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M. B. Zapelini
4 stars Great selection of Gong's jazz-rock period, taken from "Shamal", "Gazeuse!" and "Expresso II", showing the fantastic musicianship of the band members (specially Holdsworth, Rowe and the great Pierre Moerlen) and their loving for precise arrangements. Former member Mike Howlett contributes with a brief note (I'm not sure if he played on any of these selections - he's not listed at the line-up above), which helps to set light at the confused history of Gong. If you don't want to buy the above mentioned three album, "A Wingful of Eyes" is a great pick. Highlights: "Heavy tune" (with a fantastic solo by Mick Taylor); "Cat in Clark's Shoes" (Didier Malherbe really shines on this one, showing his free jazz skills). "Wingful of Eyes" (a beautiful, jazzy, ballad); "Expresso" and "Soli" (which are almost perfect examples of Gong's sound at this time). This album isn't at the same vein of Daevid Allen's Gong, but it's still a worthwile addition to any prog-rock catalogue.
M. B. Zapelini | 4/5 |


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