"Precious Voices were a pleasure and professional to work with and the recording of my parent’s wedding was as clear as it could be. As a Christmas present it moved my mother to tears and we listened to it immediately it was opened. We are now looking for other tapes on which this magic can be worked. "
Mr Hamnett, Wiltshire.
"I have to write and thank you for the wonderful restoration of the cassette tapes of my grandfather, from 1971,and father, from 1993. I am so pleased that you have been able to recover very decent sound from the originals, and finding some top end in the recordings. I am now more aware of my grandfather having had false teeth!. But the tapes are indeed precious, as they transport the listener back to his childhood and the very dawn of the 20th Century. So glad to find you, and have had you work with them, and produce these quality CD copies. Thank you. "
Mr Slater, Derbyshire.
"I was blown away by the sound quality of your tape to CD transfer! Really, it’s better than I could have imagined & I really felt like I was there in the same room as it was being recorded nearly 50 years ago. Incredible! I thought my botched attempt to repair the tape before bringing it to you would have wrecked it, but clearly a terrific clean-up job took place too. Many thanks again for your excellent service. If I find my tapes full of family secrets, I’ll be in touch again right away...! "
Ms Holmes, North East Lincolnshire.
"I just wanted to let you know the CD arrived exactly on time and perfectly packaged. You are absolute miracle workers having been able to produce such a clear recording from what was such a faint and hissy original tape. To watch my husband's face as he listened to the voice of his dearly missed and so very much loved Mum after all these years was utterly wonderful. He can’t wait to share her voice with his children and grandchildren now .... the incredible quality of the recording meant that it felt as though Thelma was in the room with us and her incredibly funny and feisty personality was palpable. We can’t thank you enough for what you have done - and can’t recommend Precious Voices highly enough to everybody. "
Mrs Michels, London.
"I am in receipt of the CD produced from the reel to reel tape recordings performed in 1962. I wish to commend you on producing a wonderful set of family voices, songs and music, which I thought were non retrievable. Being capable of sharing these with the remaining members of my family, brought great joy and much discussion on voices we never thought could be reproduced with such clarity and distinct quality. I would thoroughly recommend anyone wishing to restore audio tapes to contact and discuss their requirement with Precious Voices. "
Mr MacQuaid, Cheshire.
"I received the tapes at around 1pm today, many thanks. I'm delighted with them! I don't know who or where the first concert is, I think my father must have been to see a male voice choir and taken the tape recorder. The second one is just what I was hoping for, our family singing together at one of our concerts. I think I'm even singing a solo! "
Mrs Scott, Co.Durham.
"I must say the quality (of the recovered recordings) exceeded my expectations and also the level of service you have provided has been excellent. "
Mr Oswald, Inverness-shire
"We would like to thank you so much and say how delighted we are with the CDs you produced for us recently. Very sadly our dear son died over 10 years ago. So when recently we came across a tape of our children's voices recorded over 35 years ago (which we had long forgotten about), these were indeed “precious voices”. As a wonderful and meaningful surprise for our daughter we were keen to have some copies made so went online and found the Precious Voices website. We would gladly recommend this excellent service."
Mr & Mrs Griffin, Lincolnshire
"Thank you so much for working on the audio tape recorded by my late father from 1957. The CD you created was great quality. I have now been able to "share" it with my mum as well as my Dad's younger brother and sister and my brother and sister. I know that as each of them listened to the CD it will have had the same effect on them as when I first listened to it. I know it will have brought a tear to their eyes. All were very pleased to hear it. None knew it had existed and were surprised at the quality from a 63 year old tape."
Mr Weaver, Lincolnshire
"For anyone considering using Precious Voices, have no hesitation. I was apprehensive when looking at possible sites to help me transfer the data (from a reel to reel tape) on to a CD. But I am so glad that I chose Precious Voices as the service I received was personal as well as professional with lots of help and advice for me on the way. I contacted Chris a few times and felt very happy with his relaxed approach which gave me confidence to hand over my tape. I would thoroughly recommend this service to anyone.".
Mrs Hoddinott, Somerset
"Wow, had to wait a while before emailing you back as it was very emotional hearing my grandad's voice. He sounds much more London, than I remember.".
"Thank you for your excellent, personalised service. Your recovery of my father's commentary on a reel to reel tape recording of a BFBS broadcast is the only record the family has of his voice and as such is incredibly special. The grandchildren who never met him have now heard his voice for the first time and for my sister and I it has been a very emotional moment. The entire process has been simple and I would not hesitate to highly recommend your service to others. Thank you".
"Thank you so much for transferring the recording of Holton-le-Clay's Womens Institute's winning competition entry from 1969 onto CD...you wouldn't believe it is 50 years old nearly to the day.
It is so funny hearing familiar voices from my childhood. You have done a sterling job. I sent it to my sister in Spain ... She loved it too."
Mrs Nottage, Lincolnshire
"Thank you so much for the tape transcription. I had not heard it before and therefore it brought back many memories of that eventful occassion especially meeting Douglas Bader and Ginger Lacey"
Capt. Mike Giles RAF (ret.), Hampshire
"Just a note to thank you so much for another excellent audio restoration. After my years in B.F.B.S. and the B.B.C., it's good that you are out there, preserving the high standards of work which used to be the norm at the Corporation!"
Richard Clegg, BBC and BFBS (radio) presenter/producer.
"Just a line to let you know that I have listened to the CD and I am more than happy with the result. Wasn't sure what to expect from a 55 year old tape that probably hadn't been too well looked after, so really pleased. "
Mr Gibson, Ayrshire.
"What a brilliant job you've done on the Voices of the Forces postal records, I've forwarded them to my siblings for them to listen to. I found this quite emotional and at the time he (my father) recorded these, I would have been about two months old. Thank you so much for what you've done. I only wish Mother was here to listen to them again.
If I hear of anyone in need of your services, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending you. If you think my comments are worthy of your website, please feel free to add them as a recommendation."
Mrs Brown, Kent.
"Many thanks for all your efforts in converting my old record and VHS tapes (to DVD). It was really interesting to hear my uncle singing over 50 years ago. Regarding the DVDs (of VHS videos), all great to have, it's years since we've seen them. Good also to see our wedding video again....This will be played at our 25th wedding anniversary lunch later this year. "
Mr Cooper, Hampshire.
"Thank you so much for the CD (of a recording recovered from a damaged Voices of the Forces record). I took it round to my brother & family earlier. I didn't tell them what it was, just put it in the player. My brother sat quietly listening at first then on the 2nd time played his mouth dropped open & he sat staring into space. My niece walked into the room whilst it was playing and immediately said "That's Granddad's voice". You have made Ted & Olive's Lunn's children very happy. Thank you again."
Mrs Glover, Kent.
"Thanks for this - it's really far more than I ever expected....I don't know what to say - We'd heard he (my late father) had penned a play but had no idea we were sitting on a recording... I'm really looking forward to showing the rest of the family."
Mr Crabb, East Yorkshire.
" Thank you so much. I am really delighted with the end result and it surpasses my expectations. It's wonderful to hear my Dad's voice."
Mrs Rust, Wiltshire.
"Thank you so much, I've had a very emotional time listening! The quality is amazing, much better than I thought. I can't thank you enough for this."
Mrs Smith, Tyne & Wear
"Our CD arrived as promised in time for my motherâ€™s 79th birthday. It was the first time she, my three siblings and I had heard my fatherâ€™s voice since his death more than 40 years ago, while we were all still young children. An emotional time â€” somehow voices alone seem more personal and direct than video. Thank you for the great care you obviously took in extracting the useful stuff â€” which amazingly survived all those years stored in poor conditions â€” and dividing it into tracks. I will certainly be recommending you to friends and family.
