Gong 'Camembert Electrique' LP
Originally released in France on BYG Actuel (a Charly label) in 1971, then licensed to a young Richard Branson for his fledgling Virgin label in the UK in 1974, this iconic and influential album is still devastatingly fresh-sounding in the 21st century. Weirdness, wisdom, outr rock of the ‘highest’ order- as you’d expect from the founding-father of acid-rock Daevid Allen.
Camembert Electrique’ is released worldwide by Charly Records as a strictly limited-edition audiophile LP. The album has been remastered from the recently discovered original BYG master tape and pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. The LP is packaged in a lavish replica of the original gatefold sleeve, complete with all inserts.
To the delight of Gong fans everywhere, the album’s original track listing, correct song titles and timings have been fully restored (they’ve been wrong since 1974....!). Samples taken from ‘Camembert Electrique’ have been included on Gong’s album ‘I See You’ (Madfish SMACD1023) recently released to critical acclaim. Gong are also performing a career-spanning live show which includes material from ‘Camembert Electrique’.
Catalogue number: CHARLYL347