Friday, March 13, 2015

Gong - 2000 - Live 2 Infinitea

Live 2 Infinitea

01. Foolfare (0:46)
02. Zeroid (6:08)
03. Magdalene - intro (2:15)
04. Magdalene (5:05)
05. Infinitea (3:58)
06. The Mad Monk (3:29)
07. Zero the Hero and the Witch's Spell (9:26)
08. Bodilingus - intro (0:53)
09. Bodilingus (5:19)
10. Inner Temple (2:36)
11. Yoni on Mars (6:57)
12. Tropical Fish (3:42)
13. Invisible Temple (9:00)
14. Selene (6:50)

- Daft Alien / vocals, guitar, glissando guitar
- Gilli Smyth / space whisper
- Theo Travis / tenor and soprano saxophones, flute
- Gwyo ze pix / keyboards, electronics, backing vocals
- Mike Howlett / bass
- Chris Taylor / drums, backing vocals
- Didier Malherbe / alto and soprano saxophones, doudouk, flute
- Basil Brooks / additional bubbles on "Inner Temple"
- Live sound by David Id / the switchdoctor

 Great Gong album from year 2000. Mostly based on studio album "Zero To Infinity", but contains few older songs as well.

Even if many Gong fans are disappointed by last decades Gong works, including not too much successful Allen's Gong return with "Shapeshifter" in 1992, this album is really good! Even better then it studio companion "Zero to Infinity"!

For a very first time from early seventies you will feel full power of raw Gong sound! Far not so much polished as studio one, full on heavy guitar and sax improvs, album sounds unusually heavy and build a excellent atmosphere. No more polished arrangements, no more flirting with pop audience. Gong combines it's old freaky dreaminess, musical mystic and real rock sound there! Even if not too much different in sense of track list from studio "Zero to Infinity" ( but some old songs sound interesting included in one line between new ones), album has it attraction in energy and fantastic live show atmosphere.

If you're disappointed in Gong after it's classic period, just try this one. It is a big chance you will discover the band again.

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