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Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Downwind Album

Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Downwind Album

Performer: Pierre Moerlen's Gong
Title: Downwind
Style: Fusion, Jazz-Rock
Released: 1979
Cat#: 1C 064-62 272, 1 C 064-62 272
Country: Germany
Label: EMI Electrola, Arista
Size MP3 version: 1014 mb
Size FLAC version: 1470 mb
Size WMA version: 1122 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 268
Genre: Jazz / Rock

Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Downwind Album


Vibraphone, Synthesizer [Oberheim Polyphonic] – Pierre MoerlenViolin – Didier Lockwood
Bass – Hansford RoweDrums, Organ [Hammond], Electric Piano [Yamaha], Lead Vocals – Pierre MoerlenGuitar, Backing Vocals – Ross RecordVibraphone – Benoit Moerlen
Bass – Hansford RoweDrums, Timpani, Percussion [Assorted], Synthesizer [Korg, Oberheim Polyphonic], Organ [Hammond] – Pierre MoerlenGuitar – Ross RecordVibraphone – Benoit MoerlenViolin – Didier Lockwood
Bass, Vocals – Hansford RoweDrums, Tom Tom [Concert Toms], Cowbell, Timbales, Synthesizer [Korg], Vocals – Pierre MoerlenGuitar, Vocals – Ross RecordMarimba [Xylo-marimba], Congas – François CausseVibraphone – Benoit Moerlen
5What You Know
Bass – Hansford RoweCongas – François CausseDrums, Synthesizer [Korg, Oberheim Polyphonic], Vocals – Pierre MoerlenLead Guitar – Mick TaylorRhythm Guitar – Ross RecordVibraphone – Benoit Moerlen
Bass, Bass [Wal Bass] – Hansford RoweDrums, Synthesizer [Oberheim Polyphonic], Electric Piano [Yamaha] – Pierre MoerlenGuitar – Ross RecordMarimba [Xylo-marimba], Congas – François CausseVibraphone – Benoit MoerlenViolin – Didier Lockwood
Bass [Wal Bass] – Hansford RoweDrums, Vibraphone, Marimba [Xylo-marimba], Tom Tom [Concert Toms], Timpani, Glockenspiel, Percussion [Assaulted], Synthesizer [Korg] – Pierre MoerlenFlute – Terry OldfieldGuitar, Bass [Centre Section Only], Drums [Irish] – Mike OldfieldSaxophone – Didier MalherbeSynthesizer [Mini Moog, Korg] – Steve Winwood


  • Composed By, Arranged ByM. Olatunji (tracks: B1), Pierre Moerlen (tracks: A1 to A3, B2 to B4)
  • EngineerNick Bradford, Richard Whalley
  • Lyrics ByRuan O'Lochlain (tracks: A1, B2)
  • Mastered ByRay Staff
  • Photography ByKeith Morris
  • Photography By [Inner Bag]Murray Close
  • ProducerPierre Moerlen
  • Producer [With]Mike Oldfield (tracks: A3), Nick Bradford (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B4)
  • Tape Op [Tape Operator]Jess Sutcliffe


Recorded at Matrix Studios, except A3 recorded at Througham.
Mastered at Trident Studios.

℗ 1979 Arista Records


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 62 272 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 62 272 B-1
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 3484


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records
  • Printed By – 4P Nicolaus GMBH
  • Recorded At – Matrix Studios
  • Recorded At – Througham
  • Mastered At – Trident Studios


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