As reported a couple of weeks ago, Ritual Productions will be re-issuing BONG‘s self titled album on the CD for the first time and Pre-Orders started today priced £12 (UK) / £13 (Eur) and £14 (everywhere else) and as an added bonus, the first 75 orders will receive 2 exclusive vinyl stickers, head over to www.ritualproductions.net/rites/rite018 to place your order and please note, the official release date is October 8th but all pre-sales orders will be sent on September 20th.
Read on for more information about the album…
Hot on the heels of the acclaimed new album Mana Yood Sushai and following a ton of positive feedback from recent live shows, BONG are resurrecting some of their back-catalogue via their spiritual home, Ritual Productions.
Their debut 2009 self-titled album was originally released on vinyl, limited to 500 copies and with just two edited album tracks, ‘Wizards Of Krull‘ and ‘The Starlit Grotto‘. This October, Ritual Productions will be releasing the album for the first time ever on CD and Digitally, including the full versions of these tracks and one unreleased bonus track entitled ‘Asleep‘.
This revitalised collection will remind people of BONG‘s beginnings, when their early meditative hymns were first committed to wax. The bonus track is a rare treat too, witness BONG at their darkest, most mournful and most psychedelic. To my mind, one of their greatest compositions.
Overall, a great collectible and an interesting comparison to their new material. These jams still sound so utterly entrancing.