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RADIO GNOME INVISIBLE VOL. 3 - YOU

Gong

 

Canterbury Scene

4.27 | 677 ratings

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burgersoft777
4 stars By the time Gong reached the Studio with this material parts of it had been played many times live and this is reflected in a slightly jaded feel to the material. Live this material was possibly their finest moment in the studio it becomes more muddy sounding and muddled. What we are left with is a Gong albums that is not over cluttered with silly lyrics and musical jokes. The Compositions Master builder , A sprinkling of clouds and The isle of everywhere make up the bulk of the record and demonstrate how good Gong were at playing extended and interesting Jams. This LP is closest to fitting the prog rock label and is pretty good into the bargain. However it has faults mostly down to its poor production and maybe overambitious (a times) sound. I am always left wondering what if ? and most especially what if they ad recorded this 6 months earlier when the material was fresh. I caught Gong live twice during this period and the music sound awesome live. Again I would point to the official gas bootleg called "you don't have to give up dope" to show just how much better this material was being played at that stage. Despite these remarks YOU remains a great LP and one that all gong fans should own and most prog fans should consider.
burgersoft777 | 4/5 |

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