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 - Octopus - Export Copy - US - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jul-2020 12:05)
    on August 3, 2020 at 9:52 am

    GENTLE GIANT Octopus (1973 US 8-track vinyl LP, re-press of the bands 1972 long player with any mention of Columbia blacked out on both the label and the sleeve for export reasons, their forth album which yet again showcased their eclectic musical tastes, engineered by Martin Rushant [T-Rex, Yes, Buzzcocks, Stranglers], picture sleeve. The sleeve is still in its vintage price-stickered shrinkwrap and the vinyl is Near Mint PC32022)

  • Gentle Giant - Pretentious For The Sake Of It - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £30.00, $37.50, €33.60 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jul-2020 11:59)
    on August 3, 2020 at 9:52 am

    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)

  • Gentle Giant - Unburied Treasure - 1st - Glossy Signed Photo - UK - cd album box set - £495.00, $618.75, €554.40 (New Item) (arrived 24-Jul-2020 13:40)
    on August 3, 2020 at 9:52 am

    GENTLE GIANT Unburied Treasure (2019 UK first issue limited deluxe edition box set, the ultimate collection for any fan, includes remastered versions of the TWELVE albums released between 1970 and 1980, along with FIFTEEN concert albums (Seven never previously released, Seven never previously officially released and one previously unavailable on CD), along with Two posthumous live/outtakes albums and a Blu-ray bonus disc featuring a Steven Wilson surround mix of the band’s 1970 debut. Also include a lavish 136-page coffee table hardback book and 96-page tour history book, glossy photograph individually signed by Derek Shulman, Ray Shulman, Gary Green, Kerry Minnear & John Weathers, posters, replica promotional items including a jigsaw (with missing piece on purpose) and much more; all housed in a 12 1/2" square by 3" deep picture box, and remains in a 'near as new' condition. Please see more information below for further details, and the tracklisting is available on request) ***Limited to only 2000 copies***

  • Gentle Giant - Gentle Giant - Japanese - vinyl LP - £75.00, $93.75, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 09-Jun-2020 09:57)
    on August 3, 2020 at 9:52 am

    GENTLE GIANT Gentle Giant (1978 Japanese 7-track Vertigo 'spaceship' label vinyl LP of the 1970 debut album, the innovative first album from the Shulman brothers and co, including the big-riff laden opener Giant and staple, longterm live setregulars Funny Ways and Isn't It Quiet And Cold, featuring the late first drummer Martin Smith, housed in a wonderfully reproduced picture sleeve boasting the original 'Giant with band in hands' illustration. Complete with Japanese/English text lyric insert and wide green 'Rock Super Collection' obi-strip.The sleeve & obi display minimal wear and the vinyl remains in a 'near as new' condition BT-5192)

 

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