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2.79 | 26 ratings | 3 reviews | 12% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Crystal Gnome (11:04) :
- a) Crystal Gnome
- b) Gnomophone
- c) Bamboule
- d) Gnomofaune
2. Radio Gnome I & II (7:07) :
- a) Radio Gnome I & II
- b) Banana Nirvana
3. Mister Pyxie (5:35) :
- a) Mister Pyxie
- b) Bad De Grass Sax
4. Deep in the Sky (5:09)
5. Flying Tea-Pot (5:00) :
- a) Flying Tea-Pot
- b) Out of Space
6. Wet Drum Sandwich (3:28)
7. Mange Ton Calepin (3:41)
8. You Can't Kill Me (6:23)
9. Titicaca (Gongmaison live at Glastonbury 89) (10:27) :
- a) Titicaca
- b) Flute Coda

Total Time 57:54

Line-up / Musicians

- Daevid Allen / guitar
- Didier Malherbe / saxophones, flute
- Gilli Smyth / space whisper
- Mike Howlett / bass
- Pierre Moerlen / drums, percussion
- Steve Hillage / guitar, vocals
- Tim Blake / synthesizers

Releases information

LP: FR Mantra 041

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GONG Live at Sheffield '74 ratings distribution

(26 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(12%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
Good, but non-essential (23%)
Collectors/fans only (15%)
Poor. Only for completionists (12%)

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2 stars Great band, shame about the production...

Awful production does Gong no favours - although their live improvisational abilities are beyond question, and the album does have many highlights - especially Gilli Smyth's incredible Space Whispers. Very difficult album to listen to - unless you're in the "right" frame of mind - and even then uncomfortable. Allen's vocal psychotics are either guaranteed to make you laugh or reach for the off button.

Stick with the Radio Gnome Trilogy and Camemebert Electrique - although Shamal and Gazeuse are well worth a listen! There is another live album from the same period entitled "Live au Bataclan" which, if you can track down the vinyl, has a superb inner gatefold picture - which makes it a great collection filler, although really I would write an indentical review for that too. The "Sheffield" album was also released on Green vinyl, in a gatefold sleeve with wacky cartoons.

Latest members reviews

5 stars I'm not understanding the more negative reviews for this recording. My version is the RSD 2020 vinyl re-release, and the sound quality is surprisingly good. Further, the band just sounds fantastic. That classic mixture of Gong wonk--alternatively keening, jazzy, wacky, spacey, whimsical. A good bit ... (read more)

Report this review (#2447426) | Posted by trickert | Saturday, September 12, 2020 | Review Permanlink

1 stars I have heard far better Gong live recordings issued by GAS, this is not well recorded and it begs the question of who exactly is releasing this rubbish under the Gong name ? If you have a decent graphic equaliser and a lot of time you might be able to salvage a little from this CD. Under the dr ... (read more)

Report this review (#91915) | Posted by burgersoft777 | Monday, September 25, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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