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You [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

GongAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Thoughts For Naught (2004 Digital Remaster) 1:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. A PHP's Advice (2004 Digital Remaster) 1:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Magick Mother Invocation (2004 Digital Remaster) 1:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  5. A Sprinkling Of Clouds (2004 Digital Remaster) 8:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Perfect Mystery (2004 Digital Remaster) 2:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 28, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: December 28, 2004
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Caroline
  • ASIN: B0002WS3S2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,177 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Remastered Virgin reissue of third album in the trilogy originally released by Charly in 1974, with additional previously unreleased bonus track 'A PHP's Advice' (Alternate Version). Details TBA. 2004.

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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most amazing album I can think of... October 17, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I say so because I can't think of any other album in which this quality of musicianship is submitted to the task of such inspired lunacy.

Steve Hillage rocketing into space on guitar; Pierre Moerlen's frantic jazz pummeling on drums, and magical tuned percussion; Mike Howlett's funky-smooth pursuit of the cosmic groove; and Didier Malherbe's tasty soprano sax and flute musings--a crack band as good as any that EVER played rock music--accompanied by Tim Blake's divinely inspired ambient synthesizer landscapes, Daevid Allen's equally ambient glissando guitar, and the space whispers and instrumental contributions of various women named Yoni.

It's a once-in-a-millenium musical mix that would be noteworthy in and of itself, but shoots into the stratosphere because of the spiritual depth of Daevid Allen's psychedelic whimsy. Allen has written many provocative and beautiful songs, but this album is in my opinion his magnum opus, or the whole tamale if you prefer--the climactic story of everyman Zero the Hero "going round the circle of births and deaths" struggling, and failing, and struggling again to attain/maintain spiritual awakening--it's the story of everybody who ever tried. Accompanied by the musical equivalent of nirvana. (Most succinctly demonstrated by "A Sprinkling of Clouds", which is my favorite instrumental rock piece of all time--a piece of terrifying beauty, like looking into the face of God him/herself...really.)

This release of the album is lovingly, perfectly remastered, and packaged with intriguing drawings and photos of the band that give us a window into the time and place. It is the definitive CD release, and the best this incredible album has ever sounded. It is, as space-rock should be, not of this world.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kiss like ether March 20, 2001
By loteq
Format:Audio CD
Back in the mid-'70s when Pink Floyd and Camel, to name just two popular bands, were offering what could be regarded as space-rock for mainstream audiences -- playing radio-friendly songs which combined slow tempos, atmospheric instrumental passages and cinematic lyrics -- Gong continued to explore the wacky, jazz-influenced side of the genre and remained far to the left of rock's center. With the preceding two albums of the "Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy", "Flying teapot" and "Angel's egg", it became clear that Gong wanted to break away from all sorts of traditional song structures, and "You" takes this concept to its logical conclusion by providing a vehicle for the band's improvisational approach. As a result, "You" is easily the most eccentric, innovative album of this famous trilogy. Having said that, I'm sure that "You" isn't an album for everybody, despite its title: It's sometimes atonal and slightly discordant, lacking in immediately catchy melodies, with sudden saxophone explosions and syncopated rhythms which are somewhat closer to free-jazz than to the music you usually associate with the spacious cover art-work. Just don't expect a pop record like "Dark side of the moon" -- let yourself carry away to "Planet Gong" where everything works outside of the accepted sphere of verse-chorus-verse-chorus-solo templates. Read more ›
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Daevid Allen, originally with SOFT MACHINE in 1967-68, formed GONG when he got stuck in France after a Soft Machine Gig. GONG has a strange mythology evolved from one of Daevid's strangest LSD trips, revolving around PHP (pot head pixies), and the OCTAVE DOC (who knows?), which results in a psychedelic trilogy of GONG albums, that tell the story of ZERO THE HERO. So, RADIO GNOME INVISIBLE Part 1 is the FLYING TEAPOT album, "Angel's Egg" is part two, and YOU is part three. Do you need to listen to all three albums, to get the plot or musical leitmotifs? Haha, are you SERIOUS? Tho there is a small thread of coherantcy within the RADIO GONG Trilogy, what you REALLY want the YOU album for, is the incredible, etherial, cosmic music that the album contains. It brings together the SPACE WHISPER of Gilli Smyth, the slide guitar effects, and freaky theories of Daevid Allen, the lead guitar playing of STEVE HILLAGE, Mike Howlett on bass, Malherbe's beautiful and spacey Flute and Sax playing, along with a synth player, a percussionist, etc. to get these 10 minute astral journeys in the music, which are as close as music can come to turning into a spiritual UFO. That sound, is much closer to what you might hear in the KOSMISCHE music that was coming out of Berlin at the time. (GONG, tho a French band, had at least half their members from Britian, and ALWAYS sang in English.) What would have been the first side of YOU, had many short songs, four of which were less than 3 minutes long, most of them only two minutes long. BUT, you do have a couple of spaced out semi-instrumental songs like MASTER BUILDER and A SPRINKLING OF CLOUDS on the "first side". Read more ›
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good friend recommended them to me back in 1979
I have never listened to this band before.....A good friend recommended them to me back in 1979......but I never pursued any listening ventures. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Lee J. Davito
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique but explainable.
Pink Floyd meets Frank Zappa and Dr. Seuss. Buy it now. Listen to it over and over again. Yes, it is a little silly but as Daevid Allen says, "It's all too serious to be taken... Read more
Published on June 18, 2012 by Martin Stephenson
5.0 out of 5 stars Gong at their finest..A Sonic Trip,,,Another Must Have
Gong "You" a fantastic sonic trip!!!The best of the Daevid Allen's Gong!A must have for any fan of Gong or Steve Hillage.. Read more
Published on March 27, 2010 by Russell Sullins
5.0 out of 5 stars The culmination of the classic pyschedleic era
First, this remaster is truly excellent, as is the Virgin remaster of "Angels' Egg". Do not be fooled by other label remasters - this is the one to get. Read more
Published on March 15, 2010 by jaman57
5.0 out of 5 stars Very wierd and very good
Highly eccentric, good jams, spacey flowerchild, pothead pixie. Gong defies description. "You" is the last in the Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy, but I daresay that it is a good... Read more
Published on July 28, 2009 by Joseph C. Helton
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful, brilliant, and well, just good stuff
Once again, I'm assigned the crazy task of trying to describe a Gong album. Actually, it's not as hard as it might seem. Read more
Published on June 3, 2008 by B. E Jackson
3.0 out of 5 stars Strong progressive playing with a large side order of trippy datedness
3 1/2

Gong are always short of coming up with a masterpiece of classic rock fusion because they are usually too preoccupied with the more goofy aspects of their... Read more
Published on February 9, 2008 by IRate
5.0 out of 5 stars The best
This is definitely the best of the three. The coming together of all the parts. It really stands the test of time even if obviously pyschedelic the musianship is surperb.
Published on November 4, 2007 by Kevin M. Kuschel
5.0 out of 5 stars Just magnificent
I've had this treasure for well over thirty years now, and I'm still amazed at the depth and breadth of this album; it's pure magic. Read more
Published on July 25, 2007 by ngaio1
4.0 out of 5 stars The Incognito Return of the Octave Doctors...
When I first heard YOU, I thought it was the most odd and brilliant record I'd ever heard. It is the final act of a hippie-esque "smoke opera" that takes the now-venerable... Read more
Published on June 28, 2007 by C. H. Moody
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