Scotch ‎– Evolution

Deluxe CD Music ‎– DCD006
CD, Album, Deluxe Edition, Reissue, Remastered

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1 Primitive Man 4:19
2 Take Me Up 3:32
3 Man In The Man 4:07
4 Born To Kill 5:51
5 Komburn 1:06
6 Delirio Mind 5:11
7 Loving Is Easy / Evolution
Keyboards, Guitar – Diego CanestrelliWritten-By – F. Margutti*, J. Lees*, V. Lancini*
8 Disco Band 4:04
9 Losing In Time 4:28
Extended Versions, Remixes & Bonus Tracks
10 Penguins' Invasion (Vox)
Written-By – Manlio Cangelli
11 Disco Band (Remix)
Remix – Fredrik Ramel
12 Take Me Up (Disco Mix) 5:09
13 Delirio Mind (Remix) 5:33
14 Loving Is Easy / Evolution (Re-Edit)
Keyboards, Guitar – Diego CanestrelliRemix – Fredrik RamelWritten-By – F. Margutti*, J. Lees*, V. Lancini*
15 Master Mix
Remix – Fredrik RamelWritten-By – F. Margutti*, J. Lees*, V. Lancini*

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Original album 1985 and bonus tracks. Packaged in super jewel case.
℗ & © 1985/2016 DELUXECDMUSIC.COM

32 Bit Remastered | High Quality Sound, DELUXE EDITION | OFFICIAL RELEASE

Thanks to: M. Carulli, M. Noè, M. Costa, M. Flores, G. La Neve.
Special Thanks to: Vince Lancini, Darek Danielak & Arek Danielak.

Licenced by Pull Music Publishing Srl.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 039967 007957
  • Matrix / Runout: 1807788408 SCOTCH - EVOLUTION - WWW.DELUXEMUSIC.COM
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LT57
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI Z938

Other Versions (5 of 19) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
64 2402741 Scotch Evolution(LP, Album) Many Records 64 2402741 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
BBK 9006 Scotch Evolution(Cass, Album) Beat Box BBK 9006 Sweden 1985 Sell This Version
26041, zyx 26041 Scotch Evolution(Cass, Album) ZYX Records, ZYX Records 26041, zyx 26041 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
88103 Scotch Evolution(LP, Album) High Fashion Music 88103 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
LPMR-0020 Scotch Evolution(LP, Album) Magic Record's LPMR-0020 Venezuela 1985 Sell This Version


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September 22, 2016

Scotch – Evolution: finally after 30 years until premiere date this spectacular Italo-Disco gem was re-released first time ever on CD! This album may also be named “Greatest Hits” of Scotch – it would be even better description than Evolution. Some of track like Disco Band, Take Me Up, Delirio Mind were hit charts songs very popular those days in whole Europe or even worldwide. Some of tracks were not very popular but songs like Born to Kill, Loosing in Time or Primitive Man have even much “Italo – feeling” than the others and Loosing in Time is my personal favorite track of Scotch ever.

On this brilliant deluxe reedition we also have find lots of bonuses. From Penguins Invasion – the first ever released track by Scotch (formally this track is not album track) and some barely pressed on CD remixes like Delirio Mind (Remix) or Take Me Up (Disco Mix), to previously unreleased on CD tracks like fantastic Swedish Remix of Disco Band and Loving is Easy / Evolution in Swedish Reedit. The last track of reviewed CD is Mastermix also first time ever released on CD. The last three tracks are remixed by famous remixer from Sweden – Mr. Fredrik Ramel.

Few words about quality of this Deluxe CD Music re-release. The CD is packed to Super Jewel Case box and looks very distinguish… In the box we have beautiful 8 pages glossy paper booklet in which we may find lots of rare unpublished pictures before – like very first picture of Scotch ever taken in Scotch’s rehearsal room during Penguins Invasion recording session. Reproduction of covers to all Scotch singles and some additional information. The front cover is very colorful looks like a fairy tale.
The on disc print is very modest but also impressive. You may also notice one more thing also deserves to treat this CD as deluxe. No unnecessary logos of sponsors, distributors, radios, shops, etc.! Just an album polygraphs in their pure form! Unexpected thing these days.

Music quality point of view. Well – the album sound very consistently, very powerful, very detailed. All songs were mastered from original master recordings, with musical feeling – sound very “analogues”. The one of my favorites is Losing in Time – dark sounding classic Italo track, but also Born to Kill is a real killer. I didn’t notice any issues connected with the track “versions”. I have had to compare vinyl pressing made by ByN (Spain), ZYX (DE) and original AMD (IT) pressing. All the versions are exactly the same – the main difference is that they sounds very poor compare to Deluxe CD Music re-release. So you don’t take care any “hate speech” about this re-release - everything is in place here, every single detail is the same as on original edition.

To sum up: this re-release is worth every penny spent for it. I don’t have in my hands similar quality release within last few years especially on Italo Disco field but even in general. I wish myself to buy more from this Label and I’m also highly recommended Scotch – Evolution (Deluxe Edition) to you!


May 22, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
Scotch-Evolution is a great italo-disco album and one of my all-time favorites! I sent an email years ago requesting ZYX to release this album on CD. Now it seems it has got an official release on CD after all! So how about the quality of this release?

The tracks previously released on the 'Best Of Scotch' compilation and possibly also 'Born to kill' sound like they have been mastered from original master tapes. The sound on those tracks are identical with those on that compilation except for some EQ adjustments on a few tracks that makes them sound somewhat better and closer to the original (the same digital master has probably been used here). It's also not as overly loud as many other recent CD's that ruin the dynamics but it's still unnecessarily loud though I think!

Unfortunately there are also a couple of problems with this release (I'm focusing on the original album tracks here) that could have been avoided with just a little more effort. At the beginning of Komburn it sounds like the sort of thing you get when you let the declicking filter of your vinyl repair software run automatically. So basically it removes the 'click-sounds' on the kick drum (whether or not that is the reason here). It's only on the first 13 seconds and then it abruptly sounds fine so it's clear that this is a fault on this release. The other problem are at the faded ending of 'Loosing in time' where the ending has been looped in a way that does not match the original (you hear the open hi-hat too often).

Claiming to be a Deluxe Edition with "High Quality Sound" this is not the sort of thing one would expect. I still think there's an opportunity for ZYX or anyone else who has the master tape to correct these errors and make a final release of this album!