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DVD/DTS Poll Gong - LOVE FROM THE PLANET GONG (YOU QUAD MIXES) [DTS DVD]

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Please post your thoughts and comments on this 2019 box set from the band Gong entitled "Love from the Planet Gong".
The box set includes a DVD with two different discrete Quad mixes for Side 1 of the 1974 album "You", along with a stereo-to-Quad upmix of Side 2 of the album.

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Ranasakawa

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I have played some of the CDs and I can't get into it. Very experimental stuff with cheesy lyrics. The guitar is excellent from Hillage but this is definitely not my kind of music.
It reminds me a great deal of Frank Zappa at his weirdest
 

rusinurbe

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I have played some of the CDs and I can't get into it. Very experimental stuff with cheesy lyrics. The guitar is excellent from Hillage but this is definitely not my kind of music.
It reminds me a great deal of Frank Zappa at his weirdest
I dont at all get the Frank Zappa comparison.
The DVD is great just a shame it's one album. The upmixed tracks are just about the best I have heard. The two quad mixes of the first side of You are fantastic done by someone who gets a surround mix.

The rest of the package is great, love the live albums.

My vote is low only because it's a DVD and it's only 1/2 of one album in a set which covers 4 studio albums
 

colsky

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I don't often vote on polls nowadays, but I wanted to on this. I love this band and I love this boxset. The cds are superb, the remastered studio albums are very clear and excellent sounding, and the numerous live cds are so well mixed, very enjoyable.

From a surround point of view this is difficult to rate. Yes there's only one album in surround and half of that is an upmix. You is my favourite Gong album and one of my favourite albums period. I agree with the comment above, the upmix part is the best upmix I've ever heard, nice and surroundy with lots of discrete stuff going on. And the quad mixes are superb, very clear, discrete and immersive. Up there with the best surround mixes I've heard. For comparison I listened to this earlier straight after the Steven Wilson Farewell To Kings mix, and the Gong You quad shone next to that, which is praise indeed.

If I was voting purely on the quad part it would be a 10 without doubt, but have gone with 9 to factor in the upmix, which is still great none the less.
 
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