Arzachel ‎– Arzachel

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Z 1003 Arzachel Arzachel(LP, Album) Evolution (9) Z 1003 UK 1969 Sell This Version
Z 1003 Arzachel Arzachel(LP, Album) Evolution (9) Z 1003 UK 1969 Sell This Version
SR-42036 Arzachel Arzachel(LP, Album) Roulette SR-42036 US 1970 Sell This Version
LDVS 17218 Arzachel Arzachel(LP, Album) Vogue Schallplatten LDVS 17218 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
Z 1003 Arzachel Arzachel(LP, Album) Evolution (9) Z 1003 UK 1970 Sell This Version
TZS-4001 Arzachel Arzachel(LP, Album) Zel Records TZS-4001 Spain 1970 Sell This Version
DCMS-144 Arzachel Arzachel(LP, Album) Discomoda DCMS-144 Colombia 1970 Sell This Version
S 64347 Arzachel Arzachel(LP, Album) CBS S 64347 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
BLPS 19113 Arzachel Arzachel(LP, Album, RE) Roulette, Bellaphon BLPS 19113 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
TRC 021 Arzachel Arzachel(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) TRC Records (2) TRC 021 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
DOCD 1983 Arzachel Arzachel(CD, Album, RE) Drop Out Records (2) DOCD 1983 UK 1994 Sell This Version
DOCD 1983 Arzachel Arzachel(CD, Album, RE) Drop Out Records (2) DOCD 1983 UK 1994 Sell This Version
LPS001 Arzachel Arzachel(LP, Album, RE) Wah Wah Records LPS001 Spain 1999 Sell This Version
KDCD 641 Arzachel Arzachel(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) Limited Edition (3) KDCD 641 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
AK 184 Arzachel Arzachel(CD, Album, RE, Blu) Akarma AK 184 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
AK 184 Arzachel Arzachel(CD, Album, RE, Pin) Akarma AK 184 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
AK 184 Arzachel Arzachel(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Akarma (2) AK 184 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
AK 184 Arzachel Arzachel(LP, Album, RE) Akarma AK 184 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
AK 99184 Arzachel Arzachel(LP, Album, RE) Akarma AK 99184 UK 2002 Sell This Version
AK 184 Arzachel Arzachel(LP, Album, RE) Akarma AK 184 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
AK 184 Arzachel Arzachel(LP, Album, RE, 180) Akarma AK 184 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
CD69-7201 Uriel (7) Arzachel (Collectors Edition)(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Egg Archive CD69-7201 UK 2007 Sell This Version
086 Arzachel Arzachel(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial, Dig) Piper Records (4) 086 2008 Sell This Version
MJJ315LP Arzachel Arzachel(LP, Album, RE) Klimt Records MJJ315LP Europe 2010 Sell This Version
none Arzachel Arzachel(CDr, Album) Tam-Tam Media none US 2011 Sell This Version
PTCD8035 Arzachel Arzachel(CD, Album, RE, RM) Prog Temple PTCD8035 UK 2014 Sell This Version
MJJ315, MJJ315cw Arzachel Arzachel(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Whi) Klimt Records, Klimt Records MJJ315, MJJ315cw Europe 2016 Sell This Version
PTCD8035 Arzachel Arzachel(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Prog Temple (2) PTCD8035 Russia 2017 Sell This Version
SAT 1005 Arzachel Arzachel(LP, Album, Unofficial) Satori (2) SAT 1005 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SR 42036 Arzachel Arzachel(LP, Album, Unofficial) Roulette SR 42036 US Unknown Sell This Version

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THIERRY31

THIERRY31

March 2, 2018
referencing Arzachel, LP, Album, Unofficial, SR 42036
Release from 1985, with paste labels sometimes with a tracks sticker on Side B. Is this the best reissue??
Koordynator777

