Collector's Limited Edition Now Available
Lost in fire and flood and remastered from original material, the new release of the remastered, collector’s limited edition of FOLKAL POINT (the official release, and the only one with the bonus track) represents a moment in time, captured for all time. This self-titled album, from its somewhat obscure origins, rises again through the determination and meticulous work carried out by Hoxa Sound and The Vinyl Factory. That original sense of ambition is now a collective sense of satisfaction.
The Vinyl Factory
The Vinyl Factory record label releases limited editions made in collaboration with artists and musicians, often accompanied by site-specific installations and performances.
With a focus on craft and creativity, VF releases are pressed on the legendary EMI 1400 at our pressing plant in Hayes, Middelsex. In operation since 2008.
The Long Journey of Folkal Point
Bristol, England 1971
In 1971 four teenagers from Bristol, England decided to record an album of traditional and modern English and American folk songs. Only five hundred LPs were pressed, half of which were damaged and destroyed in a flood. The remaining copies then embarked on an amazing journey over the next forty five years to become the most sought after British traditional folk album ever produced.
Folkal Point and Midas Recordings
Originally published on the now dissolved UK based Midas Recordings label the album is neither groundbreaking in its musical direction nor contains any of the artists’ original material. What it does have however, is an acoustic other worldliness which differentiates it from other artists of the time, giving the listener the feel good factor of being in the depths of Folkal Point’s enchanted forest.
Combine all this with haunting female vocals and precision guitar playing and you have what can only be described as a truly outstanding collection of tracks from one of Bristol’s finest and best kept musical secrets.