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Gong
Live to Infinity
Snapper SMACD 834 || 2000-10-30 || £10.64 USD  EUR  JPY  + p+p +tax

A selection of new tracks from the band's unique internet broadcast/party-gig.

Gong in great energetic/spacey/quirky form at the Subteranea in London on April 6th 2000. The rhythm section of Mike Howlett and Chris Taylor a tight powerhouse, Didier Malherbe and Theo Travis blowing together (a Gong horn section no less!), new keyboard/synth player Gwyo Zepix.

daevid allen and Gilli Smyth in sparkling form. A spliffing Teapot Bong cover by his alien-ness. Colour photographs. Your good 'elves (in person or ethereally) raving along with the band…

Produced by Theo Travis. Recorded live at:
  • Subteranea, London, England 6 April 2000 (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11),
  • The Phoenix, Exeter, England 27 April 2000 (Tracks 12, 13) and
  • The Garage, Bergen, Norway 29 April 2000 (Tracks 2, 14 ).
Tracks: [66'25]
  1. Foolfare [0'46] (Allen/Travis)
  2. Zeroid [6'08] (Allen/Howlett/Travis)
  3. Magdalene - intro [2'15] (Didier Malherbe)
  4. Magdalene [5'05] (Malherbe/Allen/Howlett/Taylor)
  5. Infinitea [3'58] (Allen/Smyth/Travis/Howlett/Taylor)
  6. The Mad Monk [3'29] (Allen/Travis/Howlett/Taylor)
  7. Zero the Hero and the Witch's Spell [9'26] (daevid allen/Christian Tritsch)
  8. Bodilingus - intro [0'53] (Didier Malherbe)
  9. Bodilingus [5'19] (Travis/Allen/Howlett/Taylor)
  10. Inner Temple [2'36] (Allen/ Malherbe)
  11. Yoni on Mars [6'57] (Travis/Smyth)
  12. Tropical Fish [3'42] (daevid allen/Christian Tritsch)
  13. Invisible Temple [9'00] (Allen/ Howlett/Travis/Malherbe/Smyth/Taylor)
  14. Selene [6'50] (Allen/Smyth)
Personnel:
  • Daft Alien {vocals, guitar, glissando guitar}
  • Gilli Smyth {space whisper}
  • Theo Travis {tenor and soprano saxophones, flute}
  • Gwyo Zepix {keyboards, electronics, backing vocals}
  • Mike Howlett {bass}
  • Chris Taylor {drums, backing vocals}
  • Didier Malherbe {alto and soprano saxophones, doudouk, flute}
  • Basil Brooks {additional bubbles on Inner Temple}
  • Live sound by David Id {the switchdoctor}
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