Release Date: 27 February 2012
Format: LP Vinyl
|Gentle Giant Free Hand Limited Vinyl LP
Gentle Giant was born out of the ashes of Simon Dupree & the Big Sound, a successful UK rock and R&B-based outfit led by the Shulman Brothers. In 1970, the brothers founded Gentle Giant. Derek was lead vocalist and played alto sax and bass, Ray sang and played bass & violin, and Phil handled the saxophone and added vocals. Kerry Minnear, on keyboards, came straight from the Royal Academy of Music, and Gary Green became guitarist. John Weathers joined the band in1972 and was the drummer for these 2 albums.
Gentle Giant’s utilization of complex classical chord and time patterns, together with hard rock, blues, jazz and even medieval melodies, set them apart from other “progressive” groups of their time or since.
The band toured Europe and North America extensively and their live shows were always spectacular in both musical precision and presentation. The band’s ability to change instruments seamlessly during a composition was awe inspiring.
Just The Same (2011 - Remaster)
On Reflection (2011 - Remaster)
Free Hand (2011 - Remaster)
Time To Kill (2011 - Remaster)
His Last Voyage (2011 - Remaster)
Talybont (2011 - Remaster)
Mobile (2011 - Remaster)