Gong ‎– Camembert Electrique

Charly Records ‎– CHARLY L 117
Actuel – 117
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 Gram

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A1 Radio Gnome 0:27
A2 You Can't Kill Me 6:16
A3 I've Bin Stone Before : Mister Long Shanks : O Mother 4:51
A4 I Am Your Fantasy 3:39
A5 Dynamite : I Am Your Animal
Piano [Phased] – Constantin Simonovitch*
A6 Wet Cheese Delirum 0:28
B1 Squeezing Sponges Over Policemen's Heads 0:12
B2 Fohat Digs Holes In Space 6:20
B3 Tried So Hard
Bass Guitar – Daevid AllenLead Guitar – Submarine Captain*
B4 Tropical Fish : Selene 7:32
B5 Gnome The Second 0:25

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Issued in a replica of the original gatefold cover with 4 LP-sized inserts including new liner notes, credits, lyrics and a Charly Records advertising sheet

This LP was recorded during full moons of May, & June & September, 1971 at Strawberry Studios ("Honky Chateau") Herrouville, Normandy, France
Originally released in France during October 1971 by BYG Records (BYG 529 353)
Originally licensed for release in the UK during June 1974 by Virgin Records (VC 502)

Tape restoration at Soundmastering Limited, London
Pure analogue disc remastered at Alchemy Studios, London.
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH, Germany

℗ 1971 BYG
© 2015 Charly Acquisitions Ltd.
An Original BYG Recording
Licensed from Licensemusic.com ApS. courtesy of Charly Acquisitions Ltd.
Made in Germany.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 803415811717
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, etched): CHARLY L 117 A1 =Matt @ ALCHEMY= BE76799-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, etched): CHARLY L 117 B1 BE76799-01 B1
  • Rights Society: mcps
  • Label Code: LC 08477

Other Versions (5 of 40) 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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May 22, 2016
We, the surviving members of Gong, do NOT support Charly Records upcoming reissue of the Radio Gnome trilogy.

None of the surviving members of the lineups that created those recordings were ever signed to Charly Records.

The truth is that during the making of Flying Teapot in January 1973, the band learned that the record company - BYG Records (also known as Promodisc) - had gone bust, its Paris office stripped bare, no phones working. The band was abandoned at the Manor Studios midway through the album. Virgin - at the time just a chain of record stores and The Manor studios - was about to launch their record label.

Faced with an unpaid recording bill, they decided to cut their losses and release Flying Teapot as the second release on the new Virgin Records label. That's the true story.

The booklet advertised as accompanying the Charly/BYG Release is full of untruths, lies and falsehoods claiming to represent Charly and BYG Records as some sort of poor victim of Virgin's wickedness. The truth is that none of the musicians on those recordings has ever received a penny of royalty payments for the Charly/BYG releases, or even a statement. This is understandable because we NEVER signed to BYG or Charly Records as Gong.

Meanwhile, forty years later, we still receive statements from Virgin and, for those of us who cleared our advances, royalty payments, even though Virgin has since been sold to EMI and now is owned by Universal Records.

We know and can confirm as a 100% corroborated fact that the Original Masters of these albums reside in the Virgin Records Archive, and that Charly has never at any time been given access to them, so Charly's claim to have used the Original Masters is false.

Charly has been brazenly abusing our rights as artists for decades. None of us are rich or powerful enough to sue them. All we can do is to let you, our lovely Gong fans, know that we do not support this release. We will be supporting a new boxed set to be released by Universal in a few months with our full collaboration.