Mr Hardiker, London
"I don't know where to begin with thanking you in sending me the voice of my father. I'm afraid I shed many tears, but mainly of joy, to hear him again after 45 years. You have given me a very precious gift which means the world to me. Again, thank you for allowing me to hear him again, and even in a few moments, and reflect the lovely husband and father he was. I am deeply in your debt.
Mrs Cole, Hampshire
"I was somewhat sceptical that you would be able to bring my old tapes back to life but you did!. To hear family voices from fifty years ago was very moving. I felt as if I was back in my childhood home surrounded by my parents and grandparents, great aunts and uncles. All sadly long gone. Magical!
Mrs Allport, Northumberland.
"Would just like to say thank you very much for all your hard work in transferring my dad's tape to CD. After searching many internet sites we were attracted to "Precious Voices" as your site seemed to recognise the sentimental value of the tapes that you receive and your passion for restoring tapes was clearly evident. We were very pleased to discover that your dedication and quality of work matched the statements promised on your site, to paraphrase a well known commercial "it does exactly what it says on the tin!" Personally I would say we received excellent value as not only did you have to listen to over 4 hours of tape to recover the material but you ordered it and recorded it at the same sound levels for easy playback. Your attention to detail is admirable and rarely found these days. Once again, thank you and we would have no hesitation in recommending you.
Mr Nuttall, Northumberland.
"I just want to say "thank you" from the bottom of my heart for transferring a "voices of the forces" recording on to CD. It was so emotional to hear my fathers voice again, he passed away 45 years ago,and until the time of his death I did not know the records existed. My children, grandchildren, and myself are so thrilled to hear the recording from 1945 whilst he was serving with the Army in Cairo. Thank you so much for your kindness, professionalism, and promptness of the work you have done for me. I will have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone in need of your services.
Mrs Grimes, North Yorkshire.
"Received the package. Very interesting material. The race is now on to play it to the remaining elders in my family.....Excellent work by the way."
Mr Metcalfe, Sheffield.
"I have recieved the item in the post this morning, everything was fine, it (the recording) contained my mum going to elocution, my granny speaking and a local Womans Institute Group talking away, very useful. Thanks again."
Graham, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
"After an old cassette tape of my young daughters playing and singing Christmas carols failed to rewind in an equally old cassette player, I contacted Precious Voices, found by asking a question on Google, to see what they could do to rescue it. Chris at Precious Voices assured me that they could transfer the short sound track on to a CD. Not only did they manage to eliminate much of the hiss sound but also returned the CD to me in double quick time. They offer very efficient and friendly service which I would have no hesitation in recommending.
"Package received and in good nick. Am listening now. Sounds crystal clear.
Thank you very much."
Hall, Glasgow, Scotland.
"Excellent, excellent, excellent. Thank you very much for restoring my 30 year old cassette tape. The voices are clear and audible. I very much appreciate your skill and expertise."
"Got the tapes today and have listened to the Shostakovitch - delighted. I
am looking at some other elderly tapes and may find more candidates for
Lonie, West Lothian, Scotland.
"Yes, have received both the tape and CD thank you again. Have listened to it myself a few times and loved it. Will give it to mum Christmas morning and am sure she will be thrilled. I've been trying to work out what year it was taped (dropping hints to my mum to try and find out) I think it must be sometime in the sixties, maybe a bit earlier I don't know. Hopefully will find out when mum listens to it. My great grandfather was a keen gardener and he had an allotment where he spent many hours, so I love the discussion about the veg! He also used to walk miles apparently right into old age, so it's good it starts with the walk.
Thank you again, I'm so pleased I sent it to you. There are a couple of other tapes so when I can afford it I will send them too."
tape and CD's were received in good order - It was great hearing voices
and songs from almost 50 years ago, and I am sure that other family
members will be as thrilled."
and CDs arrived safe, many thanks. I have listened to the CDs, very
interesting!! Will see if we can find some more tapes."
Paine, East Sussex.
just want to say a massive thank you for your hard work in capturing
a "voices of the forces" recording and reproducing it onto
CD. The extended family have been extremely emotional listening to it,
having only rediscovering it a month ago (it had been lost for over
40 years). My great uncle, recorded it in Burma around 1944. Unfortunately,
he was killed 4 years later, whilst still on active service. His brother
now 97 and sister-in-law 95 shed a tear whilst listening to it. The
recording brought back both happy and sad memories which they related
to us. My great uncle left a wife and 2 children, who sadly never had
the opportunity to hear the record it. However, his 3 surviving children,
thanks to Precious Voices, can now hear their father's voice. Thank
you for agreeing to do this for us, your valuable work is very much
Hardisty, Tyne & Wear.
just wanted to say thank you very much for the wonderful job you have
done transferring our old video tapes onto DVD. You have spent time
and care placing random videos into chronological order. We are over
the moon with the results and would have no hesitation in recommending
your services. Thank you again."
"I just wanted to let you know that I've now had a chance to listen
to the CDs you sent me all the way through, and they are amazing. The
recordings brought a tear to my eye. It was lovely to be able to hear
my dad, granddad and grandma playing music together. That is truly priceless.
One of my cousins was thrilled to hear that her father is playing piano
on one of the CDs, and my brother is going to be amazed at all the recordings
of him as a small child talking to our granddad. The crying baby was
me, I am ashamed to say. Once again, thank you for the wonderful work
you did with these tapes. I'm so glad I decided to send them to you."
a wee note to say a big thank you for transferring 6 old scratched 78rpm
records recorded in the early 50's of my Dad's dance band that played
in the Burma Ballroom, Kirkcaldy. How you got the quality of sound of
these old records was truly amazing. You have brought back memories
of 60 years ago and I must admit there was a wee tear in my eye when
I heard my dad tinkling away on the piano."
Taylor, Kirkcaldy, Fife.
"What a lovely time I've had as I listen to our family singing,
talking and laughing on the new CD. I was very anxious at sending the
old tape since it held precious memories for me. However, I was reassured
that everything had been saved! I have now bought duplicate CDs for
each of my children so that their children can enjoy 'visiting their
grandparents' in a unique and special way. An extra bonus is that the
sound quality is much better than the original tape! Thank you."
"Thank you so, so much! You are an absolute angel. We were hoping
to play Climb Every Mountain at the service. I cannot thank you enough
for your care and thoughtfulness. It goes without saying I wouldn't
hesitate to use your services again or recommend you. Thank-you, thank-you,
"I have just had the opportunity to listen to the CD for the first
time and would like to thank you so very much for what you have done.
The recording is fabulous, I know my Mum and Dad will be really moved
by this when I play it to them on Sunday for the first time in probably
Stevenson, Sheffield, Yorkshire.
CD (and original tape) arrived safely and we listened to it last night
and really really laughed to the very out of tune singing! It took me
right back to the times my dad always caused great laughter recording
family get togethers. I truly thank you so much for what will truly
be a fantastic present for my mum (the loudest out of tune singer!!)
on her forthcoming 80th Birthday."
Debbie Smith, Cheshire.
"I sailed across the Atlantic in 1975 with friends on a schooner
built in1924. I made jottings on an old audio cassette machine. I came
across the tape the other day, tried to play it and it broke. I looked
on the web for someone who could restore it and transform it into mp3.
I found Precious Voices in Scotland and sent them my tape. I have today
received the audio files in Madeira where I now live. The sound quality
is great and of course this brings back many memories of almost 40 years
ago. Thank you Precious Voices"
Peter Collard, Madeira, Portugal.
"Just a note to thank you for being able to fit our microcassette
in to your schedule in time for our family re-union. It brought back
many happy memories and the voice quality was such that we felt as though
we had two more people in the room!"
