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

From Loudersound.

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 - Three Friends - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £350.00, $451.50, €409.50 (New Item) (arrived 05-Feb-2020 15:50)
    on March 31, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    GENTLE GIANT Three Friends (Very rare 1972 UK first issue 6-track vinyl LP on the Vertigo 'swirl' label without the 'Made In England' label text beneath the 1972 publication date. Housed in a matt gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics inside plus die-cut poly-lined swirl inner. The sleeve displays some minor general wear with some scuffing to the edges but has no splits or rips. The labels have a few light spindle marks, whilst the vinyl has only a few light paper scuffs & hairlines. Overall an excellent example)

  • Gentle Giant - Live - Playing The Fool - 1st + Booklet - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £45.00, $58.05, €52.65 (New Item) (arrived 31-Dec-2019 10:11)
    on March 31, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    GENTLE GIANT Live - Playing The Fool (1977 UK 9-track double vinyl LP on the green Chrysalis label, the official live album released after the band's 8th album 'Interview' featuring some superb highlights from the first eight albums showcasedin the band's highly accomplished and unique way of brilliantly modifying their tracks for live performance - as much due to their continuing innovation to the sheer complexity of the original studio version. Including the excellent 'Excerpts From Octopus' and a blistering amalgamation of 'Peel The Paint' & 'I Lost My Head' demonstrating just one of the many clever marriages of tracks for their astonishing multi-instrumental live sets. The gatefold picture sleeve which has a great inner spread design using a constellation to map the band's tour comes complete with the hard to find booklet. The sleeve has only minor wear and all discs remain in near as new condition. Side three has a visible surface mark which could not be detected during test play. Overall a stunning copy and a stunning performance CTY1133)

  • Gentle Giant - Pretentious For The Sake Of It - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £30.00, $38.70, €35.10 (New Item) (arrived 30-Dec-2019 13:20)
    on March 31, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    GENTLE GIANT Pretentious For The Sake Of It (1977 UK 'spaceship' label 14-track double LP, a fantastic career-spanning overview including the memorable favourites Knots & An Inmates Lullaby, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent [tiny 1" hairline split in top edge] & the vinyl discs grade Excellent with few signs of play)

 

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