21 agosto 2019

Jonny Greene di Planet Gong sta controllando le stampe di prova del box retrospettivo Love From the Planet Gong: The Virgin Years 1973-75. Tutto bene, pare. Con una preferenza personale e anche un piccolo consiglio: "The fabulous forthcoming Gong box is available to pre-order. Sets ordered from the Planet Gong will come with an exclusive, limited re-print of the 1970's full colour Gong Mandala promo poster. Information, track-listings, images and samples being added. 70% of the audio is previously unreleased, all superb. The box was curated by Steve Hillage and the live multitracks were mixed by Mike Howlett. All the recordings have been mastered from the original master tapes by original Gong engineer Simon Heyworth who has done a stunning job - a real labour of love. There are so many highlights one of which is the most glorious digitisation of Flying Teapot, direct from the original master tapes for the first time - and from which the band will receive royalties on a Teapot CD release for the first time! The advance copy of the box set I've had for a few days now is really something. Well printed, easy to read, right music on the right CDs and all sounding fantastic - It's job done. Phew! I'll never like CDs in cardboard slots though - who does? There was nothing I could do to change that. I've put my discs in poly-lined paper sleeves. I suggest you do the same."