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A wonderful album, an all-time favourite.
on 24 November 2006
Anyone remember a show on Radio 3 in the mid seventies hosted by Derek Jewel? Despite the "classical" nature of the channel, some wonderful "prog" and "jazz-rock" music was played on his show and, through this show and presenter, I discovered all manner of new music by the likes of Brand X, Isotope, Alan Parsons and this excellent outing by (post Daevid Allen) Gong.
The whole album has a lovely "flow" with superb musicianship throughout. The vocals here and there don't really intrude, the lyrics on the first two tracks having a true meaning which is beautifully integrated into the tracks themselves. "Chandra" was the first track I ever heard from this album and it still remains a favourite of mine.
As a gentle introduction to the "Gong" vibe, it makes a great start, bridging the gap between the "Fying Teapot" era and the jazzy, then more percussive releases that followed. I can't recommend it highly enough...