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Tracklist

Thought For Naught1:30
A P.H.P.'s Advice1:37
Magick Mother Invocation2:11
Master Builder6:09
A Sprinkling Of Clouds8:42
Perfect Mystery2:25
The Isle Of Everywhere10:21
You Never Blow Yr Trip Forever11:24

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Notes

You is the fifth studio album by Gong, released by Virgin Records in October 1974. It is the last album by Daevid Allen's iteration of the group until 1992's Shapeshifter. Recorded at Virgin's Manor Studios in Oxfordshire, England, side 1 was mixed at Pye Studios, Marble Arch, London, while side 2 was mixed at The Manor. It was produced by Simon Heyworth and Gong "under the universal influence of C.O.I.T., the Compagnie d'Opera Invisible de Thibet", and also engineered by Heyworth. Original Virgin LP press came with an insert, and was the last of the Virgin labels to use the coloured Roger Dean design (without copy right text), Gemini girl and lizard, without copyright text. (Some Modern issues mimic this design)

You is the third of the "Radio Gnome Invisible" trilogy of albums, following Flying Teapot and Angel's Egg. The trilogy forms a central part of the Gong mythology. The structure of the album mixes short narrative pieces with long, jazzy instrumentals (such as "Master Builder", "A Sprinkling of Clouds" and "Isle of Everywhere"), building to a climax/conclusion with "You Never Blow Yr Trip Forever".

Lead guitarist Steve Hillage remade "Master Builder" as "The Glorious Om Riff" on his 1978 album "Green".

The series of albums have inspired bands in all shapes to perform versions of the songs, even winning accolades from Rolling Stone

Japanese psych-rock band Acid Mothers Temple also frequently cover "Master Builder", entitled "Om Riff", and have released 2 full albums dedicated to album-length renditions of the song: 2005's "IAO Chant From The Cosmic Inferno" and 2012's "IAO Chant From The Melting Paraiso Underground Freak Out".

British ska band The Beat incorporated the "Master Builder" riff into live performances of "Mirror in the Bathroom" during their 2000's reunion, as can be heard on their 2013 live album "Live In London".

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    Virgin – VR 13-113US1974US1974
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    Virgin – 840 065, Virgin – XBLY 840.065France1975France1975
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    • frogofprog's avatar
      frogofprog
      Realy Clear and Full Sound. Just a shame that i dont have a perfect copy
      • Nachobob's avatar
        Nachobob
        “Obviously the first German issue”
        Ok Discogs, you don’t have to get snippy about it.
        • KinesisCD's avatar
          KinesisCD
          Edited 10 months ago
          You, the final part of Gong’s Radio Gnome trilogy, is for many their best album. When Ozric Tentacles burst onto the scene, their sound didn’t come out of nowhere -- it traces to this album. You marked an important turning point for Gong. “By 1974, the psychedelic hippie folk-rock element of the sound that was leader Daevid Allen’s most important contribution was beginning to disappear. In its place was a more sophisticated musical vision that owed as much to jazz-rock fusion as to fellow space rockers like Pink Floyd or Hawkwind. Ironically, this is Gong’s most spacey album, full of extended, ethereal passages that would inspire future generations of space rockers. The sound was equally defined however by the jazzy flights of saxophonist Didier Malherbe and the sinuous rhythms of bassist Mike Howlett and drummer Pierre Moerlen. Allen’s songs still provide a crucial link to the rest of the trilogy, though the conceptual/mythological aspect is less crucial to You.” (And if I could figure out where this quote came from, there would be a proper attribution.)
          • Aoba_Music_Review's avatar
            Aoba_Music_Review
            Great, dynamic sounding pressing. Warm sound, no background noice. Recomended!
            • RECORDSCOUT's avatar
              RECORDSCOUT
              Label code on labels only means this is a Repress, not a Reissue.
              • RECORDSCOUT's avatar
                RECORDSCOUT
                What the hell does this release look like? Labels and everything else are missing... And it's a Reissue for sure. Not a Repress.
                • Gorban's avatar
                  Gorban
                  This is a superb pressing good sounding overal. Good definition in all areas! A real awesome space album. Top!
                  • rasputin_rarities's avatar
                    rasputin_rarities
                    This is Gong's masterpiece & one of the most truly psychedelic records ever recorded. Full of free flowing & legitimately funky jam-outs seasoned with a liberal dose of Tim Blake's masterful synth bubbles. Mike Howlett & Pierre Moerlen are a world class rhythm section and deserve more praise. Highly recommended for shrooming, cruising on your skateboard fast, or shrooming & cruising on your skateboard fast.
                    • tomerikloe's avatar
                      tomerikloe
                      to put my words or feelings of this fantastic reissue wont really do it justice, so all i can say is, if you own older pressings on cd of any of these 4 reissues from 2018/2019 (Flying Teapot, Angels Egg, You and Shamal) you can throw them all out, and replace them with these ones (Im only holding on to my own old pressings cause the booklets are different) for a GONG fan these are a must have (unless you are a rich PHP, you would go for the big box "Love from planet Gong"
                      • MB-Daniel's avatar
                        MB-Daniel
                        wheres the solid green version its been deleted x x

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