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Angel's Egg - excerpt 1
Angel's Egg - excerpt 2
Angel's Egg - excerpt 3
Angel's Egg - excerpt 4

Gong

Angel's Egg (LP, clear vinyl)

Label: Charly Records

Format: LP, clear vinyl

Genre: Psych

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€25.90
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**180g clear vinyl, newly remastered, includes 16-page booklet** "In this chapter of the greatest trilogy ever written, one finds Zero the Hero looking for ways to spread the good words taught to him from Planet Gong through this Radio Gnome Invisible, and he meets all sorts in that quest. Angel's Egg sees two new members replacing Frenchmen Trisch and Moze: Pierre Moerlen and Mike Howlett and now the classic Gong line-up is present. However, unlike the previous Flying Teapot and the following You, the tracks here are fairly short (except for the opening track that clocks in at 8 min) barely exceeding 5 min at best.

Side 1 starts with a rare but superb almost-instrumental that is proof , if need be, that Gong is masterful in all area including jazz-rock Canterbury style. All other numbers are very typical Gong athmospheres and climaxing in the Prostitute Poem where Malherbe answers so greatly to Gilly Smyth - delightful and dare I say Orgasmic.
Side 2 starts with the real treasure of this album: it is the Flute Salad - Inner/Outer Temple suite only to be followed by concert fave Oily Way. Malherbe shows that he also masters the flute and the climaxes created is not only orgasmic but cosmic. Moerlen gives us a peak on future Gong music by putting in his great vibraphone playing in one of the last track. Many different facets of Gong are present in this album making probably their most impressive one ever." - Progarchives

Details
Cat. number: CHARLY L 184
Year: 2019

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