Formed from the remnants of Simon Dupree and the Big Sound and centred on the talents of the three Shulman brothers, Gentle Giant is the archtypal prog-rock band. With shifting time signatures, polyphonic vocal harmonies, use of mediaeval and classical textures and rock guitar they achieved some success in the Seventies. This companion 2-CD release to "Out Of The Fire" (Hux 008) features BBC sessions originally recorded for Radio 1's "Sounds Of The Seventies". Featuring almost 20 minutes of previously unreleased recordings including a rare live demo of "Free Hand".
The 8-page booklet includes liner notes by Gentle Giant's Gary Green and rare photographs.
"The sessions were something of a challenge for us...but usually the results were pretty good, performance-wise...although we would joke about the antiquity of some of the equipment."
Also available on Hux Records: Gentle Giant - Out Of The Fire
CD1 Tracks 1 & 2 recorded 21.1.70 broadcast 17.8.70
Tracks 4-6 recorded 28.8.73 broadcast 28.9.73
CD2 Tracks 1-5 recorded 4.12.73 broadcast 8.1.74
Tracks 5-9 recorded 10.12.74 broadcast 17.12.74
Track 10 recorded by Ray Shulman at home, 1975
Tracks 11-13 recorded 16.9.75 broadcast 13.10.75