VariousThe Story Of Zamrock!

Label:Now-Again Records – NA 5200, Not On Label (Witch (3) Self-released) – TW 006, Now-Again Records – NA 5203, Zambia Music Parlour – ZMPL 8, Now-Again Records – NA 5201, Chris Editions – CL 004, Now-Again Records – NA 5202, Zambezi – ZTZ 2, Strawberry Rain – SR020, Zambezi – ZTZ 3, Strawberry Rain – SR026, Strawberry Rain – SR029, Zambia Music Parlour – ZMPL 18, Strawberry Rain – SR027, Teal – TRC 103
Series:Vinyl Me, Please. Anthology – VMP-A005-2
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180g
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180g
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180g
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180g
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180g
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180g
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180g
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180g
Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered, Repress
Genre:Rock, Funk / Soul, Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Folk Rock, Garage Rock, Psychedelic, Psychedelic Rock, Funk, Beat, Acid Rock, African


Episode One
The Witch – Introduction
A1The Witch*Introduction
A2The Witch*Home Town (Instrumental)
A3The Witch*You Better Know
A4The Witch*Feeling High
A5The Witch*Like A Chicken
B1The Witch*See Your Mama
B2The Witch*That's What I Want
B3The Witch*Try Me (Instrumental)
B4The Witch*No Time
B5The Witch*I've Been Away For Too Long
Amanaz – Africa
Written-ByIsaac*, Jerry*
C2AmanazI Am Very Far
C3AmanazSunday Morning
C4AmanazKhala My Friend
C5AmanazHistory Of Man
C6AmanazNsunka Lwendo
D2AmanazGreen Apple
D3AmanazMaking The Scene
D4AmanazEasy Street
D5AmanazBig Enough
Episode Two
Ngozi Family ?– 45,000 Volts
E1Ngozi FamilyNizakupanga Ngozi
E2Ngozi FamilyEverything Is Over
E3Ngozi FamilyI'll Be With U
E4Ngozi FamilyAtate
E5Ngozi FamilyU Don't Love Me
F1Ngozi FamilyHouse Of Fear
F2Ngozi FamilyTimwenge
F3Ngozi FamilyHold On
F4Ngozi FamilyTichenjele
Ricky Banda ?– Niwanji Walwa Amwishyo
G1Ricky BandaWho's That Guy?
G2Ricky BandaNiwanji Walwa
G3Ricky BandaPano Calo Chapanshi
G4Ricky BandaMusaniseke Vigamba
G5Ricky BandaYangu E Mwebaleya
H1Ricky BandaLet's Get Up Brothers
H2Ricky BandaI Believe The Man In The Sky
H3Ricky BandaMavuto
H4Ricky BandaFwebana Zambia
H5Ricky BandaAway From Home
Episode Three
Crossbones ?– Wise Man
I1Crossbones (7)Lizi
Written-ByN. Mwanza*
I2Crossbones (7)Fever
Written-ByG. Mlauzi*
I3Crossbones (7)Say That You Love Me
Written-ByS. Nyirongo*, V. Kafula*
I4Crossbones (7)You Always Get Me Wrong
Written-ByG. Mlauzi*, S. Nyirongo*
I5Crossbones (7)Mavuto
Written-ByG. Mlauzi*
I6Crossbones (7)Wiseman
Written-ByH. Nkhata*, N. Mwanza*
J1Crossbones (7)Rain & Sunshine
Written-ByG. Mlauzi*, H. Nkhata*, N. Mwanza*
J2Crossbones (7)Mweba Lume Bandi
Written-ByN. Mwanza*, V. Kafula*
J3Crossbones (7)Highway
Written-ByG. Mlauzi*
J4Crossbones (7)Your Mama Hates Me
Written-ByN. Mwanza*
J5Crossbones (7)Really
Written-ByG. Mlauzi*, N. Mwanza*
J6Crossbones (7)Easy
Written-ByH. Nkhata*, S. Nyirongo*
Fireballs ?– Dots
K1Fireballs (3)Nanvela Bwino
K2Fireballs (3)Fwebekala Chalo
K3Fireballs (3)Dots
K4Fireballs (3)Chomba
L1Fireballs (3)Amaama
L2Fireballs (3)You Can Fool No One
L3Fireballs (3)Chinshele
L4Fireballs (3)Instrumental
L5Fireballs (3)Oiyeelelo
Episode Four
5 Revolutions ?– I'm A Free Man
M15 RevolutionsAdaka Mwapulumuka Kunjala
M25 RevolutionsFeeling All Right
M35 RevolutionsYou Don't Know Me
M45 RevolutionsI'm A Free Man
M55 RevolutionsGreetings
N15 RevolutionsCarol
N25 RevolutionsRespect Yourself
N3 5 RevolutionsKulemela Kwa Bambo Wanga
N45 RevolutionsMbulazi
The Oscillations ?– I Can See It Coming
O1The OscillationsRequest To God
BongosPherrard Lunenge
O2The OscillationsKapande
Backing VocalsMannix (20)
BongosPherrard Lunenge
O3The OscillationsGoing Under
O4The OscillationsBoogaloo With A Feeling
P1The OscillationsTisinsile Mwana
BongosPherrard Lunenge
Lyrics ByPaul Ngoma
P2The OscillationsDeath Has Come Today
P3The OscillationsI Am A Lover
P4The OscillationsI See It Come (I Can See It Coming)

Companies, etc.



