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Pierre Moerlen’s Gong: Downwind (1979) 2010

Downwind

Track list:

01. Aeroplane
02. Crosscurrents
03. Downwind

04. Jin-Go-Lo-Ba
05. What You Know
06. Emotions
07. Xtasea

Personnel:

Pierre Moerlen, Benoit Moerlen, Hansford Rowe, Francis Causse, Ross Record
featuring: Mike Oldfield, Mick Taylor, Steve Winwood, Didier Lockwood

01. Aeroplane
Pierre Moerlen: drums, Hammond organ, Yamaha piano, lead vocal
Benoit Moerlen: vibraphone
Hansford Rowe: bass
Ross Record: guitar, back-up vocal

02. Crosscurrents
Pierre Moerlen: drums, Oberheim polyphonic synthesizer, Yamaha piano
Benoit Moerlen: vibraphone
Hansford Rowe: bass, Wal bass
Francis Causse: xylo-marimba, congas
Ross Record: guitar
Didier Lockwood: violin

03. Downwind
Pierre Moerlen: drums, vibraphone, xylo-marimba, concert toms, timpani, glockenspiel, assaulted [sic] percussion, Korg synthesizers
Hansford Rowe: Wal bass
Mike Oldfield: guitar, bass (centre section only) Irish drum
Steve Winwood: mini Moog, Korg Synthesizers
Didier Malherbe: saxophone
Terry Oldfield: flute

04. Jin-Go-Lo-Ba
Pierre Moerlen: drums, vibraphone, concert toms, cowbells,timbales, Korg synthesizers, vocal
Benoit Moerlen: vibraphone
Hansford Rowe: bass, vocal
Francis Causse: xylo-marimba, congas
Ross Record: guitar, vocal

05. What You Know
Pierre Moerlen: drums, Korg synthesizers, Oberheim polyphonic synthesizer, vocal
Benoit Moerlen: vibraphone
Hansford Rowe: bass
Francis Causse: congas
Ross Record: rhythm guitar
Mick Taylor: lead guitar

06. Emotions
Pierre Moerlen: vibraphone, Oberheim polyphonic synthesizer
Didier Lockwood: violin

07. Xtasea
Pierre Moerlen: drums, timpani, assorted percussion, Korg synthesizers, Oberheim polyphonic synthesizer, Hammond organ
Benoit Moerlen: vibraphone
Hansford Rowe: bass
Ross Record: guitar
Didier Lockwood: violin

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Orignally Released: 1979 | Label: Arista SPARTY 1080
Remastered: 2010 [Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2235] (Esoteric Recordings is a Cherry Red label)

Producer: Peirre Moerlen with Nick Bradford, except #03 (Pierre Moerlen with Mike Oldfield)

Recorded: at Matrix Studios (London), except #3 (rec at Througham Slad)
Engineer: Nick Bradford, Richard Whalley
Tape operated by Jess Sutcliffe
Mastered at Trident Studios by Ray Staff

Cover Photography: Keith Morris
Additional photography: Murray Close

2010 remaster edition:
Conceived, researched and co-ordinated by Mark Powell
Additional project co-ordination by Vicky Powell for Esoteric Arts Ltd

Digital remastering by Paschal Burne at The Audio Archiving Company (London)

CD package design: Hugh Gilmour

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