Hollywood, California – October 15, 2009 – On November 3rd 2009 Gentle Giant will be digitally releasing seven of their best-known albums and tracks in digital form for the very first time via their own Alucard label through EMI Music’s Label Services unit.
This progressive rock band, which was active from 1970 through 1980, was made up of multi-instrumentalists, and lived to “expand the frontiers of contemporary popular music at the risk of becoming very unpopular.” The group’s dozen albums combine a range of musical styles — jazz, pop, classical, British soul, rock, blues, medieval, pop, blues, Gentle Giant’s legacy has become influential to a range of artists from the arena rock, jam band, virtuoso players, and chamber pop genres.
The digital releases will also include previously unheard bonus tracks and artwork.
The band has chosen favorite live versions of songs from each album and some obscure radio sessions. Two of the bonus tracks Intro 74 and Intro 76 have been partially re-recorded, embellished and remixed by Kerry Minnear of the group.
Digital listening parties are being set up on line, and will include competitions to win special Gentle Giant gift sets.
More Gentle Giant music will be available in a variety of formats in 2010, starting with the January release of the seven CDs Re-Mastered from the original 1″ inch tapes through Hi-Resolution (24bit 96k) transfer. First quarter of 2010 will also find box sets and Limited Edition Vinyl LPs.
IN A GLASS HOUSE - 1973 1.The Runaway 2. An Inmates Lullaby 3. Way Of Life 4. Experience 5. A Reunion 6. In A Glass House Digital Bonus Tracks: The Runaway/Experience Live 1975 Way Of Life - Radio Session 1973 THE POWER AND THE GLORY - 1974 1. Proclamation 2. So Sincere 3. Aspirations 4. Playing the Game 5. Cogs in Cogs 6. No God's A Man 7. Valedictory 8. (The Power And The Glory) Digital Bonus Tracks: Intro '74 Proclamation - Live 1975 Aspirations - Radio Session 1974 Cogs In Cogs - Live 1975 FREE HAND - 1975 1. Just The Same 2. On Reflection 3. Free Hand 4. Time To Kill 5. His Last Voyage 6. Talybont 7. Mobile Digital Bonus Tracks: Just The Same - Live 1975 On Reflection - Radio Session 1975 Free Hand - Live 1975 INTERVIEW - 1976 1. Interview 2. Give it Back 3. Design 4. Another Show 5. Empty City 6. Timing 7. I Lost My Head Digital Bonus Tracks: Intro '76 Interview - Live 1976 Give It Back - Live 1976 PLAYING THE FOOL -- THE OFFICIAL LIVE - 1977 1. Just the Same 2. Proclamation 3. On Reflection 4. Excerpts from Octopus 5. Funny Ways 6. The Runaway 7. Experience 8. So Sincere 9. Free Hand 10. Sweet Georgia Brown (Breakdown in Brussels) 11. Peel the Paint / I Lost My Head Digital Bonus Tracks: Just The Same - Radio Session 1975 Excerpts From Octopus - Radio Session 1973 THE MISSING PIECE - 1977 1. Two Weeks In Spain 2. I'm Turning Around 3. Betcha Thought We Couldnâ\200\231t Do It 4. Who Do You Think You Are? 5. Mountain Time 6. As Old As You're Young 7. Memories of Old Days 8. Winning 9. For Nobody Digital Bonus Tracks: Two Weeks In Spain - Live 1978 I'm Turning Around - Live 1978 For Nobody - Live 1978 GIANT FOR A DAY - 1978 1. Words from the Wise 2. Thank You 3. Giant For A Day 4. Spooky Boogie 5. Take Me 6. Little Brown Bag 7. Friends 8. No Stranger 9. It's Only Goodbye 10. Rock Climber Digital Bonus Track: Giant For A Day - Live 1980 Meanwhile, check out this interview with Gentle Giant's Derek Shulman at We Will Rock You.