VA - Welcome To Zamrock! Vol. 2 (2017) [24bit/96kHz]

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VA - Welcome To Zamrock! Vol. 2 (2017) [24bit/96kHz]

VA - Welcome To Zamrock! Vol. 2: How Zambia’s Liberation Led To a Rock Revolution (1972​-​1977) (2017)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:57 minutes | 1,6 GB | Artwork - 141 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 – Crossbones – Really
A2 – Amanaz – History Of Man
A3 – Witch – Strange Dream
A4 – Rikki Ililonga – Stop Dreaming Mr. D
A5 – Five Revolutions – Poor Man
B1 – Keith Mlevhu – Love And Freedom
B2 – Born Free – Mad Man
B3 – Dr. Footswitch – Otenta
B4 – Tinkles – Mpundu
B5 – Salty Dog – See The Strom
C1 – Fireballs – Umwana Wakusanga Mung'anda
C2 – Peace – Umbwalwa Ne Chamba
C3 – The Oscillations – Request To God
C4 – Musi-O-Tunya – Katonga
D1 – Ngozi Family – Hold On
D2 – Chrissy Zebby Tembo – I'm Not Made Of Iron
D3 – Jesper Siliya Lungu – Hot Do
D4 – Mike Nyoni – SM

foobar2000 1.4.1 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2021-01-12 13:42:20

Analyzed: Various / Welcome To Zamrock! Vol. 2

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR11 -0.72 dB -13.40 dB 3:55 01-Crossbones - Really
DR11 -0.29 dB -12.49 dB 3:00 02-Amanaz - History Of Man
DR12 -1.12 dB -14.89 dB 3:16 03-Witch - Strange Dream
DR10 -0.32 dB -12.77 dB 3:32 04-Rikki Ililonga - Stop Dreaming Mr. D
DR11 -0.39 dB -13.89 dB 2:50 05-Five Revolutions - Poor Man
DR11 -0.32 dB -12.82 dB 3:23 06-Keith Mlevhu - Love And Freedom
DR11 -0.55 dB -13.32 dB 2:36 07-Born Free - Mad Man
DR11 -0.71 dB -15.12 dB 6:52 08-Dr. Footswitch - Otenta
DR12 -0.34 dB -13.00 dB 3:24 09-Tinkles - Mpundu
DR12 -0.61 dB -13.43 dB 3:44 10-Salty Dog - See The Strom
DR11 -0.23 dB -13.53 dB 3:21 11-Fireballs - Umwana Wakusanga Mung'anda
DR10 -0.26 dB -13.53 dB 7:06 12-Peace - Umbwalwa Ne Chamba
DR9 -0.37 dB -11.37 dB 5:42 13-The Oscillations - Request To God
DR12 -0.48 dB -14.57 dB 4:49 14-Musi-O-Tunya - Katonga
DR12 -0.29 dB -14.24 dB 4:00 15-Ngozi Family - Hold On
DR12 -0.19 dB -13.79 dB 3:16 16-Chrissy Zebby Tembo - I'm Not Made Of Iron
DR12 -0.51 dB -14.55 dB 3:54 17-Jesper Siliya Lungu - Hot Do
DR14 -0.44 dB -16.54 dB 4:18 18-Mike Nyoni - SM

Number of tracks: 18
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3121 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Ripping Info

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!