& Mrs Williamson, Ayrshire.
"I am writing this to express how satisfied I am with the service
that I received from Precious Voices. My family recently found an old
reel tape of my Gran and Grandad singing. My sister and I searched the
internet for a company who could transfer it onto a CD, which is when
we found Precious Voices.
I am delighted that I went with them, the quality of their work was
outstanding and as this was a surprise Christmas present for my dad
who has been really poorly they said that although they were busy they
would try their best to get my CD out in time for Christmas which they
did and my dad did appreciate it. The quality of sound was amazing you
felt as if you were standing in the room with them as (family members)
were giving us a rendition of Danny boy. The bonus was when my dad who
at that time was just ten years old sang a song of his own it was priceless!
I think that in all his years this was the best present he has ever
So for anyone thinking of using Precious Voices, in our experience you
will not be disappointed. I was a bit worried that my old cassette would
get lost or damaged in post, but have no worries it's all done special
delivery and they get in contact with you when they receive package.
I hope this review will help people to choose this company because on
behalf of my family I can safely say you will be glad you did choose
& Mrs Norton, Fife.
"Thank you so much for the CDs - I've just listened to them and
they're great! They span right from before I was born (and my brothers
were very small) right through my childhood. They include the voices
of not only my 2 brothers and I as children, but my late father and
even my late grandmother briefly. It was so nice to hear their voices
and my family are going to love them as presents! The quality is fantastic
and I love the addition of the markers so that specific sections are
identified.You are clearly extremely good at what you are do and I am
very impressed with, and grateful for your talents. Your communication
throughout has been reassuringly professional and I can't thank you
Kendall, South Wales.
"I would just like to say many thanks for the work you have done
converting my old micro-cassette tape onto a CD. I didn't dare hope
to have such an excellent result. It was lovely to hear my late grandmother's
voice again, talking away about her life. I am so pleased to have found
Precious Voices and won't hesitate to recommend you to all. "
McNulty, Cheshire .
you for bringing back our memories of 45 years ago so clearly. We appreciate
the quick response and delivery of the reel. Our nephew in Australia
will be delighted to hear his late father's voice as we were. He will
also be amused to hear himself as a 2 year old singing with his big
sister. I am sure his family will also appreciate hearing their dad
and grandfather on the tape. Thank you again the first class service
McGregor, Fife .
"Thank you for an excellent service all round. I am pleased to
recommend you to others without any hesitation or reservation. Your
professionalism, helpfulness, communication and customer service has
been second to none and is very much appreciated. My wife was delighted
with the CD of her father a celebrated tenor of his day, originally
recorded on 78s. I am equally pleased with the transfer of my
own performances on double bass from cassette to CD."
Coburn, Cumbria .
"Thank you Precious Voices for your kindness, professionalism and
promptness of the work you have done for me. I am so pleased to now
have a record of my late father whilst he recorded my birthday party
on an old reel to reel, I was a toddler at the time and my mother had
such a posh voice, and for a northerner that was quiet a laugh. Thank
you also for the DVD you recently copied from a VHS tape which was over
27 years old, memories again of my passing out parade.....did I really
have a moustache. Brill service and one I will use again. I strongly
recommend Precious Voices. Fantastic service."
Stephenson, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear .
"Many thanks it (parcel containing old tape and new CD) arrived
yesterday. I am so pleased to have a version I can listen to. It has
my Granddad and Grandma's voices on it - so my daughters can hear them
for the first time."
"Memories of the bitter 1962/3 winter flooded back and I was reminded
of our impeccable speaking style, even mine aged 9. The whole process
conducted with trust and courtesy by Precious Voices."
Denham St. Pinnock, Sussex.
"This afternoon we played the CD recording of our Marriage Service
made on July 20th 1963 and we are absolutely delighted with what you
have done for us. Thank you so much for getting the completed recording
back to us (at short notice) for the party."
& Mrs Brooke, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
"Thank you so much, I think it's the first time in about 30 years
that we have heard that song (recovered from an old 78 record) all the
way through. I must say some tears have been cried while hearing it,
I'm sure my son and mother-in-law will love it to. Once again we cannot
thank you enough."
"I have now listened to all the recordings you have saved for me.
From what was a complicated batch of tapes you have done a superb job.
Thank you. P.S. Seeing if there is anything else (to send you) to record."
"Sorry for taking a while to email. I just wanted to say a big
thank you for transferring my mums 78 record onto CD. Its much better
quality than I thought you would have been able to get, so my mum and
I are really pleased. It was also a very quick turnaround. Many thanks
for such a great service."
"Just to let you know I have the CD and have listened to it, it's
brilliant! Had ALL the things on it that I hoped for and I love the
track 'breaks' (markers), perfect and easy to find things! Thank you
am extremely grateful to you for dealing with everything so promptly...
Myself & my husband have just listened to the tapes which are beyond
heartbreakingly touching. Having a voice to match all the reminiscences
of my mum's has proved profoundly moving. On behalf of myself &
my family our most grateful thanks to you."
Mother has asked me to tell you how grateful she is for the
recordings you produced of her late first husband, from her
Voices of the Forces discs. The first time I played
the CD for her she listened to it many times over as if drinking
in every single syllable of her first lover's voice. There were
calm tears and as I watched her face it wasn't my ninety seven
year old mother, but the lovely young woman she was. Truly special
sister now has the voice of the father she was too young to
remember. Her children and my late brother's children now have
the voice of the grandfather they never knew, as Leonard died
two years after the war at the age of thirty five.
deepest thanks again.
from Card Received April 2013
just received the parcel and am extremely happy with the results!
As are my family, particularly my Grandma and Mum. We lost my Grandad
just over a year ago so it was lovely to hear his voice again. Thank
you so much for all your hard work - I can't tell you what it means
to us all to be able to hear that record and now have a digital copy.
"CDs arrived at 10am this morning and have already indulged in
reminiscences. Excellent work, thanks again."
"When I sent an old audio tape of my Wife singing, I was simply
expecting a faithful reproduction on a CD. What we received was so
enhanced in terms of the purity of it's sound that our enjoyment of
this piece of nostalgia has been increased immensely. I would recommend
this excellent service to anyone."
Roberts, Mid Glamorgan.
"I am pleased to say that the CD & tape arrived safely this
morning. I have just played it through and it brought back lots of
memories. Both sets of grandparents feature on the tape, they died
in the 1970s. The quality is very good and I can quite clearly hear
the cuckoo clock ticking in the background! Thank you once again for
such an efficient service."
wish to compliment you on the audio transfer service you provide.
You delivered my "Precious Voices" intact, on budget and
before the target date. The resulting tracks are music to my ears
and have gone down very well with the rest of the family. As I mentioned
to you, I brought just the two tapes to see how well you dealt with
them. I have several others requiring the same treatment, and I shall
be beating my path to your door in the very near future."
"I was very happy with what Precious Voices did. Very glad to
have chosen them. They have given me very good personal service. I
would recommend them to anyone."
you for sending (back) the tape and new CD, the recordings were lovely
to hear. Most of the family on the tape are all gone so really it
makes the recording priceless. Although my father had the tape sent
to him in 1968, I had never heard it before so it was a nice surprise.
I hope I can find some more as Iknow that other recordings were made
and hopefully you can help me again. Thank You."
"The CDs are wonderful - it is particularly lovely hearing the
ones of my son as a baby. I also enjoyed the one where I am reciting
the nursery rhymes going 'boom boom' at the end - I was an early afficianado
of Basil Brush I believe! My Dad's voice sounds much more as I remember
on the Panto tape. I have now done CDs for my sisters using the memory
stick, and hope they will enjoy them as much as I have.
