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Mother Gong
Fairy Tales
Spalax 14813 || £11.49 USD  EUR  JPY  + p+p +tax
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Beautiful music - beautifully told tales.

The first Mother Gong album from 1979 is a mixture of mythological tale spinning by Gilli, who expertly evokes the right atmosphere throughout, backed and enhanced by some fabulous music composed by Harry Williamson and played by many old friends (anyone who loves Didier's playing is in for a real treat!).

In so many ways this album leads perfectly on from the last track on Gilli's 1978 'Mother' album, the tale of Taliesen. And there are enough melodic ideas and good music of a Mother Gong, Gong, Caravan-ish vein to fill several albums. So you and your children will like this one.although they do love it.

Note: Unfortunately, the only way the musicians will benefit in any way from sales of this release is if you buy it here - otherwise they can expect no royalties on sales or publishing.

Tracks: [50'07]
  • Wassilissa
    1. Three Riders [2'55]
    2. The Baba-Yaga's Cottage [4'06]
    3. The Forbidden Room [2'38]
    4. Time Machine [1'35]
    5. Flying [4'26]
    6. Wassilissa Returns Home [3'05]
    7. Through the Machine Again [1'03]
    8. The Baba Yaga [2'40]
  • The Three Tongues
    1. The Shoemaker's Son [2'13]
    2. Land of Dogs [2'20]
    3. The Frog [0'50]
    4. An Irish Inn in Rome [1'32]
    5. The Arena [0'56]
    6. Turtles [1'31]
    7. Birds [1'05]
    8. The Feast [2'14]
    The Pied Piper
    1. Hamelin [1'03]
    2. Rats Amok [0'59]
    3. An Angry Crowd [2'20]
    4. Rat Rock [2'16]
    5. A Thousand Guilders? [1'58]
    6. Children! [2'33]
    7. Magic Land [3'29]
Personnel:
  • Gilli Smyth {Vocals}
  • Harry Williamson { Guitars}
  • Didier Malherbe {Woodwind, Reeds}
  • Ermano Ghisio Erba {Perc, Drums}
  • Trevor Darks {Bass}
  • Mo Vicarage {Keyboards}
  • Edurado Niebla {Guitars}
  • Ronnie Wathen {Uilleann Pipes}
  • Marianne Oberasher {Harp}
  • Nic Turner {Muzma, Oboe}
  • Corrina {Voices}
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