Gong - Love From The Planet Gong: The Virgin Years 1973-75

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Curated by Steve Hillage and released with the full involvement of original members, Gong: The Virgin Years 1973-75 is a 12CD/1DVD box set that includes the band's seminal first four Virgin Records studio albums plus an astonishing number of bonus tracks in a beautiful package that features a 64 page lyric booklet and previously unseen artwork by the late Daevid Allen.

Re-mastered by original engineer Simon Heyworth, the box contains official material (Flying Teapot, Angel's Egg, You, Shamal), previously unreleased pieces, multi-tracked full gigs, the complete John Peel sessions from 1973 and 1974, quad Pye and Westlake mixes of You (re-formatted to 5.1 surround-sound), and much more.

Highlights:

* The first 4 Virgin Records studio albums plus bonus tracks.
* First CD release of the original Flying Teapot masters. Beautifully remastered with previously unreleased bonus mixes.
* First CD release of Shamal from the original masters. Superbly remastered with previously unreleased bonus mixes.
* The complete John Peel sessions from BBC Radio One from 1973 and 1974.
* 2 CDs of full gig at Club Arc En Ciel, Roanne in 1973.
* 1 CD of full gig at the renowned free concert in Hyde Park, London in 1974.
* 2 CDs of full 1975 gig at the London Marquee Club including first live recordings of tracks from Shamal and Steve Hillages debut solo LP, Fish Rising.
* 2 CDs entire gig at The Bataclan, Paris in 1973.
* 2  tracks recorded at the Edinburgh Festival in 1973.
* Includes the previously unreleased quadrophonic Pye and Westlake Studio mixes of You.
* Notes by Gong archivist Jonny Greene of the Gong Appreciation Society and artwork including rare and previously unseen artwork by Daevid Allen.
* 64-page illustrated lyric booklet that includes Angels Eggs famously quirky and informative Blue Book and a new companion to Flying Teapot Green Book.



DVD / You Quad Surround Sound
1.    Thoughts For Naught
2.    A P.H.P.'s Advice
3.    Magick Mother Invocation
4.    Master Builder
5.    A Sprinkling Of Clouds
6.    Thoughts For Naught
7.    A P.H.P.'s Advice
8.    Magick Mother Invocation
9.    Master Builder
10.  A Sprinkling Of Clouds
11.  Perfect Mystery
12.  The Isle Of Everywhere
13.  You Never Blow Yr Trip Forever


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