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3.67 | 15 ratings | 2 reviews | 13% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1976

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Shardaz (9:41)
2. Isis (8:07)
3. Tserouf (6:36)
4. Sadie (5:17)
5. Zohar (9:46)
6. Improcol (19:28)
7. Jumelles (6:39)
8. Kabal (4:57)

Total Time: 70:31

Line-up / Musicians

- Francois Cahen / piano & synthesizers
- Didier Lockwood / violin
- Gerard Prevost / bass
- Jean-My Truong / drums & percussion

Releases information

CD Musea 4492 (2004)

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ZAO Zao - Live! ratings distribution

(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(13%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(53%)
Good, but non-essential (27%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)

ZAO Zao - Live! reviews

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Review by Padraic
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4 stars This is an outstanding live performance done shortly after Yochk'o Seffer left the band. Didier Lockwood provides his usual excellence on violin, and Jean My-Truong is absolutely outstanding on drums. The whole band breathes a high level of energy into tracks from the first four Zao albums - in particular you can hear this in the performance of "Isis", where this author found the studio recording a bit lackluster and flat. The one downside of this album (and certainly why it can't get 5 stars) is that the audio quality is barely tolerable - particularly on "Improcol" where it threatens to almost drop off completely - pretty much bootleg quality throughout. Still, highly recommended for jazz-rock and zeuhl fans.

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3 stars This one is the first and the only official live document of ZAO, the first "child" of French zeuhl-legend Magma, recorded in 1976 and released in 2003. Sax player Yochk'o Jeff Seffer had just left the band and therefore we can hear four-piece-band here (Francois Cahen - kb, Didier Lockwood - ... (read more)

Report this review (#73299) | Posted by Rainer Rein | Tuesday, March 28, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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