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 - The Missing Piece - 1st + Inner - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $62.55, €52.65 (Back In Stock) (arrived 21-Jul-2021 07:45)on July 29, 2021 at 4:44 pm
GENTLE GIANT The Missing Piece (1977 UK first issue 9-track LP, complete with matching green illustrated inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and the vinyl remains in near 'as new' condition CHR1152)
- Gentle Giant - Acquiring The Taste - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $69.50, €58.50 (Back In Stock) (arrived 21-Jul-2021 07:45)on July 29, 2021 at 4:44 pm
GENTLE GIANT Acquiring The Taste (Rare Mid 70s UK issue of the classic 1971 8-track LP on the 'spaceship' label, gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics inside. This album took the band into more experimental & darker areas - a rich blend of hard rock & orchestration - with hints of influences from King Crimson & Van Der Graaf Generator. The sleeve shows a little light shelfwear with some creasing to the front panel & a bit of edge scuffing but the vinyl remains near 'as new' with few signs of play. Great thinking man's rock)
- Gentle Giant - Giant Steps... The First Five Years 1970-1975 - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £35.00, $48.65, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jul-2021 18:38)on July 29, 2021 at 4:44 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 - Interview + Inner - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $48.65, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jul-2021 18:43)on July 29, 2021 at 4:44 pm
GENTLE GIANT Interview (1976 UK 7-track LP on the green Chrysalis label, an often overlooked but firm favourite among Giant fans known by many for the trademark 'I Lost My Head' but also hiding sublime gems like Empty City, the avant-reggae 'Give It Back' and ahead-of-its-time prog rocker 'Another Show', complete with illustrated lyric inner, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear and the vinyl remains near 'as new' with few signs of play CHR1115)
- Gentle Giant - Live - Playing The Fool - 1st - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £35.00, $48.65, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jul-2021 18:47)on July 29, 2021 at 4:44 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, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeveshows just a little light sheflwear with a bit of edge scuffing & the vinyl remains in superb condition & looks barely played CTY1133)