2.Captain Shaw And Mr. Gilbert (Recorded by Daevid in 1964)
3.Love Makes Sweet Music (Daevid Allen & Soft Machine Radio Broadcast 1968)
4.Riot 1969 (with Soft Machine in France plus DLT Interview)
5.Dreaming It (Earliest Live Recording of Gong 1969)
6.I Feel So Lazy (Live in Los Angeles 1972)
7.And I Tried So Hard (Live in Los Angeles 1972)
8.Radio Gnome Pre-Mix (Studio Outtake 1973)
9.Pot Head Pixies (Live 1973)
10.Clarence In Wonderland (Radio Session with Kevin Ayers)
11.Where Have All The Flowers Gone (Recorded in Deva, Spain 1976)
12.Gong Poem (Recorded with Clive Williamson 1976)
13.Deya Goddess (Recorded in Deva, Spain 1976)
14.Opium For The People (Studio Version Sung in French)
15.Red Alert (Recorded in Wales 1980 with Mother Gong)
16.13-8 (Studio Session 1981)
17.Gliss U-Well (Studio Session 1981 with Didier from the Tape "Words Fail Me")
18.Future (Taken from Australian Tape-Only Release "Living On The Brink")
19.The Dream (Australia 1985)
20.Chernobyl Rain (Kansas Mix Invisible Opera Co.)
21.Let Me Be The One (Recorded Live in Glastonbury 1988)
Tracks on Disc 2:
1.I Am A Tree
2.Lament For The Future Of The Forest
5.La Dea Madri
6.The Owly Song
7.I Am My Own Lover
8.Tudor Love Poem
THE HISTORY & THE MYSTERY contains various rare studio, radio and live tracks performed by Gong and/or it's individual members, recorded between 1964 and 1988. Also includes a history of Gong written in 1989 by Babs Kirk.
Gong includes: Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth.
Additional personnel includes: Soft Machine, Kevin Ayers.
Live and in-studio space-jams, outtakes, demos, basement tapes, and vibrant spoken-word poetry--from random points of Gong's career up to 1989--share real estate on this eclectic, challenging, and beefy 22-track collection. Members of Soft Machine put in appearances, but the record belongs to the sprawling, amorphous, and ever-changing permutations of Daevid Allen's Gong.