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Gong

Shamal

UMC/Virgin 7714153 (2019)

Deluxe limited edition 2CD, suberbly remastered from the original analogue tapes by original engineer Simon Heyworth. Disc 2 is a classic, largely previously un-released live multi-tracked 1975 Gong, mixed by Mike Howlett. Shamal as you have never heard it before. A long overdue and huge improvement on the first CD release in 1990. Includes previously unreleased bonus tracks.

4-panal, 2 jewel tray packaging. Includes a 16 page richly illustrated booklet. One time pressing in this format. Other deluxe editions available : Flying Teapot | Angels Egg | You
CD1: Shamal (Remastered 2018) Studio album + Bonus tracks [58'52"]
  1. Wingful Of Eyes [6.16]
  2. Chandra [7.26]
  3. Bambooji [5.16]
  4. Cat In Clark's Shoes [7.45]
  5. Mandrake [5.05]
  6. Shamal [9.05] Bonus Tracks
  7. Bambooji Out-Takes Edit* [4.55]
  8. Chandra - Alternate Mix* [8.01]
  9. Wingful of Eyes - Out-Takes Edit* [5.03]
Personnel:
  • Didier Malherbe {Flute, Voice}
  • Mike Howlett {Bass, Voice}
  • Pierre Moerlen {Drums, Percussion, Tuned Percussion}
  • Patrice Lemoine {Keyboards}
  • Mireille Bauer {Percussion, Tuned percussion}
  • Steve Hillage {Guitar on tracks 1, 3, 7 & 9}
  • Jorge Pinchevsky {Violin on tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8}
  • Miquette Giraudy {Voice on tracks 3 & 7}
  • Sandy Colley {Voice on track 6}
CD2: Selections from Marquee Live, The Marquee, London, Sept 9th/10th 1975 [52'57"]
  1. Bambooji - Live* [3.33]
  2. The Isle of Everywhere - Live [15.21]
  3. Wingful of Eyes - Live* [6.54]
  4. Master Builder - Live [6.27]
  5. Drum Solo - Live* [4.54]
  6. Flying Teapot - Live [3.16]
  7. I Never Glid Before - Live* [12.32]

* Previously unreleased

Personnel:
  • Steve Hillage {Guitar, Voice}
  • Didier Malherbe {Saxophone, Flute, Voice}
  • Mike Howlett {Bass, Voice}
  • Pierre Moerlen {Drums, Gong}
  • Patrice Lemoine {Keyboards}
  • Miquette Giraudy {Voice, percussion}