VC502 – Gong

“Camembert Electrique” – 1971

Originally released in France on the BYG label in 1971, this was then scheduled to be on the Caroline label (a subsidiary budget label of Virgin).

It was eventually released on Virgin in 1974 for the same price as a single, 59p (a marketing ploy by Virgin to gain more exposure for new and obscure artists). It was reissued on Caroline not long after the initial release.

Sleeve notes:

Virgin Records address at base of rear sleeve. “A Byg Virgin Production English Pressing” at base of rear sleeve.
Photo by Phil Franks, sleeve design and artwork by Dingo Virgin.

Label notes:

First pressing black and white label, no country of origin on label.

Matrix notes (stamped with hand etched annotation and 1505 crossed out):

V C   1 5 0 5   5 0 2   A – 1 U      Pierre

C   1 5 0 5   B – 1 U 
V C    5 0 2   B – 1 U      Normale

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