Magma (6), Christian VanderMerci

Label:Jaro – JARO 4120
Vinyl, LP, Album, Black on White Magma logo at fold out insert
Genre:Jazz, Rock
Style:Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock


A1I Must Return
Arranged ByChristian Vander
Arranged By [Horns]C. Vander*, Simon Goubert
BassMarc Eliard
Drums, PercussionFrançois Laizeau
Music ByChristian Vander
Piano [Acoustic], VocalsChristian Vander
SynthesizerBenoît Widemann
A2Eliphas Levi
Arranged ByC. Vander*
FluteGuy Khalifa
Music By, Lyrics ByRene Garber*
PercussionSteve Shehan
Piano [Acoustic], Percussion, Piano [Rhodes]Christian Vander
Piano [Rhodes]Michel Graillier
A3The Night We Died
Arranged By [Vocals]C. Vander*, G. Khalifa*, S. Vander*
Music By, Lyrics ByChristian Vander
Piano [Acoustic], CelestaChristian Vander
B1Call From The Dark (Ooh Ooh Baby)
Arranged ByC. Vander*
Arranged By [Horns]C. Vander*, Simon Goubert
Drum Programming [Linn Drum Programming]Christian Vander, François Laizeau
Lead VocalsGuy Khalifa, Stella Vander
Lyrics ByJulie Dassin, Ricky Dassin*
Music ByChristian Vander
SaxophoneMichel Goldberg
SynthesizerBenoît Widemann
Vocals, SynthesizerChristian Vander
B2Do The Music
Arranged ByC. Vander*
Arranged By [Horns]C. Vander*, Simon Goubert
Backing VocalsChristian Vander, Guy Khalifa
GuitarJean Luc Chevalier*
Lead VocalsChristian Vander, Guy Khalifa
Music By, Lyrics ByChristian Vander
Piano [Rhodes]Christian Vander
SaxophonePaul Bayle*
Soprano SaxophoneArrigo Lorenzi, Michel Goldberg
TromboneDenis Leloup
TrumpetPhilippe Slominski
Arranged ByChristian Vander
Backing VocalsGuy Khalifa, Liza Deluxe*, Stella Vander
BassMarc Eliard
Lead Vocals, Piano [Rhodes]Christian Vander
Music By, Lyrics ByChristian Vander
Piano [Rhodes]Jean-Pierre Fouquey
Piano [Rhodes], FluteGuy Khalifa
TromboneChristian Guizien
TrumpetFreddy Opsepian*
B4Otis (Ending)1:32

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Sleeve artwork is orientated with opening at top, spine at bottom.
Issued with a lyrics and credits insert (Magma logo printed black on white), opening at middle to double size.
Another version of this release exists: The Magma logo on front of insert printed white on black (see Merci ).
Recorded between June 1982 and October 1984 at Studio Davout Paris-France.

EfA 08-4120.
p & c 1984 JARO: Alexanderstr. 9 A: D-2800 Bremen 1: Eine Dimension der EfA -
Medienarbeit: Manufactured in W-Germany.

℗ © Verlag JARO Ulrich Balss.

The piano solo on track A2 is the original piano solo created by Mc Coy Tyner
in John Coltrane's first version of "My Favourite Things", here played by Christian Vander.

The A-side ends in a locked groove.
The B-side has "side 1" on center label (A-side has "side A").
On the French LP-version A- and B-sides are contrary to this version.
CD reissues are starting with B-side tracks from this version, followed by A-side tracks.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 8648
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A-side, etched): Ʈ 4120 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B-side, etched): Ʈ 4120 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A-side, stamped): WK 30.381-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B-side, stamped): WK 30.381-B

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Merci (LP, Album, White on Black Magma logo at fold out insert)JaroJARO 4120Germany1984
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Merci (LP, Album, White Label)EFA, JaroEfA 08-4120, 4120Germany1984
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Merci (LP, Album)Label Du Bon Independant2403371France1985
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Merci (Cassette, Album)Label Du Bon Independant24033374France1985
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Merci (CD, Album)Seventh RecordsREX III LCFrance1987



  • tomerikloe's avatar
    Edited 2 years ago
    and infact a completely differnt mix than any of the other LP and CD Pressings around
    it is the version to get, as it lacks the big 80 sound, and sound a little more like Magma should sound like, dont hesitate getting this version ! a pristine vinyl rip is available to listen to here


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