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Owl & The Tree
Owl & The Tree
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock


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All Artists: Gong
Title: Owl & The Tree
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Thunderbolt
Release Date: 1/2/1996
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Electronica, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5099882811120

CD Reviews

A Magical Experience
druidsquirrel | A Hollow Tree | 10/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is my favorite Gong-ish album, which is saying quite a bit. The whole album is excellent, but if I had to pick a standout track, it would probably be "I Am A Tree", which combines some of Gilli's best poetry ("I sweep over hillsides, dark brown and purple / Life drips from my leaves, and longing for life thrills through my branches") with a gorgeous, floating sax line, all layered over a lattice of gentle marimba sixteenth notes that capture, with equal proficiency, the joy of being alive, and the sadness of being mortal. It is, if I may say so, THE definitive song, in the history of the world, about being a tree. Another excellent track is "The Owly Song" which is a light-hearted but deeply moving, magical love song.Overall, this is an astonishingly honest and personal album, and -- unlike many Gong albums, which can sometimes be of uneven quality -- it is unerringly tasteful and musical."
Not enough stars
PHP 46 | Taj Mahal | 12/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Thare aren't enuff stars for this one. Daevid is simply stunning on this album with his contributions, The Owly song and I am my own Lover, the latter has an intro of the richest ambience. Gilli is in fine form with I am a tree, Hands and La Dea Madrii. Accompanied by Rob Calvert, Harry Williamson, Rob George and others. A very powerful album revealing inner emotions in an electric, prog-folk, fusion sorta way. Mello but agressive, relaxing but inspirational. Worth the money, buy it---PHP 46"
Mystery School in Song
starhermit | miami fl | 05/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Prog-jazz-poetical music perfectly infused with smarminess-free spirituality, as a cup of tea with honey. So honest, loving, and beautiful that to listen to it is to be transported to Gong founder Daevid Allen's realms of self-effacing, Self-affirming insight. Find this album if you can."