Gentle Giant have released a new music video for Just The Same. The video has been created by Derek Shulman’s son Noah and can be seen in full below. It features a brand new Steven Wilson remix and heralds the announcement that Free Hand, the parent album, will be reissued on June 25.
Free Hand was Gentle Giant’s seventh album, originally released in July 1975. It was the most commercially successful of the band’s career reaching the Top 40 album chart in Billboard Magazine. It stands as the culmination of the band’s maturity, following the successes of In A Glass House and The Power And The Glory.
By the time Free Hand was released Gentle Giant had become a major headliner in its own right. All the members were multi-instrumentalists. The band was never afraid of surprising an audience with a four-part recorder ensemble followed by a vibraphone solo, all the while rocking the audience and thoroughly enjoying themselves onstage at the same time.
Steven Wilson has again remixed Free Hand (as he did with the reissue of The Power And The Glory in 2014). Wilson’s remixed version of Free Hand will be released in Dolby Atmos, 5.1 surround sound and accompanied by custom animated visuals for each track on Blu-ray.
In addition, the original flat mix, original 1975 quad mix and an instrumental mix will all be included in a digipak CD. A double vinyl album will also be released with both the original flat mix and the Steven Wilson remixed version. The initial first pressing will include a limited edition transparent red version.
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- Gentle Giant - Gentle Giant - 2nd - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $36.90, €35.40 (New Item) (arrived 14-Apr-2022 17:54)on May 17, 2022 at 10:09 pm
GENTLE GIANT Gentle Giant (Mid 70s UK issue of the debut 1970 7-track LP on the 'spaceship' label, the innovative first album from the Shulman brothers & co, housed in the 'Giant with band in hands' gatefold sleeve. The sleeve is Very Good [small price sticker tear on front] with light edge scuffing & the vinyl is clean & grades EX/EX- with the odd faint paper hairline to show play)
- Gentle Giant - Octopus - Japanese - CD album - £25.00, $30.75, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 29-Mar-2022 17:21)on May 17, 2022 at 10:09 pm
GENTLE GIANT Octopus (2006 Japanese limited edition 8-track 24-bit remastered CD issue of the classic 1972 album, replica mini LP-style gatefold card wallet picture sleeve, with Vertigo Swirl inner reproducing the original LP artwork, complete with Japanese/lyric booklet & 'Rock Legend Series' obi-strip. The obi has faded slightly otherwise remains in a really nice condition UICY-9029)
- Gentle Giant - Civilian - US - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.45, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 23-Mar-2022 09:34)on May 17, 2022 at 10:09 pm
GENTLE GIANT Civilian (1980 US 8-track vinyl LP, cut in LA with former Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick, picture sleeve with matching illustrated lyric insert. The sleeve shows light wear and the vinyl has just the odd light sign of play JC36341)
- Gentle Giant - Pretentious For The Sake Of It - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £30.00, $36.90, €35.40 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2021 12:19)on May 17, 2022 at 10:09 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 [small tape mark to front] with a little light scuffing to edges & the vinyl discs grade Excellent with few signs of play)
- Gentle Giant - In A Glass House - White Label Test Pressing - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $239.85, €230.10 (New Item) (arrived 03-Sep-2021 12:59)on May 17, 2022 at 10:09 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)