Lizzy Mercier Descloux: Zulu Rock (Vinyl LP)

Lizzy Mercier Descloux: Zulu Rock (Vinyl LP)

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Limited vinyl LP pressing including digital download that contains full album plus five bonus tracks. Digitally remastered edition of this album from the genre-hopping French artist. In the course of three albums, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, the rogue poet, artist, and singer-songwriter, travelled on a musical voyage from Manhattan (1979 debut Press Color) to The Bahamas (1981 follow-up Mambo Nassau) and apartheid South Africa (1984's Zulu Rock) - a controversial cultural boycott in protest of the nation's racially divided society. One place Descloux had never visited was the pop charts, but that changed when Mais Où Sont Passées Les Gazelles? (Where Have The Gazelles Gone?) - a reworking of a South African Shangaan disco hit - went all the way to the top spot in her native France, giving her a platform and a profile in the land she'd fled many years before. Recorded at Satbel Studios in Johannesburg, the album followed what her mentor Michel Esteban describes as an extraordinary adventure through eastern Africa following the footsteps of 19th century poet Rimbaud through Sudan, Ethiopia, the East Coast. It's All My Imagination, Abyssinia, Mais Où Sont Passées Les Gazelles?, Dolby Sisters Saliva Brothers, L'éclipse, Les Dents de L'amour, Wakwazulu Kwezizulu Rock, Momo on My Mind, I'm Liquor, Queen of Overdub Kisses, Sun Jive, All the Same, Pénélope (French Version) (Bonus Track), Confidente de la Nuit (French Version) (Bonus Track), Cri (French Version) (Bonus Track), Tous Pareils (French Version) (Bonus Track), Wakwazulu Kwzizulu Rock (French Version) (Bonus Track)