GONG — The Owl And The Tree

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Boxset / Compilation · 1987

Filed under Jazz Related Rock
By GONG

Tracklist

1 The Owly Song 6:36
2 I Am My Own Lover 14:31
3 I Am A Tree 4:41
4 Lament For The Future Of The Forrest 3:40
5 Hands 3:16
6 Unseen Ally 4:11
7 La Dea Madri 7:05
8 Tudor Love Poem 5:01

Line-up/Musicians

Bass – Conrad Henderson, Fretless Fred (tracks: 2), Tim Ayres (tracks: 2)
Drums, Percussion – Robert George
Harmonium – Wandana Turiya (tracks: 1)
Saxophone, Vocals – Robert Calvert
Synthesizer, Guitar, Vocals – Harry Williamson
Vocals – Georgia O'hara (tracks: 2)
Vocals [Spoken], Vocals [Space Whisper] – Gilli Smyth
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Glissando] – Daevid Allen

About this release

The Magnum Music Group – CDTL 012(UK)

This is a version of the Mother Gong CD of the same title, but with a different track listing under the moniker GONG.

Thanks to snobb for the addition

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Daevid Allen guests on this album, but as with all Mother Gong releases it's very much Gilli Smyth's show. The inclusion of Catapilla saxophonist Robert Calvert (not to be confused with the poet, solo artist and occasional Hawkwind vocalist!) enables Smyth to explore a different avenue of jazz-influenced Canterbury than the fusion-oriented Pierre Morelen's Gong; Mother Gong's music here is more based around spacey free jazz and gentle, organic atmospheres. It's undoubtedly a good album, but the particular musical vision it's chasing isn't quite my cup of tea, and the material isn't quite strong enough to overcome that. A worthwhile piece chasing up if you liked the dreamy space whisper segments from classic Gong albums and think an entire album along the same vein would be an awesome idea.

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