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Reference MDK50BOX

With this box we want to bring you to the heart of the construction of Magma's most emblematic work, allow you to follow its evolution throughout these 50 years. The first time the band played MDK, we were far from imagining we would still play it more than 50 years later. This anniversary deserves to be celebrated, it is a gift for us too!

Apart from a number of special collectors’ items, this lavish box set contains seven vinyl LPs ranging from the original album to live recordings and other rare materials related to "Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh", of which several were previously unreleased and/or appear on vinyl for the first time.

Une histoire de Mekanik is available as a limited edition (2000 copies) hardcover box with 7 black vinyl LPs, and includes a 84-pages hardcover book, a wall flag, a facsimile of the original LP front cover, and a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity

Only 500 copies will be available on Seventh records webshop !

LP 1 "1972 – PARIS ORTF"
This is definitely one of the first recorded live versions of "MDK"; and it might even be the first – if anybody could exactly remember this after 50 years. The masterpiece was still work in progress at that time.

LP 2  "1973 – Choeurs de la Storchhaus"
This studio recording can be  regarded as a demo and it features the choir that played "MDK" live at the SIGMA festival in November 1972. It was first released on CD in 1989 and appears now for the first time on vinyl.

LP 3 "Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh" (original version)
Despite of more than 30 published studio and live recordings, many consider this album to represent MAGMA's ultimate masterwork. At the time, Christian Vander had taken the artistic destiny of the French band fully into his hands. The most striking development was the massive impact of the vocalists and choir. This classic was carefully remastered for this edition.

LP 4 (Side 1) "1994 – Les voix de Magma"
This previously unreleased track was recorded live with the addition of a 60 piece choir.

LP 4 (Side 2) "1995 – Babayaga la sorcière"
This surprising adaption of "MDK" was recorded at the Espace Lumière in Epinay-sur-Seine, France on October 15, 1995 during the second concert celebrating Magma's 25th birthday. It features an impressive choir of children and an instrumental ensemble of teenagers and was released on CD in 1996 but never before on vinyl.

LP 5  "2000 – Paris Trianon Theater"
This version was recorded in Paris at the Theatre du Trianon during MAGMA's 30th anniversary celebration and was previously only released on CD as part of a box set in 2001.
LP 6 "2005 – Paris Le Triton"
During May 2005, MAGMA booked the club Le Triton in Paris, changed their programme each week, and brought back illustrious past members back to the stage to perform with them. On this recording from May 21, Christian Vander was reunited with legendary bass player Jannick Top. Previously only appearing on DVD, this is the first audio only release of this remarkable event.
LP 7 "2021 – Opéra de Rennes"
This previously unreleased version captures the new MAGMA new line-up, which is more vibrant than ever!