Gentle Giant’s history celebrated in mammoth 30-disc box set

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Unburied Treasure will feature all Gentle Giant’s studio albums along with live cuts and bonus tracks.

A fully authorised box set celebrating Gentle Giant’s back catalogue titled Unburied Treasure is to be released on December 6 through Madfish.

The limited edition collection will be spread across 30-discs and contain all 11 of the band’s studio albums, along with 15 live concerts – seven of which have never previously been released, while a further seven have never been officially released.

In addition, Unburied Treasure will include bonus tracks and Gentle Giant’s self-titled 1970 debut album which has been remixed by Steven Wilson and presented on a Blu-ray featuring the high resolution 96/24 Stereo LPCM mix, 96/24 5.1 surround LPCM and DTS-HD 5.1 surround mixes and instrumental mixes of the record.

The other 29 discs have been newly remastered by Pete Reynolds, while the box set – which is limited to just 2000 copies – will also feature a 136-page coffee table hardback book, a 96-page tour history book and signed photographs by Derek Shulman, Ray Shulman, Gary Green, Kerry Minnear and John Weathers.

The Unburied Treasure cover art has been created by Bob Venables and is based on George Underwood’s original design which appeared on their Gentle Giant’s 1970 debut.

The collection will also include two replica posters: The first from their first show at Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1970 and famous The Power And The Glory artwork.

Other items included are a replica Playing The Fool booklet, a Giant For A Day mask and a replica ‘missing piece’ jigsaw. One randomly chosen box set will include the missing golden piece, which, when claimed, will reward the owner with The Power And The Glory screen printed mirror.

Unburied Treasure is available to pre-order direct from Madfish’s online store, where a full tracklist for the 30-disc collection can also be found.

Find the box set contents below, along with a trailer for the collection.

Gentle Giant: Unburied Treasure Contents
Gentle Giant (1970)
Gentle Giant (1970) – Steve Wilson remix
Acquiring The Taste (1971)
Three Friends (1972)
Octopus (1972)
In A Glass House (1973)
The Power And The Glory (1974)
Free Hand (1975)
Interview (1976)
The Missing Piece (1977)
Playing The Fool (1977)
Giant For A Day! (1978)
Civilian (1980)

Pinewood Rehearsal 1977 (outtakes)

Winchester 1971
Essen 1972
New Orleans 1972 (feat. three previously unreleased BBC recordings)
Hollywood Bowl 1972
Vicenza 1973
Torino 1973
Munster 1974
St Gallen 1974
Cleveland Agora 1975
Basel 1975
Dusseldorf 1976 Part 1
Dusseldorf & Brussels 1976 Part 2
Munich 1976
Paris 1976
Chester 1977
Roxy 1980

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  • Gentle Giant - Giant Steps...The First Five Years 1970-1975 - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $55.00, €56.50 (New Item) (arrived 21-Sep-2022 10:14)
    on September 30, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    GENTLE GIANT Giant Steps...The First Five Years 1970-1975 (Archive quality 1975 UK Vertigo 'spaceship' label 15-track double LP, featuring selections from the band's first six albums, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve with band photos &an interview with Ray & Derek Shulman printed inside. Both the sleeve & vinyl are Near Mint)

  • Gentle Giant - Live - Playing The Fool -1st + Booklet - Stickered - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $27.50, €28.25 (New Item) (arrived 12-Sep-2022 15:56)
    on September 30, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    GENTLE GIANT Live - Playing The Fool (1977 UK green label 9-track double LP, the group's fantastic official live album recorded between September 23 – October 7, 1976 in Düsseldorf, Paris, Brussels & Munich. The gatefold picture sleeve comes complete with both its original shop price sticker & custom hype sticker regarding the booklet, also included, which is a 10-page illustrated stunner! The sleeve is graded VG+ with obvious signs of sleeve 'buckling/warping' whilst the vinyl discs grade EX/EX- with just the odd faint cosmetic blemish not upsetting play - their highly recommended, heralded live album! Not Mint, but an ideal filler for any Gentle Giant fan CTY1133)

  • Gentle Giant - Giant Steps... The First Five Years 1970-1975 - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £35.00, $38.50, €39.55 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jul-2022 15:43)
    on September 30, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    GENTLE GIANT Giant Steps... The First Five Years 1970-1975 (1975 UK Vertigo 'spaceship' label 15-track double LP, featuring selections from the band's first six albums, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve with band photos & an interview with Ray & Derek Shulman printed inside. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing & the vinyl remians in excellent condition & looks barely played)

  • Gentle Giant - Octopus - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $55.00, €56.50 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jul-2022 16:29)
    on September 30, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    GENTLE GIANT Octopus (Mid 70s UK Vertigo spaceship label issue of the 1972 8-track vinyl LP, the formidable fourth album which marked the last involvement of eldest Shulman brother Phil, & the first outing for third drummer John Weathers, whostayed with the band thereafter, engineered by Martin Rushent [T-Rex, Yes, Buzzcocks, Stranglers], this is a cult classic among prog fans. Includes the brain-melting complexity of Knots, full of interlocking vocal harmonies wedded to bold symphonicrock sounds. The gatefold sleeve shows light print wear and a small area of paper loss, with a few spots of discolouration inside the gatefold, whilst the vinyl has just a couple of light hairlines and is excellent. Recommended)

  • Gentle Giant - Acquiring The Taste - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $214.50, €220.35 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jul-2022 13:27)
    on September 30, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    GENTLE GIANT Acquiring The Taste (1971 first UK issue 8-track vinyl LP on the Vertigo 'swirl' label. This album took the band into more experimental & darker areas but is still their own recognisable sound - a rich blend of hard rock & orchestration - with hints of influences from King Crimson & Van Der Graaf Generator, housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with the poly lined 'swirl' die-cut inner. The sleeve displays some minor general wear with some edge & corner scuffing, and has some strange blank ink marks on the back, but still pretty damn good considering it was never laminated. The labels have a few light spindle marks and light signs of age, whilst the vinyl has only a few light signs of play. Overall a Very Good example, making an ideal play copy)

 

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