Gong Avec Daevid AllenContinental Circus

Label:Philips – 6332 033
Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, Stereo
Genre:Rock, Stage & Screen
Style:Soundtrack, Psychedelic Rock


A1Blues For Findlay11:19
A2Continental Circus World4:08
B1What Do You Want?
Written-ByGilli Smyth
B2Blues For Findlay (Instrumental)
Written-ByGilli Smyth

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Recorded in spring 1971.

Soundtrack for the film "Continental Circus" by Jérôme Laperrousaz, with Jack Findlay and Giacomo Agostini

Repress copy, similar to the first issue, but with the original printing company's credit 'Phonogram' blanked on back cover, leaving only 'Louviers'.

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  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL
  • Price Code (On cover rear and labels):
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, CIDIS etched, var 1): 6332033 1 D1 380 CIDIS A 1 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, var 1): 63320 33 2 380 A21
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, var 2): 6332033 1 D1 380 A16
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, var 2): 63320 33 2 380 A22
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, var 3): 6332033 1 D1 380 A13
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, var 3): 63320 33 2 380 A10

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Continental Circus (LP, Album)Philips6332 033France1972
Continental Circus (LP, Album, Repress)Philips6332 033France1975
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Continental Circus (LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo)Philips6332 033France1975
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Continental Circus (LP, Album, Repress, Injection Moulded Labels)Philips6332 033France1979
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Continental Circus (CD, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release)Giacomo Records (2)Giacomo 7771994



  • MB-Daniel's avatar
    Edited 5 years ago
    This is a great album that a lot of fans probably missed, when they were tripping to the Gong message. This shows the origins of Camembert Electrique with only the vocals getting the work over for the CE release. Gilli wrote some pulsating trippy stuff that David took to a new level in the story of the Planet Gong. Lots of bands lost their tribal rhythmic sounds as they evolved, Gong, Hawkwind, even Floyd. Record company pressure maybe, you must change your sound and move with the times. Here we are back at the start again with new bands trying to do what has been done before. I've seen that trip before...Gong Est Mort, Vive La Gong!!!
    •'s avatar
      'Use English only'
      but 'avec' is what is printed on the the cover. n'est-ce pas ?
      • progfan97402's avatar
        Edited 11 years ago
        Continental Circus was a film soundtrack done by Gong. Apparently it was recorded before Camembert Electrique, but released after. This album seemed to have fallen through the cracks, which is really too bad, this is great stuff. It has that same Gong sound, except Daevid Allen isn't singing about Pot Head Pixies, but about a motorcycle racer, which is the subject of the movie. All the Gong elements are here: quirky vocals from Daevid Allen, glissando guitar, jazzy arrangements, including sax from Didier Malherbe.
        "What Do You Want?" is essentially "Fohat Digs Holes in Space", but with a different set of lyrics and a slightly slower pace. To me, the album doesn't deserve to be so ignored. I really think it's as much of an album as Camembert Electrique, or the Radio Gnome trilogy, and so on. If you prefer the psychedelic, Daevid Allen-led Gong, your collection isn't complete without this album.


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