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The Popinjays – Please Let Me Go (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 11th, 2017



About this transfer:

I had several issues with this record not sure if it was a bad pressing or not the record looks near mint and unplayed. There is some audible noise especially on track three. I did several adjustments to my stylus including checking the azimuth and tracking force which did not change anything, I even swapped out the stylus for another. I am assuming this is a bad pressing or the record grooves are worn. Had this not been a request accompanied by a donation I probably would have scrapped this project. At any rate this is a fun record hope you enjoy it.

“Please Let Me Go” is the fourth single by British indie pop band The Popinjays. The band was formed by Wendy Robinson (vocals) and Polly Hancock (vocals, guitar), initially with a drum machine.

The single was taken from the bands debut album Bang Up To Date With The Popinjays was released in April 1990.

Please Let Me Go 3:01

Helicopter People 3:33
Fine Lines 3:09

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label:One Little Indian ‎– 40TP12
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: UK
Released: 1990
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Indie Rock

Producer – Brian Pugsley, The Popinjays

From the LP “Bang Up To Date With The Popinjays”
Made In England

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS


Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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11 Responses to “The Popinjays – Please Let Me Go (UK 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Hi Paul! This is a new one on me, but I’m always open for new records and sounds. That’s too bad that the record gave you trouble, but I’m sure that the person who requested it is very happy with the final result because, knowing you, you certainly did the absolute best under the circumstances. I still think it’s grand that you honor requests the way you do. Another reason why you’re tops in my book.

    Have a nice day!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. Have a great evening my friend 🙂


  2. Song_and_Dance Says:

    The time and work you invest leaves me speechless time and time again, Paul.

    As a sidenote, making a request is legitimate as is making a donation. Making a donation and expecting you to fulfil a request always makes my stomach… hurt. A donation is a donation is a donation. But then that´s only me.

    Btw, it IS a fun record and you made a great job cleaning the recording, obviously. Thank you.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you song_and_Dance I appreciate your comment very much 🙂


  3. Ray Says:

    Thanx again for filling my request Paul. Listening to the mp3 at the library on my ear buds and it sounds fantastic! Great job as always. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are most welcome Ray 🙂


    Ian Reply:

    Ray…did you read this when the girls were interviewed back in April this year…

    “Q. What are your plans for the future?
    We discovered almost an album worth of unreleased, and mostly forgotten songs while prepping for the reunion gigs, and after talking to Derek at One Little Indian (for the first time in 22 years) he suggested we release it, along with a box set of all the back catalogue! So we’re working on getting all that together at the moment, with some gigs to go with it.”


  4. Joey Says:

    I’ve had records like that… look great, sound not so great. I don’t know this record, so I can’t corroborate any likeness to the sound or pressing. I’ve found static in higher frequencies is usually from being damaged by a bad system, while misc invisible pops and odd surface sound are usually from a bad pressing, at-least that has been my experience.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Joey. I have also had records that looked awful but sounded pristine it’s a very strange thing 🙂


  5. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Always keen on stuff I never heard before. Also saw my share of bad pressings, skips, scratches, pop and clicks. One of the most bizarre was on a 12″ that had a spiral groove pressed twice. Just when I stood up to push the needle from endless skipping it resumes normal play! LOL


  6. Ben Says:

    hey Paul
    hitting early 90’s – will it be a one off?
    Vote Elvis, by the same band is another fave of mine (i was a bit older then) 😉


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