Pierre Moerlen's Gong ‎– Downwind

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EMI Electrola ‎– 1C 064-62 272, Arista ‎– 1C 064-62 272, EMI Electrola ‎– 1 C 064-62 272, Arista ‎– 1 C 064-62 272
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A1 Aeroplane
Bass – Hansford RoweDrums, Organ [Hammond], Electric Piano [Yamaha], Lead Vocals – Pierre MoerlenGuitar, Backing Vocals – Ross RecordVibraphone – Benoit Moerlen
2:38
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
6:09
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
12:26
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
3:23
B2 What You Know
Bass – Hansford RoweCongas – François CausseDrums, Synthesizer [Korg, Oberheim Polyphonic], Vocals – Pierre MoerlenLead Guitar – Mick TaylorRhythm Guitar – Ross RecordVibraphone – Benoit Moerlen
3:40
B3 Emotions
Vibraphone, Synthesizer [Oberheim Polyphonic] – Pierre MoerlenViolin – Didier Lockwood
4:43
B4 Xtasea
Bass – Hansford RoweDrums, Timpani, Percussion [Assorted], Synthesizer [Korg, Oberheim Polyphonic], Organ [Hammond] – Pierre MoerlenGuitar – Ross RecordVibraphone – Benoit MoerlenViolin – Didier Lockwood
6:38

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

℗ 1979 Arista Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 62 272 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 62 272 B-1
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 3484

Other Versions (5 of 31) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format ) Label Cat# Country Year
PIPCD 025 Pierre Moerlen's Gong Downwind(CD, Album, RE) Great Expectations PIPCD 025 UK 1992 Sell This Version
251 138 Pierre Moerlen's Gong Downwind(CD, Album, RE) Arista, BMG 251 138 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
ECLEC2235 Pierre Moerlen's Gong Downwind(CD, Album, RE, RM) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2235 UK 2010 Sell This Version
BVCM-37763, 88697-02181-2 Pierre Moerlen's Gong Downwind(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) BMG, Arista BVCM-37763, 88697-02181-2 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
ECLEC2235 Pierre Moerlen's Gong Downwind(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Esoteric Recordings (4) ECLEC2235 Russia 2017 Sell This Version

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tommyvercettigang

tommyvercettigang

October 19, 2017
a fine album that falls a little flat at times regarding some of the vocals and mike oldfield's guitar parts which are too unique to him and comes off as a mike oldfield solo effort which is not what i want when i'm listening to a gong album.
i still have to give this 4/5 overall , a very solid effort .