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Flying Nun Records Music News

LARGE CHRIS KNOX MASTER TAPE COLLECTION DIGITISED & PHOTOGRAPHED


In 2019 a large recording and tape archive (254 items) was donated by Chris Knox to the Alexander Turnbull Library (New Zealand's National Library). This was to sit alongside the previously donated Flying Nun Records master tapes. The Alexander Turnbull Library have now just announced they've also made good progress with the Chris Knox collection.
LARGE CHRIS KNOX MASTER TAPE COLLECTION DIGITISED & PHOTOGRAPHED

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In 2019 a large recording and tape archive (254 items) was donated by Chris Knox to the Alexander Turnbull Library (New Zealand's National Library). This was to sit alongside the previously donated Flying Nun Records master tapes. The purpose of both of the donations was to better preserve and digitize these important alternative music collections - something that has been progressing very successfully. 

The Alexander Turnbull Library have now just announced they've also made good progress with the Chris Knox collection with more than 80 tapes now being available to listen to on the premises of the library. This will be a fantastic resource for both music researchers and also fans of Chris Knox

It is a pretty impressive list - and as the ATL has posted on facebook "includes master tapes for Tall Dwarfs and Chris Knox solo albums, Toy Love and The Enemy, demos and live recordings, and some real oddities."

Chris Knox Master Tapes

They also note on the collection page "The recordings document Knox's creative process from work tapes and demos, through to multitracks (in various formats), rough mixes, and final production master tapes. Most of the tapes are accompanied by annotated boxes and some also have enclosed documentation, such as tracking sheets. The collection also includes some live recordings made by Knox of other groups, such as The Fall and several Flying Nun-related groups, as well as copy masters and other tapes formerly in his possession."

Prior to being sent to the library Ian Dalziel did important work organising and labelling the tapes with extra information about the contents.

Have a look at the list of Chris Knox tapes here. 

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