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WITCH — We Intend To Cause Havoc

WITCH — We Intend To Cause Havoc

The complete works of Zambia’s legendary garage-, psych-, prog-, funk-,afro-rock ensemble. 1972-1977: WITCH’s five albums and rare 7” tracks presented as a 4 CD and 6LP box set. Restored and remastered from the original tapes.

WITCH is the best known Zamrock ensemble – they succeeded in releasing five albums in Zamrock’s 70s heyday. This 4 CD/6LP box set marks the first time that their entire catalog – including rare, 7″-only tracks, all restored and remastered from the original tapes – has been available outside of Zambia.

WITCH’s first two, self-produced albums – Introduction and In The Past, released in unison with the birth of the commercial Zambian recording industry – are exuberant experiments in garage rock, and are as influenced by the Rolling Stones as they are James Brown. Their third album, Lazy Bones!!, is the band’s masterpiece – a dark, brooding psychedelic opus that makes equal use of wah-wah and fuzz guitars, that relies as heavily on the stomping feel of hard rock as it does the syncopation of funk. The band’s last two albums – Lukombo Vibes and Including Janet, recorded after the band toured with Osibisa – make use of traditional Zambian rhythms and folk melodies. They are the most “afro-rock” of WITCH’s oeuvre.

These 54 rare and unreleased songs are presented as a 10″ x 6″ hardbound 4 CD box set with a 24 page booklet and as 6 LPs – each with the original cover art – housed in a slipcase box with a 16 page booklet.

The 6 LP box set was limited to 1000 pieces and is now SOLD OUT.

Also available from WITCH: Introduction (1974) | In the Past (1974) | Lazy Bones!! (1975) | Lukombo Vibes (1976) | Movin’ On & Kuomboka (1980)

01. Introduction
WITCH
3:45
02. Home Town
WITCH
4:21
03. You Better Know
WITCH
3:30
04. Feeling High
WITCH
3:37
05. Like A Chicken
WITCH
3:10
06. See You Mama
WITCH
4:34
07. That’s What I Want
WITCH
3:02
08. Try Me
WITCH
4:24
09. No Time
WITCH
4:34
10. Living In The Past
WITCH
5:44
11. Young Lady
WITCH
3:51
12. Chance
WITCH
3:11
13. It’s Alright
WITCH
3:30
14. I’ve Been Away
WITCH
2:39
15. I Like The Way I Am
WITCH
4:53
16. The Only Way
WITCH
3:59
17. Smiling Face
WITCH
3:45
18. She Is Mine
WITCH
3:31
19. Mashed Potato
WITCH
4:05
20. Black Tears
WITCH
4:55
21. Motherless Child
WITCH
3:57
22. Tooth Factory
WITCH
4:34
23. Strange Dream
WITCH
3:17
24. Look Out
WITCH
4:04
25. Havoc
WITCH
4:28
26. October Night
WITCH
4:40
27. Off My Boots
WITCH
2:55
28. Lazy Bones
WITCH
4:02
29. Little Clown
WITCH
3:29
30. Talking Universe
WITCH
5:18
31. Evil Woman
WITCH
6:00
32. Sweet Sixteen
WITCH
3:06
33. Toloka
WITCH
4:06
34. 81st Crowd Confusion
WITCH
3:48
35. Up The Sky
WITCH
3:41
36. Thou Shalt Not Cry
WITCH
4:50
37. Bleeding Thunder
WITCH
5:15
38. Devil’s Flight
WITCH
4:32
39. Blood Donor
WITCH
4:44
40. Nasauka
WITCH
4:13
41. Evening Of My Life
WITCH
5:23
42. Kangalaitoito
WITCH
3:42
43. See-Saw
WITCH
5:25
44. Chifundo
WITCH
5:10
45. Fool’s Ride
WITCH
3:27
46. Janet
WITCH
4:48
47. As Days Go By
WITCH
3:17
48. Ntedelakumbi
WITCH
4:05
49. In Flight
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3:28
50. Nazingwa
WITCH
4:24
51. Silver Lady
WITCH
3:56
52. Anyinamwana
WITCH
4:08
53. Mama Feel Good
WITCH
5:19
54. The Way I Feel
WITCH
5:11