Monday, 20 December 2010

The Mystery & The History Of The Planet Gong

Here's another selection from Gong. The band were originally formed in 1967, after Daevid Allen - then a member of Soft Machine - was denied entry to the United Kingdom due to a visa complication. Allen remained in France where he and a London-born Sorbonne professor, Gilli Smyth, established the first incarnation of the band.

This collection is taken from various live shows, rehearsals, out-takes and interviews from when the band first got together up until 1988. There is some really obscure stuff here and some of the recordings aren't perfect but if you're a fan of the band then this is definitely worth hearing. There's a few tracks on here that I've never seen on any other of their albums... though they've released so many I don't know for sure. The download actually runs for just over 80 minutes so if you want to burn a copy you'll need to leave a bit out (don't worry, I'm sure you'll find something ;). Anyway enough of my ramble, just go get it.

DOWNLOAD THE MYSTERY & THE HISTORY [TRACKS 1 TO 14]
DOWNLOAD THE MYSTERY & THE HISTORY [TRACKS 15 TO 25]

Here's the tracklisting (320kbps)...
  1. Concert Intro
  2. Gong Christmas Party, London 1973
  3. Captain Shaw And Mr Gilbert
  4. Recorded by Daevid 1964
  5. Love Makes Sweet Music
  6. Soft Machine Radio Broadcast 1968
  7. D.L.T. Interview
  8. The Hairy Cornflake
  9. Riot 1968
  10. Recorded at Soft Machine concert in France
  11. Dreaming It
  12. Earliest Live Recording of Gong 1969
  13. I Feel So Lazy
  14. Live In Angers 1972
  15. And I Tried So Hard
  16. Live In Angers 1972
  17. Radio Gnome Pre-Mix
  18. Studio Out Take 1973
  19. Pot Head Pixies
  20. Recorded Live 1973
  21. Majick Brother
  22. John Peel Radio Session 1973
  23. Line Up
  24. Radio Session 1973
  25. Clarence In Wonderland
  26. Radio Session featuring Kevin Ayers on Vocals
  27. Breakthrough Interview
  28. Daevid with Clive Williamson 1975
  29. Where Have All The Hours Gone?
  30. Recorded In Deya, Spain 1976
  31. Gong Poem
  32. Recorded During Interview by Daevid with Clive Williamson 1976
  33. Deya Goddess
  34. Recorded In Deya, Spain 1976
  35. Opium For The People
  36. Studio Version Sung In French
  37. Red Alert
  38. Mother Gong Rehearsal at Foel, Wales 1980
  39. 13/8
  40. Mother Gong Studio Session At Oxes Cross 1981. From The Tape "Words Fail Me".
  41. Gliss-U-Well
  42. Mother Gong Studio Session With Didier. From The Tape "Words Fail Me".
  43. Future
  44. Taken From The Australian Tape "Living On The Brink".
  45. The Dream
  46. Gilli Smyth And Tom The Poet, Australia 1985.
  47. Chernobyl Rain
  48. Kansas Mix. Invisible Opera Company.
  49. Let Me Be One
  50. Recorded Live In Glastonbury At Kirtain 1988.

DOWNLOAD THE MYSTERY & THE HISTORY [TRACKS 1 TO 14]
DOWNLOAD THE MYSTERY & THE HISTORY [TRACKS 15 TO 25]


Note: If the above links don't work try the following from mediafire...
DOWNLOAD THE MYSTERY & THE HISTORY [TRACKS 1 TO 14] [MEDIAFIRE]
DOWNLOAD THE MYSTERY & THE HISTORY [TRACKS 15 TO 25] [MEDIAFIRE]

5 comments:

  1. Cheers,this looks fabulous..I'll be downloading it shortly ;)

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  2. a wevoo, its a good disc, thanks!!

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  3. nice post... cheers for sharing mate. :))) xx

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  4. would be good of you to re-open this link please

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