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Flying Teapot

UMC/Virgin 7714150 (2019)

Deluxe limited edition 2CD, superbly remastered from the original Virgin analogue master tapes by the original engineer Simon Heyworth. Disc 2 is live 1973 Gong mixed by Venux Deluxe. The first release on CD of the original Virgin Records 1973 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. One time pressing in this format.

4-fold, 2 jewel tray packaging. Includes a 24 page richly illustrated booklet. Other deluxe editions available : Angels Egg | You | Shamal

tracks

disc 1 : Flying Teapot (remastered)

Studio album + Bonus tracks (*previously unreleased | **first official release)
  1. Radio Gnome Invisible**
  2. Flying Teapot**
  3. The Pot Head Pixies**
  4. The Octave Doctors and the Crystal Machine**
  5. Zero the Hero and the Witch's Spell**
  6. Witch's Song / I am Your Pussy**

bonus tracks

  1. Radio Gnome Invisible * rough mix
  2. Radio Gnome Premix * narration
  3. Flying Teapot * mix 21
  4. The Pot Head Pixies * penultimate mix
  5. Flying Teapot * rough mix

disc 2

Selections from Bataclan Live, Le Bataclan, Paris, France, May 20th 1973. Tracks 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.
  1. Zero the Hero and the Witch's Spell - Live
  2. Ooby-Scooby Doomsday Or The D-Day DJ's Got The D.D.T. Blues - Live**
  3. Est-ce Que Je Suis?
  4. I've Bin Stone Before **
  5. Mr Longshanks / Oh Mother **
  6. I Am Your Fantasy **
  7. You Can't Kill Me
  8. Flying Teapot **
  9. Fohat Jam / Dynamite ** reprise

personnel

  • Daevid Allen vocals, guitar, glissando guitar
  • Gilli Smyth space whisper, vocals
  • Didier Malherbe saxophone, flute, percussion, vocals
  • Tim Blake synthesisers, vocals
  • Laurie Allan drums, percussion, vocals
  • Francis Moze bass, piano
  • Steve Hillage guitar
  • Christian Tritsch guitar 5
  • Rachid Houari percussion 2 9 11
  • Lady June spoken word 8