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 - Acquiring The Taste - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $239.85, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jan-2023 17:08)
    on February 3, 2023 at 8:49 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 hassome 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)

  • Gentle Giant - In A Glass House - White Label Test Pressing - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $153.75, €140.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 26-Jan-2023 16:00)
    on February 3, 2023 at 8:49 pm

    GENTLE GIANT In A Glass House (Rare 1973 UK white label test pressing for the 6-track LP. With plain labels, housed in a title-stamped plain die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl shows minimal wear, with a nice clear sheen. A great collectable for arguably Gentle Giant's finest record WWA002)

  • Gentle Giant - In A Glass House - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $153.75, €140.00 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jan-2023 15:40)
    on February 3, 2023 at 8:49 pm

    GENTLE GIANT In A Glass House (1973 UK first press 6-track LP on the black & silver WWA label [this album did not come out on the Vertigo swirl label in the UK], for many their finest record. Comes housed in a striking die-cut textured sleeve complete with PVC window, art print card insert. Because the textured sleeves were never laminated they were prone to storage wear with age, however this one has suffered only minor shelfwear and is overall in fantastic condition for its styleandage. The vinyl too is nice & clean & shows only minor cosmetic evidence of light play, a great copy of this Prog rock gem! WWA002)

  • Gentle Giant - Gentle Giant - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $92.25, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jan-2023 15:36)
    on February 3, 2023 at 8:49 pm

    GENTLE GIANT Gentle Giant (Mid 70s UK second issue of the debut 1970 7-track LP on the 'spaceship' Vertigo label, the innovative first album from the Shulman brothers & co, including the big-riff laden opener, Giant, & staple, longterm live set regulars, Funny Ways & Isn't It Quiet And Cold, featuring the late, first drummer Martin Smith, housed in the brilliant 'Giant with band in hands' gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light general wear with light scuffingto the spine, whilst the vinyl has light scuffs on side one, which have no real impact on play)

  • Gentle Giant - Free Hand - 1st + Insert - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.05, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jan-2023 15:33)
    on February 3, 2023 at 8:49 pm

    GENTLE GIANT Free Hand (1975 UK green Chrysalis label 7-track vinyl LP, the highest charting album in the US from the UK prog rockers and is regarded by many as the band's peak, picture sleeve. The sleeve has a little shelfwear to the edges and comes complete with the illustrated lyric card insert, whilst the vinyl remains in excellent condition with little sign of play CHR1093)

 

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