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 6 Joy Division reels, which resulted in a court case. Julia Adamsons defence can be read here and associated documents. 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)
The Sisters Of Mercy reel has gone to their biggest fan in Italy
(no commercial use ©).
A box of tapes has been donated to the Strawberry Studios Museum, due to open in 2017. The copyright owners were happy to donate them.
A 2 inch multitrack by Illustration has been donated to the groups archivist. It was produced by Martin Hannett and is from our rescued tapes collection when Strawberry Studios closed in 1990. The ex-members are planning to extract the audio from the multitrack for a possible remix.
We're currently sorting out the other reels.
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