Pierre Moerlen's Gong - 2 Studio Albums (1979) [Reissue 2010]  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 20, 2024
Pierre Moerlen's Gong - 2 Studio Albums (1979) [Reissue 2010]

Pierre Moerlen's Gong - 2 Studio Albums (1979) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 531 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 196 MB | Covers - 255 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings

Downwind (1979). Eagerly awaited re-press for this classic album by Pierre Moerlen's Gong featuring Mike Oldfield, Steve Winwood & Mick Taylor. Booklet with restored artwork, photos & liner notes. By the late 1970s Percussionist Pierre Moerlen had taken over the leadership of Gong and had steered the band away from Psychedelic Space Rock and took the band into a Jazz Rock direction, one in which the band excelled. After recording several albums with Virgin, the band now featured Hansford Rowe on bass, Ross Record on guitar, Benoit Moerlen on vibes and Francois Causse on percussion. Moerlen signed with Arista Records in 1978 and recorded this excellent album partially in Mike Oldfield’s studio. Oldfield guested on the superb lengthy title track with fellow guest Steve Winwood, whilst Mick Taylor appeared on the track "What You Know"…
Gong - Live At The Gong Family Unconventional Gathering (2021)

Gong - Live At The Gong Family Unconventional Gathering (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 2:15:59 | 816 / 310 Mb
Genre: Progressive Rock, Jazz Rock / Label: G-Wave

The Gong Family Unconvention at the Melkweg club in Amsterdam in November 2006 was a unique 3 day event in which all the surviving original members of this legendary psychedelic band came together and, after performing their own individual sets, performed once again as Gong. This climactic and joyful 2hr 16min Gong live set was beautifully captured for this Audio and Video recording.

Gong - Best Of Gong (1996)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 16, 2024
Gong - Best Of Gong (1996)

Gong - Best Of Gong (1996)
EAC | XLD | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 486 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans ~ 68 Mb | 01:18:18
Prog-Rock, Canterbury Scene, Art Rock, Psychedelic, Space Rock | Mantra | # 111-9611

French exclusive 13-track CD album compiling the best work from the legendary progressive freaksters including key cuts from Camembert Electrique Flying Teapot and Angels Egg; sealed digipak sleeve. Anarchic, experimental, and whimsical ensemble originally led by guitarist Daevid Allen, a founding member of the Soft Machine.
Gong - Gong Est Mort, Vive Gong (1977) [2015, Belle Antique Japan, BELLE-152443-4]

Gong - Est Mort, Vive Gong (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Belle Antique, BELLE-152443-4 | ~ 505 or 184 Mb | Scans(png) -> 169 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Prog Rock

Live album recorded during the first « Gong reunion » in May 28, 1977 in Hippodrome de Pantin (Paris), organised by Jacques Pasquier. The classic Gong line-up with founder Daevid Allen didn’t exist anymore at this date, but reconvened for this event, which also featured all bands formed by ex or current Gong members : Daevid Allen with Euterpe, Didier Malherbe’s Bloom, the « official » Gong led by Pierre Moerlen, Mike Howlett’s Strontium 90, Tim Blake’s Crystal Machine, Steve Hillage’s band etc…
Daevid Allen & Mother Gong - The Owl And The Tree (1990)  [2004]

Daevid Allen & Mother Gong - The Owl And The Tree (1990) [2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 355 MB | Scans
Genre: Prog Rock, Space Rock | Label: Voiceprint Records | Catalog Number: VP278CD

Mother Gong's first album Mother was released in 1978 and the band found Gilli Smyth collaborating with many musicians including Harry Williamson and various friends and family including on this album Owl In The Tree from 1990, former partner Daevid Allen. The album is split into two halves and both Allen and Smyth work well within the limitations set out by vinyl bearing in mind that the days of vinyl made for a more convenient division, which is defined, by the individual styles of both Allen and Smyth. The album is a mix of both styles including Allen's blissed out space rocker style and Smyth's more laid back fairy tale recitations and a smattering of typically Gong like instrumental work.
Gong - Shamal (1975) + Gazeuse! (1976) + Expresso II (1978) [1989, Virgin, VJD-5017-19]

Gong - Shamal (1975) + Gazeuse! (1976) + Expresso II (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1989 | Virgin Records, VJD-5017-19 | ~ 788 or 377 Mb | Scans
Psychedelic Rock / Progressive Rock / Jazz Rock

Gong slowly came together in the late '60s when Australian guitarist Daevid Allen (ex-Soft Machine) began making music with his wife, singer Gilli Smyth, along with a shifting lineup of supporting musicians. Albums from this period include Magick Brother, Mystic Sister (1969) and the impromptu jam session Bananamoon (1971) featuring Robert Wyatt from the Soft Machine, Gary Wright from Spooky Tooth, and Maggie Bell…

Gong - Family Jewels (1998)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 30, 2023
Gong - Family Jewels (1998)

Gong - Family Jewels (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 564 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 223 MB | Covers - 59 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: GAS Records (AGASCD008)

22 tracks, double CD collection of all aspects of the Gong Family. Solo tracks, unreleased and live tracks. Selected by the musicians themselves and compiled by Daevid and all wrapped in one of the best Gong covers he has ever produced. Even if you have everything by the Gong Family you will not have over half these tracks.

Gong - Shamal (1976) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]  Music

Posted by v3122 at July 23, 2022
Gong - Shamal (1976) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Gong - Shamal (1976)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 266 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 95 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 3.94 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.42 Gb
Virgin, 27.048-1 | Progressive Rock, Fusion, Jazz-Rock

Between Daevid Allen's departure from the band and Pierre Moerlen's official takeover of the band, there is Shamal. This transitional album contains none of the Allen-inspired psychedelia, but also very little of Moerlen's jazz influence. Shamal is, for the most part, a progressive rock album, half vocal, half instrumental. Its most accessible tune, the opening "Wingful of Eyes," had the potential for airplay if only it hadn't been so lengthy…
Gong - Expresso II (1978) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-77301]

Gong - Expresso II (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-77301 | ~ 266 or 104 Mb | Scans(png) -> 113 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Prog Rock

As interesting and fun as the Daevid Allen period was, the name Gong became more meaningful in the context of the music as percussionist Pierre Moerlen assumed the role of bandleader. An emphasis on percussives of all sorts became clear on Gazeuse!, the band's first completely instrumental album, and the music became much jazzier, though never considered jazz. Expresso II finds Pierre Moerlen's Gong at their peak…

Gong - On French TV 1971-1973 (2011)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 14, 2021
Gong - On French TV 1971-1973 (2011)

Gong - On French TV 1971-1973 (2011)
DVD5 | Video: MPEG 2, 720x480 (4:3), 29.97 fps | Audio: AC-3, 48.0 KHz, 2 ch, 256 Kbps | 2,68 GB | Covers - 33 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Gonzo Multimedia (HST037DVD)

Fabulous collection of Gong French TV appearances. The DVD is relatively short and covers two distinct periods of the band. It includes some of the earliest known footage of the band playing live for French television circa 1971 and 72. Watching the band live must have been a real experience as they took the art of drug induced hippiness to the next level. The band performs four tracks of their signature jazz/space rock jams including "Never Fight Another War", "Dreamin It", "Dynamite" and "Foghat Digs Holes In Space". Spacey synth work, ripping bass runs and the vocal caterwauling of Gilli Smyth and Allen is all included for your enjoyment. That is, if you like your music of the somewhat bizarre variety. The performances are good and offer a rare glimpse of the band in those early years…