You Remixed

You Remixed

by Gong

CD

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Overview

You Remixed

When it first appeared in 1975, the last volume of the Radio Gnome trilogy also appeared to be the weakest. You had neither the joy nor the songs of the first two albums -- a possible reflection of the dissension that was going on in the group -- and it seemed to be only the sheer force of leader Daevid Allen's personality that finished the record. But perhaps the very fact that the space rocker's songs weren't so strong or cohesive here has helped make it prime fodder for the remixers; they're not cutting up things that were already a perfect whole. Gong could certainly be a proto-ambient band, and a piece like "A Sprinkling of Clouds" now seems tailor-made for reworking, which it is here, twice, once by producer Youth, who takes it on a slightly psychedelic journey, and also by System 7 -- essentially former Gong guitarist Steve Hillage -- whose interpretation carries obvious authority and a great deal of beauty. While pride of place on this collection has to go to the Orb, who do brilliant sonic trickery to "A P.H.P.'s Advice," the relatively unknown Orlando takes You's centerpiece chant, "You Are I and I Am You," and hurtles it out to space, lapping and pulsing. Given that there are 16 cuts here -- and none of them short -- it's inevitable that this is a double CD. But because of the individuality of the remixes (and no one seems to have phoned in their contribution, although the unknown Glo seems a little lacking in inspiration), it never palls or drags. Probably best heard on headphones, You becomes an even better ambient experience in its new incarnation.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/1997
Label: Cleopatra
UPC: 0741157011821
catalogNumber: 118

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gong   Primary Artist
Orb   Track Performer
Youth   Track Performer
Moodswings   Track Performer
Shamen   Track Performer
System 7   Track Performer
Tom Brooks   Synthesizer
Graham Clark   Violin,Glissando
Elliet Mackrell   Violin
Mel Taylor   Vocals
Electric Skychurch   Track Performer
Astralasia   Track Performer
Graham Massey   Track Performer
Stephen Budd   Track Performer
Doof   Track Performer
Gregorio   Track Performer
Brian Abbott   Guitar
Nigel Shaw   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Orb   Producer,Remixing
Keith Williams   Engineer
Youth   Producer,Remixing
Total Eclipse   Producer,Remixing
Shamen   Producer,Remixing
System 7   Producer,Remixing
Orlando Allen   Programming,Producer
Mike Howlett   Executive Producer
Andy Peake   Engineer
Rex Sargeant   Engineer
Grant Showbiz   Producer,Remixing
Astralasia   Remixing
Graham Massey   Remixing
Stephen Budd   Executive Producer
James Lumb   Producer,Remixing
Phil Kirby   Engineer
Peter Hartl   Artwork
Nigel Shaw   Programming,Producer,Remixing
Pierre Moerlen   Composer
Shawn Ahearn   Executive Producer
Simon Wells   Producer
Sami Kaneda   Executive Producer
Ross Pepper   Engineer
Stephan Lewry   Remixing

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