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Songs of You & Me

Songs of You & Me

17.11.09

Today's featured release focuses on the music a personal hero of mine and many others, Chris Knox. It's not a greatest hits collection or any of the usual sorts of releases we are used to seeing, this one is rather special and is in keeping with a rather special character who has made a huge impact on many of us here and oversea's as the album and the following attest.

NZ On Screen has launched a collection of Chris Knox music videos to support the release of the New Zealand music legend's tribute album Stroke - the Songs of Chris Knox. They also have two wonderful accompanying written pieces from Roger Shepherd who curated the collection and one by Russell Brown.

Russell has also written a piece entitled Deprived of speech, he sang without words for his blogsite Public Address, as has Graham Reid.

There is also party & benefit gig for Chris to celebrate the release of the album - Friday November 20 at The Kings Arms. 

Release Of The Day
STROKE - Songs For Chris Knox

On June 11 this year musician, artist, father, writer, film critic & jandal wearer Chris Knox suffered a life-altering stroke at his home in Grey Lynn.

Everyone wanted to do something to help.  So a bunch of his muso mates from NZ and around the world have gotten together to do what they do best to celebrate Chris' music by recording versions of his songs. 

The resulting album is a chance for Chris' many fans and friends to contribute to his future. 

Songs are covered from all of Chris' musical career - The Enemy, Toy Love, Tall Dwarfs, solo, & his most recent band The Nothing. 

Stroke - Songs For Chric Knox features tracks by local and international artists such as Jay Reatard, Shayne Carter, The Mountain Goats, The Verlaines, Boh Runga, David Kilgour, Don McGlashan, Will Oldham and many more - 32 tracks in all. 

34 MP3s for $19.95, now that is a bargain, plus the proceeds go to a very good good cause.

Have a enlightening day.
Ed

 

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