuff on here for sure. Getting pretty hard to find now ...