| Lizzy Mercier Descloux|
| 1983, Satbel Studio, Johanesburg, South Africa and additional record at Berry Street Studio, London 1984|
One For the Soul
No wave, Post-punk, Worldbeat
Adam Kidron, Michel Esteban
Lizzy Mercier Descloux albums, No wave albums, Other albums
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).
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.
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.
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
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
All the design : Art Cover, Booklet, Photos & Design were made by Michel Esteban
1It's All My Imagination3:32Zulu Rock Wikipedia
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