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    Posted: 12 Oct 2021 at 3:01pm
Good afternoon, I have 2 or 3 albums on which on some tracks for around the first minute there is no instrumental accompaniment to the singer, I am thinking here Joan Baez and Barbara Dickson as examples. 
For me this really is the proverbial music to my ears, could any member recommend any full on A Capella albums from similar performers, thank you.
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I have one LP of fully A Capella music, not exactly the same sort of artist you quoted but an enjoyable record.

Lost Boys 1984 album by The Flying Pickets.
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Originally posted by Teesside Tom Teesside Tom wrote:

Good afternoon, I have 2 or 3 albums on which on some tracks for around the first minute there is no instrumental accompaniment to the singer, I am thinking here Joan Baez and Barbara Dickson as examples. 
For me this really is the proverbial music to my ears, could any member recommend any full on A Capella albums from similar performers, thank you.

Lots of folk/traditional singers and ensembles (many family-based - e.g. the Stewarts of Blair, the Watersons from North Yorkshire, the Coppers from down here in Sussex) have recorded like this - try e.g.

If you want the fount of modern English a cappella folksinging (the greatest influence on the wonderful Sandy Denny and June Tabor), look no further than Anne Briggs. Vinyl pressings of her stuff are erratic and/or hideously expensive, but this CD compilation (guitar or bouzouki on just 4 tracks out of 22, the other 18 stunningly unadorned) gives a generous draught of the Good Stuff for very little cost:

Apropos June Tabor - this LP has instrumental accompaniment on some tracks, but is often a cappella - I'd also say it's one of the two or three greatest folk/traditional albums of the 1970s:
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Thank you for the information, I will be following up your suggestions. 

Many years ago looking through my local HMV store for a recording by the Ink Spots for a friends father I bought a Tex Ritter cd on a whim, Sanctuary Records label. It is not A capella but has minimal backing, the quality of sound is amazing, I still have it. Sometimes for a few quid an absolute bargain falls into your lap!
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