VA - Welcome To Zamrock! Vol. 1 (2017) [24bit/96kHz]

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VA - Welcome To Zamrock! Vol. 1 (2017) [24bit/96kHz]

VA - Welcome To Zamrock! Vol. 1: How Zambia’s Liberation Led To a Rock Revolution (1972​-​1977) (2017)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:25 minutes | 1,5 GB | Artwork - 140 MB
Psychedelic Rock, Funk Rock | Label: Now-Again Records

How Zambia’s Liberation Led To A Rock Revolution. 1972-1977. An overview of the Zamrock scene, from its ascension to its fall to its resurgence, presented as two volumes, both as 2LPs and hardcover book/CDs.

By the mid 1970s, the Southern African nation known as the Republic of Zambia had fallen on hard times. Though the country’s first president Kenneth Kaunda had thrown off the yoke of British colonialism, the new federation found itself under his self-imposed, autocratic rule. Conflict loomed on all sides of this landlocked nation. Kaunda protected Zambia from war, but his country descended into isolation and poverty as he supported rebel movements in neighboring countries Angola, Zimbabwe and Mozambique and stood up against apartheid South Africa.

This is the environment in which the 70s rock revolution that has come to be known as Zamrock flourished. It’s no wonder that the Zambian musicians taken by American and European influences gravitated to the dark side of the rock and funk spectrum. Fuzz guitars were commonplace, as were driving rhythms influenced by James Brown’s funk and Jimi Hendrix’s rock. Musical themes, mainly sung in the country’s constitutional language, English, were often bleak.

When Now-Again Records’s Eothen “Egon” Alapatt started his investigation into this scene, he found that Zamrock markers were few. Only a small number of the original Zamrock godfathers that remained in the country survived through the late ’90s, when the music recorded in ’70s Zambia became the final frontier for those global-psychedelic rock junkies searching for their next fix. AIDS decimated this country, and uncontrollable inflation forced the Zambian rockers that could afford to flee into something resembling exile.

This was not a likely scene to survive – but it did. Following Now-Again’s previous anthologies centered around Zamrock bands WITCH, Ngozi Family, Amanaz and Musi-O-Tunya, Welcome To Zamrock!, presented in two volumes, arrives; these two volumes highlight Now-Again’s decade-long investigation into this musical movement and present the definitive overview of its most beloved ensembles. Zamrock’s ascension, its fall and its resurgence is detailed in an extensive book written by Alapatt and Zambian music historian Leonard Koloko. Both Welcome To Zamrock! volumes are presented as 2LPs (with WAV download card and edited booklet) and also as a full 104-page hardcover book with CD. Bundles of both formats are available only via Rappcats, at a discounted price. Both anthologies contain rare tracks by WITCH, Amanaz, Paul Ngozi, Chrissy Zebby Tembo, Five Revolutions, Dr. Footswitch and every important Zamrock band.

A1 – Ngozi Family – Hi Babe
A2 – Musi O Tunya – Musi-O-Tunya
A3 – Witch – You Better Know (Original Version)
A4 – Blackfoot – Running
B1 – Dr. Footswitch – Everyday Has Got A New Dream
B2 – Chrissy Zebby Tembo – Born Black
B3 – Salty Dog – Fast
B4 – Teddy Chisi – Funky Lady
C1 – Crossbones – Rain & Sunshine
C2 – The Born Free – I Don't Know
C3 – Five Revolutions – Fwe Bena Zambia
C4 – Amanaz – Khala My Friend (Reverb Version)
D1 – Ricky Banda – Who's That Guy
D2 – Machine Gunners – Changa Namwele
D3 – Keith Mlevhu – Dzikolino Ni Zambia
D4 – Cosmos Zani – Poverty

foobar2000 1.4.1 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2021-01-12 13:32:52

Analyzed: Various / Welcome To Zamrock! Vol. 1

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR13 -0.29 dB -14.59 dB 4:03 01-Ngozi Family - Hi Babe
DR11 -0.55 dB -13.62 dB 4:09 02-Musi O Tunya - Musi-O-Tunya
DR11 -0.55 dB -13.58 dB 3:30 03-Witch - You Better Know (Original Version)
DR11 -0.36 dB -13.61 dB 4:00 04-Blackfoot - Running
DR11 -0.55 dB -12.78 dB 2:37 05-Dr. Footswitch - Everyday Has Got A New Dream
DR13 -0.49 dB -14.37 dB 3:17 06-Chrissy Zebby Tembo - Born Black
DR12 -0.25 dB -14.13 dB 4:49 07-Salty Dog - Fast
DR12 -0.65 dB -14.55 dB 6:11 08-Teddy Chisi - Funky Lady
DR12 -0.43 dB -15.07 dB 4:43 09-Crossbones - Rain and Sunshine
DR11 -0.40 dB -13.67 dB 4:31 10-The Born Free - I Don't Know
DR9 -0.65 dB -11.50 dB 4:23 11-Five Revolutions - Fwe Bena Zambia
DR12 -0.52 dB -14.96 dB 3:22 12-Amanaz - Khala My Friend (Reverb Version)
DR13 -0.57 dB -15.69 dB 4:40 13-Ricky Banda - Who's That Guy
DR14 -0.53 dB -16.47 dB 3:53 14-Machine Gunners - Changa Namwele
DR11 -0.45 dB -12.70 dB 5:02 15-Keith Mlevhu - Dzikolino Ni Zambia
DR10 -0.29 dB -12.23 dB 4:16 16-Cosmos Zani - Poverty

Number of tracks: 16
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2821 kbps
Codec: FLAC

RCM: Okki Nokki (L'art du son, Clearaudio's Diamond Cleaner)
TT: Vintage (1982) Yamaha PX-3
Cartridge: Sumiko Blue Point Special Evolution III
Phono amp: Audio Research SP15 own tube phono section
ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC


Pre Amp: Audio Research SP15
Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz


iZotope RX 5 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.18
No post-processing any kind needed - only silent passages btw. the tracks were cleaned
Wave 32/192(32/384) –-> Flac 24/96 & 24/192: Twisted Wave 1.18
Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5
Tagging files with xACT 2.50

Neither music nor DMC agents were harmed during the session
All stunts are 100% real

Thanks to the Original customer!