16 febbraio 2015

Esce tra qualche giorno una nuova versione in cd e in vinile del superclassico gonghista Camembert Electrique, riprendendo - e rimasterizzandoli - i nastri originali usati nel 1971 dalla francese BYG. La prima edizione dell'album uscì nella serie Actuel, come suo cinqantatreesimo (e ultimo) capitolo.

Absurd, anarchic and potently psychedelic, Camembert Electrique was Gong's debut album from 1971. This 2015 edition has been remastered from the 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 1970s. Camembert Electrique, the first Gong album, was originally released in France on BYG Actuel (a Charly label) in 1971, and subsequently licensed to a young Richard Branson for his fledgling Virgin label in the UK in 1974. This iconic and influential album still sounds remarkably fresh in the 21st century. Weirdness and wisdom of the 'highest' order! The album has been remastered from the recently discovered original BYG master tape and sounds incredible. The booklet, with all-new sleeve notes by long-term Gong fan Mark Paytress, comes complete with rare photos and memorabilia. The album's original track listing, correct song titles and timings have been fully restored for the first time since 1974.