Gentle Giant release rare Italian video clip from 1972

From Loudersound.

Gentle Giant have released a new and rare vide clip of the band performing live and being interviewed on Italian television. The clip is from 1972 and features original founding member Phil Shulman with the band as they perform Peel The Paint from 1972’s Three Friends. It is thought to be the clearest existing footage of the band performing with Phil Shulman.

“In 1972, The band had just signed with Pat Meehan Sr. at WorldWide Artists Management who hosted a private party at the Kings River Club in Lido di Jesolo, Italy,” say the band. “This film features an (overdubbed) performance of Three FriendsPeel The Paint followed by a brief interview with Phil Shulman. This film was originally broadcasted on an Italian program called Permette Questo Ballo. It is believed that there are several different edits from this event that was broadcasted through the RAI archives in Italy.”

In the clip, when asked what sort of music they play, Phil Shulman, who would leave the band a year later, says [although some of the real meaning might have been lost in the translation], “The music of Gentle Giant is all our own. The band are made of six instruments and we play different types of music. Some of us have played jazz, others are classical musicians, blues interpreters and we even have a musician of C. O. Jolly Heavy Funk. All this put together constitutes our music, which has no special characteristic. it is just ur music.”

Although Gentle Giant haven’t played live since they disbanded in 1980, the band have been highly visible recently. Their virtual reunion for the lockdown fan video of Proclamation won the Event Of The Year category in the Prog Magazine Readers’ Poll for 2020.

Explore eil.com & 991.com sister – the world’s best online store for rare, collectable & out of print Vinyl Records, CDs & Music memorabilia since 1987.

EIL.COM Favourite Music Update Rare CDs, CD Singles, Rare Records, Vinyl Records, Albums and Music

  • Gentle Giant - Giant Steps...The First Five Years 1970-1975 - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $53.50, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 21-Sep-2022 10:14)
    on September 28, 2022 at 8:29 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, $26.75, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 12-Sep-2022 15:56)
    on September 28, 2022 at 8:29 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, $37.45, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jul-2022 15:43)
    on September 28, 2022 at 8:29 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, $53.50, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jul-2022 16:29)
    on September 28, 2022 at 8:29 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, $208.65, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jul-2022 13:27)
    on September 28, 2022 at 8:29 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)

Be the first to comment

We want your comments please!