GONG — Continental Circus (OST)

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Album · 1971

Tracklist

A1.Blues For Findlay (11:19)
A2.Continental Circus World (4:08)
B3.What Do You Want? (9:00)
B4.Blues For Findlay (Instrumental) (9:42)

1994 reissue (Giacomo Records – 777, Italy) track list:
1 Blues For Findlay 11:18
2 Continental Circus World 4:13
3 What Do You Want? 9:04
4 Blues For Findlay - Instrumental 9:38
5 Blues For Findlay - Live '72 10:00
6 Flying Teapot - Live '72 27:39
7 Uncredited "Gong" Loop 3:36

Line-up/Musicians

- Christian Tritsch /Bass
- Pip Pyle /Drums
- Didier Malherbe /Saxophone, Flute
- Gilli Smyth /Vocals [Space Whisper]
- Daevid Allen /Vocals, Guitar [Glissandoz]

About this release

Philips – 6332 033(France)

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

Tracks 1 to 4 of 1994 reissue are the original soundtrack from the film by J. Laperrousaz. Recorded in spring 1971.
Tracks 5 & 6 are bonus tracks previously released only as part of "Live At Lyons Part 2" Ottersongs-GAS official cassette release.
Track 7 is uncredited on the cover, the "Gong" Loop starts after 1 minute of silence (making the total duration 4:36).

Thanks to snobb for the addition

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Miler72
I have always felt this album to be seriously underrated. This was a film soundtrack to an Australian motorcycle racer Jack Findlay. So that means it would be very seriously ridiculous to expect Gong to be singing about Pot Head Pixies here and much more sensible to sing about Findlay himself. And that's what you get, you still get that classic Gong sound circa Camembert Electrique. It's still sounds like Gong as you come to know and love. You even get a variant of "Fohat Digs Holes in Space" called "What Do You Want?". This album was apparently recorded before Camembert Electrique, but apparently released after. If the fact the recognizable bass line you hear on "What Do You Want" sounds slower than "Fohat", it's probably because it's an earlier version where Christian Tritsch wasn't fully comfortable playing those bass lines at full speed as you do on "Fohats". I have often ran across albums that don't always receive favorable reviews, and I have a hard time understanding why, and this is one of them. To me, another one to have if you're into Gong!
Warthur
Continental Circus is probably best regarded as a short demo EP showcasing the band's sound immediately prior to the recording of Camembert Electrique, since it includes one song later rerecorded under a different song title on that album, one song which is just quotes from the movie spliced together with musical extracts from here and there on the album and with a little Gilli Smyth space wailing added, and one original song (Blues for Findlay) which, whilst good, isn't so good that it deserves to be on the album twice (once in an instrumental version). If you're a full-on Gong scholar it's worth a listen, but it's not really for anyone who isn't a collector.

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