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Gentle GiantUnburied Treasure

Label:
Madfish – SMABX1091
Format:
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Tracklist

Gentle Giant
CD1-1Giant6:22
CD1-2Funny Ways4:27
CD1-3Alucard6:01
CD1-4Isn't It Quiet And Cold?3:46
CD1-5Nothing At All9:07
CD1-6Why Not?5:31
CD1-7The Queen1:40
Acquiring The Taste
CD2-1Pantagruel's Nativity6:49
CD2-2Edge Of Twilight3:48
CD2-3The House, The Street, The Room6:04
CD2-4Acquiring The Taste1:36
CD2-5Wreck4:37
CD2-6The Moon Is Down4:45
CD2-7Black Cat3:53
CD2-8Plain Truth7:42
Three Friends
CD3-1Prologue6:11
CD3-2School Days7:33
CD3-3Working All Day5:08
CD3-4Peel The Paint7:27
CD3-5Mister Class And Quality?5:51
CD3-6Three Friends3:02
Octopus
CD4-1The Advent Of Panurge4:40
CD4-2Raconteur Troubadour4:01
CD4-3A Cry For Everyone4:10
CD4-4Knots4:08
CD4-5The Boys In The Band4:32
CD4-6Dog's Life3:10
CD4-7Think Of Me With Kindness3:32
CD4-8River5:52
In A Glass House
CD5-1The Runaway7:24
CD5-2An Inmates Lullaby4:30
CD5-3Way Of Life7:53
CD5-4Experience7:50
CD5-5A Reunion2:11
CD5-6In A Glass House8:08
The Power And The Glory
CD6-1Proclamation6:47
CD6-2So Sincere3:48
CD6-3Aspirations4:38
CD6-4Playing The Game6:43
CD6-5Cogs In Cogs3:07
CD6-6No God's A Man4:28
CD6-7The Face4:11
CD6-8Valedictory3:17
CD6-9The Power And The Glory (Single - Bonus Track)2:52
Tracks 1 — 50 of 283
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Notes

Limited to 2000 copies globally. Due to high demand, an additional and final repress run of 1000 copies was added Unburied Treasure, which was similar to the first pressing and included the signed photograph, but on matte photographic paper in a white sealed envelope located outside of the box and not glossy paper and inside the box as seen in this initial release.
Each disc is housed in its own gatefold digisleeve, except the blu-ray which is in a digipak.

Box set contents:
- Remastered versions of the 12 albums the band released between 1970 and 1980
- 15 concert albums (7 previously released, 7 never previously officially released and 1 previously unavailable on CD)
- Blu-ray of the self-titled 1970 debut remixed by Steven Wilson in high resolution 96/24 Stereo LPCM, 96/24 5.1 surround LPCM and DTS-HD 5.1 surround. Also included are the instrumental mixes for every track.
- Signed photograph by band members Derek Shulman, Ray Shulman, Gary Green, Kerry Minnear & John Weathers
- Brand new cover artwork illustration by Bob Venables based on original illustrator George Underwood's design for the band's debut album
- All music on the 29 CDs has been newly remastered by Pete Reynolds
- 136-page hardback coffee table book featuring the band's in-depth story as told by GG expert Alan Kinsman, as well as: rare photographs, posters, passes and unburied memorabilia from the band and fans
- Exclusive 96-page tour history book compiled by Jack Skelly, comprising: set lists, memorabilia and gig review notes including commentary on the new live recordings
- Two replica posters of their first gig at Portsmouth Polytechnic 1970 and 'The Power & The Glory' – voted as the most popular poster on the official band website
- Replica 'Playing The Fool' booklet, which was originally given away with the first 10,000 sales of the album
- Replica 'Giant For A Day' mask, which was included in the original 1978 album
- Replica Missing Piece jigsaw, which was a promotional item for the album when originally released. One randomly chosen boxset will also include the MISSING GOLDEN PIECE, which, when claimed, will award the owner with the coveted 'The Power & The Glory' screen printed mirror

Live albums notes:
Disc 13, "Winchester 1971" was previously released as King Alfred's College 1971

Disc 14, "Essen 1972" is an audience recording and was previously released on the bootleg Gargantua, released officially here for the first time

Disc 15, tracks 1-4, "New Orleans 1972" is a soundboard recording of the opening set. One song from this set, "Prologue", as been released on the 2011 Alucard CD remaster of Three Friends. All material, minus "Prologue", is previously unreleased.

