Gong ‎– Camembert Electrique

Virgin ‎– VC 502
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Radio Gnome Prediction 0:25
A2 You Can't Kill Me 6:18
A3 I've Bin Stone Before 4:55
A4 Mister Long Shanks: O Mother, I Am Your Fantasy 3:35
A5 Dynamite: I Am Your Animal 4:30
A6 Wet Cheese Delirium 0:28
B1 Squeezing Sponges Over Policemens Heads 0:10
B2 Fohat Digs Holes In Space 6:18
B3 And You Tried So Hard 4:35
B4 Tropical Fish: Selene 7:32
B5 Gnome The Second 0:26

Companies, etc.



Originally released in France in 1971 on BYG Actuel.

℗ & © Virgin Records Ltd., 2-4 Vernon Yard, 119 Portobello Road, W11
A Byg Virgin Production English Pressing

Labels on vinyl:
VC 502
℗ 1971 Virgin Records Ltd.

Early copies came with "Camembert Electrique" 8-page Lyric Booklet written by Daevid Allen and published by BYG Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: VC 1505 (barred) 502 A-1U Pierre (handwritten)
  • Matrix / Runout: VC 1505 (barred) 502 B-1U NORMALE (handwritten)

Other Versions (5 of 38) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
529.353 Gong Camembert Electrique(LP, Album) BYG Records 529.353 France 1971 Sell This Version
YX-6080 Gong Camembert Electrique(LP, Album) BYG Records YX-6080 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
VC 502 Gong Camembert Electrique(LP, Album) Virgin VC 502 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
CHARLY X 680 Gong Camembert Electrique(CD, Album, RE, RM) Charly Records CHARLY X 680 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
SRML 4004, BYG 529 353 Gong Camembert Electrique(LP, Album, RE) Si-Wan Records, Byg Records SRML 4004, BYG 529 353 South Korea 1994 Sell This Version


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September 20, 2017
My copy has the side 2 label on both sides. Does anyone else have this? Does it deserve a separate entry?


January 26, 2016
I have this with labels identical to the '76 UK RE, except it's cat# is C 1505. The matrix still reads "Pierre" and "NORMALE".


April 14, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
Probably release date isn't correct. On my opinion this first Virgin UK reissues date is not earlier than 1973. Nice explorations, Andrew Kolobov. I agree with Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camembert_Electrique