MAGMA LIVE REMASTERED NEW PRESENTATION 2 CD IN A DIGIPACK
Reference REX 10
- BOOKLET WITH TEXT AND LYRICS . ORIGINAL RECORDING + BONUS TRACKS
After the departure in autum 1974 of Jannick TOP and most of the other members of the band, MAGMA rose phoenix-like from the ashes with a new hot line-up, which saw the musical opportunity lying before it. After long rehearsals Christian Vander realized that he had yet another exceptional group and the decision was taken to records the first Magma live album. The recording, made in June 1975 at the Taverne de l’Olympia, perfectly demonstrates the incredible impact made by Magma. Absolutely dedicated to the music of Christian Vander, who by that time had reached the summit of his art, the band plays as if they were one man and sweeps all before it in its triumpant passage.
Whether it was a new arrangement of any old pieces (KOHNTARK, KOBAH, MEKANIK), or a previously unheard piece (HHAI, LIHNS), the sound of Magma has never been heard more powerfully as on this incredible recording. Although it remains difficult to point anyone performance as beeing outstanding, it would nevertheless be difficult not to react to the mind-blowing performance by Didier Lockwood, whose violin playing contributes so greatly to the profound originality of this magnificant double album !
1 - KOHNTARK part 1 (original mix 1975)
2 - KOHNTARK part 2 (original mix 1975)
3 - EMEHNTEHTT-RE announcement (alternative mix 1989)**
1 - HHAI (original mix 1975)
Christian VANDER drums, vocal - Klaus BLASQUIZ, vocal - Stella VANDER vocal, -Bernard PAGANOTTI, bass - Gabriel FEDEROW, guitar - Didier LOCKWOOD ,violon - Benoit WIDEMANN, keyboards - Jean-Pol ASSELINE, keyboards
Recoded live between June 1st and June 5th 1975 at la TAVERNE DE L'OLYMPIA by Frank OWENS. Mixed by Georges CHKIANZ
at studio le Chateau except **Mixé au studio UNIWERIA ZEKT par Francis LINON et Christian VANDER. Mastering Southeastern lab, Fierce mountain, NC