MAGMA, "Zombies in the Storm", 1977 06 15, Orléans, FR, (sdb?) - UPGRADE
Repost from elsewhere on the web
Thanks to Hemix for this work
The very good and famous recording of Orleans, 15th June 1977, freshly upgraded.
This is most probably a soundboard recording, but I would rate the sound only 7,5/10 (not excellent). Nevertheless, it's a must have for every Magma fan because it contains many unreleased track, and most notably the famous long version of Zombies, unavailable on any other boot.
1 • Emëhntëhtt Rë (intro) (6:21)
2 • Hhaï (13:40)
3 • De futura (14:31)
4 • Zombies / Emëhntëhtt Rë II (21:30)
5 • Ptah (4:53)
1 • Morrison in the storm (11:49)
2 • Titilbon (6:36)
3 • Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh (39:00)
4 • Troller tanz (3:37)
Christian VANDER - drums, vocals
Jean DE ANTONI - guitar
Benoît WIDEMANN - keyboards, synthesizer
Guy DELACROIX - bass
Clément BAILLY - drums, keyboards, voice
Klaus BLASQUIZ - vocals, percussion
Stella VANDER, Liza DELUXE, Florence BERTAUX - vocals
guest : René "Stündëhr" GARBER - saxophone (M.D.K)
what was done in this upgrade :
- right / left balance corrected on all tracks
- severe volume fluctuations were on many tracks. All have been repaired, sometimes using patches from other parts of the song
- an annoying cut in the middle of Zombies (long version - or Ehmenthett Ré II as it is now known) have been repaired, without losing any music.
- 2 cuts were on MDK. A bit of music was lost because of the first cut (at approx 14 min) so I did my best to remove it while having a seamless performance, but connoisseur will notice a transition that is not on the original composition - but that's better than having a hole. The second one was a cut with overlaps, so there was no difficulty to remove this one.
- I improved transitions between songs : some were abruptly cut on the original recording.
- I boosted the treble a bit to make the sound less muffled and I removed a bit of hiss. But nothing miraculous here.
- Designed a new cover artwork and chose a title for this version "Zombies in the storm"