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GongRadio Gnome Invisible Trilogy

Label:BYG Records – CHARLY L 178, Charly Records – CHARLY L 178
Format:
Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180gr
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180gr
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180gr
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Tracklist

Flying Teapot (Radio Gnome Invisible - Pt. 1)
A1Radio Gnome Invisible
Written-ByDaevid Allen
5:33
A2Flying Teapot
Written-ByDaevid Allen, Francis Moze
11:47
B1The Pot Head Pixies
Written-ByDaevid Allen
2:57
B2aThe Octave Doctors & The Crystal Machine
Written-ByTim Blake
1:59
B2bZero The Hero And The Witch's Spell9:30
B2cWitch's Song / I Am Your Pussy
Written-ByDaevid Allen, Gilli Smyth
5:09
Angels Egg (Radio Gnome Invisible - Pt. 2)
(Yin)
C1Other Side Of The Sky
Written-ByDaevid Allen, Tim Blake
7:37
C2Sold To The Highest Buddha
Written-ByDaevid Allen, Mike Howlett
4:24
C3Castle In The Clouds
Written-BySteve Hillage
1:13
C4aProstitute Poem
Written-ByGilli Smyth, Steve Hillage
4:53
C4bGivin' My Luv To You
Written-ByDaevid Allen
0:44
C5Selene
Written-ByDaevid Allen
3:36
End Of Side 3 Side Of The Goddess
(Yang) Side Of The Fun Gods
D1aFlute Salad
Written-ByDidier Malherbe
2:09
D1bOily Way3:36
D1cOuter Temple
Written-BySteve Hillage, Tim Blake
1:08
D1dInner Temple2:33
D1ePercolations
Written-ByPierre Moerlen
0:46
D1fLove Is How You Make It3:27
D2I Never Glid Before
Written-BySteve Hillage
5:35
D3Eat That Phonebook Coda
Written-ByDidier Malherbe
3:07
End Of Part 2: End Of Side 4 - The Masculaing Side
You (Radio Gnome Invisible - Pt. 3)
E1aThoughts For Naught
Written-ByAllen*, Malherbe*, Smyth*, Howlett*, Giraudy*, Moerlen*, Hillage*, Blake*
1:32
E1bA P.H.P's Advice
Written-ByAllen*, Malherbe*, Smyth*, Howlett*, Giraudy*, Moerlen*, Hillage*, Blake*
1:39
E2aMagick Mother Invocation
Written-ByAllen*, Malherbe*, Smyth*, Howlett*, Giraudy*, Moerlen*, Hillage*, Blake*
2:08
E2bMaster Builder
Written-ByAllen*, Malherbe*, Smyth*, Howlett*, Giraudy*, Moerlen*, Hillage*, Blake*
6:15
E3A Sprinkling Of Clouds
Written-ByAllen*, Malherbe*, Smyth*, Howlett*, Giraudy*, Moerlen*, Hillage*, Blake*
8:59
F1Perfect Mystery
Written-ByAllen*, Malherbe*, Smyth*, Howlett*, Giraudy*, Moerlen*, Hillage*, Blake*
2:33
F2aThe Isle Of Everywhere
Written-ByAllen*, Malherbe*, Smyth*, Howlett*, Giraudy*, Moerlen*, Hillage*, Blake*
10:21
F2bYou Never Blow Your Trip Forever
Written-ByAllen*, Malherbe*, Smyth*, Howlett*, Giraudy*, Moerlen*, Hillage*, Blake*
11:08
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Gong - Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy, 3LP box set collection, remastered audiophile edition
180 gram heavyweight audiophile vinyl LP's, mastered from the original tapes and cut pure-analogue to lacquers. Each one housed in a cardboard printed inner sleeve with original cover artwork.

The 3-LP Box Set features exclusive content including four rare and out-of-print promotional booklets full of Gong-founder Daevid Allen's illustrations, his complete trilogy narrative, lyrics and philosophy reproduced as facsimile editions together with a packed full-colour booklet that includes Daevid's original LP artwork, full band line-ups, credits, rare photos plus new, in-depth sleeve notes.

This Box Set is dedicated to the memory and ongoing legacy of Daevid Allen

"Flying Teapot"
Recorded at The Manor, Shipton-On-Cherwell, Oxford, England
Mixed at The Manor
Additional mixing at Air Studios, London

Originally licensed from BYG Records for release in the UK and other territories by Virgin Records Limited during May 1973
℗ 1973 BYG
© 2015 Charly Acquisitions Ltd.

"Angels Egg"
Produced by Gong under the direction of Giorgio Gomelsky and mixed at the Manor Studios, Oxfordshire
Additional mixing at Advision Studios, London
Editing at Island Studios, London

Originally licensed from BYG Records for release in the UK and other territories by Virgin Records Limited during December 1973
℗ 1973 BYG
© 2015 Charly Acquisitions Ltd.

