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Gong
Camembert Electrique (BYG remaster)
Charly X 680 || 2015 (10.1971) || £8.33 USD  EUR  JPY  + p+p +tax
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Remastered and restored from original BYG 1/4" master tapes.

The first great Gong band beaming in on the loudest and clearest CD issue ever of this undisputed classic. For many people their relationship with Gong starts right here with this album thanks to Virgin Records releasing it in 1974 for the price of a 7" single. Now you can enjoy it with greatly enhanced audio.

During his last few weeks daevid was aware this re-issue was in the pipeline, I spoke to him about it. Being the man he was, he welcomed it, naturally wanting people to enjoy it - even though there would be no income for any of it's creators or their dependants. Why that should be the case is a complicated, rather painful story which will be told in full one day.

CD is housed in a replica of the original BYG gatefold LP with a 24 page booklet reproducing daevid's original illustrated lyric sheets, plus some interesting new sleeve notes.

Also available on 180g limited edition vinyl - 'Camembert Electrique' LP

Note: The only way the musicians or their families will any benefit from the sale of this release in any way is if you buy it here. They will receive no royalties on sales or on publishing.

Tracks: [39'47]
  1. Radio Gnome [0'27] (d. allen)
  2. You Can't Kill Me [6'16] (d. allen)
  3. I've Bin Stone Before : Mister Long Shanks : O Mother[4'51] (d. allen
  4. I Am Your Fantasy [3'39] (allen/Smyth - Tritsch)
  5. Dynamite : I Am Your Animal [4'30] (Smyth/Tritsch)
  6. Wet Cheese Delirium [0'28] (d. allen)
  7. Squeezing Sponges Over Policemen's Heads [0'10] (d. allen)
  8. Fohat Digs Holes In Space [6'18] (allen/Smyth)
  9. Tried So Hard [4'35] (Tritsch/allen)
  10. Tropical Fish : Selene [7'32] (d. allen)
  11. Gnome The Second [0'26] (d. allen)
Personnel:
  • Bert Camembert (daevid allen) {Guitars, Vocals}
  • Bloomdido Bad De Grass (Didier Malherbe) {Saxophones, Flute}
  • Pip Pyle {Drums}
  • Shakti Yoni (Gilli Smyth) {Vocals, Space Whisper}
  • Submarine Captain (Christian Tritsch) {Bass, Lead Guitar on 'Tried so Hard'}
  • Venux Du Luxe (Francis Lindon) {Switch Doctor and Mix Master}
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