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Released  1984
Release date  1984
Artist  Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Label  ZE Records
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Recorded  1983, Satbel Studio, Johanesburg, South Africa and additional record at Berry Street Studio, London 1984
Zulu Rock (1984)  One For the Soul (1985)
Genres  No wave, Post-punk, Worldbeat
Producers  Adam Kidron, Michel Esteban
Similar  Lizzy Mercier Descloux albums, No wave albums, Other albums

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Zulu Rock is the third album of French singer Lizzy Mercier Descloux, which was released on ZE Records in 1984 and recorded at the Satbel Studio, Johannesburg, South Africa. Its sound was inspired by African folk music mixed with 80's French pop. An alternate version of the album was entitled "Mais où Sont Passées les Gazelles" ("But Where Have The Gazelles Gone?"; "Mais où Sont Passées les Gazelles" is also the title of the third track off of the album, released as a single in 1984).

Contents

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Reception

After "Mais où Sont Passées les Gazelles" became a hit single in France, Mercier Descloux' music received some public attention. "Zulu Rock" was highly acclaimed by press and audience; some critics even proclaimed it "album of the year".

All songs written by Lizzy Mercier Descloux unless otherwise noted.

Sound

The album was produced by Adam Kidron and Michel Esteban. ZE Records reissued a digital remastered album in 2006 (from analogue master tapes). It was remastered by Charlus de la Salle at South Factory Studio.

Musicians

South Africa

It was recorded in 1983 at Satbel Studio, Johanesburg, South Africa with the engineer Phil Audoire with :

  • Sammy Kiaas : Guitar
  • Richard "Bugzie" Hadebe : Guitar
  • David Mabaso : Bass
  • Desmond Malotana : Organ
  • Domesani : Organ
  • Hayward (Maichala) Mahlangu : Percussions
  • Fats Mlangeni : Drums
  • Allian David : Accordion
  • Javas Magubane : Saxophone
  • Thomas Phale : Saxophone
  • The Tiyimeleni Youngs Sisters : Background vocals
  • The Roadworkers : Background vocals
  • Peter Mottico : Whistle & Background vocals
  • John Galanakis : Music co-ordinator
  • Special Thanks to Peter Mottico & Julius Levine

    London

    And additional was recorded and mixed at Berry Street Studio, London 1984 with Brad & Brian as Engineer and Steve as Mixing Engineer (Original sound recording made by CBS 1984)

  • Steve Siewell : Trumpet
  • David Snell : Harp
  • Henry Krein  : Accordion on " Les Dents de L'Amour " « Momo in My Mind " & " Wakwazulu Kwezizulu Rock "
  • Ross McFarlane : " Les Dents de L'Amour »
  • Ross Me Kein : Background Vocals
  • Cassia Kidron : Background Vocal
  • Design

    All the design : Art Cover, Booklet, Photos & Design were made by Michel Esteban

    Songs

    1It's All My Imagination3:32
    2Abyssinia3:01
    3Mais où sont passées les gazelles ?3:33

    References

    Zulu Rock Wikipedia


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