Shamal (album)

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Shamal
Gong Shamal.jpg
Studio album by Gong
Released 13 February 1976[1]
Recorded December 1975[2]
at Basing Street Studios, London and Olympic Studios, London;
mixed at Sarm Studios, London
Genre Progressive rock[3]
Length 40:13
Label Virgin Records
Producer Nick Mason
Gong chronology
You
(1974)
Shamal
(1976)
Gong est Mort, Vive Gong
(1977)
Pierre Moerlen's Gong chronology
Shamal
(1976)
Gazeuse!
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

Shamal is the sixth studio album by the progressive rock band Gong, released by Virgin Records in February 1976.

The album was written and recorded without the group's founder member Daevid Allen, and consequently sounds different, with fewer of the hippie-flavoured eccentricities of the previous albums. Also, guitarist Steve Hillage and synth player/vocalist Miquette Giraudy left the band before recording began and only appeared on it as guests. The album was produced by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason.

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "Wingful of Eyes" (Howlett) – 8:19
  2. "Chandra" (Lemoine) – 7:16
  3. "Bambooji" (Malherbe) – 5:21

Side B[edit]

  1. "Cat in Clark's Shoes" (Malherbe) – 7:45
  2. "Mandrake" (Moerlen) – 5:07
  3. "Shamal" (Bauer, Howlett, Lemoine, Malherbe, Moerlen) – 8:58

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

with guests

Production[edit]

  • Nick Mason: producer
  • Clive Arrowsmith: artwork, photography
  • Phil Ault: engineer
  • Dave Hutchins: engineer
  • Ben Tavera King: engineer
  • Rick Curtain: engineer
  • Ben King: engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GONG-Chronology". calyx.perso.neuf.fr/gong. 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "GONG-Biography". calyx.perso.neuf.fr/gong. 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Shamal > Review )))". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-10-29.