Flying Nun Records was formed in Christchurch in 1981 by music shop proprietor Roger Shepherd in the flurry of new punk rock-inspired labels forming in the early 80s. The intention was to record original local music of Christchurch, but soon the label rose to national and international prominence by championing the emerging sound of music from New Zealand.
The label grew an incredible reputation worldwide from such success with bands and musicians such as The Clean, Bailter Space, The Chills, The Bats, Chris Knox, Toy Love, Straitjacket Fits, The 3Ds, JPSE, Tall Dwarfs, The Verlaines, David Kilgour, The D4, The Mint Chicks, and many more...
Twenty-five years later and over 499 records since, this is the first-ever FLYING NUN box set! The amazing package contains 4 CDs, featuring the cream of the artists that FN have had to offer over the years -- and also includes a 100-page coffee table book. The deluxe booklet features graphic novel-format liner notes, illustrations and photos created by each musician /band who has a track on the box set.
The set features over 80 songs, chosen and put in a chronological order by Roger Shepherd, founder of Flying Nun. The box set is very design / artwork based -- did we mention the amazing packaging!Links in comments.
Disc 1 Availiable Tonight, other discs are coming in the next few days.