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Chris Blair


Chris Blair (died 2005) joined Abbey Road Studios in 1969 as a Tape Operator when he worked on sessions including Joe Loss, Ken Dodd and Des O’Connor. After a request to ‘help out’, he was asked to be a tape operator on The Beatles’ Abbey Road album, recorded that summer. Chris then moved into disc-cutting, first producing acetates before moving on to mastering singles, albums and CDs. Throughout his career at Abbey Road, Chris worked with some of the most respected bands and artists in the music industry including Radiohead, The Divine Comedy, Sting, Travis, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Mike Scott & The Waterboys, Spiritualized, Oasis, Queen, Blur, Saint Etienne, Muse, Genesis, Supergrass Bernard Butler, Roxette, Kate Bush, Cliff Richard, Paul Carrack, Tina Turner, Mike Batt, Duran Duran, James, Gary Moore, Phil Collins, Madness, Alan Parsons, Teenage Fanclub, Tanita Tikaram, Morrissey, The Buzzcocks, Joan Armatrading, James Galway, Boyzone, Jethro Tull, Pet Shop Boys, Roger Taylor, Rolf Harris, Robbie Williams and Lord Lloyd Webber to name a few. In 2001, Chris was honoured when Radiohead’s Kid A album won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Album. Other award-winning projects have included Sting’s Brand New Day (Best Pop Album, Grammy Award 2000) and Travis’ The Man Who (Best Album, Brit Award 2000). Chris also mastered many of the Now That What I Call Music and Best In The World Ever compilation series. Chris died on November 7th 2005 of leukemia. He was 55 years old.

  
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Refractor - Original Mix on German Sound, Vol. 3 by Various Artists
Bombing Zone - Chris Blair Remix on Bombing Zone by Tranonica
Meet Me On the Corner on Best of British & Irish Country 2012 by Various Artists
Promise on German Sound, Vol. 4 by Various Artists
Exodus - Silvano Scarpetta Remix on Exodus by Chris Blair
Carbonated - Chris Blair's Diamond Pressure Remix on Carbonated Tendency by Atie Horvat
Piledriver - Original Mix on Piledriver by Chris Blair
Battlemode Activated - Chris Blair Remix on Battlemode Activated by Strobetech
Immune to the Good - Chris Blair Remix on Worst Nightmare by Primal Beat
Exodus - De Hessejung Remix on Exodus by Chris Blair

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