Gong - Love From The Planet Gong : The Virgin Years 1973-1975 : 12 CDs + 1 5.1 / hi-res blu-ray box set (due to weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU 15-Virgin 6758901
IMPORTANT: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER of this massive and beautiful box set.
These are due to arrive around October 1, and we will ship your order as soon as we have them.
PLEASE DO NOT ORDER ANYTHING ELSE ALONG WITH THIS PRE-ORDER, as the rest of your order will be delayed. Thank you.


Curated by Steve Hillage and released with the full involvement of original members, legendary psychedelic surrealists Gong are the subject of a new Box Set with the release of Love From Planet Gong: The Virgin Years 1973-1975.
Released to coincide with Gong’s 50th Anniversary, the box set covers the band’s classic years in a stunning package that includes: their seminal first four Virgin studio albums plus bonus tracks; previously unreleased, multi-tracked full gigs, the complete John Peel Sessions from 1973 and 1974; previously unreleased quad Pye and Westlake mixes of ‘You’ re-formatted to 5.1 surround-sound, and artwork including a 64 page lyric book and rare and previously unseen work by the late Daevid Allen.
Re-mastered by original engineer Simon Heyworth, the box contains official material (Flying Teapot, Angel's Egg, You, Shamal), previously unreleased pieces, multi-tracked full gigs, the complete John Peel sessions from 1973 and 1974, quad Pye and Westlake mixes of You (re-formatted to 5.1 surround-sound), and much more.
Highlights:
* The first 4 Virgin Records studio albums plus bonus tracks.
* First CD release of the original ‘Flying Teapot’ masters. Beautifully remastered with previously unreleased bonus mixes.
* First CD release of ‘Shamal’ from the original masters. Superbly remastered with previously unreleased bonus mixes.
* The complete John Peel sessions from BBC Radio One from 1973 and 1974.
* 2 CDs of the full gig at Club Arc En Ciel, Roanne, France in 1973.
* 1 CD of the full gig at the renowned free concert in Hyde Park, London in 1974.
* 2 CDs of full 1975 gig at the London Marquee Club including first live recordings of tracks from ‘Shamal’ and Steve Hillage’s debut solo LP, ‘Fish Rising’.
* 2 CDs of the entire gig at The Bataclan, Paris in 1973.
* 2 tracks recorded at the Edinburgh Festival in 1973.
* Includes the previously unreleased quadrophonic Pye and Westlake Studio mixes of You.
* Notes by Gong archivist Jonny Greene of the Gong Appreciation Society and artwork including rare and previously unseen artwork by Daevid Allen.
* 64-page illustrated lyric booklet that includes Angel’s Egg’s famously quirky and informative ‘Blue Book’ and a new companion to Flying Teapot ‘Green Book’.”



disc 1: Flying Teapot + 5 bonus tracks
disc 2: Angel's Egg + 4 bonus tracks
disc 3: You + 2 bonus tracks
disc 4: Shamal + 3 bonus tracks
disc 5: BBC sessions + 2 Live In Edinburgh 1973 tracks
discs 6 + 7: Live At The Bataclan 1973
discs 8 + 9: Live At Club Arc En Ciel 1973
disc 10: Live In Hyde Park 1974
disc 11 + 12: Live At The Marquee 1975
disc 13: You DVD (surround mix)
  • LabelVirgin
  • UPC0602567589013
Your Price $150.00
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