Gong Camembert Electrique on Limited Edition 180g LP
Remastered from the Recently Discovered Original BYG Master Tapes
Formed in 1969 by Daevid Allen, one of the founder members of Soft Machine, Gong established itself as one of the most unique, innovative and experimental rock groups of the '70s. Absurd, anarchic and powerfully psychedelic, Camembert Electrique is the first proper Gong full-lenght album. Originally released in France on BYG Actuel (a Charly label) in 1971, then licensed to a young Richard Branson for his fledgling Virgin label in 1974, this iconic and influential album is still devastatingly fresh-sounding in the 21st century. Weirdness, wisdom, outré rock of the ‘highest’ order - as you’d expect from the founding-father of acid-rock Daevid Allen.
Camembert Electrique is released as a strictly limited edition LP. For the first time ever, the album has been remastered from the original BYG master tape recently discovered and pressed on 180-gram heavyweight audiophile quality vinyl. The gatefold sleeve is a replica of the original LP and comes complete with all inserts. For all formats, the original track listing, correct song titles and timings, incorrect on every reissue since 1974, have been restored. Samples from Camembert Electrique have been included on Gong’s brand new album I See You, recently released on Madfish to critical acclaim. Gong is also currently playing selected live shows and performing material from their whole career.
Gong Camembert Electrique Track Listing:
1. Radio Gnome
2. You Can`t Kill Me
3. I've Bin Stone Before: Mister Long Shanks: O Mother
4. I Am Your Fantasy
5. Dynamite: I Am Your Animal
6. Wet Cheese Delerium
7. Squeezing Sponges Over Policemen's Heads
8. Fohat Digs Holes In Space
9. Tried So Hard
10. Tropical Fish: Selene
11. Gnome The Second