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Gong & Friends
Various Artists
Gong & Friends
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Gong & Friends
Members Wishing: 0
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Label: Cleopatra
Release Date: 9/23/1997
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Electronica, Techno, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 741157011821

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Gong - 'You Remixed' (Hypnotic/Cleopatra)
Mike Reed | USA | 03/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I usually don't care for remix CD's but this title is an exception.Sixteen tracks total here that have mostly been touched up with extra production.On disc one the two most outstanding cuts are The Shamen with what they do on "Master Builder" and the mix Youth has done with "A Sprinkling Of Clouds".Total Eclipse turns "Isle Of Everything" into a cut of PURE dance rave magic."You Are I And I Am You" gets a make over from Orlando that truly defines electronic dance music. On disc two,the most creative tracks would be Glo's mix of "Magic Mother Invocation" and Global Feat's cut of another version of "Isle Of Everywhere".There are four remixes of "Master Builder" but none compare as to the frightingly off-beat mix done by Graham Massey.The oddest tune on here is Doof's reconstruction of "You Never Blow Your Trip Forever".Aimed at fans who are HEAVILY into Gong or just plain remix titles."
Flying teapot disco
loteq | Regensburg | 03/19/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"15 years before The Orb conquered the ambient house scene with "A huge ever growing pulsating brain" in 1989, Gong already had invented this genre with the song "A sprinkling of clouds" and the accompanying album "Radio Gnome Invisible Part 3-You" Now it's up to artists like 808 State, The Shamen, Youth, and System 7 (current project of former Gong guitarist Steve Hillage) to infuse the lengthy, psychedelic soundscapes of "You" with dance beats. Typical for remix collections, the results are hit-and-miss, but it makes the weird, out-of-focus, improvised songs of the original album more accessible and palatable. My favorites are Youth's and System 7's spacey mix of "A sprinkling..", Total Eclipses' funky "The isle of everywhere", Yamataka Eye's noise-rock version of "Master builder", and Orlando's "You are I..". All in all, I still think some of the original tracks are better, but "You remixed" is more interesting than many other remix collections of '70s prog-rock bands. And finally, greenish, small beings can dance to it."
Lay back and dance.....
William Wood | Sydney, New South Wales Australia | 08/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This was the CD that finally opened my mind to dance music.Before this I just didn't get it but the Gong remixes are a real joy.For Gong fans out there I would say this is something you should definitely own. You never know you may find yourself (like me) embarking on a whole new journey...havva cup a tea."