Release Date: 16 March 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Gong Camembert Electrique Limited Gatefold 180gram Heavyweight Audiophile Vinyl LP
'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.
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 Seventies.
Absurd, anarchic and powerfully psychedelic, 'Camembert Electrique' is the first proper Gong 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.
Samples from 'Camembert Electrique' have been included on Gong's brand new album 'I See You' (Madfish SMACD1023) recently released to critical acclaim. Gong are also playing selected live shows playing material from their whole career….
You Can't Kill Me
I've Bin Stone Before : Mister Long Shanks : O Mother
I Am Your Fantasy
Dynamite : I Am Your Animal
Wet Cheese Delerium
Squeezing Sponges Over Policeman's Heads
Fohat Digs Holes In Space
Tried So Hard
Tropical Fish : Selene
Gnome The Second