Back to Business Best Books of the Month Valentine's Day Shop Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon St Lucia Bose SoundTouch 130 Amazon Fire TV Stick Valentine's Day Cards Create an Amazon Wedding Registry Amazon Gift Card Offer chiraq chiraq chiraq  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 Kindle Voyage Prime Exclusive Savings in Video Games Shop Now Sale

Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox

December 8, 2009 | Format: MP3

$11.99
Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
30
1
2:12
30
2
2:42
30
3
2:17
30
4
6:38
30
5
3:16
30
6
3:37
30
7
4:22
30
8
3:29
30
9
2:08
30
10
4:14
30
11
3:03
30
12
2:25
30
13
3:35
30
14
3:01
30
15
6:24
Disc 2
30
1
3:27
30
2
2:14
30
3
2:10
30
4
6:29
30
5
2:26
30
6
3:33
30
7
2:09
30
8
3:00
30
9
3:37
30
10
3:53
30
11
3:02
30
12
3:31
30
13
3:31
30
14
3:44
30
15
4:27
30
16
2:40
30
17
5:19
30
18
4:31
30
19
3:31
30
20
3:45
30
21
1:56
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  

Product Details

Customer Reviews

5 star
0%
4 star
100%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
Chris Knox suffered a stroke in summer of 2009. By February of 2010, friends, family and admirers had assembled "Stroke," a collection of covers from his wide pool of songs. As a member of Tall Dwarves with Alec Bathgate, Knox was instrumental in bringing alternative music to New Zealand in in turn, exporting New Zealand's sounds to the rest of the world.

The collection boasts some nuggets for the fanatical, like a track from the recently deceased Jay Reatard and also one from the hermetic Jeff Mangum, an old school synth pop song from Stephin Merritt recorded in the late 1980s, pieces from perennial favorites like Yo La Tengo, Bill Callahan, The Mountain Goats, Bonnie Prince Billy, and Lou Barlow, and a slew of work from fellow New Zealanders. The sheer scope (2 discs!) and breadth (everyone from The Chills to A.C. Newman) of "Stroke" is a testimony to Knox's stature, relevance, and to the devotion he inspires in fans and fellow musicians.

"Stroke" is a solid investment, musically. But more importantly than that, it celebrates a hard-working and talented songwriter and brings him and his family much-needed help in a time of need. Knox himself even makes some post-stroke appearances on wordless vocals on the last two songs -- evidence that he is in no way finished with music. There is a lot here for the casual indie fan and the supporter of Knox alike.
Comment 32 of 33 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category