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Grand Hotel competition

The Salvo reissues giveaway, August 2009

The very helpful folk at Salvo Records sent BtP this excellent album to give away. As with all BtP's competitions, you simply had to read and enact a simple instruction, and send us a message consisting of a number ... and this immaculately remastered recording could have been yours! You could have clicked on the image to find out more about the album ... then carefully read the instructions beside it ...

As was our wont, we were asking you to listen carefully to some music (of course, the real album sounds a whole lot better than our compressed mp3 that follows)

Click here to listen to an mp3 medley of nearly all the songs on the album (left).

All you had to do was tell us the number of the track that had not been used in the medley. It's that easy!

Click here to send us the track-number of the song that isn't used in our medley representing this Salvo re-issue album. The competition ended at 23:59 GMT on Wednesday 19 August 2009.

If your answer was correct we put your name in a hat, and conducted the draw on the afternoon of 20 August – and the first name out of that garment won Grand Hotel! Good work!


Great numbers of responses this time – the competition was deliberately easier, as several contenders remarked – and the overwhelming majority was correct.

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What you heard:

5 A Souvenir of London / 1 Grand Hotel / 10 Grand Hotel (raw track without orchestra ... and you can really hear BJ's mandolins) / 3 A Rum Tale / 9 Robert's Box / 8 Fires (Which Burnt Brightly)  / 7 For Liquorice John / 2 Toujours l'Amour / 4 TV Ceasar / 11 Bringing Home the Bacon (raw track featuring Dave Ball and the Sailors' Hornpipe)

Solution and winner:
So which track was not used? Only the original Bringing Home the Bacon – so the desired answer was simply '6'. Well done, almost everyone ...

The lucky winner from the hat was Samu Kytölä from Jyväskylä in Finland.  Please send us your full 'real' world address, and this superb item will soon be with you!

Congratulations to all the near-winners who were not selected ... we hope you enjoy the album from some other source (suggestions here)

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