Many thanks again."
and Discs safely received this morning. Very pleased with the end
results. You have also revealed some other bits and pieces which quite
frankly I did not know existed. Thanks again for a job very well done."
"I've just listened to the CD you made from my Dad's old tape.
It's wonderful! Family voices so clear after more than 40 years on
that tape. Could even hear our pet budgie. Thank you so much."
C.D. arrived safely yesterday and I was delighted to hear the recordings
so clearly again. I've been on the point of throwing it (the tape)
away so many times in the past, thinking nothing could be done to
restore it. Luckily, my son mentioned your website so thank you for
making this possible. I shall certainly be recommending your services
to my friends & family both here and in Australia."
"Thank you so much for converting my reel to reel tapes. The
CD was one of the best gifts my husband has ever given me. It is so
precious to me and my family to hear my Mam's voice again after so
many years, as we lost her in 1986. It was very emotional for us all,
but so nice too. My Dad and sisters are so very grateful too. Many
thanks for everything as they have brought back wonderful memories.
PS. My two budgies (Peter & Paul) on there as well!"
Gray, Stockton on Tees.
"All arrived safe and sound, and the reproduction was wonderful.
I never remembered our choir sounding so pleasant. Thank you once
again. I have a reel of 1/4 inch tape that I must dig out for you
to work your magic on."
"Thank you very much for making the CD. It has certainly brought
back memories of over 40 years ago. My younger son cannot believe
his father's recorded voice - he was 20 at the time."
"I just listened to the recording. Thank you so much. Proof that
I could sing once upon a time. You are internet gold-dust. An absolute
pleasure doing business with you and such incredible attentive and
you so much..not only precious voices but also memories."
Orton Jones, Northants.
"We have just listened to the cd this afternoon and are thrilled
to bits with it - we could not believe that the quality was so good
after 47 years! So many voices of loved ones long dead and many memories
that we had forgotten about. I cannot begin to thank you for bringing
our wedding day alive again for us - this is social history that will
be cherished by our family for years to come."
"We gave the cd to my Dad yesterday and he was absolutely delighted
with the quality you had achieved with it. Very many thanks."
just wanted to say thank you for enabling my family to give me such
a lovely surprise on my 65th birthday. It was just wonderful to be
able to hear again the voices of my children in their very early years.
now 38, 36 and 33! I was even more thrilled to hear my Father singing
the song he used to sing to us whilst driving, in the days before
radios were in cars. As he passed away in 1969 this proved to be a
recording. I had thought that I would never be able to hear him again
so it was a lovely surprise and brought him close again. Thank you
for your wonderful service that has made this possible."
"Having found you through a desperate trawl on the internet for
someone to rescue a fond memory from a cassette you immediately gave
reassurance of a likely "rescue" and information about how
you undertake the work. Nothing was too much trouble for you and your
turn round speed was mightily impressive. All in time for Christmas,
which brought smiles to many people...especially mine!! With grateful
thanks and a strong recommendation to anyone thinking about using
"I felt I had to write to thank you for converting my old reel
to reel tape to a CD. The quality was amazing given the age of the
tape and my husband was delighted to hear his mother singing again
as she died 30 years ago. Not only was the end product great, but
so was your service throughout the process. I would thoroughly recommend
Precious Voices to anyone."
Rennie, West Lothian.
"I just wanted to send you a quick line just to thank you again
for your prompt attention to restoring my Mums audio reel before
Christmas. All the family have now heard it and it brought back such
lovely memories. Mum was delighted to hear the voices of her parents
at Christmas and the sounds of her and my brothers practising songs
for Sunday school. It is marvellous work that you do and I would happily
recommend your company to anyone looking to restore their media to
protect their memories. Thank you so much again"
Just a note to say thanks for the sound you recovered from the broken
tape I sent you a few weeks ago. We
hadn't expected to get much back after 40-odd years, but in the event
we ended up with 20+ minutes of very clear footage when we'd expected
to get virtually nothing. For us, the first 90 seconds alone was worth
the cost of processing, and we wouldn't hesitate to use you again
if more tapes crop up."
just like to say many thanks for your professional and very speedy
service. It's wonderful that a childhood cassette recording made over
30 years ago is now preserved on CD for my siblings and I to enjoy!
It's of great sentimental value and the quality of the recording is
"I have not heard my father's voice for over fifty years as he
died when I was a teenager. But he recorded his singing on some fragile
78 rpm records, which Precious Voices have retrieved and made accessible
to my family on CD. The door that was closed with Dad's death is now
ajar. Thank you!"
"We are quite amazed at the quality of the sound. We now know
that the tape was sent to my future parents-in-law (now deceased)
and that we had not heard it before. The high quality of the sound
was disconcerting. It seemed that my parents were in the room with
us - yet they were speaking of worries and hopes of over 40 years
"My CD and tape arrived safely, many thanks. The voice on it
was my mother's, which was a very nice surprise for me! Thank you
again for an excellent service."
Merino, Mallorca, Spain.
"Many thanks for the excellent discs (produced) from my tapes.
The sound quality is superb and I have enjoyed them very much. I now
have something to leave for my grandchildren."
"Many thanks for a speedy and professional job - I'm delighted
with the quality of the final result- it brought back many memories!!"
reproduction quality on the CD is better than I could have hoped for-
thank you so much."
Mrs Muncey, West Sussex.
"Thank you so much for the CD. My nan cried a bit and my dad
laughed at my auntie's singing. I'll give the CD to my nephews so
they can hear the voice of their great-great-grandad."
Mrs Wheat, Derbyshire.
"I just wanted to let you know that my brothers, Mum and I spent
a lovely Sunday last week listening to the tapes you have put on disc
for us. It was wonderful to hear all those voices of our young years
again including our own (although it's always strange to hear your
own voice from when you are 7 years old) and for my nephews to hear
them all as well as we have sung all those songs to them when they
Mrs Keeping, Kent.
"Many thanks for all of your help with the transfer of the audio
recordings of the Orcadian filmmaker and poet, Margaret Tait (reading
her poetry and from her children's book, The Grassy Stories). The
quality of the transfer is excellent and ensures that the work will
be well-preserved for future generations."
Dr. Sarah Neely, Department of Film, Media &
Journalism, University of Stirling, Scotland.
"I have listened to the CD twice. It is absolutely brilliant
-- extremely clear and clean -- amazing! Much better than the original
and better, I think, than the commercial modern recording of this
extraordinary work. You have brought something very important to new
and accessible life. Very well done!"
Mr Christoforides, Hampshire.
"I received my CD this morning. Absolutely delighted. It was
brilliant with a first class service. It was very emotional listening
to the voices of my children 31 years ago and of my dear wife who
passed away last year. I would have no hesitation of recommending
Precious Voices to any person wishing to use this fantastic service."
Mr Lewis, Glasgow.
"Package received safely and I am very pleased with the CD on
which I can hear (again) my Mother, Father and Uncle."
Mrs McClelland, Northern Ireland.
the CD yesterday and as you can imagine I have been in tears since.
I can't tell you how special it was to hear my parents voices again
(even though they did make me cry). I have another two normal cassettes
which aren't very long but once I find them I will send them to you
for transfer onto CD. Once again thank you so so much. I can't wait
to let my sister have the CD now, with a packet of tissues."
Mrs Guidi, Fife.
"Many thanks for letting me listen to my grandmothers voice
for the first time in 15 years. Precious Voices took the old Dictaphone
tape that had been lost in a drawer and had me listening to her voice
again (on CD). A great service, well done. Many thanks."
