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Amanaz – Africa

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Issued in 1975, this is the articulation of Zambia’s “Zamrock” ethos, covers each major quadrant of the Zamrock whole: it came from the mines; its musicians were anti-colonial freedom fighters, it envelops Zambian folk music traditions. And it rocks.

The album was given two separate mixes and two separate presses: one version is dry, with the vocals and drums mixed loud, the other slathered in reverb, with the vocals and drums disappearing into the mix, and with the guitar solos mixed much louder. Now-Again has presented them both in this anthology. This is a highpoint of the Zamrock scene and this is its definitive reissue.

2/LP, 2/CD set contains both released versions of the album: a dry, drums-up mix and reverb-drenched fuzz-guitar dominated mix and an extensive booklet containing an essay on the album and detailing the history of the Zamrock scene and this album, with notes from Amanaz’s Isaac Mpofu and Keith Kabwe and rare photos. Download card included with LP version.

1. Amanaz
Amanaz
2:40
2. I Am Very Far
Amanaz
3:22
3. Sunday Morning
Amanaz
5:00
4. Khala My Friend
Amanaz
3:24
5. History Of Man
Amanaz
3:00
6. Nsunka Lwendo
Amanaz
3:11
7. Africa
Amanaz
4:28
8. Green Apple
Amanaz
3:51
9. Making The Scene
Amanaz
3:20
10. Easy Street
Amanaz
3:33
11. Big Enough
Amanaz
3:48
12. Kale
amanaz
4:43
13. Amanaz (Reverb Mix)
Amanaz
2:39
14. I Am Very Far (Reverb Mix)
Amanaz
3:20
15. Sunday Morning (Reverb Mix)
Amanaz
4:59
16. Khala My Friend (Reverb Mix)
Amanaz
3:22
17. History Of Man (Reverb Mix)
Amanaz
2:59
18. Nsunka Lwendo (Reverb Mix)
Amanaz
3:09
19. Africa (Reverb Mix)
Amanaz
4:27
20. Green Apple (Reverb Mix)
Amanaz
3:51
21. Making The Scene (Reverb Mix)
Amanaz
3:20
22. Easy Street (Reverb Mix)
Amanaz
3:32
23. Big Enough (Reverb Mix)
Amanaz
3:47
24. Kale (Reverb Mix)
Amanaz
4:40