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Gong - Flying Teapot: Radio Gnome Invisible Part 1 (1973) {1990, Reissue}

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Gong - Flying Teapot: Radio Gnome Invisible Part 1 (1973) {1990, Reissue}

Gong - Flying Teapot: Radio Gnome Invisible Part 1 (1973) {1990, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 214 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 93 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock, Space Rock, Canterbury Scene | Decal #CD LIK 67

Flying Teapot is the third studio album by the progressive rock band Gong, originally released by Virgin Records in May 1973. Subtitled Radio Gnome Invisible, Part 1, it is the first of the Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy of albums, followed by Angel's Egg in December and You the following October. This trilogy forms a central part of the Gong mythology. The Flying Teapot idea itself was influenced by Russell's teapot. It was the first Gong album to feature English guitarist Steve Hillage, although he contributed relatively little as he arrived late in the recording process. According to Daevid Allen, "Steve Hillage arrived eventually, but there wasn't a lot of space left. He played some rhythmick wa wa [sic], some jazzy chords and a spacey solo on 'Flying Teapot'." In the Q & Mojo Classic Special Edition Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock, the album came #35 in its list of "40 Cosmic Rock Albums".

Produced by Giorgio Gomelsky, notable for his work with the Yardbirds, Brian Auger, and Magma, this relatively early Gong project is a great representation of the Daevid Allen-era Gong. Though not as intricate as its follow-up companion piece, Angel's Egg, The Flying Teapot is more of a true prog/space rock outing, where hippie-trippy lyrics and space whispering abound, as evidenced in the opening track, "Radio Gnome Invisible." The following cut, "Flying Teapot," is the sprawling highlight of the album. At times reminiscent of some early Weather Report jams, though not as jazzy, the tune features prominent bass, standout percussion/drums, and space whispering courtesy of Smyth. Improvisational groaning and percussion bring this jam to a close. "Pothead Pixies" is a fun pop (pot?) tune which probably received very little, if any, airplay due to the lyrics, followed by Blake's brief synth interlude, "The Octave Doctors and the Crystal Machine." "Zero the Hero and the Witch's Spell," another lengthy composition, features Malherbe's sax playing, which, at this early point in the Gong evolution, is credited for most of the jazz sounds heard in the music (remember, Pierre Moerlen has yet to join the band). This cut becomes quite heavy near its end before making a clever transition into the final cut, "Witch's Song/I Am Your Pussy." Here you hear Smyth's strange, sexually explicit lyrics, which she embellishes with ethereal voicings and cackling. This, combined with a jazzy sax from Malherbe and some very groovy musical lines near the closing, make for another fun tune.

~ David Ross Smith, All Music

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Gong - Flying Teapot: Radio Gnome Invisible Part 1 (1973) {1990, Reissue}

Gong - Flying Teapot: Radio Gnome Invisible Part 1 (1973) {1990, Reissue}

Track List:

01. Radio Gnome Invisible [5:31]
02. Flying Teapot [11:56]
03. The Pot Head Pixies [3:05]
04. The Octave Doctors And The Crystal Machine [1:53]
05. Zero The Hero And The Witch's Spell [9:36]
06. Witch's Song/I Am Your Pussy [5:10]

Personnel:
Daevid Allen - vocals, guitar
Gilli Smyth - space whisper
Tim Blake - synthesizer, vocals
Didier Malherbe - saxes, flute
Steve Hillage - guitar
Christian Tritsch - guitar
Francis Moze - bass guitar, piano
Laurie Allan - drums
Rachid Houari - congas
Francis Linon - live sound mixing
"Wiz De Kid" - lighting technician
"Duke" - roadie

Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 3 from 29. August 2011

EAC extraction logfile from 24. October 2017, 20:37

Gong / Flying Teapot

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Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 618
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000

Used output format : Internal WAV Routines
Sample format : 44.100 Hz; 16 Bit; Stereo


TOC of the extracted CD

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6 | 32:01.05 | 5:09.43 | 144080 | 167297


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Extraction speed 7.8 X
Range quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 8030871B
Copy CRC 8030871B
Copy OK

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foobar2000 1.3.16 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2017-11-01 19:31:47

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Analyzed: Gong / Flying Teapot
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR14 -0.12 dB -19.86 dB 5:31 01-Radio Gnome Invisible
DR12 -1.68 dB -17.52 dB 11:56 02-Flying Teapot
DR11 -3.29 dB -16.77 dB 3:05 03-The Pot Head Pixies
DR7 -6.64 dB -20.41 dB 1:53 04-The Octave Doctors And The Crystal Machine
DR11 -1.89 dB -17.56 dB 9:36 05-Zero The Hero And The Witch's Spell
DR12 -4.30 dB -19.66 dB 5:10 06-Witch's Song/I Am Your Pussy
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Number of tracks: 6
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 752 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Gong - Flying Teapot: Radio Gnome Invisible Part 1 (1973) {1990, Reissue}


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