Elliot Renton, Finance Director London Luton
"Thank you for doing my tape to CD. It is very clear and much
better than we expected and after 40 years it was very nostalgic to
Mr Hyde, Sheffield.
"You are absolute stars and I don't know how to thank you, enough.
The recording (an old worn and damaged shellac 78) is the best I have
ever heard it play and my family and I can now cherish it (on CD)
for ever. Thanks so much."
Mr Lawrence, Hampshire.
"Thank you for the CD and the return of the original tapes. Delighted
with the result. I have enjoyed listening to the voices from my past."
Mr Smith, Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
"The CD has arrived and we have just listened to it. Forty years
disappeared and I was taken back to September 1970 as if it was yesterday.
Hearing us making our vows in youthful voices, with all the anticipation
of our lives ahead and my fathers quiet I do, his
voice so sadly missed, brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for bringing
these memories back and giving us this opportunity to celebrate such
a milestone with the reminder of how it all began. The service you
provided was exceptional and I am very grateful."
Mrs Fenge, Hertfordshire.
"Thank you so much for the way you managed to put together on
CD the little stories read aloud by our Mum and Dad. They sound wonderful
and the whole family - different generations - have thoroughly enjoyed
being taken back in time to listen to their voices once again. We
wanted to thank you too for the way you corresponded with so many
of us by e-mail, by 'phone and by letter. Great service."
Miss Macqueen & Family, Dundee.
"A recording of my grand father in 1965, speaking the Dorset
dialect, has now been successfully transferred to a CD. The quality
and clarity is exceptional and I am delighted. The standard of service
was also excellent with constant communications on receipt, progress
and return delivery."
Mr Merefield, Portsmouth.
"Just to let you know that the CD sounds great. Thanks you very
very much for your work, it is brilliant to be able to hear my dad
playing the piano all these years later."
Miss Edmondson, London.
"The CDs are great, there are so many of the family on them,
some of who are no longer with us and it will be lovely to have for
the future. I have four more larger tapes which I will send down to
you for assessment as they are as much of a mystery to us as the other
Mrs MacKenzie, Glasgow.
"The reel-to-reel tape recording of our wedding in Coventry Cathedral
was made 45 years ago. As we had not been able to play it for the
whole of that time, I decided I'd get it copied on to a CD as a surprise
anniversary present for my wife, and came across the Precious Voices
website via a Google search.
The process was very straightforward. The tape had not deteriorated,
the resulting CD is of excellent quality, and the cost involved very
reasonable. Thanks to Precious Voices, we shall enjoy our wedding
service on every anniversary."
Mr & Mrs Belcham, Suffolk.
"Thank you so much for retrieving the recording of me singing
with the BBC Welsh Orchestra. I have done many concerts and opera
performances, but until now had no audio recordings of my singing
career. A very special memory for me and my family."
Mrs Baker, North Wales.
"I'm pleased to confirm that I've now had a chance to listen
to the CD and it's very good. The recording is of immense sentimental
value to me and my family, so having it transferred to a more suitable
and lasting format is of great comfort to us all. Thanks also for
your efforts to enhance the sound quality.
Your friendly, understanding and professional service made it a pleasure
to deal with you. I will happily recommend you to anyone who can make
use of your services."
Mr Wright, Glasgow.
"I resisted the temptation and saved listening to recording of
our wedding till today, our silver wedding anniversary. My husband
was completley blown away as he had forgotten the tape existed. The
quality of the recording far exceeds my expectations as the recording
was done on an old tape recorder from the back of a very large church.
Last night some family came round to raise a glass and of course we
got out the CD. There was laughter and tears listening to my Dads
speech as the clarity brought him back to life. You worked wonders
on a battered and snapped tape turning it into a treasure that we
know will stand the test of time and will be enjoyed not only by us
but our Children. Thank you very very much."
Mrs Royale, Lancashire.
"The CDs and tapes arrived safely yesterday. Thank you. They
are just terrific. Chris has done a particularly good job on my friend's
trumpet solos. He's going to be thrilled. It really is a pleasure
dealing with you. The work is of very high quality. The service is
impeccable - so good, it makes you feel like a special customer: very
helpful: very friendly. No wonder you are so busy."
Mr Marrison, West Midlands.
"We have today been delighted to receive the
recording you made for us from some aged home made tape recordings.
Some 25 plus years ago, we chanced to make this recording (on the
most basic of equipment) A recording of our son, then aged about 10,
practising for a piano competition. We rediscovered the recording
after a house move or two, it brought back fond memories for us and
with our now granddaughter (his daughter) starting to play the piano,
we thought she might get some fun and embarrass her lovely Daddy!Thanks
to you all at Precious Voices for all your help and encouragement
and for taking such good care of us and our priceless recordings!"
Mrs Mainwaring, Powys, Wales
"Many thanks for the CD of our Radicals pop group from 1964.
The transfer to CD from tape was excellent, and has brought back many
happy memories of the old group. I had been thinking for some time
I would like to hear this tape again, and a chance meeting with our
lead singer spurred me into action. Thank you for an excellent service
and you particular attention to detail regarding the security of postage."
Mr Wilde, Shropshire
"Just to let you know that the CD's have arrived safely. Many
thanks for your excellent service."
Mr Wilmott, Somerset
"Listened to the CD last night and it's perfect! I am really
delighted with it and I'm sure my brother and sisters will be too.
I am so pleased to have this to share with the rest of the family
and cherish forever. Thank you so much for everything."
Mrs Fraser, Dundee
"Just listening to the CD - it's fantastic thank
you! The baby in the background is me so it put a smile on my face.
My Mum and Dad will be very pleased."
Mr Easen, East Lothian
"I was amazed to find 2 audio tapes from 30+ years ago in an
old box. They had my sons' offerings of nursery rhymes with their
late father. I contacted Precious Voices to discuss the possibilities.
I sent the tapes and received them back in time for Christmas. I was
thrilled with the results. The service was excellent. I was kept in
touch with the ongoing process. Most importantly, there was an empathy
that made me feel that my tapes were being cared for."
were very impressed with the quality (of the CDs), which far exceeded
our expectations. We would also like to thank you for the personal
interest you took in the work and the friendly way in which you kept
us informed of progress. We will certainly be using you again."
& Mrs Griffiths
"Thank you for improving my cassettes, enabling me to listen
to voices from the past. Thank you also for the care and advice
I will definitely recommend you to other people."
"CD's received, my grandmother was absolutely delighted. Tears
all around from my parents on hearing their wedding recording! Another
big bonus was that one of the voices was my grandmothers' mother!
Many thanks for the prompt and professional service."
Young, East Lothian
have just received the CD and listened to it - I cried my eyes out
hearing my Dad's voice again. Since he died in 1996 you can imagine
how emotional it was for me, thank you
Mrs Norwood, Renfrewshire
When I sent you a small reel to reel tape I had found in a box,
I didn't know what to expect. I can only thank you for the CD of my
two sons aged about 5 and 7 singing with me around 1970. Last Sunday,
for our grandson's 14th birthday, I played the tape to the whole family,
which caused some embarrassment to the singers, but also laughter
and tears on the parts of their partners and chidren. Thank you again.
I am really glad I found Precious Voices.
Mrs Lacey, Cheshire
I am delighted with the CDs, which I will treasure, thank you
very much for your expert and careful work in making it all happen.
I enjoyed an evening of nostalgia, listening to the CDs - it´s
amazing how much I had forgotten.
Mrs Merino, Mallorca, Spain.
Thank you so much for transferring our reel to reel tape to
CD. We were amazed at the quality and my parents were delighted to
hear their wedding service again on their Ruby (40th) Anniversary.
I really appreciate the fact that you went out of your way to complete
this project in time for our special occasion.
