Friday, April 9, 2021

Gong - Shamal (1976)

Gong - Shamal (1976)

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Gong - Shamal
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Side one
1. "Wingful of Eyes"   8:19
2. "Chandra"    7:16
3. "Bambooji"   5:21

Side two
4. "Cat in Clark's Shoes"   7:45
5. "Mandrake"   5:07
6. "Shamal"   8:58

Total length:   40:13

In 2018, a 2-CD remastered edition of the album was issued by UMC containing one CD of live material recorded in 1975, and unreleased bonus tracks to the regular album

Gong Band Members / Musicians

Mike Howlett – bass guitar, vocals

Didier Malherbe – tenor sax, soprano sax, flute, bansuri, gongs

Mireille Bauer – marimba, glockenspiel, xylophone, percussion, gongs

Pierre Moerlen – drums, vibraphone, tubular bells

Patrice Lemoine – organ, piano, synthesizer

Steve Hillage – acoustic guitar, electric guitar ("Bambooji" and "Wingful of Eyes")

Miquette Giraudy – vocals ("Bambooji")

Jorge Pinchevsky – violin

Sandy Colley – vocals ("Shamal")

Nick Mason: producer
Clive Arrowsmith: artwork, photography
Phil Ault: engineer
Dave Hutchins: engineer
Ben Tavera King: engineer
Rick Curtain: engineer
Ben King: engineer

Shamal is the 6th studio album released under the name Gong and was released by Virgin Records on 13 February 1976 The album, produced by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason was recorded in December 1975. The album was recorded by a unique line-up referred to later as "Shamal-Gong". It is usually regarded as a transitional album between Daevid Allen's incarnation of the band and the Pierre Moerlen-led fusion line-up of the late 1970s.

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