Disc 15, tracks 5-7, "BBC Session 1972" was the band's fifth session for the BBC, recorded on August 8 and aired on September 5. The original master tape of the session has been lost and a fan recording was used instead (7½ ips reel to reel tape of John Peel's Top Gear radio show). Previously unreleased.

Disc 16, "Hollywood Bowl 1972", previously released on bootlegs and released officially here for the first time.

Disc 17, "Vicenza 1973" is an audience recording, previously unreleased.

Disc 18, "Torino 1973" is a soundboard recording, previously released on In A Palesport House and in mp3 format on Scraping The Barrel.

Disc 19, "Münster 1974" is an audience recording. Two distinct recordings of this show exists, from two distinct audience members. The first recording has been released on Prologue and the song "In a Glass House" from this same recording was released on the 2000 Alucard CD reissue of In A Glass House. The audio on this CD is from the second recording, previously unreleased.

Disc 20, "St. Gallen 1974" is an audience recording, previously unreleased.

Disc 21, "Cleveland 1975" was recorded and edited by WMMS-FM Radio for broadcast. Some parts previously released on Playing The Cleveland. The entire broadcast is released here for the first time.

Disc 22, "Basel 1975" is an audience recording, previously unreleased.

Disc 23A & disc 23B tracks 1-3, "Düsseldorf 1976" was professionally recorded and is released here in its entirety for the first time. The songs "Intro / Just the Same", "Proclamation" and "On Reflection" were used for the making of the 1977 official live album Playing The Fool. "Interview", "Timing" and "Intro 76" were released on the Under Construction compilation. And finally, "The Runaway / Experience" was released on the 2000 Alucard CD remaster of In A Glass House and the 2005 DRT Entertainment CD reissue, In A Glass House .

Disc 23B, tracks 4-6, "Brussels 1976" was professionally recorded and is released here in its entirety for the first time. The song "Sweet Georgia Brown (Breakdown in Brussels)" and "Free Hand" were used for the making of the 1977 official live album Playing The Fool.

Disc 24, "Munich 1976" was professionally recorded and is released here in its entirety for the first time. "Funny Ways" was the only song from this show to be used for the making of the 1977 official live album Playing The Fool.

Disc 25, "Paris 1976" was professionally recorded and is released here in its entirety for the first time. The songs "Excerpts from Octopus", "The Runaway / Experience", "So Sincere" and "Peel the Paint / I Lost My Head" were used for the making of the 1977 official live album Playing The Fool.

Disc 26, "Pinewood Studios Rehearsal 1977" was recorded during the band's preparation for the North American tour in January 1977. Previously released on the Scraping The Barrel box set (in mp3 format) and the Memories Of Old Days box set.

Disc 27, "Chester 1977" is a soundboard recording, previously unreleased.

