Search’s re­mas­tered ‘Fenom­ena’ out now

New Straits Times - - Entertainment -

FANS of pre­miere rock band Search can re­live the glory days of old school “rawk” with the rere­lease of the band’s clas­sic al­bum, Fenom­ena.

The master copy for the al­bum from 1989 was dig­i­tally re­mas­tered in the United States.

Lim­ited to 1,000 units, the CDs were man­u­fac­tured and printed in the US for the Malaysian and Sin­ga­porean mar­kets.

“We did it in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Search and the band mem­bers are happy with the re­sults,” saidDatuk Za­harul An­nuar, who is the man be­hind the project and owner of Dream Stu­dio in Plaza Da­mas, Sri Har­ta­mas.

It has been 28 years since the orig­i­nal re­lease of Fenom­ena and Za­harul wanted rock­ers to own a copy of the iconic al­bum.

“It’s hard to get (it) now, and old copies, es­pe­cially the Ja­pane­se­made CDs, can sell for be­tween RM300 and RM500,” he said

It spawned the mega hit Is­abella, which won Best Song, Best Lyrics and Best Per­for­mance at Anugerah Juara Lagu in 1989.

Back then, the al­bum sold more than 250,000 units lo­cally and more than two mil­lion in In­done­sia.

The 52-year-old Search fan said this would be the first in a se­ries of re­mas­tered re­leases of clas­sic Search al­bums that fans could look for­ward to.

The re­mas­tered al­bum, which goes on sale to­day, is priced at RM39 and can be found at Rock Cor­ner, Vic­to­ria Mu­sic, Teenage Head Records, Sonic Rage, Hard­graft Records, Musix­hub and Dream Stu­dio.

“We made it af­ford­able for Search fans to en­joy,” Za­harul said of the CD, which can also be bought on­line via Dream Stu­dio’s Face­book site at www.face­book.com/dream­stu­dio20.

“We’ll be putting out vinyl ver­sions of Fenom­ena in May if every­thing goes well.

“Rock fans can ex­pect a re­mas­tered copy of a clas­sic Wings al­bum soon.”

Dream Stu­dio had pre­vi­ously re­leased re­mas­tered ver­sions of Rusty Blade’s EP, 786 Ikrar Per­wira, and Lefthanded’s al­bum, Kead­i­lan, as well as Datuk Zainal Abidin’s al­bums, Hi­jau and Ga­mal.

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