Mrs Sheard, Lancashire
I am delighted to say that my tape has been reproduced to a
very high quality, and I would be pleased to recommend your services
Mr Lang, Fife
Thank you for the care and personal service
which I received. I have listened to the CDs which are greatly improved
(compared to the original cassette recordings).
Mrs Brothwood, Bedfordshire
friendly and reliable, Precious Voices transferred the 1960 reel-to-reel
recording onto CD and safely returned the materials to us by Special
Delivery. Smiles and laughter all round as my brother's nine-year-old
voice rang out clear as a bell! A new family heirloom, a piece of
social history, a happy revelation - worth every penny! If you have
an an old tape-recording lying half-forgotten in a drawer, I thoroughly
recommend that you ferret it out and phone Precious Voices today!
Never having owned a tape-recorder, we let nearly fifty years pass
by before hearing the recording of my brother being interviewed on
Hong Kong radio.."
Mrs Rose, Norfolk
'Thank you again so much - I can't get over how good the sound quality
is! You've made it so easy with the track numbering too. I'll be in
touch again with another reel at some point, I'm delighted with the
work you've done so painstakingly."
Mrs Lewin-Jones, Worcestershire
'Thank you so much for the excellent quality of the reel to reel tape
to transfer to CD. I am over the moon with hearing it again as I was
11 years old when my Grandparents Mr & Mrs Gocher, had their Golden
Wedding Anniversary in 1958. I was very emotional when I listened
to it as I played my violin at the party and their were voices of
relatives who are now deceased. I would have no reservations in recommending
your service to others in the future. Thank you on behalf of all the
Gocher family as you will have made a lot of people very happy."
Mrs Randall-Coles, Hampshire
of thanks for the superb effort that you made on my behalf, rescuing
a long ago recorded "Voices of the Forces" postal record.
Having come across some old papers, it seems that this recording was,
in fact made in the second half of 1943, meaning that you rescued a
voice from a 66 year old piece of cardboard! The value, to myself and
family of this recording cannot be measured and it is with great appreciation
of your efforts and expertise, that I will have absolutely no hesitation
in recommending you to anyone in need of your services."
Mr Lawson, Tyne & Wear
"'Precious Voices' what can I say! This company is very precious.
They have put smiles on my families faces, who can now listen to people
that have passed on over the years, from an old reel to reel (that I
thought was well passed its sell by date!) to a CD. Thank you so much
for your truly outstanding work."
Mrs Tovey, London
you for your work on my old reel to reel tapes-the results certainly
brought back memories! I was surprised how awful some of our early (musical)
efforts were, even though we were in deadly earnest, and how good some
of the later efforts were-what a shame my poor little tape machine was
somewhat overpowered!However, under the circumstances, you did a really
Mr Beacham, Lancashire
you very much for your fantastic service, mending a broken tape (and
transferring contents to CD) for my daughter. The tape had the accompaniments
for the songs she was singing for her Grade 8 singing exam and having
them available so quickly was invaluable. I have now received the result
of her exam and she has a distinction. All your efforts have contributed
to that and we are thrilled. Thank you very much.
Mrs Delany, Hampshire
Thank you so much for transferring my late father's memories of
his experience in a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp from cassette to CD.
You far exceeded my expectations. I think your service is invaluable
and will have no hesitation in recommending you to my family and friends.
Mrs Wright, Southampton
Thank you so much, it was wonderful to hear my (late) father's
voice again after twenty years! I must say it brought a tear or two
to my eyes when I first listened to it. The quality of the CD was amazing.
I will be recommending your company to anyone that requires the services
that you provide. I would also like to say how nice it was to be provided
with such a personal service, it made a very pleasant change. Once again
thank you so very much this has made my day!
Mrs Whittaker, Avon
You have made a middle-aged woman very happy.I have just listened
to the two tracks - amazing - you have done a fantastic job - thank
you. It has been very moving listening to these, in particular the track
that is damaged at the beginning - 'I know that my Redeemer Liveth'
from Handel's Messiah - this is the first time I have heard this recording!
I didn't even know my mum had recorded this - she probably didn't like
to play it because it was damaged. The other side - the side without
damage (Bach) I had heard but it is wonderful to hear it now without
all the hisses and pops. Thank you so much and particularly for doing
this so quickly..... what a great service.
Mrs Lorys, Sussex
I cannot recommend Precious Voices highly enough as I was very
pleasantly surprised with all the effort they went to for me when I
sent a much loved and treasured cassette to them to be repaired &
turned into a CD. Not only did they spend a lot of time tracking down
the copyright owner but when he said he had a copy on CD, they (Precious
Voices) put me in touch with him so that I could deal direct in buying
the CD from him. It is just so refreshing finding someone who is not
only really helpful but also very honest and has their customers
best interests at heart.
Mrs Steadman, Worcestershire
"Received the packages and have listened to them already - they
are lovely for us to hear and I'm really looking forward to taking one
for my parents at the weekend-it is really quite emotional to hear your
parents (now in their 80s) as a young couple. Thanks so much for the
wonderful job you did on transferring the voices and my uncle's accordian
Mrs Cassidy, Essex
cannot imagine how wonderful it is to hear my Father again so clearly.
He was a wise and loving man and to be reminded once again of those
attributes is a very comforting feeling. All thanks to you!
Mrs Leng, Cheshire
Voices is a family firm who have been a pleasure to do business with.
It was such a joy to find a real and friendly voice on the other end
of the telephone. This then followed by a courteous and efficient service
which resulted in a final product with which my husband and I are truly
delighted. Thank both so much."
Mrs Agate, Sussex
you so much for the CD which arrived safely today - I am delighted with
it and will look forward to playing it to my long-suffering friends
without fear of it going berserk. You provide a great service, I will
keep all your details to pass on if I know of anyone else in need."
Ms Smith, Oxfordshire
is hard to express the joy that was felt, when our dear Dad's lovely
tenor voice was heard again on the CD that you made after restoring
the damaged cassette of our church choir performing over 30 years ago.
Happy memories for my sister & I. Grateful thanks for a wonderful
Mrs Kerley, South Wales
have performed a miracle! You've even made the old voice sound reasonable.
I wish I could sing like that now! I'm not feeling as bad as I thought
I might and will gracefully accept that the children were right to nag
me (to get the 78 put on CD). Thank you so much for your huge effort
to reconstitute my old 78. I am very grateful.
My wife has just come home and I have played it to her. She says it's
lovely - enough to make her fall in love with me all over again!"
Mr MacNab, East Sussex
sending you a few lines to let you know we received the discs today,
and played them this afternoon. Thank you both so much for the brilliant
job you have done for us. The quality of sound is amazing, tissues were
the order of the day!! It's hard to believe it's such a long time ago
we made the tape. Anyway, thank you again, it's been lovely dealing
with such friendly and lovely people as yourselves. I will be in touch
about a camcorder tape to DVD."
Mr & Mrs Howe, Co. Durham
"Many thanks for the very professional service you have provided
in recovering an old reel-to-reel wedding tape, originally recorded
51 years ago to be heard again. The very high clarity of the sound that
was restored was amazing, and as it is now safely transferred on to
CD means it can at last be heard and appreciated by all the family.
How pleasant also to do business with a company that takes pride in
its work, and to keeping me informed regarding arrival of the tape on
your premises and when you had also posted it back. I will not hesitate
to use and recommend your services to others."
Mr Edwards, Sussex
"Thank you so much for all your kindness, hard work and professionalism.
I cannot begin to express how grateful I am to have the discs. I thought
I had lost the contents of the this tape forever. It is very sentimental
to me. Thank you again I will recommend you to everyone I know
even to people I don't know!"