"You"
Produced by Simon Heyworth & Gong

Recorded at The Manor, Shipton-On-Cherwell, Osfordshire, England, Summer '74
Side One Mixed at Bye, Marble Arch, London
Side Two Mixed at The Manor, Oxfordshire

Originally licensed from BYG Records for release in the UK and other territories by
Virgin Records Limited during October 1974
℗ 1974 BYG
© 2015 Charly Acquisitions Ltd.

An Original BYG recording
Licensed from LicenseMusic.com ApS.
Courtesy of Charly Acquisitions Ltd.

This compilation: ℗ 2015 Charly Acquisitions Ltd. © 2015 Charly Acquisitions Ltd.

Made in Germany

Limited Edition Facsimile Booklets
1. A Pocket Introduction To The Planet Gong: distributed to the press and at Gong's first UK shows in 1971.
2. Radio Gnome Invisible: literally a handful were printed and found in some first pressings of 'Flying Teapot' and 'Angels Egg'.
3. You: planned to accompany the album but reduced to a 1-page LP insert.
4. What's Going On?: Gong philosophy (some of it!) and a lot more besides, originally published during 1979.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 03415 81781 8
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC-A): 803415817818
  • Rights Society (Boxed on labels): MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 08477
  • Matrix / Runout (On label A-side): CHARLY L 183 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (On label B-side): CHARLY L 183 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (On label C-side): CHARLY L 184 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (On label D-side): CHARLY L 184 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (On label E-side): CHARLY L 182 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (On label F-side): CHARLY L 182 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, etched): CHARLY L 183 A1 BE76797-01 A1 MATT @ ALCHEMY
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, etched): CHARLYL183 B1 BE76797-01 B1 MATT @ ALCHEMY
  • Matrix / Runout (C-side, etched): CHARLY L 184 A1 BE76798-01 A1 MATT @ ALCHEMY
  • Matrix / Runout (D-side, etched): CHARLY L 184 B1 BE76798-01 B1 MATT @ ALCHEMY
  • Matrix / Runout (E-side, etched): CHARLYL182 A1 BE76796-01 A1 MATT @ ALCHEMY
  • Matrix / Runout (F-side, etched): CHARLYL182 B1 BE76796-01 B1 MATT @ ALCHEMY

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Radio Gnome Trilogy (Box Set, Compilation, CD, Album, Reissue, CD, Album, Reissue, CD, Album, Reissue)Spalax Music14707France1995
Recently Edited
Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy - Promotional Sampler (CD, Album, Compilation, Promo)Charly RecordsCHARLY E 178 PUK2015
New Submission
Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy (Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition, Earbook, CD, Album, Remastered, CD, Album, Remastered, CD, Album, Remastered, CD, Compilation)BYG Records, Charly RecordsCHARLY E 178Europe2015

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  • ianwm's avatar
    ianwm
    I bought this set about a month ago after missing out on originals with the inserts due to a delusional seller ($$$$). Yeah, it sucks that the sleeves are thin paper, but man am I blown away by the sound. I’m not too much of an audiophile honestly and don’t get too excited about things like “remastered audiophile edition” but if they were all anything like this box set then maybe I would. These records sound incredible. Very little surface noise or anything like that with my copy (bought sealed). Only negative is the slight seam burst on the top from shipping, but it’s really not bad, just wonder if, had the sleeves been done proper, maybe things wouldn’t move around inside the box as much. I bought the BYG Remaster of Camembert Electrique, too, and it is just as good. Feels great to have the 4 albums (their best I think) and the inserts even if they’re reissues. Idk about the BYG scandal mentioned here, but I’m happy with it.
    • animal_laminate's avatar
      It's a bit crap, this. Yes the facsimile booklets are nice but the design work is very mediocre. Worst of all, the LP sleeves are reduced to thin paper reproductions of the outer originals - no gatefolds, no cardboard. Feels cheap. Don't bother
      • bishy73's avatar
        bishy73
        Edited 5 years ago
        the records in this set are really well pressed and sound great, in light of there not being any other release forthcoming i would recommend it
        • pauloliva's avatar
          pauloliva
          Charly records ripped off the Gong with this release. Not one member of the Gong were paid one red cent from this release or anything else they recorded for them. Check out this statementA below...DO NOT BUY THIS RELEASE!!!
          copied from this website http://www.chrismeloche.com/?p=254

          We, the surviving members of Gong, do not support BYG/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 BYG or Charly Records.

          The truth is that immediately before the making of Flying Teapot in January 1973, the band learned that Daevid Allen’s once record company – BYG Records (also known as Promodisc) – had gone bust, it’s Paris office stripped bare, no phones working. The band was abandoned at the Manor Studios at the start of recording 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 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.

          DO NOT BUY THIS RELEASE

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