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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.

Life After Beggars' Hill - Neil Stanford

Neil sent me this email from Denmark in September 2009:

"Dear Dave,

Peter Sharp has been keeping me abreast of Beggars' Hill developments. I looked at the website and was extremely impressed: two of the pictures including me I'm sure I've never seen before. I look anorexic compared to the thinning hair and teddy-bear shape of my present incarnation!

I've been living in Copenhagen since 1985, originally coming to Denmark as an English teacher. Now I work as a translator and proof-reader at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, a fabulous museum of art and archaeology founded just over a century ago by Carl Jacobsen, the man behind Carlsberg beer.

I've played lots of music in Denmark over the years, but countless hours of passive smoking during long nights of bar gigs have taken their toll on the vocal chords, though I still do the odd engagement.

Congratulations on the decision to rerelease the album on CD - I would love a copy on release, if that's possible (I still have the vinyl in my apartment.) Two days ago I was talking about it on the phone with my sister, and she was most emphatic that the Beggars' Hill version of "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?" far surpasses the Fairport recording.

All the best to you, your family, friends and former band members.

Neil Stanford"

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Neil Stanford in 1975