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Glastonbury Festival '79-81
Voiceprint VP363CD || 2005-10-03 || £10.64 USD  EUR  JPY  + p+p +tax

Festi Mothers, with Didier Malherbe

A selection of the best tracks of Mothergong's two Glastonbury Festival performances. Re-mastered from the original recordings, this CD brings back the feeling of those lively, crazy Glastonbury festivals, full of energy. In l979 different versions of Fairy Tale pieces are enhanced by Guy Evans' drumming and Didier's beautiful melodic sounds, in l98I it's mainly improvised versions of Robot Woman pieces.

Excellent line-ups - including Nik Turner of Hawkwind, Jan Emeric on guitar, Jean Philippe Rykiel, Dane Kranenburg on bass, and others, with Harry Williamson on guitar and Gilli Smyth with different voices.

With illustrated lyric booket.

Tracks: [65.19]
  1. Dogs [3'28] - Flash
  2. Dreaming It [2'56]
  3. Rats Amok [5'09] (Words: Robert Browning)
  4. Robot Woman I [1'58]
  5. Birds So High [9'23]
  6. Beautiful Country [5'36]
  7. Evidance [5'16]
  8. Disco at the End of the World [4'30]
  9. Robot Woman 2 [5'32]
  10. Wild Child [5'57]
  11. Machine Song [4'15]
  12. Searching the Airwaves [7'31]
  13. Customs Man [7'15]
Personnel: 1979
  • Gilli Smyth {Lyrics and vocals}
  • Didier Malherbe {Sax, flute}
  • Eduardo Niebla {Guitar}
  • Mo Vicarage {Synth}
  • Trevor Darks {Bass}
  • Ermano Ghizio Erba {Drums}
Personnel: 1981
  • Gilli Smyth {Lyrics and vocals}
  • Harry Williamson {Guitar, vocals}
  • Didier Malherbe {Sax, flute}
  • Jan Emeric {Guitar}
  • Guy Evans {Drums}
  • Dane Kronenberg {Bass}