Search’s remastered ‘Fenomena’ out now
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.