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 - Giant For A Day - Complete - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $63.50, €58.50 (New Item) (arrived 21-Nov-2023 11:32)on December 5, 2023 at 2:19 am
GENTLE GIANT Giant For A Day (1978 UK 10-track LP which features a pop rock sensibility, instead of their usual progressive rock sound, complete with lyric inner and uncut mask insert, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl is flawless CHR1186)
- Gentle Giant - In A Glass House - White Label Test Pressing - UK - vinyl LP - £175.00, $222.25, €204.75 (Back In Stock) (arrived 10-Aug-2023 10:10)on December 5, 2023 at 2:19 am
GENTLE GIANT In A Glass House (Rare 1973 UK white label test pressing for the 6-track vinyl LP. With plain labels, the vinyl shows minimal wear, with a nice clear sheen and comes issued in the title-stamped plain die-cut paper sleeve. A great collectable for arguably Gentle Giant's finest record WWA002)
- Gentle Giant - Pretentious For The Sake Of It - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $19.05, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 15-Mar-2023 13:11)on December 5, 2023 at 2:19 am
GENTLE GIANT Pretentious (1977 UK 'spaceship' label 14-track double LP, a fantastic career-spanning overview including the memorable favourites Knots & An Inmates Lullaby. The gatefold picture sleeve [VG] has served its purpose well & shows some ring wear scuffing whilst the vinyl discs remain in Excellent condition with few signs of play)
- Gentle Giant - Octopus - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $247.65, €228.15 (New Item) (arrived 22-Apr-2023 11:59)on December 5, 2023 at 2:19 am
GENTLE GIANT Octopus (Rare 1972 UK first press 8-track LP on the Vertigo 'swirl' label, housed in a Roger Dean designed gatefold picture sleeve, complete with the die-cut poly-lined 'swirl' inner. The sleeve displays just some minor general wear with minimal discolouring & corner or edge wear, the spine print is clearly legible. The labels have a few spindle marks whilst the vinyl remains clean with only a few light surface scuffs & hairlines not affecting play. Overall this is a VeryGood+ example of this progressive masterpiece!)
- Gentle Giant - Octopus - US - vinyl LP - £50.00, $63.50, €58.50 (New Item) (arrived 07-Jul-2023 10:55)on December 5, 2023 at 2:19 am
GENTLE GIANT Octopus (1973 US 8-track vinyl LP, re-press of the bands 1972 long player, their forth album which yet again showcased their eclectic musical tastes, engineered by Martin Rushant [T-Rex, Yes, Buzzcocks, Stranglers], housed in a single pocket reproduction alternative US picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a little creasing to the edges whilst the vinyl displays limited signs of play PC32022)