Koordynator777

March 28, 2017
referencing Arzachel, CD, Album, RE, RM, PTCD8035
My purchase is on a computer CD-R with a nice picture disc. Massacre, now they make CDs on recorded CD-Rs. Shame.
kimmo.t.rissanen

kimmo.t.rissanen

March 20, 2017
referencing Arzachel, CD, Album, RE, RM, PTCD8035
Unfortunately at least my brand new sealed copy from Prog Temple is unplayable in some cd players. Nothing wrong with the music and the band.
nickthelick

nickthelick

February 16, 2017
referencing Arzachel, LP, Album, Z 1003

So... What's a 'flipback' cover?
Just a regular 12" sleeve which you flip (back) over and it's got the credits/blurb on?
Cos it's certainly not a gatefold vinyl sleeve...
? :-)
mamimede

mamimede

January 28, 2017
referencing Arzachel, LP, Album, Z 1003
where did that "stone washed" come from? - never heard of that one...
gentlegiant1979

gentlegiant1979

November 2, 2016
referencing Arzachel, LP, Album, RE, MJJ315LP
I also have this copy and I must say that it is also very bad pressing. Blurry and fogy sound. Shame, such great music.
mamimede

mamimede

August 30, 2016
referencing Arzachel, LP, Album, DCMS-144
This is fun for its superbe cover variation. Pressing/sound is good.
mamimede

mamimede

August 30, 2016
referencing Arzachel, LP, Album, TZS-4001
ZEL (Spain) and CBS (IT) are affordable in mint (-) and worth every cent. German pressings are good as well....just in case you you are looking for a really listenable powerful original and not having the chance to get an at least mint (-) one on EVOLUTION.
Same counts for the "other monster" RAW MATERIAL (on ZEL, CBS and VOGUE).
ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

February 25, 2014
referencing Arzachel, LP, Album, Unofficial, SAT 1005
In the early revolutionary days of the Canterbury scene in the late 60's was a band known as Uriel fronted by a talented guitarist: Steve Hillage. Much touted but misunderstood, Uriel became the notorious Egg when Steve left the band to resume his university studies. So, now with an album behind them and a record contract for at least one more, Egg rejoined by Steve Hillage got together for more sessions, however Deram weren't interested at all and, as legend goes, Steve Hillage hawked it around record companies until he found a buyer in the American label Roulette. Of course, at that time, few people noticed the album, as the rear cover notes were totally fictional, Steve Hillage hiding behind the name Simon Sasparella, Dave Stewart masquerading as Sam Le-Uff, Mont Campbell curiously sought to pretend he was a Nigerian as Njerogi Gategaka, and Clive Brooks appeared as one Basil Dowling. Sure, such obscure names and limited release meant it was unlikely anyone would notice it at the time, committing what was later to become a classic to obscurity (despite a UK release on Evolution - along with Raw Material's debut - and subsequent 70's releases by Bellaphon in Germany and Barclay in France).
So, forgetting the superlatives, what was Arzachel like? Actually it's a very varied album with very notable Steve Hillage presence, he was yet to master his echo-space guitar style, here donning the psychedelic mantle of fuzz and distortion. The first side features four very contrasting tracks: Garden of Earthly Delights - a fully blown slice of heavy psychedelia with a weird twist; Azathoth - a more typically Egg-like piece with Mont Campbell on vocals; Queen St. Gang - an instrumental featuring organ sounding like laid-back The Nice; and the blitzer Leg - a powerful blues number, with screeching keyboards, Hillage wailing in an almost drunken manner and trying to out-do Hendrix on the guitar. But, you ain't heard nothing yet! The second side has but two tracks in 27 minutes: Clean Innocent Fun again features Steve's vocals, and a song reminiscent of early Led Zeppelin, a touch bluesy and fragmented, however the centre section moves into overdrive, thunderous riffing like a cross between Egg and Group 1850. And if that weren't enough, we're really plunged into the deep end with Metempsychosis, a furious instrumental trek into deep space, travelling from Egg territory, via Pink Floyd and Ash Ra Tempel, and beyond onto the sizzling, bubbling atmospheric space-outs of early Tangerine Dream - a phenomenal work that would have been enough to give the album legendary status alone!
Because of the circumstances behind its original release it's highly improbable that an official reissue will ever appear, numerous pirate represses have surfaced, as well as a CD taken from slightly incomplete but excellent quality tapes. Meanwhile the legend grows, that Egg were not only amongst the finest exponents of classical rock, they were also exceptional masters of psychedelic rock too!
From my review in Audion #22, published in July 1992