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Banana Moon
It's The Time Of Your Life3:21
Memories3:37
All I Want Is Out Of Here4:48
Fred The Fish And The Chip On His Shoulder2:27
White Neck Blooze4:36
Codein Coda1:32
Stoned Innocent Frankenstein
Stoned Innocent Frankenstein...3:28
And His Adventures In The Land Of Flip11:44
I Am A Bowl2:46

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    Cover of Banana Moon, 1971, VinylBanana Moon
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    BYG Records – 529 345, BYG Records – 529.345France1971France1971
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    Cover of Banana Moon, 1971, VinylBanana Moon
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    BYG Records – 529.345France1971France1971
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    Cover of Banana Moon, 1971, VinylBanana Moon
    LP, Album, Repress, Gatefold
    BYG Records – 529.345France1971France1971
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    Cover of Banana Moon, 1973, VinylBanana Moon
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    BYG Records – YX-6044Japan1973Japan1973
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    Cover of Banana Moon, 1975, VinylBanana Moon
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    Caroline Records – C 1512, Caroline Records – C1512UK1975UK1975
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    Cover of Banana Moon, 1975, VinylBanana Moon
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    Caroline Records – C1512, Caroline Records – C 1512UK1975UK1975
    Cover of Banana Moon, 1979, VinylBanana Moon
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    Charly Records – CR 30165UK1979UK1979
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    Cover of Banana Moon, 1979, VinylBanana Moon
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    Charly Records – CR 30165UK1979UK1979
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    Cover of Banana Moon, 1980, VinylBanana Moon
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    Oxford – OX/3178Italy1980Italy1980
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    Cover of Banana Moon, 1980, CassetteBanana Moon
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    Oxford – OX 73178Italy1980Italy1980
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    Cover of Banana Moon, 1986, VinylBanana Moon
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    Charly Records – CR 30165Italy1986Italy1986
    Cover of Banana Moon, 1990, CDBanana Moon
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    Decal – CD LIK 63Europe1990Europe1990
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    Cover of Banana Moon, 1990, CDBanana Moon
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    Decal – CD LIK 63France1990France1990
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    Cover of Banana Moon, 1990, CDBanana Moon
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    Decal – CD LIK 63UK1990UK1990
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    Cover of Banana Moon, 1993, CDBanana Moon
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    Editions Atlas – RK CD 452France1993France1993
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    Cover of Banana Moon, 1995, CDBanana Moon
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    Spalax Music – 14945France1995France1995
    Cover of Banana Moon, 1996, CDBanana Moon
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    Charly Records – CDCRH 110UK1996UK1996
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    Cover of Banana Moon, 1999, VinylBanana Moon
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    Get Back – GET 557Italy1999Italy1999
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    Cover of Banana Moon, 1999, CDBanana Moon
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    ООО "Канкард" – KDCD 003Russia1999Russia1999
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    Cover of Banana Moon, 2005, CDBanana Moon
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    Charly Records – SNAP 238CDEurope2005Europe2005
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    Cover of Banana Moon, 2009-03-25, CDBanana Moon
    CD, Album, Reissue, Paper Sleeve, SHM-CD
    Victor – VICP-70077Japan2009Japan2009
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    Cover of Banana Moon, 2018-01-25, CDBanana Moon
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    Belle Antique – BELLE 182855Japan2018Japan2018
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    Cover of Banana Moon, , VinylBanana Moon
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    Charly Records – CR 30165UKUK
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    Cover of Banana Moon, , VinylBanana Moon
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    Bellaphon – CR 3050, Charly Records – CR 3050GermanyGermany
    • terje.aasdalen's avatar
      The Daevid Allen - Banana Moon in GREEN SINGLE cover is no that a PROMO issue!!!!! On the spin off is it stamped "a arlacem" som betyr PROMO, but as with very many Latin word you must share it in two. I live in Spain and have two French neighbours as solved this mystery in two minutes. So forget REISSUE and take care about your PROMO copy! All BYG records SHALL have a weight at 180 gram, if less it's a later pressing. Originales on BYG have very good sound.
      • thesmurfsvillage's avatar
        Banana Moon cannot be praised enough for its originality and musicianship. Wyatt's drumming is so good it just leaves me stupefied. I have many, many pressings of this album, and the best one to my ears is the second French press, with the green cover.

