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3.84 | 15 ratings | 4 reviews | 27% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2006

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Eat That Phonebook (2:38)
2. End of the Day (0:55)
3. A PHP's Advice (0:47)
4. Om Riff (7:59)
5. Flower's Gone (4:35)
6. I've Been Stoned Before (3:38)
7. Long Shanks (1:57)
8. O Mother (1:12)
9. Holy Mystery (6:23)
10. Tropical Fish (studio rehearsal) (4:47)
11. Selene (3:07)
12. Never Glid Before (home rehearsal) (6:36)
13. Oily Way (home rehearsal) (5:28)
14. Blues for Finlay (Live 1972) (13:25)
15. Benamou's announcement (0:59)
16. 'I don't know encore (2:14)

Total Time: 66:00

Line-up / Musicians

- Tim Blake / synthesizers, harmonica, vocals
- Steve Hillage / lead guitar, vocals
- Didier Malherbe / Tenor saxophone
- Pierre Moerlen / drums
- Mike Howlett / bass
- Daevid Allen / vocals, rhythm & gliss guitar
- Christian Tristch / bass (10,14 & 16)
- Mac Poole / drums (14 & 16)
- Pip Pyle / drums (10)
- Gilli Smyth / vocals, spacewhisper (10,14 & 16)

Releases information

CD Voiceprint VP406CD (2006)

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GONG In the '70s ratings distribution

(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(27%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(47%)
Good, but non-essential (27%)
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Review by oliverstoned
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars 3,5 stars

Another unexpected unreleased document showing that the archives are not exhausted yet.

The first 9 tracks is the classic '73 line-up without Gilli, live and quite well recorded,expecting some harshness but with nice highs and a good precense. The highlights are the almost 8 minutes Om riff ( Master builder ) with a fantastic Hillage's solo, while Holy mystery is an embryonic version of the Fish rising first piece. After comes some alternate Camembert studio covers with real good sound : Tropical fish and Selene . Excellent.

Two others alternate tracks from Angel's egg : Never glid before and Oily way . Interesting covers, unfortunatly featuring a blurry sound with a bumped low.

Blues for Finlay is a rare '72 cover of the Continental circus main theme. The most psychedelic cover to date with a hazy-document sound, but loaded with incredible wha-wha guitar.

Only 3,5 stars because of the average sound quality, but it remains a great document for Gong fans. This Voiceprint CD comes under a Digipack form with a nice mauve inside color.

Latest members reviews

5 stars 9.5/10 Incredible WOW! Here is another mind blower that I did not see coming. I have listened to almost all of the live Gong albums, and this is BY FAR, by FAR THE BEST!!! Gong is at their PRIME when performing on this, which is not heard on any other live record. By god, Pierre destroys ... (read more)

Report this review (#147269) | Posted by The Lost Chord | Friday, October 26, 2007 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Another great document that is in fact a collection that included live versions "Radio Gnome" pieces, alternative takes of "Tropical Fish", "Selene" and ultimate version of "I've been stoned before" (with extremely "guttural" vocals) from "Camembert Electrique" and more. Another example of great ... (read more)

Report this review (#120874) | Posted by Jackitg | Sunday, May 6, 2007 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Great live Gong ... that is Gonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggg , boys & girls ! Energetic, superbly played, as loose as ever, Gong ! Sound is fine to my ears apart from the later part of Oily Way where it gets a bit scrambled The Glorious OM riff, Blues for Findlay & I Never Glid Before ... (read more)

Report this review (#102193) | Posted by Caveman | Friday, December 8, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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