- Repress with new, red box artwork.
- Limited to 1,000 hand-numbered copies
- Pressed on 180g black vinyl with heavyweight tip-on jackets and foil-stamped series logo.
- Includes "Ask Me About Nice Artists in Zambia" button and series logo sticker.

On shrink foil sticker:
Made in Czech Republic

Restoration and remastering at Elysian Masters, Los Angeles.

The Witch – Introduction (1972)
? Now-Again Records – ?NA 5200 / Witch Self-released – TW006
? Cover design and layout: Ro Barry
? Photography: John Chadwick
? Recording engineers: Malachite Films
? Transmitting to Steel Disc: Sapra Studio, Nairobi

Amanaz – Africa (1975)
? Now-Again Records – NA 5203 / Zambia Music Parlour – ZMPL 8
? Jacket design: A + S Graphics - Ndola
? Printed by: Monterey - Ndola
? All songs directed and produced on behalf of Zambia Music Parlours Ltd
? Recorded at Malachite Film Studios - Chingola

Ngozi Family ?– 45,000 Volts (1977)
? Now-Again Records – NA 5201 / Chris Editions ?– CL 004
? Congas in F2 and F4, recorded at Sapra Studio Nairobi – May 1977
? Sleeve design Norman C. Muntemba
? Original release distributed by Zambia Music Parlour Ltd.
? Back cover: A Paul Ngozi production; Labels: A Chris Ndhlovu production
? P 1977

Ricky Banda ?– Niwanji Walwa Amwishyo (1976)
? Now-Again Records ?– NA 5202 / Zambezi ?– ZTZ 2
? Recorded at dB Studios, Lusaka
? A Teal Record Co. Production
? Original release printed by Printpak Zambia Ltd. Ndola
? Photography – Fotofilm
? (C) Teal Z (P) Laetrec (MCMLXXVI)
? Original release made in Zambia by M.P.M.

Crossbones ?– Wise Man (1976)
? Strawberry Rain – SR020 / Zambezi – ZTZ 3
? Sleeve notes: Nikki
? Recorded at D.B.A.
? Cover design & typesetting Gilbert Advertising Ltd. Ndola
? (C) Teal Z (P) Laetrec (MCMLXXVI)
? Original release made in Zambia by M.P.M.
? Sleeve credits J1 to N. Mwanza / G. Mlauzi; label credits to N. Mwanza / H. Nkhata

Fireballs ?– Dots (1978 / Previously Unreleased)
? Strawberry Rain ?– SR026
? Recorded at Malachite Film Studios - Chingola, Zambia - 1978
? Cover designed by Jason Connoy

5 Revolutions ?– I'm A Free Man (1976)
? Strawberry Rain ?– SR029 / Zambia Music Parlour ?– ZMPL 18
? Arrangements: B.D. Nyati for Z.M.P.L.
? Original release printers: Monterey - Ndola
? Cover design: Flinto Chandia
? Recorded at Malachite Films - Chingola
? Some track titles vary between back cover and labels (see images)

The Oscillations ?– I Can See It Coming (1978)
? Strawberry Rain ?– SR027 / Teal ?– TRC 103
? Recorded at Malachite Studios in Chingola
? Original release manufactured and published by Teal Record Company - Ndola
? Personal management by Mannix and Sinclair
? Front album cover by F. Bwalya
? (C) Tealzam (P) Zamusic

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  • RadioTowerRecords's avatar
    Edited 6 days ago
    What can I say? Great packaging; great sleeves; great pressings and above all great music. I started on a high with Oscillators and the wonderful guitar of Victor Kasoma. No complaints here and such a joy on The RTR Turntable in Berlin
    • SpyderTracks's avatar
      Edited 4 months ago
      This is my second VMP Anthology boxset, and the quality has been consistent between both of them, and both of them are GZ pressed which is very interesting, obviously GZ have significantly improved over the last year. We're talking utmost quality throughout, the mastering jobs, the pressings, the quietness of the vinyl, the flatness, center holes in the labels, through to tip-on jackets and box quality.
      But it's the content that really blows me away. I'm by no means a Zamrock fan, not heard of it before, but VMP make it so enticing and interesting to get these sets and discover these wonderfully compilated collections.

      It's truly wonderful and making me discover some remarkable music I otherwise wouldn't come across.

      The standout album for me in the collection is the 45,000 Volts one, really good stuff. On the first record, Introduction, the gain kept rising and dropping, no idea if that was on the original or was an error translated to the remaster. It doesn't particularly detract from the album though, just worth mentioning.
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