Mrs Browning, Surrey
"Thank you for managing to transfer my mum's record so quickly.
It was wonderful to hear her beautiful voice again and as you can imagine
there were a few tears. I phoned my dad in Tenerife last night and let
him hear just a little bit of the recording. He said it was just as
he remembered it - special memories. Thanks again."
Mrs Gibb, Lothian
"Just to let you know the tape is safely back in my mum's hands
now and just as we thought it was very emotional when she heard the
cd. To say she was thrilled and happy was an under statement. She rang
my auntie (her sister) and let her listen down the phone, they have
made arrangements to see each other on Wednesday and listen together.
Please feel free to use any of my comments on your website, you do a
fantastic job from the customer service to the actual product. If I
had more tapes I would send them just to keep in touch."
Mrs Stevens, North Yorkshire
just listened to the the CD and I'm absolutely delighted - Thankyou"
Mrs Marshall, East Sussex
a Tardis moment. You've made us live again. Our skiffle
band's born again all thanks to Precious Voices, and what we though
was a ruined (78) record, now better than new... Now where are my washboard
and thimbles? Thanks again."
Mr Davies, Cheshire
"My father was recently given a reel-to-reel tape recorder from
a member of the family that thought it would be of interest to him,
as it was believed to contain the voices of his late mother and father.
My father hadnt listened to the reel for fear of it being damaged,
so my mother and I decided to secretly send the reel off to Precious
Voices to have it restored and put on CD as a birthday gift this
coming April. I am sure that he will be more than delighted.
I would describe the customer service provided by Precious Voices as
a unique experience. The personal touch given on this site is what drew
me initially to entrust Precious Voices with my items, and this was
reflected in the quality of care and personal communication given to
update me on receipt, progress and despatch.
I would highly recommend this service to all that are considering restoring
their voices from the past. Thanks again!."
Mrs B (name withheld so as not to spoil surprise),
"My husband and I have just spent a wonderful time listening to
the voices and we are amazed at how much you have been able to extract
from a rather old and damaged tape. As we have no other recording of
our 3 children's voices so these CD's are so precious. Although the
recordings are just children playing and pretending, it is fascinating
to identify the early signs of each of their characters which have developed
some 30+ years later into the people we know and love today. Thank you
for such a prompt and caring service."
Mrs Simmonds, Hampshire
"Can I thank you so much for turning this round so quickly, to
a very tight deadline, and for the superb customer service you have
provided along theway. It is very rare to find such customer service
and professionalism nowadays. The CD has enabled us to enjoy voices
and conversations from 32 years ago once again. It has been an absolute
pleasure to hear the voices of children who have long since become adults
and also relatives who are no longer with us."
Mr Gibbs, Derbyshire
"I'd like to commend Precious Voices for an excellent service.
They transferred content from 45-year old open-reel tapes to CDs, (musical
performances, recitals and dialogue) and achieved very good sound quality.
A very professional job."
Mr Biswas, London
"Just wanted to say a huge "Thank you" for restoring
our precious voices recently. You did a wonderful job. Also can't thank
you enough for rushing my tape through in time for a special family
occasion. CD was delivered on time as promised. Everyone was thrilled
with the results. Will be sending you some more tapes in the very near
future. Keep up the good work."
Mrs Currie, Glasgow
"Thank you for rescuing the forty year old tape-recording of my
wife's grandfather describing his life in Leamington Spa, which began
when Queen Victoria was on the throne. You have saved a cherished family
heirloom from extinction and your meticulous restoration work gets full
marks from this home."
Mr Gough-Yates, London
Thank you for your excellent service enabling me to hear an interview
I conducted in the sixties, of which no other record remains. The interviewee
died many years ago so I thought all the information she gave had been
lost. The disk you made from this long-forgotten tape is first rate
and will enable me to make use of the information for an article which
will be of considerable interest to our dog club members in the UK and
am very impressed by the service you provided. It was important to me
to have a lasting copy of a tape I recorded about 25 years ago of my
wife and children which is irreplaceable. The quality of the CD is excellent
and I would like to thank you for the prompt and efficient way you handled
a short letter to thank you for the CD copies of my tape of my father
reminiscing about the haunts of his youth, it was great to hear
his voice again. Your service was absolutely brilliant and the quality
of the CD is excellent. Many thanks for all your help and your very
fast turnaround of our order. I will be letting Sanyo know how well
you treated us."
were recommended to Mr Burton by Sanyo who's brand of mini-cassette
he used to record his father's voice 20 years ago.
you very much for all your work. You provide a wonderful service and
I shall recommend it to colleagues and friends."
to say that the CD arrived just now. FANTASTIC! Wow amazing what you
sound like as a little tot! Plus I didn't realise how much I sound like
my Mum. Can I get another copy of this? Lots and lots of thanks."
Curran, Isle of Man
for the superb job you did in reclaiming my 50 year old tapes. I have
enjoyed listening to the disc many times and look forward to giving
the grandchildren a good laugh at Christmas."
"Thank you very much for transferring my cassette to CD. I am very
pleased with the result. I will be recommending your business to all
"Your service is second to none! I received the CD's and tape bright
and early Saturday morning
thanks to my friendly postman. I have just been able to finish listening
to it, wiped away the tear and just had to email and say a hugh big
thank you for letting me hear my dear departed dad's voice again.I will
certainly be recommending your service in the future. Once again thank
you very much for letting me take a step back in time."
"I would like to take this opportunity to than you all very much
for your help and advice. It was an absolute delight to deal with people
who were genuinely interested in giving the best possible care to their
customers and to their priceless records and tapes. The personal touch
is a very rare thing these days and it definitely improves business,
as I will certainly be forwarding more of my precious tapes. Thank you
all again for the first class service."
"Thank you so much for the CD received this morning that you have
so splendidly rescued from an old reel to reel tape. You have worked
wonders in this recovery. So many precious voices from over 50 years
ago I can here again with laughter, joy and yes - a few tears."
"CDs arrived safely. Great job, the sound quality is lovely, and
thank you for keeping in all the noises from the audience, it is a wonderful
memento.Thank you once again for all your help and advice."
"Thank you so much, I have received my cds safely and (we) have
listened to them. Our faces hurt from laughing so much. Obviously, they
are so very precious even if the children are talking a load of rubbish!
Thank you once again for an excellent, friendly service and for keeping
me informed every
step of the way."
had no idea of what was on the reel to reel tape and so it was wonderful
surprise to be transported back to 1960! To hear all my family reciting,
singing, playing our out-of-tune piano, transported me back nearly 50
years. The recovered audio quality was so good that I could see and
even smell the family sitting room, watch my fellow siblings in my mind
and feel the lap I was probably sitting on. What a treat and, now it
is all on CD, it is a treat I can sample many many times. So sincere
thanks for all your efforts."
"Those who know me well know that I am seldom lost for words! But
today I was. I received the CD which was brilliantly created from two
old 78 recordings from the 1950's. I cannot say strongly enough how
delighted I am, and how I appreciate your careful and painstaking effort
to make something truly memorable from our youthful frivolity and childhood
attempt to please our parents at Christmas. Thank you!"
am very pleased with the work you have done and also the high level
of service and help you gave me. It is very unusual these days to deal
with a company that gives such good old fashioned service."
"CD is tremendous. Looking forward to playing it to the rest of
the family whom I am sure have forgotten all about it"
would like to thank you very much for your help in bringing back many
happy memories for my wife and I. We appreciate the care and effort
you took to restore the tape and transfer to cd."
