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History and Mystery/Owl and the Tree (2 LP)
GetBack GET 577 || 2000 (1990) || £12.77 USD  EUR  JPY  + p+p +tax

Audio 'scrapbook' of oddities from all eras.

Double LP audiophile, 180 gram virgin vinyl pressing of the audio Gong family scrapbook the Mystery and the History, originally released in 1990 on Demi-Monde, coupled with the Mother Gong/daevid allen Owl and the Tree album. The Mystery and the History has been edited from CD versions to fit on this rather strange deep collectors' release.

A Side:
  1. Dreaming It
  2. I Feel So Lazy
  3. And I Tried So Hard (Live '72)
  4. Clarence in Wonderland
  5. Where Have All the Hours Gone
B Side:
  1. Deya Goddess
  2. Opium For The People (French version)
  3. 13/8
  4. Gliss-U-Well
  5. The Dream
  6. Chernobyl Rain
Bands on disc 1:
  • Soft Machine
  • '72 Gong
  • '73 Gong
  • Planet Gong
  • Mother Gong
  • Invisible Opera Company of Tibet
  • daevid allen
C Side:
  1. I am a Tree
  2. Lament for the future of the Forest
  3. Hands
  4. Unseen Ally
  5. La Dea Madri
D Side:
  1. The Owly Song 1'07 / 1MB
  2. I am my Own Lover
  3. Tudor Love Poem
Musicians on disc 2:
  • daevid allen{Vocal, Glissando and Acoustic Guitars}
  • Gilli Smyth{Speaking Voice and Spacewhisper and Stillness}
  • Harry Williamson{Everything imaginable plus synthi's, keyboards, vocals, craziness}
  • Rob Calvert{Breathing into Microphones and Saxophones and Ears}
  • Rob George{Thinking Time with spaces, silences, Drumbatter and Percussions}
  • Fretless Fred (Conrad Henderson){Bass Guitar, No fretting, No Worries, No wacking furries}
  • Tim Ayers{Bass Guitar Quicksilver}
  • Wandana Arrowheart{Hugs sparks and Owl's Harmonium}
  • Georgia{Torchy Freesong and Soulsinging}