1982-1984 Personal Assistant to Record Producer Martin Hannett
The name for the Invisiblegirl organisation was inspired by Martins group The Invisible Girls.Strawberry Studios 1980
In 1982 Martin had legal issues with Factory Records.
He eventually got back into his routine as record producer and planned various projects for different record companies.
Martin had ideas about building a recording studio, at Shrigley Hall in Cheshire (now a hotel). The building was for sale in 1982
Video of Martin in Strawberry Studios in June 1980 (tv broadcast with Tony Wilson)
Tapes rescued when Strawberry Studios closed in 1990's include some of Martins production works. Related news item here.
The tapes are being sorted out with the copyright owners.
The joy division estate took agressive legal action about the Joy Division reels (6), which resulted in a court case. Julia Adamsons defence can be read here (and associated documents). There was no fee or thankyou and it has been a time consuming matter.
It has transpired that these are the only Joy Division master reels in existance.
List of Joy Division reels.
reel 3 (2)
reel 4 (2)
reel 5 (2)
reel 6 (2)
* there is a gagging order in place the joy division lawyers asked for, but as the matter is of public interest it was agreed that it was just the court case 'day' that shouldn't be discussed or details about how the tapes were 'handed over' to the band. Other wise we are free to make updates about the rescued tapes.
The Sisters Of Mercy reel has gone to their biggest fan in Italy (no commercial use ©).
We're currently sorting out the other reels.
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