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
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