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Love From The Planet Gong
Box-set UPDATE
[updated Mon 30/10]

"Ready, set, Go!...."

Love From the Planet Gong: The Virgin Years 1973-7512CD + DVD + exclusive, limited poster/sticker package.

We are currently able to process, properly pack and send 50-60 Box-sets per day. We have 600+ to do - so doing the maths you can see all the orders will not be sent out before the end of next week. Your patience is deeply appreciated. We will e-mail you when your order is sent.

Sets ordered from the Planet Gong come with a lithographical print of the 1970's full colour Gong Mandala promo poster on heavyweight 250gsm paper, ideal for framing, a beautiful re-print of Daevid's Flying Teapot Spotters Scroll, originally available from Virgin in 1973, and 3 stickers. The posters come rolled in a mailing tube attached to the Box-set carton.

70‰ of the audio is previously unreleased, all is superb. The box was curated by Steve Hillage and the live multitracks were mixed by Mike Howlett. All the recordings have been mastered from the original master tapes by original Gong engineer Simon Heyworth who has done a stunning job - a real labour of love. There are so many highlights one of which is THE most glorious digitisation of 'Flying Teapot', direct from the original master tapes for the first time - and from which the band will receive royalties on a Teapot CD release for the first time!

The advance copy of the box set I've had for a few days now is really something. Well printed, easy to read, right music on the right CDs and all sounding fantastic - It's job done. Phew! I'll never like CDs in cardboard slots though - who does? There was nothing I could do to change that. I've put my discs in poly-lined paper sleeves. I suggest you do the same.

Gong - Deluxe editions
2CD pre-order
[posted Thr 05/09]

PRE-ORDER individual Gong Deluxe 2CD sets + 3 Promo Stickers

Universal have announced the release of the 2CD limited sets of the four studio albums with bonus tracks that are in the Gong box-set. Each album has a 2nd disc with of a selection of the wonderful live archive material, also in the box-set. They are due to be released on 27th September.

The limited deluxe 2CD sets will also be released in Japan as mini-lp CDs - I don't know when yet.

New Steve Hillage release
The Golden Vibe
1973 a-capella, echo guitar experiments
[updated Fri 19/07]

One of many special joys of the 'Searching For The Spark' Steve Hillage box set were several edits of Steve's echo guitar recordings made in the Gong house in May 1973. This release contains much more of the same magical session plus expanded tracks which it was impossible to include in the box-set which had to be limited to 22 discs.

The Golden Vibe CD
The Golden Vibe 180gsm 2LP