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Non tradeable material
List of GAS or otherwise officially released material

not for trade or sale
Titles below have circulated in torrent or cdr form, often confused with unreleased material


1970 - near Bernay (Normandy), FR - Chateau Du Thiel - sbd/aud? (58m)
Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Didier Malherbe, Rachid Houari, Christian Tritsch, Daniel Laloux

NOT FOR TRADE! - This is HAUNTED CHATEAU, An OFFICIAL GAS Cassette release.

Source: Soundboard/Audience?>CD>EAC>WAV>FLAC.
[Gong-Haunted Chateau-1970] Shared as torrent on Dime.
No SBE's - True lossless source.


1971-1987 - "FAMILY AND FRIENDS" (74m)
Barry St. John, Invisible Company Of Tibet, Daevid Allen / Clive Williamson, Tim Blake, Steve Hillage, Gong

NOT FOR TRADE! - This is a compilation from OFFICIAL releases.

1) BRIDGET ST. JOHN - Yep (2:45) *
2) INVISIBLE  OPERA COMPANY OF TIBET - Trial By Headline (3:03) **
3) DAEVID ALLEN - New Musical Express Interview (5:07) ***
4) TIM BLAKE - Woodland Voice (3:33) $
5) STEVE HILLAGE - Shimmer (3:34) =
6) STEVE HILLAGE - Leylines To Glassdome (2:47) &
7) STEVE HILLAGE - Pentagramaspin (6:20) +
8) GONG - General Flash Of The United Hallucinations - Part 32 Floating Anarchy (18:42) #
9) GONG - Aftaglid - Salmon Song (28:02) ?

* B side of If You've Got Money single on Dandelion 1970. Written by Daevid Allen and Kevin Ayers.
** From 1987 IOCT 45" on Invisible. Different mix-edit of the version on "Invisible Opera Company Of Tibet" cd.
*** 1975 Clive Williamson interview from Demi Monde lp
Mystery And The History Of Planet Gong. Not on cd.
$ B side of
Generatior Laserbeam single on Barclay 1978. Not on album.
= B side of
It's All Too Much 45" on Virgin 1976. Written and performed by Tim Blake & Steve Hillage. Not on lp.
& A side of S. Hillage/Glenn Phillips
Leylines To Glassdome/Lies, Virgin 45" given free at ' 77 shows. Not on lp.
+ From 1975
V Virgin anthology. "Fish Rising" leftover unavailable elsewhere. 2007 "Fish Rising" cd has a remix.
# Side 3 (Gong Side) of  Greasy Truckers
Live At Dingwalls Dance Hall (Greasy Truckers 1973).
? Gong live France May-Jun 1975. "Aftaglid" is on
The 1995 GAS Tape, "Salmon Song" on The 1992 GAS Tape.

Source: Traded CDR.
[family] Received as cdr in private mail trade.
No SBE's - TLH analysis
Compilation of Gong, solo and related official releases which didn't make it to LPs or part of Various Artists LPs.
Needs retracking.


1972-11-08 - Angers, FR - Grand Theatre - aud (78m)
Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Didier Malherbe, Christian Tritsch, Rob Tate, Di Bond

NOT FOR TRADE! - This is from LIVE AT ANGERS 1972, OFFICIAL GAS tape release.

Source: Audience>CD-R>EAC>WAV>FLAC.
[Gong-Angers 72] Shared as torrent on Dime (unsigned info).
No SBE's - True lossless source.
This 78 minute version omits "I Feel So Lazy" and "Drum Solo", probably to fit the show on one cd.
Show listed on PlanetGong and Calyx websites.


1973-01-18/19/20? - Lyon, FR - Le Theatre Du 8eme - sbd? (90m) (2cds)
Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Didier Malherbe, Christian Tritsch, Laurie Allen, Tim Blake, Steve Hillage

NOT FOR TRADE! - This was OFFICIALLY released on two long-deleted cassettes.

See GONG LIVE A' LYONS and GONG LIVE A' LYONS Part Two official GAS tapes.

Copies of this show circulate, all sourced from the Ottersongs tapes. No other source has surfaced yet.

Source: CD > (Japanese Fujis received in trade) > EAC > (logs attached) > FLAC (level 8).
Shared as torrent on Dime as [Gong---1972-10-14].
No SBE's - True lossless source.

Source: CD>Wav>Flac.
Shared as torrent on Dime as [Gong-Lyon, France-12-14-72].

Source: CD>Wav>Flac.
Shared as torrent on Dime as [Gong 1972-12-14 Lyon sdb].

