[News] BYG Records to release the rmastered “Magick Brother” by Daevid Allen and Gilly Smith

GONG’S MESMERIZING 1969 DEBUT ALBUM TRIPPY & SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS PSYCHEDELIC ROCK OF THE HIGHEST ORDER

Having been part of the fabled ‘Canterbury Scene’ along with luminaries such as Robert Wyatt and Pip Pyle the irrepressible Australian guitarist-vocalist-songwriter Daevid Allen formed Gong with Welsh vocalist Gilli Smyth in Paris at the end of the ‘60s as France was in state of ferment.

Magick Brother introduced Gong as one of the great oddities of the Psychedelic and Space Rock age. The nucleus of Allen, Smyth and Malherbe and additional players was able to create a musical vocabulary very much of its own all the while searching for essential metaphysical truths. The band also made strong political statements, that comes through loud and clear on this re-mastered version of Gong’s debut album.

Magick Brother is a clear call for a transformation of society in favour of the dawn of ‘peace and love’ for which ‘we’ve waited to long’ …Kevin Le Gendre

Original 1969 BYG album remastered from original BYG tapes.
Expanded with 2 single-bonus tracks.
High definition digital audio 96kHz 24bit wav.

Pre-orders are open on Bandcamp: https://bygrecords.bandcamp.com/album/magick-brother

Tracklist:

SIDE 1

  1. Mystic Sister – Magick Brother
  2. Change The World
  3. Glad To Sad To Say
  4. Chain Store Chant – Pretty Miss Titty
  5. Fredfish – Hope You Feel OK

SIDE 2

  1. Ego
  2. Gong Song
  3. Princess Dreaming
  4. 5 & 20 Schoolgirls
  5. Cos You’ve Got Green Hair

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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