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2.54 | 61 ratings | 3 reviews | 5% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1986

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Breakthrough (6:00)
2. Spaceship Disco (3:22)
3. Rock in Seven (3:10)
4. Six 8 (4:05)
5. Piotou (3:50)
6. Children's Dream (3:20)
7. Portrait (4:18)
8. The Road Out (3:25)
9. Romantic Punk (2:17)
10. Far East (6:57)

Total Time 40:44

Line-up / Musicians

- Lena Andersson / vocals
- Dag Westling / acoustic guitar
- Ake Ziedén / electric guitar
- Christer Rhedin / Moog solos
- Nina Andersson / saxophone, vocals
- Hansford Rowe / bass
- Michael Zylka / Chapman Stick
- Pierre Moerlen / drums, vibraphone, xylophone, timpani, gong, synths, vocals, producer

Releases information

LP Eulenspiegel ‎- EULP 1053 (1986, Germany)

CD Eulenspiegel EUCD 1053 (1986, Germany)
CD Gonzo Multimedia ‎- HST143CD (2013, UK)

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GONG Breakthrough ratings distribution

(61 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(5%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(13%)
Good, but non-essential (36%)
Collectors/fans only (26%)
Poor. Only for completionists (20%)

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Review by snobb
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars Funny, this album had only two ratings till today. One 5-stars, and another 1-star. Let's try to understand, what this album is for real.

First of all, there are not too many Gong elements. Drummer Pierre Moerlen for sure is strongly associated with Gong fame, bassist Hansford Rowe is not absolute stranger, but more connected with Gongzilla. Other musicians are team ,working under glorious name for commercial success.

Music there isn't punk or hip-hop. It's a big plus. But it is such cheese and commercial jazz and world fusion, that every Gong fan could be shocked. Pleasant and sweet melodies, very polished sound, plenty of pop elements, beautiful voices.

Possibly, not a bad music. Just has no connection with real Gong, or any form of progressive rock. At all.

Latest members reviews

5 stars This is a rare Gong release I picked up during my travels in Europe. A fan of Pierre Moerlen's. I was intrigued by the drastically different line-up here. On this album Moerlen and Rowe collaborated with Swedish prog band TRIBUTE, a band that has a handful of somewhat mediocre Symphonic Prog a ... (read more)

Report this review (#861813) | Posted by BORA | Sunday, November 18, 2012 | Review Permanlink

1 stars Very short review, cause there's not much to say. I had a chance to hire it and listen to it a couple of times. This is decidedly for completists only. We can glimpse here and there a very faint shade of "good-old" Gong and instrumental skills of musicians are all right. But the sound is just a ... (read more)

Report this review (#70041) | Posted by kajetan | Monday, February 20, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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