Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tied To The Tracks exhibition

I was lucky enough to attend the launch for this great exhibition last night, and witnessed Shona Laing and then John Hanlon sing a few songs each, it was choice. Apparently Jordan Luck was spotted with his John Hanlon LPs, getting them signed. I went back down today and took some photos. This exhibition is on til the end of May, at Tyler St Garage, in Britomart.

Via Audioculture: "As of Tuesday morning some 150 classic New Zealand album covers are on the walls of the Tyler Street Garage in Auckland's Britomart, and they will stay up until May 31.

It's called Tied To The Tracks, after a Shona Laing album that has been unavailable for some 34 years and NEVER on digital - until now.

Why? To celebrate the digital rerelease of some 200 unavailable New Zealand albums, many of which have been out of print for decades - that's why. Some go back to 1960 and they span the decades thereafter.

Over the past two years or more, Recorded Music New Zealand has worked with record labels to remaster and reissue these records, putting them up on iTunes and Spotify. We're also embedding all of them in our profiles on AudioCulture.

An amazing visual feast, if you are in Auckland and have an interest in our musical past, it's a must do."

The full list of albums reissued to date (there are many more to come), you can check the titles here: http://www.promusic.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Digital-Reissue-List-16-May.pdf

SEE: The art of the Kiwi album cover by Russell Brown, at Audioculture

The bottom LP was recorded on location, at a club called the Hi Diddle Griddle, at 507 K Rd.

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