VMP ANTHOLOGY

The Story of Zamrock

Told through 8 rare African garage rock albums — curated by Now-Again Records, Strawberry Rain Music & VMP.

Ships (for free in the U.S.) starting in late April.
Join us and discover the musical miracle of Zamrock.
Zambia’s rock scene in the 1970s is one of the great unsung global music phenomena of the 20th century.””
Calum MacNaughton
Strawberry Rain Music

A great series unfolds in episodes

...and the best stories are told in chapters. We're reinventing the box set experience, as we delve into the Zamrock scene, finding the last musicians left standing, researching, documenting and legitimately reissuing the uber-rare albums originally released in Zambia’s cities in the 1970s. While the box will ship with all eight albums inside, each will be housed in episode sleeves that can be opened at specific points in our 4-week journey.

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EPISODE ONE
WITCH - Introduction(Original Private Press Version)
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EPISODE ONE
Amanaz - Africa
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EPISODE TWO
Ngozi Family - 45,000 Volts
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EPISODE TWO
Ricky Banda - Niwanji Walwa Amwishyo
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EPISODE THREE
CrossBones - Wise Man
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EPISODE THREE
Fireballs - Dots (Previously Unreleased with Unique Album Art)
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EPISODE FOUR
5 Revolutions - I'm A Free Man
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EPISODE FOUR
Oscillations - I Can See It Coming

What's Included?

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Exclusive Podcast Series
Hear the stories behind Zamrock through exclusive access to a 4-episode podcast, featuring interviews with members of WITCH, Oscillations and Amanaz.
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8 Super Rare Zamrock Classics

With audio restoration & remastering by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters, this set is limited to 750 copies, pressed on 180g black vinyl with heavyweight tip-on jackets.
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Deluxe Liner Notes Booklet
Receive this 24-page booklet, featuring extensive liner notes by Calum MacNaughton of Strawberry Rain Music and newly unearthed photos.
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Premium Foil-Stamped Box


This heavyweight two-piece slip and slash box is hand-numbered and features original design by Clay Conder.
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Exclusive Documentary Premiere
Watch the never before seen Zamrock mini-documentary, filmed on location all across Africa, featuring interviews with artists included in the set. Directed by Calum MacNaughton.
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More Surprises

'We’ll also be dropping some interactive exclusive content, live AMA video sessions with special guests and more!
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How was the audio mastered?

UNEARTHED FROM AFRICA

All 8 albums in this VMP Anthology were lovingly remastered & restored from the original masters by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters, and pressed on heavyweight 180 gram black vinyl, these albums have never sounded better than they do in this box set.

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How are the episodes structured?

HOW GREAT STORIES UNFOLD

We created VMP Anthology for people who recognize that every album has a deep story to tell. By breaking up the albums into 4 episodes, we give you space to truly listen and absorb each individual recording, listen to the podcast and participate in a live AMA about those featured in each episode.

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Got a question?

VMP Anthology is the vinyl box set, reinvented. It aims to use music to tell a story, and gives space for lots of listening, learning, and conversation along the way.
Nope! We built VMP Anthology as a way for all fans to experience music more deeply, and VMP membership is not required.
VMP started as a record of the month club in 2013 and has expanded into an online record store and magazine. Click our logo in the footer to learn more.
Yes, shipping is available in 16 countries in addition to the U.S. (view all FAQs for more details). For international customers, customs and duties will be pre-paid and nothing will be due upon receipt.
Shipping is free in the U.S. and $50 internationally. Records will be sent in one shipment Orders placed before 10/13 (5pm EST) are expected to ship in late October. Orders placed after 10/13 (5pm EST) are expected to ship in mid November. Timeline is subject to change due to COVID-19. We will notify you of any shipping updates.
Afterpay is an interest-free financing option that allows you to make four bi-weekly (every two weeks) installment payments rather than one upfront payment. If you choose Afterpay at checkout, you will be redirected to the Afterpay site to create an account and to complete your payment. You won’t be charged any interest or fees, as long as your payments are made on time. At this time, Afterpay is only available for customers in the United States.
We created VMP Anthology for people who recognize that every album has a deep story to tell. By breaking up the albums into 4 episodes, we give you space to truly listen and absorb each individual recording, listen to the podcast and soak it in.
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