On November 3rd, progressive rock band Gentle Giant is releasing seven of their best-known albums and tracks in digital form for the very first time via their own Alucard label, through EMI Music's Label Services unit.
In A Glass House, The Power & The Glory, Freehand, Interview, Playing The Fool-The Official Live, The Missing Piece and Giant For A Day will become available through all digital channels.
The digital releases will also include previously unheard bonus tracks and artwork.
The band has chosen favorite live versions of songs from each album and some obscure radio sessions. Two of the bonus tracks, “Intro 74” and “Intro 76,” have been partially re-recorded, embellished and remixed by the band's primary keyboardist Kerry Minnear.
More Gentle Giant music will be available in a variety of formats in 2010, starting with the January release of the seven remastered titles on CD. Gentle Giant box sets and "Limited Edition" vinyl LPs are also on the way.
Gentle Giant, active from 1970 through 1980, was made up of multi-instrumentalists, and lived to expand the frontiers of contemporary popular music at the risk of becoming very unpopular. The group's dozen albums combine a range of musical styles -- jazz, pop, classical, British soul, rock, blues, medieval, pop, blues. To learn more, head over to the Gentle Giant Home Page.