Sheshet ‎– ששת = Sheshet

NMC (2) ‎– 82366-2-NMCX
2 × CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered

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ששת / Sheshet
1-1 ענבלים = Cymbals
Lyrics By – Nathan Alterman*Music By – Shem Tov Levi*
1-2 צבעים = Aquarel
Music By – Shem Tove Levi*
1-3 סמבה ברגל שמאל = All-Thumbs Samba
Lyrics By – Jacob Gilad*Music By – Yehudith Ravitz*
1-4 7/8
Music By – Shem Tov Levi*
1-5 לא באת = If You Had Come
Lyrics By – Jonathan RatoshMusic By – Shem Tov Levi*
1-6 בלילות הסתיו = Autumn Nights
Lyrics By – David Vogel (2)Music By – Shem Tov Levi*
1-7 דבקה = Debka
Lyrics By – FolkMusic By – Shem Tov Levi*
1-8 דינוזוארוס הבן = Dinosaurus Jr.
Music By – Shmuel Aroch
1-9 פה מינור = F Minor
Music By – Shem Tov Levi*
מסע האלונקות = The Stretcher March
2-1 מסע האלונקות
Music By – שם טוב לוי*
2-2 מי
Music By – שם טוב לוי*
2-3 7/8
Music By – שם טוב לוי*
2-4 הליבה מזרחית
Music By – שם טוב לוי*
2-5 כינורות, קרביות ועצב
Music By – שם טוב לוי*
2-6 מסע האלונקות
Lyrics By – יעקב גלעד*Music By – שם טוב לוי*Vocals – גידי גוב*

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הוצאה מחודשת 2007
(2007 reissue)

Comes in a slim double CD jewel case with a 12 page booklet and an insert advertising the series in a cardboard slipcase.

Disk 1 is the original album released on CBS in 1977.
Disk 2 is from the original soundtrack album "The Stretcher March" released on Isradisc in 1977. Tracks 1-2 and 1-9 appeared on both "Sheshet" and "The Stretcher March" LPs.

Disc 1 recorded at Triton Studios, Tel Aviv 8/77 - 10/77.

Disk 2:
הוקלט באוךפני "טריטון‏"‏ (Recorded at Triton Studios)

מאסטרינג וערובה דיגיטלית: צאסטר דיסק
(Mastering and Digital Editing: Master Disk)

Disk 2 English titles from original LP:

2-1 - A Stretcher's March
2-2 - Mi
2-3 - 7/8
2-4 - Oriental March
2-5 - Violins, Combat And Sadness
2-6 - A Stretcher's March

Manufactured & Distributed by NMC Music Ltd. Israel
℗ 2007 NMC Music Ltd. © 2007 NMC Music Ltd.

Artists name on spine is misprinted: SHASHAT

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 290011 507602
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 5F05
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 5F34
  • Mastering SID Code (Both CDs): IFPI LB82
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): NMCX 82366-2/1 D2 3160673 [CDI Ltd. logo] s x1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): NMCX 82366-2/2 D3 3160674 [CDI Ltd. logo] s x1
  • Rights Society: ACUM / BIEM

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
82366 Sheshet ששת = Sheshet(LP, Album) CBS 82366 Israel 1977 Sell This Version
82366-2 Sheshet ששת(CD, Album, RE) NMC (2) 82366-2 Israel 1993 Sell This Version
20688-2, 82366-2-NMCX Sheshet ששת = Sheshet(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) NMC United, NMC (2) 20688-2, 82366-2-NMCX Israel Unknown Sell This Version


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April 10, 2014

I grew up on the progressive rock of the '70s. Mostly we heard US and UK bands in the States, but some European bands, particularly Italian bands like PFM, Le Orme and New Trolls recorded songs in English and had a following in the U.S. Israeli prog? Not so much. First, it never was a terribly popular sound in Israel from what I can gather, and without a big commercial success in their home country these bands just didn't get exported. I only discovered them in recent years and a few were truly exceptional.

Sheshet is my personal favorite, a band that was as good as anything that came out of the US or UK. They had Yehudit Ravitz for a vocalist and acoustic guitarist and Shem-Tov Levi on flute and vocals. He also wrote most of the music, which is an amazing mix of the softer side of progressive rock and Canterbury scene style jazz, plus unique touches of their own. Prog bands always needed exceptional keyboardists and Sheshet had one in Adi Renert.

The 30th anniversary deluxe edition is a two CD set. The first disc is their self-titled debut album, which was exceptional from beginning to end. Some tracks have Yehudit Ravitz singing lead; others have group vocals. Some of the album has Hebrew lyrics but there is also a lot of wordless vocalise. I always loved when Annie Haslam did that with Renaissance. It takes a talented singer to pull that off well and Yehudit Ravitz is up for the task. The one track that was a single in Israel is All Thumbs Samba, a track which really is a samba with Hebrew lyrics. Despite the very different sound from the other tracks it has enough depth added to make it fit seamlessly into the album.

Their second and final album, is the soundtrack to the film "The Stretcher March" (1977). It's filled with lovely prog instrumentals and more vocalise. The 30th anniversary deluxe CD reissue of Sheshet's self-titled debut includes all the original, previously unreleased music from the film on a second bonus CD. (The three tracks that appeared on both albums are only on the first disc.) It includes two versions of the theme song from the film. The disc opens with an instrumental version and finishes with a vocal version, with Gidi Gov singing lead. The one set basically gives you everything the band ever recorded. I can't recommend this one highly enough.