        PS
        Stumbled on an interesting article several years ago, that Banana Moon is number 11 on David Bowie's favorite 25 albums list.

        https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2016/04/david-bowie-favorite-albums
        • drone5's avatar
          drone5
          Wonderful (in one's mid-fifties) to discover this recording with Robert Wyatt on drums and—in many instances—vocals.

          Previously knew of Daevid only via the New York Gong recording: primarily due to its connection with early Material. Oh and his semi-prominent place in the Wyatt's biography Different Every Time: a book which—as is perhaps self-evident—I haven't gotten around to finishing yet.

          Not that I hadn't at least heard *of* Camembert Electrique. Seems I have some remedial listening to do.
          • mikew53's avatar
            mikew53
            RIP Barry St John - her obituary led me here.

            Like Delvap below I was 18 when I bought this as an import, probably from Virgin when they were just a mail order business. Nearly 50 years later it is still a favourite. I like the early Gong records but I love this one.

            The story behind the record is Gong had booked time at the Marquee studios but Daevid and Christian were the only ones to get into the country. (Which is ironic considering why Daevid left Soft Machine).Daevid contacted Robert Wyatt who called around and assembled the band. That's Gary Wright's head which has been added to the picture of Daevid, Robert and Archie.

            After a gig once I asked Kevin Ayers where the whole banana thing came from and he said "Canterbury being a commuter area we called it cornflake country and, well, you know how bananas go with cornflakes..."
            • delvap's avatar
              delvap
              Edited 2 years ago
              Hello,
              I was 18 when I bought the first version of this LP.
              In those days, France was a fine place to live in, and was not yet a ruined country.
              Memories memories...
              Music today is always as tremedous than half a century ago.
              • chirpyhippychick's avatar
                I have had various editions of this album, but the one that I have right now which I am currently playing happens to be the 1979 Charly reissue.

                I remember hearing it for the first time as my older brother played it when I was nine or ten years old, once he went out with his friends I entered his room and played his Caroline Records copy, needless to say, I was immediately hooked for the rest of my life, next up was Camembert Electrique and my life has never been the same since.

                The musicianship is superb even though to me the quality sounds really rough, but hey, sometimes rough really works for some music, and this is the exact type of music where it does work.

                A fantastic album for people of a strange disposition.
                • mirrortime1's avatar
                  mirrortime1
                  This wonderful album saw the light of day in July of 1971
                  • tommyvercettigang's avatar
                    Edited 3 years ago
                    i find the drumming on song one to be at a level of someone who has been learning drums for a month or so , the timing is all over the shop and is very distracting.
                    the strange thing is that i usually like pip pyles drumming even if it can seem a little wild and made up on the fly at times so i assume he is playing this poorly intentionally , thankfully it all seems to flow better for the rest of the album and overall i think it works .
                    this is an album i will be spinning until the grooves wear out.
                    despite the weird and shaky start i have to say it's a near perfect piece of art.
                    also , i can 100 % confirm there is no locked groove on track A6 as stated in the description , a locked groove means that the stylus will never reach the end of the song unless it's bumped out of said groove.
                    • ultimathulerecords's avatar
                      DAEVID ALLEN - BANANA MOON (Decal CDLIK 63) CD 39m
                      Though this psychedelic album is from the late-60's it is relatively new on CD, in fact it was released in 1990. BANANA MOON shows Daevid Allen's sense of humour later to be found in Gong. Such titles as Fred the Fish and Stoned Innocent Frankenstein are examples of his humour, but as well as humour there is some excellent music. All I want is out of here is a rather straight forward track with a spacey guitar, deep grating vocals and a good steady beat from the percussion, essentially very little to this track which makes it even more effective. Fred the Fish, the one of humorous title is much like a pub song, a sense of "roll out the barrel" with a fiddle playing and laughter and chatting in the background. White Neck Blooze, of course a bluesy track, is very mellow with female backing vocals and a rather witty false ending. This CD is definitely worth listening to, great music and the sound quality isn't too bad either. Also it's worth comparing to his later work with Gong.
                      review by Alan Freeman in Audion magazine #25 (June 1993)
                      • -octopus-'s avatar
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                        scusami ma non è più disponibile o potrebbe tornare? che se tornasse preferirei aspettare che comprare un'altra versione..
                        I'm sorry but is no longer available or could return? that if he came back I'd rather wait to buy another version ..

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