Mother Gong - Tree In Fish

Mother Gong - Tree In Fish
Artist: Mother Gong
Duration: 01:13:36
Genre: Pop\Rock
Release Date: 1994
Album: Tree In Fish
Styles: Alternative/Indie Rock, Space Rock, Art Rock, Prog-Rock

This is one of Mother Gong's strongest and most representative efforts, albeit a little late in the group's classic period. The lineup includes Robert Calvert (saxes), Conrad Henderson (bass), and Robert George (drums and percussion), in addition to the nucleus of Gilli Smyth and Harry Williamson. Recorded in part during Mother Gong's 1991 tour of America and in part in an Australian studio, Tree in Fish offers a good balance of space poetry and groovy instrumentals. Smyth's effect-drenched voice takes center stage, but the musicians are left ample room to breathe. "Wilful Housewife" and "The House Is Not the Same" (the latter with brilliant lyrics by Henry Normal) remain among her best performances from that era. This album's strength resides in its free-flowing, spontaneous-sounding track list hiding carefully scored tunes. Tracks like "She Smiled" and "Cafe Reflections" keep things ethereal and improvised, framing more precise songs into a single album context -- a feature that is lacking on the group's other records.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
The Ally / O Com / Mother Gong / Gilli SmythMother Gong4:10
Love PoemsMother Gong5:00
Lament / Gilli SmythMother Gong3:37
Between UsMother Gong2:10
She SmiledMother Gong3:47
The Mother GoddessMother Gong7:07
Cafe ReflectionsMother Gong3:02
The House Is Not the SameMother Gong4:14
Space TangoMother Gong4:58
The Beach Is HotMother Gong4:32
BaleinMother Gong10:48
TouchMother Gong3:17
Tree IMother Gong4:41
Tree IIMother Gong4:32
Wilful HousewifeMother Gong3:51
CryingMother Gong2:04
Man/WomanMother Gong1:46

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