Pierre Moerlen's Gong ‎– Downwind

Arista ‎– 201 138
Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress

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A1 Aeroplane
Bass – Hansford RoweDrums, Organ [Hammond], Electric Piano [Yamaha], Lead Vocals – Pierre MoerlenGuitar, Backing Vocals – Ross RecordVibraphone – Benoit Moerlen
A2 Crosscurrents
Bass, Bass [Wal Bass] – Hansford RoweDrums, Synthesizer [Oberheim Polyphonic], Electric Piano [Yamaha] – Pierre MoerlenGuitar – Ross RecordMarimba [Xylo-marimba], Congas – François CausseVibraphone – Benoit MoerlenViolin – Didier Lockwood
A3 Downwind
Bass [Wal Bass] – Hansford RoweDrums, Vibraphone, Marimba [Xylo-marimba], Tom Tom [Concert Toms], Timpani, Glockenspiel, Percussion [Assaulted], Synthesizer [Korg] – Pierre MoerlenFlute – Terry OldfieldGuitar, Bass [Centre Section Only], Drums [Irish] – Mike OldfieldSaxophone – Didier MalherbeSynthesizer [Mini Moog, Korg] – Steve Winwood
B1 Jin-Go-Lo-Ba
Bass, Vocals – Hansford RoweDrums, Tom Tom [Concert Toms], Cowbell, Timbales, Synthesizer [Korg], Vocals – Pierre MoerlenGuitar, Vocals – Ross RecordMarimba [Xylo-marimba], Congas – François CausseVibraphone – Benoit Moerlen
B2 What You Know
Bass – Hansford RoweCongas – François CausseDrums, Synthesizer [Korg, Oberheim Polyphonic], Vocals – Pierre MoerlenLead Guitar – Mick TaylorRhythm Guitar – Ross RecordVibraphone – Benoit Moerlen
B3 Emotions
Vibraphone, Synthesizer [Oberheim Polyphonic] – Pierre MoerlenViolin – Didier Lockwood
B4 Xtasea
Bass – Hansford RoweDrums, Timpani, Percussion [Assorted], Synthesizer [Korg, Oberheim Polyphonic], Organ [Hammond] – Pierre MoerlenGuitar – Ross RecordVibraphone – Benoit MoerlenViolin – Didier Lockwood

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Recorded at Matrix Studios, except A3 recorded at Througham.
Mastered at Trident Studios.

℗ 1979 Arista Records

Embossed Print of an Up Showing Arrow on Back Cover (Down right Corner near Label Code)

Early label version with perimeter text at the lower half, but bass clef on label side B dates this version into 1981.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 3484
  • Price Code (Germany): -320
  • Price Code (France): ae220
  • Pressing Plant ID (Side B, embossed): Bass Clef
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped (II is etched)): 201138 A-1 / 79 S II Made in Germany
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): 201138 B-1 / 79 S Made in Germany

Other Versions (5 of 31) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1C 064-62 272, 1 C 064-62 272 Pierre Moerlen's Gong Downwind(LP, Album) EMI Electrola, Arista, EMI Electrola, Arista 1C 064-62 272, 1 C 064-62 272 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
201 138, 201 138-270 Pierre Moerlen's Gong Downwind(LP, Album, RE) Arista, Arista 201 138, 201 138-270 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
JPCD9909221 Gong* Downwind(CD, Album, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА" JPCD9909221 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
SPART 1080 Pierre Moerlen's Gong Downwind(LP, Album) Arista SPART 1080 UK 1979 Sell This Version
AL-4219 Pierre Moerlen's Gong Downwind(LP, Album) Arista AL-4219 Australia 1979 Sell This Version