Friday, April 3, 2009

V/A - "Flying Nun 25th Anniversary Boxset" (2007)

This amazing, absolutely essential box set was released in '07 in a limited edition of, I believe 2,000. It features 82 songs by 82 artists spanning the Christchurch, New Zealand label's history. It runs chronologically from their first release by The Clean and the great Gordons (who became Bailter Space) through to The Mint Chicks and Shocking Pinks.

This goes for a hefty price on internet sites ($205 on Amazon), and was also quite pricey in New Zealand. If you don't know where to start with the history of the amazing Kiwi scene, this is a great place, as Flying Nun was there from the beginning. I also recommend getting, as a kind of companion set, the 4-disc Not Given Lightly - A Kiwi Tapes Retrospective from the late, great Kiwi Tapes blog (which turned into the equally great though not exclusively Kiwi, Decrepit Tapes - see sidebar for link). The links appear to all be active, but I'd hurry. In fact I wouldn't sleep on this box set, either!

I'm not gonna do a massive track list for this. Suffice to say everyone is represented, and all are properly identified.
320 kbps rip.
Disc 1 * Disc 2 * Disc 3 * Disc 4



Nachete said...

Thanks so much for this great box.


Garageland said...

what's up with the kiwi blog doledrums ???

Mona said...

Thank you for this one, always liked what I heard of the Flying Nun stuff and this will keep me going for a while!

Melvillain said...

Great blog. Thanks for that Michael Gira oddity. Wow! that was seriously f---ed up.

Gardenhead said...

Wow thank you so much for going to the trouble to post this box set. You really made my day!

slovenlyeric said...

Thank you for posting this. People looking for a good entry-way into the N.Z. music scene from the 1980's to early 1990's will definity get a good start with this set.

Anonymous said...

Just... wow!

Anonymous said...

Oh, can't believe I found this. Thanks thanks thanks for uploading, really made my day.

Steve said...

Thank you very much!