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    Posted: September 02 2009 at 18:08
Shhh, we give out these details AFTER we've ordered ours already... LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2009 at 18:28
Ah yeah, forgot about that Embarrassed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2009 at 06:26
You can now order the limited vinyl edition w/ the poster and CD included at their site. The price isn't that high considering the additional CD.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2009 at 06:42
I actually heard a track from this on a local radio station Monday night! Sounded pretty good actually.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2009 at 06:50
Originally posted by sampo

You can now order the limited vinyl edition w/ the poster and CD included at their site. The price isn't that high considering the additional CD.
The VAT tax and P&P pushes the price up a bit - just ordered it - came to £26.68 in total


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2009 at 09:59
Sweet got mine Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2009 at 19:05
At the same time I want the limited edition, I've ordered the regular release edition...stupid inability to find a job at college made a $55 album too pricey for me Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2009 at 21:06
I bought an extra copy Salty .. I'll keep it wrapped, so when you can let me know.. Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 17 2009 at 04:03
HEre's another FULL clip:

http://myspace.com/Gong2032

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 17 2009 at 11:15
Originally posted by Plankowner

I bought an extra copy Salty .. I'll keep it wrapped, so when you can let me know.. Thumbs Up


Awesome, I'll keep that in mind. Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2009 at 14:33
Anyone get their hands on this gem yet?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2009 at 16:29
Led by septuagenarians Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth, Gong has been resonating it's silly/serious message since easter sunday 1966. Yes, that's a long time. From their early releases on the BYG and Virgin labels in the 70s, the band has sported an ever-revolving door of musicians, ever delivering some of the deepest psychedelic grooves this side of cabaret. Really, Gong's music is that unique. In 1990, Allen and Smyth resurfaced from hiatus Australia and reformed the Gong band. After 1992's Shapeshifter (best known for being the most un-Gong sounding Gong album), the next decade saw various former members come and go, as they toured what was little more than the nostalgia wave. Not that I'm complaining... It reached a peak with their millennium release, Zero To Infinity. Graced with some really funky tunes courtesy of the Mike Howlett/Chris Taylor rhythm section; but as the former said, it was all a little to cozy. Yes, quite cozy. And delicious. In 2006, the original surviving members of the Radio Gnome Trilogy band converged upon Amsterdam for the most conventional Unconvention a fan could ask for. Former guitarist Steve Hillage and his partner Miquette Giraudy, best known as techno outfit System 7, returned to the fold for the first time since the 70s.

Thus, we arrive at 2032. Hillage and Allen hunkered down under in late 2008 to write the fourteen songs that make up this newest of new Gong albums. 2032 is the year that the Pothead Pixies - those mischievous little green men from the planet of love - return to the planet Earth to clue us all in on our misguided misadventures. Allen's wisedome and Smyth's she-wisdom are all within, maybe even a little too obvious, but who isn't listening? Really! If you've followed the band, you'll remember that Gong changes; this was probably best evidenced in 2004's Acid Motherhood, an album that brought Allen together with Japanese psychedelic freakout masters Acid Mother's Temple. An unbelievable album, it did split the faithful. While 2032 steers clear of that kind of controversy, it does take the big chance - at being modern. And we've got Steve Hillage's masterful production to thank for that. Hip groovy rap? Trip-hop psychedelia? Yes siree. Gone is the deep space and the long head-nod grooves, and in are concise, bright, beautiful songs. And lots of them - a whole album's worth! Daevid and Gilli share the majority of vocals duties (which is great because Gilli was all but absent from Acid Motherhood), while Hillage's guitar glows, rather than shines (though he does lend his signature space rock to the album's instrumental finale). Miquette Giraudy's synths percolate sideways upside down, but it's really the incredibly tight rhythm section of bassist Mike Howlett and drummer Chris Taylor that lend 2032 it's edgey edge. Crisp, punchy and right up in the mix, Gong are hear and now. Don't miss the bus, jump aboard, and join the Gong band for one remarkably fresh album from a band that's been at it for nearly five decades. Wow.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2009 at 22:50
I'm a bit concerned, I pre-ordered the vinyl, received the initial eMail, but it hasn't been updated nor have I been charged.. being a limited edition this kind of thing drives me crazy...
 
... just received an eMail after my inquiry, mine are set aside he's just been swamped.Thumbs Up


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 24 2009 at 14:02
Nice...I'm just waiting for my copy to get here, maybe it and my new headphones will come on the same day. Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2009 at 14:51
Got my LE. It's awesome and I have already hung the poster up on my wall!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 23 2009 at 11:15
This is the best album to be released this side of 1974's YOU!.........by anyone!! Finally a Gong album that can stand next to Camembert... and the trilogy with it's head held high. Not at all a nostalgia trip, but both in tune with the invisible green planet, and completely Here & Now.
I saw them do some of it at the Beautiful Days Fest in august, Im off to see them in Amsterdam in 3 weeks, and then in Oxford 2 weeks after that. Gong is you and you are Gong!
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2010 at 11:11
Exclamation please please !!! help me ! anyone any ideas how can i get 2032 on vinyl ?? means so much for me Cry
only find two worldwide this time - 
£149.99 and £99.99 ....can't believe it !!! ( we all know GONG is not about money Unhappy!!! ) and i can't pay it Cry ...sure i would pay the normally price !

hope to get any feedback from YOU Hug jana Smile
ZWISCHEN WAHRHEIT UND WAHRSCHEINLICHKEIT schläft DER TRAUM VOM WALD in COTTONWOODHILL ... lovely planet !
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