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FULL CIRCLE - LIVE 1988

Gong

 

Canterbury Scene

3.68 | 10 ratings

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zebehnn
4 stars This is a brilliant live album recorded in 1988. It starts off with a incredible version of "Second Wind" from the same album recorded earlier that year, this version is not that polished as the studio version, much better infact, the next song "Deep End" is also on the Seond Wind album, this one is also better and more attitude and punchy. The Third track is also on that same album, this song reminds me of earlier Pierre Moerlen`s Gong, somewhere between Shamal and Expresso II. Then Comes "Leave It Open" from that same albumtitel from 1981, Very jazzy and good song, Ten minutes of aural bliss. Then we get a drum solo, very good drumming, Pierre Have always been one of my favourite drummer (along Christian Vander and Bill Bruford) This drumsolo is not like the average solo`s. The next song is from Expresso II called "soli", Just as nice as the one on the record, maybe a little more relaxing in a way. Then comes "Breakthrough" a song from 1986 with the same title, This song have never done anything for me. Then the last song Xta-sea from "Downwind" from 1979 closes the album in a very nice way, i love this song very much.

Overall a good Pierre Moerlen`s Gong album, If you have earlier albums and dont know their latest Leave It Open (81) Breakthrough (86) and Second Wind (88) you should check out this one, it gives you a good example of the songs from those albums. Happy Hunting ;)

zebehnn | 4/5 |

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