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3.52 | 19 ratings | 3 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2000

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Foolfare (0:46)
2. Zeroid (6:08)
3. Magdalene - intro (2:15)
4. Magdalene (5:05)
5. Infinitea (3:58)
6. The Mad Monk (3:29)
7. Zero the Hero and the Witch's Spell (9:26)
8. Bodilingus - intro (0:53)
9. Bodilingus (5:19)
10. Inner Temple (2:36)
11. Yoni on Mars (6:57)
12. Tropical Fish (3:42)
13. Invisible Temple (9:00)
14. Selene (6:50)

Total Time: 66:25

Line-up / Musicians

- Daft Alien / vocals, guitar, glissando guitar
- Gilli Smyth / space whisper
- Theo Travis / tenor and soprano saxophones, flute
- Gwyo ze pix / keyboards, electronics, backing vocals
- Mike Howlett / bass
- Chris Taylor / drums, backing vocals
- Didier Malherbe / alto and soprano saxophones, doudouk, flute
- Basil Brooks / additional bubbles on "Inner Temple"
- Live sound by David Id / the switchdoctor

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GONG Live 2 Infinitea ratings distribution

(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(42%)
Good, but non-essential (37%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

GONG Live 2 Infinitea reviews

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Review by snobb
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Great Gong album from year 2000. Mostly based on studio album "Zero To Infinity", but contains few older songs as well.

Even if many Gong fans are disappointed by last decades Gong works, including not too much successful Allen's Gong return with "Shapeshifter" in 1992, this album is really good! Even better then it studio companion "Zero to Infinity"!

For a very first time from early seventies you will feel full power of raw Gong sound! Far not so much polished as studio one, full on heavy guitar and sax improvs, album sounds unusually heavy and build a excellent atmosphere. No more polished arrangements, no more flirting with pop audience. Gong combines it's old freaky dreaminess, musical mystic and real rock sound there! Even if not too much different in sense of track list from studio "Zero to Infinity" ( but some old songs sound interesting included in one line between new ones), album has it attraction in energy and fantastic live show atmosphere.

If you're disappointed in Gong after it's classic period, just try this one. It is a big chance you will discover the band again.

Latest members reviews

4 stars First: Didier Malherbe does play on this album, and second: Theo Travis is an excellent and innovative sax/flute-player. Theo is recording and touring with Robert Fripp, and they released the wonderful "Thread" in 2008. This cd is wonderfully produced and mixed, I have seldom heard such a wonder ... (read more)

Report this review (#248110) | Posted by ollieo | Wednesday, November 4, 2009 | Review Permanlink

2 stars This is a live record of the Zero to Infinity album tour of 2000. For me, however, like the studio album, it lacks a certain zest that makes Gong so special. I suspect it was one of the band's first gigs and while the playing is proficient, there are no real moments of magic or space. Saxophon ... (read more)

Report this review (#27738) | Posted by | Wednesday, June 16, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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