On February 9, 1979, “Arista” label released “Downwind”, the third Pierre Moerlen’s Gong album (it was the first to be released under that name, the previous two having been released as Gong albums for contractual reasons). It was recorded June – September 1978, and was produced by Pierre Moerlen.
- Pierre Moerlen– lead vocals, drums, vibraphone, marimba, concert toms, timpani, organ, synthesizer, electric piano, assorted percussion
- Hansford Rowe– bass
- Ross Record – vocals, guitar
- Benoît Moerlen– vibraphon
- François Causse – percussion
- Didier Lockwood– violin
- Didier Malherbe– saxophone
- Mike Oldfield- guitar, solina strings, bass, Irish drum
- Steve Winwood– synthesizer
- Terry Oldfield– flute
- Mick Taylor- guitar
All tracks by Pierre Moerlen, except where noted.
- Aeroplane – Pierre Moerlen, Ruan O’Lochlain
- Jin-Go-Lo-Ba – Babatunde Olatunji
- What You Know – Pierre Moerlen, Ruan O’Lochlain