Monday, September 19, 2016

"The Kinsfolk Collection" 2CD reissue set of "Ain't that news" (1969 LP) and "For Tomorrow" (1970 LP)

I recently found this 2 CD set at a local re-selling outlet. I was massively surprised to find not only a CD re-issue of an early Australian folk group but also because it was a 2 CD issue of two albums, namely, "Ain't that news" (1969) and "For Tomorrow" (1970).

It turned out that it was not a commercial release but a re-issue by the members of the group - three brothers and a sister whose last concert was in 1971. Notes to the CD indicate that it was released in about 2000 and the graphics include an updated photograph of the group and the information "These CDs will provide for family and friends a more permanent, better quality reproduction of the music which consumed so much of The Kinsfolk's time and effort during those happy years".

I am very grateful that they have gone to this effort because they very much should be remembered. The group performs in the folk revival style drawing upon a wide range of material. But I hasten to add that they had a more laid-back, sophisticated style than those earlier in the period and many of their tracks are delightful.

They were originally a part-time group but from 1969 onward they toured Asia, the UK and a very busy six months in the USA including performing at the Madison Square Garden. These CDs readily demonstrate why they were well received overseas.

This time I am putting up two downloads - one in the usual 224-256 VBR MP3 (87Mb) - the other is in the lossless FLAC compression (a little less than 400Mb). If you want FLAC please note that the file is in two parts and you must have both for successful decompression.

Click here to commence downloading the MP3 version
Click on each of the two parts below to download the two part of the FLAC version.
     Download Part 1 FLAC
     Download Part 2 FLAC

Decompress (7-zip, WinZip, etc) the files to extract the album folders and the individual tracks.
If the download is not available any more please let me know and I will re-up it.

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