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 - Acquiring The Taste - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $235.95, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jan-2023 17:08)on February 5, 2023 at 5:35 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 hassome 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)
- Gentle Giant - In A Glass House - White Label Test Pressing - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $151.25, €140.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 26-Jan-2023 16:00)on February 5, 2023 at 5:35 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)
- Gentle Giant - In A Glass House - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $151.25, €140.00 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jan-2023 15:40)on February 5, 2023 at 5:35 pm
GENTLE GIANT In A Glass House (1973 UK first press 6-track LP on the black & silver WWA label [this album did not come out on the Vertigo swirl label in the UK], for many their finest record. Comes housed in a striking die-cut textured sleeve complete with PVC window, art print card insert. Because the textured sleeves were never laminated they were prone to storage wear with age, however this one has suffered only minor shelfwear and is overall in fantastic condition for its styleandage. The vinyl too is nice & clean & shows only minor cosmetic evidence of light play, a great copy of this Prog rock gem! WWA002)
- Gentle Giant - Gentle Giant - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $90.75, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jan-2023 15:36)on February 5, 2023 at 5:35 pm
GENTLE GIANT Gentle Giant (Mid 70s UK second issue of the debut 1970 7-track LP on the 'spaceship' Vertigo label, the innovative first album from the Shulman brothers & co, including the big-riff laden opener, Giant, & staple, longterm live set regulars, Funny Ways & Isn't It Quiet And Cold, featuring the late, first drummer Martin Smith, housed in the brilliant 'Giant with band in hands' gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light general wear with light scuffingto the spine, whilst the vinyl has light scuffs on side one, which have no real impact on play)
- Gentle Giant - Free Hand - 1st + Insert - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $42.35, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jan-2023 15:33)on February 5, 2023 at 5:35 pm
GENTLE GIANT Free Hand (1975 UK green Chrysalis label 7-track vinyl LP, the highest charting album in the US from the UK prog rockers and is regarded by many as the band's peak, picture sleeve. The sleeve has a little shelfwear to the edges and comes complete with the illustrated lyric card insert, whilst the vinyl remains in excellent condition with little sign of play CHR1093)