Ame Son ‎– Catalyse

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The BYG Records release truncated the actual album due to the limitations of mastering, rendering the track information nonsensical. At least three pressings of the BYG Records issue (3 different label designs) are known.
The only known complete LP vinyl is the German Metronome / BYG Records one in their "Super Groups" series of releases.
The Spalax CD (and some other reissues) re-add the missing tracks and add single/alternative bonus tracks.

Tracklist

Seventh Time Key (6:13)
Seventh Time Key
I Just Want To Say
Eclosion (6:48)
Eclosion
Marie Aux Quatre Vents
Cœur Fou (6:58)
Cœur Fou
La Globule
Le Mal Sonne
Reborn This Morning On The Way Of ... (6:40)
Reborn This Morning On The Way Of ...
Unity
A Coup De Hache (6:30)
A Coup De Hache
Les Sables Mouvent
Hein, Quant A Toi (8:48)
Hein, Quant A Toi
Comme Est Morte L'Evocation
Hommage

Versions (12)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
529.324 Ame Son Catalyse(LP, Album) Byg Records 529.324 France 1970 Sell This Version
MLP 15 373 Ame Son Catalyse(LP, Album) Metronome, BYG Records MLP 15 373 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
529 324 Ame Son Catalyse(LP, Album, RP) Byg Records 529 324 France 1970 Sell This Version
14823, 14 823 Ame Son «Catalyse»(CD, Album, RE) Spalax Music, Spalax Music 14823, 14 823 France 1995 Sell This Version
GET 324 Ame Son Catalyse(LP, Album, RE, 180) Get Back GET 324 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
GEM 28 Ame Son Catalyse(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Flawed Gems GEM 28 Sweden 2010 Sell This Version
LPS102 Ame Son Catalyse(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Wah Wah Records LPS102 Spain 2011 Sell This Version
03512 Ame Son Catalyse(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, blu) Soundvision (4) 03512 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
03512 Ame Son Catalyse(LP, Album, RE) Soundvision (4) 03512 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
GEM 28 Ame Son Catalyse(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Flawed Gems (2) GEM 28 Russia 2016 Sell This Version
529 324 Ame Son Catalyse(LP, Album, RP) Byg Records 529 324 France Unknown Sell This Version
14823, 14 823 Ame Son «Catalyse»(CD, Album, RE) Spalax Music, Spalax Music 14823, 14 823 France Unknown Sell This Version

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FPL

FPL

February 19, 2018
referencing Catalyse, LP, Album, RP, 529 324
Why notice 1970 as pressing year instead of nothing if you don't know. Everybody knows in France SACEM logo appears only during 1972...? Before this year it's notice BIEM, and you can check original press on centre label. So please, just leave it empty. I already saw this mistake many times for example on some New Rose Rds press. Even there is had 3 or 4 different NR centre logo during life of the record label, sellers notify original issue year. Something wrong!
DotDotDot_Music

DotDotDot_Music

July 13, 2015
referencing Catalyse, LP, Album, RE, 03512

Got my copy of this, off centre pressing by quite a bit. I'm no audiophile, but this must affect the sound quality I am guessing.
ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

April 30, 2013
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Catalyse, LP, Album, MLP 15 373

One of the most collectable albums of the Gong family of bands. The Metronome LP is the complete vinyl edition of this classic album. The French BYG Records release missed one track and truncated another, rendering the cover info nonsensical! By the way, although this German release has German lyrics inside the cover, all the vocals are French or English, same as on the French LP!
progfan97402

progfan97402

August 16, 2012
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Catalyse, LP, Album, RP, 529 324
Ame Son was once Daevid Allen's when he was denied entry back into England. The band was, from my understanding called Bananamoon at the time, and had nothing to do with the all-star lineup that recorded the album by that name in 1971 (aside from Daevid Allen, naturally). The band was changed to Ame Son after the departure of Allen, and they struck a deal with BYG/Actuel. Unsurprisingly, the music isn't too different from that of Gong. Similar type of psychedelia, with vocals that sound just like Allen, except the vocals are in French and English, and nothing sung about Pot Head Pixies and the like. Plus flute is dominate, no sax. It seems that BYG/Actuel wasn't the most reputable of record labels. The vinyl isn't the best of pressing, and they had a habit of mistyping names and song titles. Plus my pressing, a first pressing with the "BIEM" rights was missing "Reborn This Morning On the Way Of.../Unity", although both the album and label states the song is there, meaning side two actually starts with "A Coup de Hache/Le Sable Mouvants". I have no idea if later pressings (with the "SACEM" rights) or the German pressing on Metronome included it (turns out the German pressing on Metronome actually features the track in question, meaning I should seek out that one). Regardless it's still a decent example of psychedelia, although it's obvious to anyone the production isn't that great. Still I recommend this album, particularly to Gong fans.

Update: looks like the later orange label pressing still is missing "Reborn This Morning...".