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cover art Pierre Moerlen's Gong
Arista 251 138 || (1979) || £8.94 USD  EUR  JPY  + p+p +tax

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Some big names guesting here!

Pierre's first Arista album is less jazzy and more rock-influenced than it's predecessors. A host of big name guests make telling appearances, Mike Oldfield fans will enjoy the 'new-age rock' of the long title track Downwind, and the vibraphone/violin duet of 'Emotions', which was used on the B-side of the Spanish and Italian 'Jingo' 7-inch, is also particularly memorable. It's just very high class playing throughout, with Pierre on top form.

Tracks: [40'09]
  1. Aeroplane [2'42] (Pierre Moerlen/R.O'Lochlain)
  2. Crosscurrents [6'13] (Pierre Moerlen/R.O'Lochlain)
  3. Downwind [12'34] (Pierre Moerlen/R.O'Lochlain) -
  4. Jin-Go-Lo-Ba [3'27] (M.Olatanje)
  5. What You Know [3'44] (Pierre Moerlen/R.O'Lochlain)
  6. Emotions [4'46] (Pierre Moerlen/R.O'Lochlain)
  7. Xtasea [6'40] (Pierre Moerlen/R.O'Lochlain) -
  • Pierre Moerlen
  • Benoit Moerlen
  • Hansford Rowe
  • Francais Causse
  • Ross Record
  • Mike Oldfield
  • Mick Taylor
  • Steve Winwood
  • Didier Lockwood