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Gong
Flying Teapot Deluxe edition
Limited 2CD + set of 3 promo stickers (1st 100 pre-orders)
UMC/Virgin 7714150 || 27.09.2019 || £11.96 USD  EUR  JPY  + p+p +tax

Superbly remastered from the original Virgin analogue masters by the original engineer Simon Heyworth.

2nd disc of classic, live 1973 Gong mixed by Venux Deluxe

The original vinyl release was on Virgin Records May 1973 - This is the first release on CD of the original vinyl LP mixes, and the first time since the Virgin vinyl issues that the musicians can expect to receive royalties on their music.

No release of Flying Teapot has come remotely close to sounding as good as this since the original Virgin vinyl pressings. The musicians were delightedly shocked at Simon's re-mastering. Includes previously un-released bonus tracks from the Universal/Virgin tape archives. The second disc is mastered from Gong soundman/Switch Doctor, Venux Deluxe's original, stereo desk recording. You will never have heard this concert like this before.

4-fold, 2 jewel tray packaging. Includes a 24 page richly illustrated booklet.

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CD1: Flying Teapot (Remastered 2018) Studio album + Bonus tracks [00.00]
  1. Radio Gnome Invisible** [5.38]
  2. Flying Teapot** [11.49]
  3. The Pot Head Pixies** [3.02]
  4. The Octave Doctors and the Crystal Machine** [1.54]
  5. Zero the Hero and the Witch's Spell** [9.36]
  6. Witch's Song / I am Your Pussy** [5.07]
  7. Bonus Tracks
  8. Radio Gnome Invisible - Rough Mix* [5.11]
  9. Radio Gnome Premix - Story Narration* [5.07]
  10. Flying Teapot - Mix 21* [7.16]
  11. The Pot Head Pixies - Second to Last Mix* [2.58]
  12. Flying Teapot - Rough Mix* [9.32]
CD2: Selections from Bataclan Live, Le Bataclan, Paris, France, May 20th 1973 [00.00]
  1. Zero the Hero and the Witch's Spell – Live [12.55]
  2. Ooby-Scooby Doomsday Or The D-Day DJ's Got The D.D.T. Blues – Live** [5.42]
  3. Est-ce Que Je Suis? – Live [5.17]
  4. I've Bin Stone Before – Live** [4.46]
  5. Mr Longshanks / Oh Mother – Live** [2.29]
  6. I Am Your Fantasy – Live** [4.50]
  7. You Can't Kill Me – Live [7.22]
  8. Flying Teapot – Live** [6.36]
  9. Fohat Jam / Dynamite - Reprise – Live** [10.10]

* Previously unreleased. ** First official release. CD2 - Track 1, 3 & 7 previously released on ‘Live Etc’ 1977. An edit of track 1 previously released on ‘Greasy Truckers – Live At Dingwalls Dance Hall’ 1974, at the start of ‘General Flash of the United Hallucinations’ live Gong collage.

Personnel:
  • Daevid Allen {Voice, Guitar, Glissando Guitar}
  • Gilli Smyth {Space Whisper, Voice}
  • Didier Malherbe {Saxophone, Flute, Percussion, Voice}
  • Tim Blake {Synthesisers, Voice}
  • Laurie Allen {Drums, Percussion, Voice}
  • Francis Moze {Bass, Piano}
  • Steve Hillage {Guitar}
  • Christian Tritsch {Guitar on track 5}
  • Rachid Houari {Percussion on tracks 2, 9 & 11}
  • Lady June {Spoken voice on track 8}