Chris Blair

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.


Chris Blair Discography Tracks

Writing & Arrangement

610 228-222 The Alan Parsons Project The Alan Parsons Project - Vulture Culture(CD, Album) Arista 610 228-222 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
The Alan Parsons Project The Alan Parsons Project - The Turn Of A Friendly Card (Album, Comp) Classic Records US 1980 Sell This Version


NRSCDS 102 Andrew Rankine And His Band* Andrew Rankine And His Band* - Come Scottish Country Dancing With(LP, Album) Newcastle Branch Of The R.S.C.D.S, The NRSCDS 102 UK 1976 Sell This Version
09026 60938 2 The King's Singers The King's Singers - Good Vibrations(CD, Album) RCA Victor 09026 60938 2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Cliff Richard Cliff Richard - The Hit List (The Best Of 35 Years) (Comp) EMI United Kingdom, EMI United Kingdom UK 1994 Sell This Version
WEBB003 Brave Captain* Brave Captain* - The Fingertip Saint Sessions Vol.1(CD, MiniAlbum) Wichita WEBB003 UK 2000 Sell This Version


Suzi Quatro Suzi Quatro - Suzi Quatro (Album, Comp) RAK, EMI Electrola Turkey 1973 Sell This Version
HAR 5079 Wizzard (2) Wizzard (2) - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday(7", Single, Promo) Harvest HAR 5079 UK 1973 Sell This Version
PAS 10007, 0C 064-05503 Paul McCartney & Wings* Paul McCartney & Wings* - Band On The Run(LP, Album, Exp) Apple Records, Apple Records PAS 10007, 0C 064-05503 UK 1973 Sell This Version
Kayak Kayak - See See The Sun (Album) EMI Japan 1973 Sell This Version
EMI 2429 Charlie Rasp Charlie Rasp - Randy Rooster(7", Single) EMI EMI 2429 UK 1974 Sell This Version
Edwin Starr Edwin Starr - Stop Her On Sight (S.O.S) (Single) Tamla Motown UK 1974 Sell This Version
Pilot Pilot - From The Album Of The Same Name (Album) EMI Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
Mud Mud - Mud Rock (Album) RAK Yugoslavia 1974 Sell This Version
TMG 933 Syreeta Syreeta - Your Kiss Is Sweet(7") Tamla Motown TMG 933 UK 1974 Sell This Version
Cozy Powell Cozy Powell - Na Na Na (Single) RAK UK 1974 Sell This Version
EMI 2225 Fogg Fogg - Wind It Up(7", Single) EMI EMI 2225 UK 1974 Sell This Version
Queen Queen - Queen II (Album) EMI, EMI UK 1974 Sell This Version
Suzi Quatro Suzi Quatro - Quatro (Album) RAK, EMI Electrola Italy 1974 Sell This Version
Cockney Rebel Cockney Rebel - The Psychomodo (Album) EMI, EMI New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
RAK 174 Hot Chocolate Hot Chocolate - Changing World (7") RAK RAK 174 UK 1974 Sell This Version
David Gates David Gates - Never Let Her Go Elektra UK 1974 Sell This Version
Telly Savalas Telly Savalas - If (Single) MCA Records UK 1974 Sell This Version
RAK 170 Mud Mud - The Cat Crept In(7", Single) RAK RAK 170 UK 1974 Sell This Version
PSR 374 Ringo Starr Ringo Starr - Interview By Bob Mercer With Ringo For The Salesmen And Uxbridge Road / Only You (7", Promo, Int) Parlophone PSR 374 UK 1974 Sell This Version