The Kiwi Pacific Records Story

Tony Vercoe, talking with Tony Martin

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These interviews trace Kiwi Pacific Records from its beginnings as a division of publishers AH & AW Reed Ltd to its independence as Kiwi Pacific Records, all under the direction of Tony Vercoe.

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These interviews trace Kiwi Pacific Records from its beginnings as a division of publishers AH & AW Reed Ltd, through its period as the subsidiary Reed Pacific Records Ltd, to its independence as Kiwi Pacific Records, all under the direction of Tony Vercoe. At the age of 70, when he sold the company as a going concern, Tony left it with a substantial catalogue of wide variety and unique archival value.

Eminent New Zealand composer Douglas Lilburn summed up the enterprising undertaking that was Kiwi Pacific Records: ‘It was a great day when Tony Vercoe set up his own firm and decided to promote recordings of New Zealand music. … Kiwi Records became for many years a focal point for a developing awareness of our musical identities, encouraging and fostering our talents in a practical way, and professionally giving us a new and vastly wider audience both here and overseas.’

About the author

Tony Vercoe took charge of Reed’s Kiwi Records division in 1959. He had trained as a classical singer alongside Inia Te Wiata and wanted to record local classical music. He went on to develop Kiwi Pacific Records as the flagship company for the recording of New Zealand music of all kinds.

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Dimensions 148 x 10 x 210 mm
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