VMP ANTHOLOGY

The Story of Zamrock

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

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NOTE: Please purchase this product individually, as it cannot be combined with other products in our store.
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Zambia’s rock scene in the 1970s is one of the great unsung global music phenomena of the 20th century.
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Calum MacNaughton
Strawberry Rain Music

Get the whole story...

VMP Anthology goes beyond the eight albums included in your box. In 2020, we delved 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. After the first edition sold out in just over a month, we’re excited to announce a repress of The Story of Zamrock. We’re bringing our audience another chance to own the same incredible Zamrock records, with a brand new, updated box design.

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

What's Included?

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Eight Super Rare Zamrock Classics

With audio restoration & remastering by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters, this iteration of The Story of Zamrock is limited to 1,000 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 Commemorative Box


This reinvented heavyweight two-piece slip and slash box is hand-numbered and features original design by Clay Conder.
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Exclusive Documentary & Podcast Series
Hear the stories behind Zamrock through our original four-episode Anthology podcast that features interviews with members of WITCH, Oscillations and Amanaz — now available to stream! And don’t miss our mini-documentary, filmed on location and featuring interviews with artists included in the set.
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AMA Video Sessions
Stream our live AMA video sessions from 2020, hosted by VMP Staff, featuring guest speakers from Now-Again Records and Strawberry Rain Music.
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Bonus Extras


As with our first iteration of the box set, this Anthology will include a Zamrock die-cut sticker, and an Amanaz button so you can show off your love of Zamrock to the world.
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HOW WAS THE AUDIO SOURCED?

All eight albums in this VMP Anthology were lovingly remastered and 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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PODCAST AND LISTENING NOTES

Become a Zamrock expert. We created VMP Anthology for people who recognize that every album has a story to tell. We give you the space and resources to truly listen and absorb each individual recording, listen to the podcast, read the Listening Notes booklet and watch the mini-documentary.

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FAQS

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.
Shipping is free in the U.S. and $40 internationally. Records will be sent in one shipment. Orders are expected to ship in mid-to-late May 2022. Timeline is subject to change due to COVID-19. We will notify you of any shipping updates.
Nope! We built VMP Anthology as a way for all fans to experience music more deeply, and VMP membership is not required.
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.
A lot has happened to the world of vinyl since we released our original pressing of The Story of Zamrock in March of 2020.
VMP is operating in a constrained macroeconomic environment due to supply chain shortages across the board. Everything is in shortage: From the wood pulp that’s used in the manufacturing of our slipcases and liner notes booklets, to the truck drivers who deliver our records safely to our warehouse after they’ve made their cross-Atlantic voyage from the Czech Republic. Shortages cause a rise in costs, which affect the way we do business.
We are so thrilled to be able to bring the music of Zamrock to a wider audience. In order to do so — and not sacrifice on quality — we have increased the pricing from our original release two years ago.
VMP started as a record of the month club in 2013 and has expanded into an online record store and magazine.
We created VMP Anthology for people who recognize that every album has a deep story to tell. By breaking up the albums, we give you space to truly listen and absorb each individual recording, listen to the podcast and soak it in. Of course, this is just a suggestion!
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 prepaid and nothing will be due upon receipt.
To get the Member Price, you must be an active VMP Member for our monthly record subscription (and make sure you are logged in).

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