Gong - Camembert Electrique

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'Camembert Electrique' is released as a deluxe mediabook edition. For the first time ever, the album has been remastered from the original BYG master tape, recently discovered and sounds incredible! The booklet with all-new sleeve notes by long-term Gong fan Mark Paytress (Mojo magazine) comes complete with rare photos and memorabilia. For all formats, the original track listing, correct song titles and timings, incorrect on every reissue since 1974, have been restored. Formed in 1969 by Daevid Allen, one of the founder members of Soft Machine, Gong established itself as one of the most unique, innovative and experimental rock groups of the Seventies. Absurd, anarchic and powerfully psychedelic, 'Camembert Electrique' is the first proper Gong album. Originally released in France on BYG Actuel (a Charly label) in 1971, then licensed to a young Richard Branson for his fledgling Virgin label in 1974, this iconic and influential album is still devastatingly fresh-sounding in the 21st century. Weirdness, wisdom, outré rock of the 'highest' order - as you'd expect from the founding-father of acid-rock Daevid Allen. Samples from 'Camembert Electrique' have been included on Gong's brand new album 'I See You' (Madfish SMACD1023) recently released to critical acclaim. Gong are also playing selected live shows playing material from their whole career. "I have a distinct feeling that Daevid Allen is one of the few true geniuses that have been thrown up by the rock media . . . a Dylan Thomas of another age." - Steve Turner, Beat Instrumental, 1971 "This is a classic Camembert Electrique remains undated after almost 30 years and hovers "strong and steamin'" over most of the Gong catalog." David Ross Smith, All Music Guide