Robot Woman 4CD Artbook
- Artikelnummer 36290
- Format: Boxset, CD
- Genre: PROGRESSIVE
- Erscheinungsdatum: 15.03.2019
THE ROBOT WOMAN TRILOGY FROM THE GILLI SMYTH / HARRY WILLIAMSON PARTNERSHIP ON CD FOR THE FIRST TIME NEWLY REMASTERED AND PRESENTED IN DELUXE 64-PAGE HARDBACK BOOK WITH FOURTH DISC OF NEW MATERIAL
Gilli Smyth, co-founder of Gong alongside Daevid Allen, formed Mother Gong with Harry Williamson in 1978. Mother Gong‘s Robot Woman trilogy is widely accepted as one of the pinnacles of the band‘s career. Previously only available on 3 vinyl LP releases pressed in small number in the 1980s this long-awaited release heralds the first appearance of Robot Woman 1, 2 and 3 on CD, something devoted Gongsters have been requesting for years. Also included is a fourth disc of fascinating ‘Demos and Rarities‘; 18 previously un-released unknown and hidden extras, the earliest of which dates from 1976. The audio on all the discs has been carefully re-mastered by Harry Williamson at Spring Studios in Australia from his original master tape archive. All four discs are housed in a deluxe, full-coloured 64-page, hardback book, strictly limited to 1,500 copies.
The hardback volume, heavy with content, features all of the original album artwork and original album inserts including the 15 page comic book companion to the Robot Woman 2 story, originally a large B&W poster, here for the first time in glorious full colour - something desired but beyond the budget in 1980s. There is an entertaining, highly illuminating history of Mother Gong written by Williamson with many previously unseen photographs and artefacts from his personal collection. And in true detailed Williamson style, Harry has also provided an annotated guide to the entire Robot Woman trilogy. This most complete of deluxe releases is rounded off with an essay by long-time Mother Gong supporter and friend Ric Chafen, plus the full lyrics of the Trilogy. The project has been lovingly produced and curated by Harry Williamson. It is, without doubt, a definitive Mother Gong release.