Rejoice! I'm Dead!


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September 16, 2016

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The enduring legend that is Gong - multi-national, multi-dimensional psychedelic combo return with a new studio album featuring guests Steve Hillage & Didier Malherbe.

Expansion's most successful and longest running compilation series returns with a 2016 edition. This is in the label's 30th anniversary year, 'Soul Togetherness' an annual event since 2000. The concept remains the same, fifteen must have modern soul room gems taken from the year's biggest dancefloor spins and revival tracks on the soul scene. 2016 has seen disco soul beats more prominent, reflected here by the music of Dutch Djs Diephuis Eastar feat. Jocelyn Brown, the Earth Wind & Fire inspired Los Charlys Orchestra, the Salsoul grooves of a Nigel Lowis and London garage grooves of Beat Rivals.

As usual there are exclusive here to the CD and vinyl in new music this year from Farina Miss, Tracy Hamlin (Boogie Back Remix), Seest and Trina Broussard. With revival tracks, the full length version of Breakwater's 'No Limit' is officially released for the very first time, there's a Puff Johnbson track released on this compilation the first side out of Australia, there's the year's biggest 'real soul' spin from Big Lee Dowel & The Cannonballs. Also here is another of the year's biggest new soul music floorfillers 'I Got To Party' by SouLutions, the extended original mix of Nicolette Larson's revival 'Lotta Love', and an exclusive edit of 1983's 'You And I' by Ronnie Jones released anywhere on CD and LP for the first time.

"Inspired by the light, love and passing of our dear friend and inspiration Daevid Allen"- Dave Sturt

Gong have entered yet another new phase on their four-decades plus journey with 'Rejoice! I'm Dead!', their brand new studio album, due for release on Madfish on 16th September 2016. This is the follow up to 2014's 'I See You' the last album Daevid Allen was to record with Gong.

Some say it couldn't, or shouldn't, be done. How could Gong exist without Daevid Allen? A few minutes into listening to their brand new album aspersions will be cast aside. New members and old coalesce. This is undeniably Gong.

Rejoice! I'm Dead!' is classified as the band's 28th album and the Gong legacy is the strongest it has been since 1974.

Every member was key in the development of each new song - Kavus Torabi (vocals/guitar) formerly of The Cardiacs who joined Gong in 2014 in time for the last album unaware of the direction his new gig as a guitar player would take, Fabio Golfetti (guitar/vocals), Dave Sturt (bass/vocals), Ian East (sax/flute) and Cheb Nettles (Drum) take on the mantle of steering the Teapot further into outer space and the inner ear. The voice of Daevid Allen features on 2 songs ? "Model Village" and "Beatrix"; and the album also features guests - Steve Hillage adding a guitar line on "Rejoice!" and Didier Malherbe's duduk can be heard on "Model Village" and "Through Restless Seas I Come".

'Rejoice! I'm Dead!' was recorded in London in the spring of 2016 at Brixton Hill Studios, engineered by Nick Howiantz and Gong; mixed by Mark Cawthra (Infallible Ear) and Dave Sturt (Swimming Head).

The band will soon announce touring plans for Autumn 2016 and Spring 2017 in support of their new release. Madfish will release 'Rejoice! I'm Dead!' as a 9 track CD presented in a digipack with 16 page colour booklet.

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Catalogue number SMACD1049
Barcode 0636551804929
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 74g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 7mm x 125mm