PlanetGong lists 3 shows in Lyon on Jan 18 (first Steve Hillage gig), 19 and 20 (last Christian Tritsch gig?), 1973.
Calyx website lists 2 shows in Lyon on January 17th and 19th, 1973.
Daevid Allen dates them Jan '73 (Gong Dreaming 2). Tim Blake states they were held in Dec 1972 before RGI 1.


1973-10-08 - Sheffield, UK - City Hall - sbd - "Glastonbury" compilation (92m) (2cd)
Daevid Allen, Didier Malherbe, Tim Blake, Steve Hillage, Pierre Moerlen, Mike Howlett

NOT FOR TRADE! - This is a compilation of BATACLAN and SHEFFIELD Mantra LPs.

Disc 1:

1) The Other Side Of The Sky > Dynamite > 6/8 > Radio Gnome Invisible (17:26)
2) Zero The Hero And The Witch's Spell (10:07)
3) Flying Teapot > Eat  That Phonebook Coda > You Can't Kill Me (17:49) *

Disc 2:

1) Titicaca (7:44) **
2) Zero The Hero And The Witch's Spell (7:04) ***
3) The Other Side Of The Sky > Dynamite > 6/8 > Radio Gnome Invisible (17:45) $
4) Zero The Hero And The Witch's Spell (9:58) =
5) Flying Teapot (5:01) &

* [Cut at 3:00?].
** [Cuts in].
This song is from I.O.C.T. (Gongmaison) in Glastonbury June 1989, hence the "Glastonbury" title.
*** [Cut].
$ Disc 1 track 1 repeated.
= Disc 1 track 2 repeated.
& Disc 1 track 3 repeated ("Flying Teapot" only). Skip? at 3:20?

Source: Traded CDR.
No SBE's - True lossless source.
A messed up compilation from the official Live At Sheffield & Live At The Bataclan vinyls. Nothing unreleased.
All tracks except disc 2 track 2 were taken from Live At Sheffield (1973-10-08).
Disc 2 track 2 was taken from Live At The Bataclan (1973-05-20?).
Some tracks on disc 2 are repeated. This would fit on one cd without the repeated tracks.


1972-03-19 - France - "Pop-Club" - French radio live session - fm? (15m)
Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Didier Malherbe, Christian Tritsch, Laurie Allan
1974-01-15 - London, UK - BBC Studios - Top Gear (22m) + bonus from GAS tapes
Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Didier Malherbe, Tim Blake, Steve Hillage, Rob Tait, Diane Bond

NOT FOR TRADE! - This is a compilation from Top Gear 1974 and other GAS material.

1) Lol & Didier (11:29) *
2) Witch's Song / I Am Your Pussy (4:45) **
3) Zero The Hero And The Witch's Spell (5:29) ***
4) You Can't Kill Me (4:53) $
5) Banana Reggae (6:06) =
6) Captain Capricorn's Dream Saloon (4:26) #
7) Radio Gnome Invisible (7:20) #
8) Flute Salad > Oily Way (4:49) #
9) Outer Temple (1:03) #
10) Inner Temple (5:17) #

* "Camembert" era 1971-01-31 Paris, FR Palais des Sports riot show? On Interveiws - Early Memories tape.
** French Radio live session.
*** French Radio live session. Early version with no verse but with Gilli Smyth's section.
[Cut].

$ French radio session. [Cuts in]. No camembert coda. "Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Christian Tritsch, Laurie".
= Officially released on the
New York Ding Dong GAS tape. "Figaro" quote at the end. No info.
# Officially released on
Pre-Modernist Wireless. Tracks 6 & 7 also on Interveiws - Early Memories GAS tape.
- "Radio Gnome Invisible", "Oily Way" (no "Flute Salad"), "Inner Temple" and "Outer Temple" also on
Live Etc.
- Radio announcer at the end (not appearing on official issues).

Source: Traded CDR.
No SBE's - True lossless source.
Tracks 1 & 5: Bonus track officially released on
GAS tapes (Interveiws - Early Memories and N.Y. Ding Dong).
Tracks 2-4: French Radio live session "Pop Club" (Allen, Smyth, Malherbe, Tritsch, Allan), March 19th 1972.
Tracks 6-10: 1974-01-15
, London, UK BBC Studio (Allen, Smyth, Malherbe, Blake, Hillage, Tait, Bond).


1974-12-07 - Rotterdam, HO - Eksit - sbd (65m + Oslo 1974 bonus) (2cd)
Daevid Allen, Didier Malherbe, Tim Blake, Steve Hillage, Mike Howlett, Miquette Giraudy, Bill Bruford

NOT FOR TRADE! - Disc 2 is YOU DO HAVE TO GIVE UP DOPE!?, an official GAS tape.