Disc 28, "The Roxy 1980" was the very last show the band has ever performed. Previously released on The Last Steps and in parts on the Memories Of Old Days box set.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 636551809153
  • Label Code: LC01701
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 1 - Gentle Giant): SMABX1091-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1 - Gentle Giant): AVIA00207021
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1 - Gentle Giant): ifpi Z232
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 2 - Acquiring The Taste): SMABX1091-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2 - Acquiring The Taste): AVIA00207022
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2 - Acquiring The Taste): ifpi Z232
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 3 - Three Friends): SMABX1091-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 3 - Three Friends): AVIA00207023
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 3 - Three Friends): ifpi Z232
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 4 - Octopus): SMABX1091-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 4 - Octopus): AVIA00207024
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 4 - Octopus): ifpi Z232
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 5 - In A Glass House): SMABX1091-5
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 5 - In A Glass House): AVIA00207025
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 5 - In A Glass House): ifpi Z252
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 6 - The Power And The Glory): SMABX1091-6
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 6 - The Power And The Glory): AVIA00207026
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 6 - The Power And The Glory): ifpi Z232
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 7 - Free Hand): SMABX1091-7
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 7 - Free Hand): AVIA00207027
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 7 - Free Hand): ifpi Z252
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 8 - Interview): SMABX1091-8
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 8 - Interview): AVIA00207028
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 8 - Interview): ifpi Z252
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 9 - Playing The Fool): SMABX1091-9
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 9 - Playing The Fool): AVIA00207029
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 9 - Playing The Fool): ifpi Z252
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 10 - The Missing Piece): SMABX1091-10
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 10 - The Missing Piece): AVIA00207030
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 10 - The Missing Piece): ifpi Z232
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 11 - Giant For A Day): SMABX1091-11
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 11 - Giant For A Day): AVIA00207031
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 11 - Giant For A Day): ifpi Z232
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 12 - Civilian): SMABX1091-12
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 12 - Civilian): AVIA00207032
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 12 - Civilian): ifpi Z232
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 13 - Winchester 1971): SMABX1091-13
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 13 - Winchester 1971): AVIA00207033
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 13 - Winchester 1971): ifpi Z232
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 14 - Essen 1972): SMABX1091-14
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 14 - Essen 1972): AVIA00207034
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 14 - Essen 1972): ifpi Z232
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 15 - New Orleans + BBC Session 1972): SMABX1091-15
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 15 - New Orleans + BBC Session 1972): AVIA00207035
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 15 - New Orleans + BBC Session 1972): ifpi Z232
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 16 - Hollywood Bowl 1972): SMABX1091-16
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 16 - Hollywood Bowl 1972): AVIA00207036
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 16 - Hollywood Bowl 1972): ifpi Z252
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 17 - Vicenza 1973): SMABX1091-17
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 17 - Vicenza 1973): AVIA00207037
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 17 - Vicenza 1973): ifpi Z232
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 18 - Torino 1973): SMABX1091-18
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 18 - Torino 1973): AVIA00207038
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 18 - Torino 1973): ifpi Z252
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 19 - Münster 1974): SMABX1091-19
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 19 - Münster 1974): AVIA00207039
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 19 - Münster 1974): ifpi Z232
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 20 - St. Gallen 1974): SMABX1091-20
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 20 - St. Gallen 1974): AVIA00207040
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 20 - St. Gallen 1974): ifpi Z252
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 21 - Cleveland 1975): SMABX1091-21
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 21 - Cleveland 1975): AVIA00207041
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 21 - Cleveland 1975): ifpi Z232
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 22 - Basel 1975): SMABX1091-22
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 22 - Basel 1975): AVIA00207042
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 22 - Basel 1975): ifpi Z252
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 23A - Düsseldorf): SMABX1091-23A
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 23A - Düsseldorf): AVIA00207043
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 23A - Düsseldorf): ifpi Z252
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 23B - Düsseldorf & Brussels 1976): SMABX1091-23B
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 23B - Düsseldorf & Brussels 1976): AVIA00207044
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 23B - Düsseldorf & Brussels 1976): ifpi Z252
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 24 - Munich 1976): SMABX1091-24
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 24 - Munich 1976): AVIA00207045
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 24 - Munich 1976): ifpi Z252
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 25 - Paris 1976): SMABX1091-25
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 25 - Paris 1976): AVIA00207046
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 25 - Paris 1976): ifpi Z252
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 26 - Pinewood Studios Rehearsal 1977): SMABX1091-26
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 26 - Pinewood Studios Rehearsal 1977): AVIA00207047
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 26 - Pinewood Studios Rehearsal 1977): ifpi Z252
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 27 - Chester 1977): SMABX1091-27
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 27 - Chester 1977): AVIA00207048
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 27 - Chester 1977): ifpi Z252
  • Other (Catalog Number - Disc 28 - The Roxy 1980): SMABX1091-28
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 28 - The Roxy 1980): AVIA00207049
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 28 - The Roxy 1980): ifpi Z252
  • Other (Catalog Number - Blu-Ray - Gentle Giant (Steven Wilson Remixes)): SMABX1091-BD1
  • Matrix / Runout (Blu-Ray - Gentle Giant (Steven Wilson Remixes)): SMABX1091 A0103182768-A511 1000 1A00
  • Mastering SID Code (Blu-Ray - Gentle Giant (Steven Wilson Remixes)): IFPI LY23
  • Mould SID Code (Blu-Ray - Gentle Giant (Steven Wilson Remixes)): IFPI 948J

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