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"I would like to say thank you as the service was first class from
confirming delivery, to solving the problem and the final presentation
Radclifffe, Tyne & Wear
"Precious Voices says it all. Every pound worth it to hear voices
and sounds from the treasured past. Thank You."
carried the tape recording of my teenage beat group from
one house to the next since 1964, it was wonderful to be able to give
my fellow band members personal CD copies when we got together to celebrate
our 60th birthdays back in Liverpool. Thank you so much for your help
and for the fantastic service."
have had so many memories revived since listening to the c.d. you rescued
from the old reel to reel tape my grandmother made about 42 years ago.
I am so pleased with the quality and quickness of the work you did that
I will certainly be sending down some more for you to work on."
thanks. I received the CD, played it and recalled many memories. I am
very pleased with it.
thank you enough for superbly restoring a vocal recording made by my
wife two decades ago.
thanks for an excellent job done in recovering the voices of myself,
my mother and grandfather from a 45+ year old reel-to-reel tape
I always assumed there would be little left by now! The quality and
clarity of the recovered recording is outstanding and will be a treasured
memory for us and our future generations. I was extremely impressed
by your professional manner and knowledge, and in particular the level
of communication throughout. I would definitely recommend you to anyone
with old tapes etc in need of recovery even if they think they
are beyond recovery.
parcel has arrived safely and is excellent! Lots of happy memories.
Thank you all so much.
You'll be hearing from me again as I have at least 1 video in need of
translation to DVD - delighted to see you now do that too!"
to let you know I have finally listened to my Nan's CD's. It has bought
back happy memories of my childhood and my Grandparents. The quality
and sound are very good considering the age of the tapes.
I will be using you service again soon as I have some VHS tapes of my
children that need transferring to DVD. Thanks again for you prompt
and friendly service."
you for such good service and the quality of the CD recording. It will
give my partner and her sister many years of pleasure and happy memories
of their father Ken playing the piano in his band.
tape did not play as long for us and you have found tracks we were unaware
were there. Thank you again"
"It arrived and is great! Many thanks."
Mr Harvey, London
selected Precious Voices at random from the Internet and it turned out
that I could not have made a better choice. They are very friendly and
understanding people, but more importantly they do an excellent job
for a fair price, and keep in touch throughout the process. The old
audio tape recordings of my elderly relatives were transferred to CDs
and enhanced. I am delighted with the results and that these old
conversations are now in a more durable media for others to listen to
in years to come.
I am using them again to transfer VHS tapes of my grandchildren onto
Tony Head, Cambridge
"Many thanks for your speedy and personal service in transferring
the contents of a reel to reel to CD. The quality of the recording is
really good and I very much appreciated the personal touches you made
particularly the calls to say you had received the tape and when you
were about to post it back.
All in all a first class service and well worth the money - I would
not hesitate to recommend your company."
J. Berry, London
thanks for what you have done, it brought back so many memories. Now
we have them on CD we can play them over and over again."
Mr Higham, Nottingham
a note to thank you for our CD. Its great and brings back happy memories
of a lovely day (our wedding) 35 years ago."
Mr & Mrs Milligan, Cumbria.
a journalist up against a deadline, its a terrifying moment when
you realise an interview is trapped on a broken tape with no way of
getting at the precious words! Finding Precious Voices saved me much
embarrassment and time. And receiving an MP3 of the recording
via the internet made it a very speedy solution too."
Heyday Magazine, London.
"What can I say after such a superb recording resurrection? I
had one worn out recording of my grandfather singing "Your England
& Mine" accompanied by the piano at an exhibition in 1947,
it was a one off pressing 78rpm record and it had been over played over
the years and I thought the sound was no more than a memory. But
with obvious care and patience I heard again the recording I thought
had been lost in a hail of hiss crackle and pop. Very well done
indeed and my sincere thanks to you at Precious Voices."
Mr A. Bolton, Nottingham.
you for the super job you have done with the latest set of recordings."
wish to thank you for the good job you carried out in rescuing the tape
which contained a long conversation, mostly reminiscences, with my mother
who died ten years ago. I had never actually heard the conversation
and was quite upset when the tape seemed to have become 'gummed-up'
that I thought I never would. However you came to my help and all is
now well and the words safely transferred to a cd."
Mrs D. Turner, West Midlands
"Just a brief note to acknowledge all the extra work that has been
done on our behalf in connection with the CD's which you prepared for
us from the reel to reel tapes and to thank you for "going the
extra mile" and enabling Anne's brother, John to enjoy what he
described as an "inspirational birthday present". It came
as a real surprise to him and both families now have the opportunity
to enjoy listening to some delightful piano playing - amongst other
things. Than you very much indeed."
thanks for the receipt of the tapes and CDs today. I am delighted with
the outcome. You have rescued much more than I expected. I had forgotten
many of the items, but hearing them all again I could picture the scenes
and memories were revived. I have passed on your details to couple of
Mr Adey, Derbyshire
"I have just received my CDs containing a tape recorded diary I compiled
in January 1956 and which I have not heard for about 30 years at least.
Recorded on one of the very first reel-to-reel tape recorders available
for home use and it was never hi-fi quality as we know it today but
the CDs from Precious Voices really do sound better than I remember
the originals. I thoroughly recommend Precious Voices' friendly service.
Dig out your old recordings right now and send them off!"
"Thank you so much for the CDs that you transferred from my old cassettes
for our wedding anniversary party. They were absolutely wonderful."
Mrs Mehta, London.
"We are absolutely delighted with the CD you have produced from the
old 78s. The quality of sound is excellent and it will be treasured
by our family for the future. The 78 arrived in perfect condition. Many,
Mr Brown, Kent
"Thank you so much for those wonderful CD's. It was so wonderful to
be able to listen to my father again after all this time. You have switched
a light on in our hearts, for which we will be eternally grateful. My
father was a wonderful man, loved by all who knew him; he had a unique
ability to make everyone feel special. When he died, a little of all
of us went with him. He used to play the piano and sing all the time
and when Alzheimer's took this away, it was heartrending. Dad will always
be missed and remembered and now you have made it possible to continue
to hear his voice, that a mere thank you seems trivial. Thank you so
very much for all of my family."
"Many thanks for the CD of our record. It is wonderful.
I know my daughter will be as delighted as I am - it was such a part
of her growing up. You have been the answer to my prayers. Very many
thanks and good luck. I am now looking out a favourite reel to reel.
Will be in touch."
Mrs Pegg, Yorkshire
"Many thanks for the return of our record and the CD
you have produced for us. We are very pleased with the sound quality
you have achieved, particularly the spoken segment of our wedding service
and the solo sung by a friend. We are grateful that the original, very
amateur early tape recording transferred to record is now safely stored
on disc. With much gratitude"
Mr & Mrs Dowle, Dorset
"The record and CD to hand today. We are delighted with
the results. Thank you very much indeed for all your work. With best
wishes for future work."
& Mrs Garbett, Somerset
fabulous - we sat down straight away and relived our wedding. A great
treat after 30 yearsâ€¦As for your customer service - Superb."
Mrs Partington, Norfolk
"You have done a fine job and certainly lived up to
Mr Brandt, Dorset
thanks for the excellent CD you made of my old family tapes and special
thanks for getting the CD to me in time for my trip to America. I really
appreciated your courteous help and prompt service. My sister was thrilled
to hear all those family voices again after so many years, it was quite
an emotional time as we listened together."
Mrs Simmonds, Suffolk
"Many thanks - an excellent recording from a very well-used
Mr Knowlson, Berkshire
"I would like to congratulate you
on the very successful transfer to CD from the reel to reel recording
of my young son - he is no 39 years old! He is coming over from Australia
in June and will be very amused to hear himself sometime between the
ages of 3 and 4."
Mr Last, Yorskhire