Disc 1:

1974-12-15 - Oslo, No - Lillescenen - Chateau Neuf:
1) Magick Mother Invocation > Master Builder (13:34) *
2) Perfect Mystery (2:37)
3) Tropical Fish (7:13) **
4) I Never Glid Before (7:37)
5) White Christmas (1:10)
6) Solar Musick Suite (9:00) ***
7) Flute Salad (10:21) $
8) Oily Way (2:31) =
9) Outer Temple (3:32) +
10) Inner Temple (1:37)
11) Inner Temple (end) / Gliss Improv (3:40) ?
12) A Sprinkling Of Clouds (2:27)

Disc 2:

YOU DO HAVE TO GIVE UP DOPE!?
1) A Sprinkling Of Clouds (7:24)
2) You Can't Kill Me (8:58)
3) Isle Of Everywhere (10:21)
4) Get It Inner > You Never Blow Yr Trip Forever (12:37)
5) applause (5:57)
6) Flying Teapot  (8:04)

* Magick Mother Invocation": "This is the story of the Planet Gong...".
** No "Selene" coda.
*** Different words. "SunSong" & "Hiram" (Daevid singing), no "Canterbury Sunrise" and "SunSong Reprise".
$ Bizarre. Daevid talks about spinach and requests to meet a lesbian after the show (on "Poet for Sale" book).
= [Cut at 2:11]
+ [Cut at 2:48]
? With final riff peculiar to end of 1974 and 1975. Ends with Daevid speaking.

Source: sbd (good to excellent).
[Gong with Bill Bruford (Oslo & Rotterdam) - Dec 1974 sbd]
Shared as torrent on Dime (unsigned info).
No SBE's - True lossless source for disc 1, Trader's Little Helper detects lossy source for disc 2.
Disc 1 is from Oslo, December 15th 1974. This show was scheduled for December 10th but postponed to Dec 15.
Disc 2 is You Do Have To Give Up Dope!? GAS Tape (December 7th 1974, Rotterdam, Holland).
Both shows listed on PlanetGong and Calyx (Planet Gong lists Oslo while Calyx has Lillescenen (near Oslo).


1974-12-07 - Rotterdam, HO - Eksit - sbd (50m)
Daevid Allen, Didier Malherbe, Tim Blake, Steve Hillage, Mike Howlett, Miquette Giraudy, Bill Bruford

NOT FOR TRADE! - this is YOU DO HAVE TO GIVE UP DOPE!?, an official GAS tape.

1) A Sprinkling Of Clouds (7:01)
2) You Can't Kill Me (8:29)
3) The Isle Of Everywhere > Get it Inner (11:28)
4) You Never Blow Yr Trip Forever (9:57)
5) audience (6:02)
6) Flying Teapot (7:32)
7) Flute Salad > Oily Way > Outer Temple > Inner Temple > Love Is How Y Make It > I Never Glid Before

    - Fire (28:06) *

* "Flute Salad start has a "Tequila" quote. Steve Hillage: "This is the time when we introduce Wilkins".
- After "I Never Glid Before": "Thank you kindly, thank you...good night".

Source: CDR.
Tracks 1 to 6: See YOU DO HAVE TO GIVE UP DOPE!? Gas tape.
Track 7 "European Radio" a.k.a. "Chris Cutler Demos", "1973 Tabarka Festival", "Live In Wales '73", "Paris 73".
No SBE's - TLH analysis


Telepathic Gnome (GonG Remaster Project GRP 02)
1991-05-05
- Brixton, UK - The Fridge - GONGMAISON - sbd (76m)
Daevid Allen, Didier Malherbe, Keith The Bass, Graham Clark, Shyamal Maitra

NOT FOR TRADE! - The audio was taken from an OFFICIAL VHS release.

Source: VHS - Soundforge 6 (Restoration using waves dx plugins) - CD Wave Editor - wav - shn
Remastered by the Octave Doktor for the GonG Remaster Project (GRP). Artwork by the Octave Doktor (GRP 02).
[Gongmaison - 1991-05-19 (Brixton Fridge) [SHN]] Shared as torrent on Dime by Octave Doktor.
True lossless source. From official "Gong Maison Fridge Brixton" vhs, also released on dvd.

Didier Malherbe's interview is missing here.

Date and venue confirmed by official VHS release.

Listed on PlanetGong and Calyx websites (Calyx adds Here & Now).
Cover and info incorrectly date this show as May 19th 1991 (cover of official video clearly states May 5th 1991).


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