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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc 1:
Offering Part I / Part II

Disc 2:
Offering Part III
+ 32mn bonus track: "Out Of This World"

Disc 3:
Offering Part IV

Disc 4:
A Fďďčh

Line-up / Musicians

Offering Part I / Part II:
- Christian Vander / lead vocals, piano, Rhodes, drums, bells
- Stella Vander / lead vocals, maracas & bells
- Guy Khalifa / vocals, flute, Rhodes, piano
- Simon Goubert / Rhodes & piano
- Pierre Marcault / percussion
- J.Marc Jafet / bass (2)
- Marc Delouya / drums (2)
- C.Martinez / trumpet
- J.Bolognesi / trombone

Offering Part III / Part IV:
- Christian Vander / vocals, drums, percussion, piano, flutes
- Stella Vander / vocals, percussion
- Guy Khalifa / vocals, flute
- Isabelle Feuillebois / vocals
- Emmanuel Borghi / piano (1)
- Phillipe Dardelle / contra-bass (1)
- Jean Claude Buire / drums (1)
- Pierre Michel Sivadier / keyboards (1)
- Alex Ferrand / vocals (2)
- Simon Goubert / vocals, electric piano (2)
- Pierre Marcault / percussion (2)
- Frederic Briet / contra-bass (2)

A Fďďčh:
- Christian Vander / keyboards, piano, glockenspiel, vocals, percussion
- Stella Vander / vocals
- Isabelle Feullebois / vocals
- Emmanuel Borghi / piano (2,3)
- Pierre Michel Sivadier / keyboards
- Pierre Marcault / percussion (2,3)
- Marc Delouya / percussion (2,3), drums (6,7)
- Jean-Claude Buire / percussion (2,3)
- Julie Vander / vocals (4)
- Benedicte Ragu / vocals (4)
- Addie Deat / vocals (4)
- Jean Christophe Gamet / vocals (4)
- Philippe Dardelle / contrabass (4,6,7)
- Ogun / percussion (6,7)

Releases information

CD Seventh, REX 21 (2003 [?])

A four disc boxset of all original Offering albums, remastered, plus a 32mn bonus track: "Out Of This World". This boxset nowadays is the only way to purchase Offering's studio albums.

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OFFERING Offering (Magma Présente Offering) ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(53%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (0%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)

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Review by Mellotron Storm
4 stars The appeal of getting this 4 cd compilation of OFFERING's 3 albums is the over 32 minute bonus track "Out Of This World" which is why they've had to make this a 4 cd set instead of 3. I've reviewed all the other songs on those 3 records already so i'll just focus on the new track.

It was composed in 1987 like "Ehn Deiss" so it fits well on the "Offering IV" disc. It begins with bass as soft flute and drums join in. Piano too. Stella comes in around a minute. This is all fairly laid back. That changes around 3 minutes as the intensity rises and so does Stella's voice as sax joins in. It calms down as sax continues with piano and light drums. The sax is dissonant. The piano comes to the fore 6 minutes in as the sax takes a back seat. It settles before 16 minutes to an almost dead calm. Drums only can be heard almost like they're in the background. Christian's drum work starts to get louder though. Piano comes in at 29 1/2 minutes as Vander continues.

4 stars for the compilation. I must say this project really surprised me, it was very enjoyable to say the least. I would recommend this to MAGMA fans.

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