GONG - FRENCH TV 1971-1973

GONG - FRENCH TV 1971-1973

DVD (DVD)

Login for pricing & ordering.

 

Label: NO_LABEL_INFO

Release date: 15/11/2012

Barcode: 5060230860732

Catalog no.: HSTDVD0000037

Item ID: 379475

Gong came into being almost by accident in the late sixties when Daevid Allen was refused entry back into Britain following European dates with Soft Machine. Deciding to stay in Paris, Allen began working alongside Gilli Smyth and various musicians in what would eventually be known as Gong. The first recognized recordings from the band were Magick Brother, Mystic Sister in 1970, followed by albums such as 'Camembert Electrique', 'Flying Teapot', 'Angels Egg', and 'You'. These last three albums followed the fortunes of 'Zero The Hero' and told the tale of pothead pixies in what became the 'Radio Gnome Invisible' Trilogy. Shortly after the release of 'You' in 1974, Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth left the band and Steve Hillage became the de facto leader, although he left in 1975 for a solo career. The band did continue in a more jazz oriented direction, which was far removed from the original musical output of the band. The material on the DVD features two distinct periods of the bands history with the earliest footage coming from an in the studio performance filmed in 1971 for French television. This is a rare outing and a rare line up of the band featuring Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Didier Malherbe, Christian Tritsch and Laurie Allen. The DVD also includes further footage from 1972 and 1973. In fact there is good news for fans of the "Angels Egg" period, as there is more than twenty minutes of footage featured on this DVD. None of this rare footage has ever been made available commercially before now, making this release a real treat for fans of Gong

Ordering

Are you a private user? Order this item through our mailorder.

Are you a business user? Please login to add items to your basket.

More GONG...


GONG - ANGEL'S EGG

GONG - ANGEL'S EGG

'Angel's Egg' is not your usual progressive rock album. Very quirky, with many, mostly brief compositions, the album is a tad less spacy than 'Flying Teapot', with just a few psychedelic-inspired lyrics, and is very technically adept. This eclectic composition travels ... read more »

 

GONG - FLYING TEAPOT

GONG - FLYING TEAPOT

'Flying Teapot' is an avant-garde collection of sound effects, jazzy improvisation and comic vocals, all displaying the group's sense of humour and wacky approach to their music. 'The Pot Head Pixies' and 'The Witch's Spell' are perfect examples of their unique musical ... read more »

 

GONG - GONG EST MORT, VIVE GONG (2LP)

A reissue of Gong's double live-album, recorded on May 28, 1977 at the Hippodrome, Paris. These 76 minutes include some of the band's highest achievements. Songs included in the 'Radio Gnome Invisible' trilogy and 'Camembert Electrique' albums contribute to shape Gong's ... read more »

 

GONG - LIVE 2 INFINITEA

Recorded at various locations in the UK and Norway, in 2000, this is a mind bending release of Gong live material.

 

GONG - MONTSERRAT 1973 AND OTHER STORIES

Still available. A wonderful blend of the old and the new, and also the rare. The old is footage of Gong's classic line-up which featured Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage, Pierre Moerlen and Tim Blake. The more recent footage dates back to 2006 and finds Daevid Allen in an al ... read more »

 

GONG - OPIUM FOR THE PEOPLE (2CD)

BACK IN PRINT! This DOUBLE-CD compilation includes tracks from the Virgin albums plus a selection taken from the albums 'Magick Brother, Mystic Sister' (1970), 'Banana Moon' and 'Camembert Electrique' (1971). The various line-ups feature a.o. Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, ... read more »

 

 

More on the NO_LABEL_INFO label...


MANGELSDORFF, EMIL - SWINGING OILDROPS

MANGELSDORFF, EMIL - SWINGING OILDROPS

Reissued on 140-gram vinyl, including MP3 download and printed innersleeves! "These days, where a young generation worldwide discovers good swinging jazz again, where Dexter Gordon returned after so many years in exile like a triumphator to New York and "young ... read more »

 

VIVA BRASIL - VIVA BRASIL

Portugese import. One of the most sought-after Brazilian LPs of all time. Originally from 1980, this LP contains the dancefloor killer 'Skindo-le-le' and other great tracks like 'O Bode', 'Producto Nacional', etc. Guaranteed satisfaction for DJs and Brazil collectors. Comes ... read more »

 

LOS YORKS - 68

Reissue of the 2nd album by essential Peruvian 60s garage band. Originally released by Mag Records in 1968, this LP contains their hit 'Abrazame Baby'. Great cover art.

 

KOOBAS - KOOBAS

Euro release. "500 Copies reissue of the rare 1969 LP by on of the few Liverpool groups to make it into the late sixties. This leans toward the more progressive side of the flower-pop Brit psych made famous by the 'Chocolate Soup', 'Perfumed Garden', and 'Psychedelic ... read more »

 

PETTERSON, TOBIAS - AMON DÜÜL II AND THE BIRTH OF KRAUTROCK

PETTERSON, TOBIAS - AMON DÜÜL II AND THE BIRTH OF KRAUTROCK

This is a nice hardcover book with illustrations in b/w, written in English. The format is 110x180mm (portrait) and there are 160 pages (plus 4 cover pages). Limited to 500 copies worldwide. The German rock band Amon Duul II quickly rose to prominence in West Germany due to ... read more »

 

CAP - IL TEATRO DELLE OMBRE

Here's the limited vinyl version of the fantastic box set from the same title.

 

 


Clear Spot - clearspot.nl

Clear Spot International BV
Hermelijnkoog 21
1822CA Alkmaar
The Netherlands

T. + 31 (0)72 567 9990
F. + 31 (0)84 229 8862

E. info@clearspot.nl
W. www.clear-spot.nl

Deze website gebruikt cookies. Meer info. / This website uses cookies. More info.