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Martin Hannett Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (19 Sep 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Ozit
  • ASIN: B005HX4S7G
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 366,387 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Martin And JCC - Quick Verbal QuipMartin Hannett0:080.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Office In A Bottle - Martin On Vocals, Synths Along With John Hurst And DianeMartin Hannett, John Hurst 4:590.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Martin On Synths, Metronome ETCMartin Hannett 4:040.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Martin On SyndrumsMartin Hannett10:31Album Only
Listen  5. Martin On Synths, Keyboards ETC (Track A)Martin Hannett 3:410.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Bernard Sumner Talks About MartinMartin Hannett0:080.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Martin On Synths, Keyboards ETC (Track B)Martin Hannett, Bernard Sumner 3:030.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Martin - Strange Piano MixMartin Hannett 3:550.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Martin On Synths, Keyboards ETC (Track C)Martin Hannett 4:400.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Martin Plays BassMartin Hannett 3:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Chrysler - Belt And BracesMartin Hannett 3:320.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Benavila - Belt And BracesBelt and Braces 6:490.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Joe Smith - Belt And BracesBelt and Braces 5:460.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Derry - Belt And BracesBelt and Braces 4:100.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Trouble In A Major - Pete FarrowPete Farrow 4:190.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Hold On - Pete FarrowPete Farrow 2:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Sailaway - Pete FarrowPete Farrow 3:180.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Maybe He'll Make You Smile - Pete FarrowPete Farrow 3:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Old Man's Song - Pete FarrowPete Farrow 2:520.69  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Hooky Talks About MartinMartin Hannett, Peter Hook0:150.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Manchester Boys - George BorowskiGeorge Borowski 4:080.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Who Is Innocent - George BorowskiGeorge Borowski 4:410.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Dangerous City - George BorowskiGeorge Borowski 3:500.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Giant - Belt And BracesBelt and Braces 4:190.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Questions - Belt And BracesBelt and Braces 3:400.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Grapes - Belt And BracesBelt and Braces 3:290.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Money - Belt And BracesBelt and Braces 2:110.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Banks Of The Dee - Belt And BracesBelt and Braces 5:180.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Chains - Belt And BracesBelt and Braces 4:010.69  Buy MP3 

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CD Description

The man who set the template for the Manchester Sound. All tracks produced, engineered or performed by Martin Hannett. This cd set is issued twenty years since the sad departure of Martin Hannett, a biographical book and a film will follow. "Rarely can there have been a man who so totally immersed himself in his own work and to such stunning effect" International Musician Obituary // Bono: "Martin Hannett was a genius..... He looked like Dr Who, and he was into technology. He had harmonizers and things we had never heard of." // Martin Hannett was renowned as a teenager and beyond for his record collection ( covering so many different genres of music) and his total dedication to buying Hi Fi equipment when most homes around him were still managing with a radiogram or a Dansette record player. His initial tastes in music for his record collection seem strange- for someone who would go on to be the Creator of the definitive Manchester Sound his collection included The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Steely Dan, Tim Buckley, Love, Emmylou Harris and the Grateful Dead whose bass player Phil Lesh, Martin would model himself on. Somehow Martin s interest in those sharp sounding sunshine west coast acoustic and electric guitars metamorphosised into his fascination for electronic music from synthesisers and sampling. He talked about hearing beats within air conditioning units in factories when he worked for a while in industrial removals. The AMS1560 delay built by former aerospace engineers in Burnley which would be the basis for the Joy Division drum sound was built to encapsulate sounds that Martin heard in his head. The Marshall Time Modulator ( nicknamed by bands who worked with Martin- the Marshall Time Waster) and the AMS1560 Delay together with the ARP Omni and Transcendent 2000 synths initially followed by the ARP2600 became the staple studio control room toys for all Hannett s late 70s & early 80 s. Martin was a true experimenter with sound, perhaps coming from his background obtaining a chemistry degree. The bands and the studio toys and the acoustics of the buildings were the chemical ingredients and what he hoped was that mixing all these up would result in some great chemical reaction. Martin often talked only in conversations where he gave out cryptic clues, often using references you could only understand if you had watched the previous week s episode of Doctor Who or read the last issue of Omni science fiction magazine. By 1978 the first sessions for Joy Division had been produced by Martin Hannett .With this 2 cd set we have gone back to the roots of Hannett getting involved with Joy Division. Many of the tracks on this cd set were produced a while before Martin became a director of Factory and the house producer for the label , and for the first time you can hear a collection of tracks in a different genre produced by Martin as well as tracks where both Martin Hannett the musician and Martin the producer /engineer comes to the forefront.

Product Description

2CD set of early recordings, productions and interview segments from the genius producer of U2, Buzzcocks, Durutti Column, Joy Division, Psychedelic Furs, Nico, New Order &Happy Mondays.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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With a detailed insight into the creator of the Manchester Sound in the accompanying cd booklet and two great cds of sounds, the first cd has some great recordings of Martin Hannett the musician plus other tracks where he was just producer. The second cd features classic productions of Guitar George Borowski and some of Hannett's earlier more folkie productions. It is twenty years in 2011 since Martin Hannett died and this cd shows the buds of his genius starting to flower in the mid 70's. Don't be without this album
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To hear some non Joy Division and mainly non Factory works of Hannett gives the listener a much wider picture of Hannett's sonic treatments. This two cd set is a great for a wider view of Martin Hannett and his studio techniques.
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