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Unburied Treasure – In arrivo il cofanetto dei Gentle Giant

Uscirà il 6 dicembre 2019, in sole 2000 copie, Unburied Treasure, il cofanetto monstre dei Gentle Giant.

Il box-set, formato da ben 30 dischi, comprende le versioni rimasterizzate dei 12 album che la band ha pubblicato tra il 1970 e il 1980 (undici album in studio più il live “Playing the Fool”), 15 album live (sette dei quali inediti, sette mai pubblicati ufficialmente e uno mai pubblicato su CD), due album di brani live/outtakes e un Blu-Ray (che contiene il mix dell’album d’esordio realizzato da Steven Wilson, inclusi i mix strumentali per ogni traccia).

L’opera contiene, inoltre, un libro con copertina rigida di 136 pagine che racconta la storia approfondita della band narrata dall’esperto Alan Kinsman, oltre a rare fotografie, poster, pass e memorabilia inediti della band e dei fan; un libro di 96 pagine che racconta la storia dei tour realizzato da Jack Skelly e che comprende anche set lists, memorabilia e note sui concerti, incluso il commento alle nuove registrazioni dal vivo; due poster replica del loro primo concerto al Portsmouth Polytechnic (1970) e “The Power & The Glory”, votati come i poster più popolari sul sito ufficiale della band; l’opuscolo replica di “Playing The Fool”, originariamente distribuito con le prime 10.000 vendite dell’album; la replica della maschera “Giant For A Day”, inclusa nell’album originale del 1978; il puzzle replica di “Missing Piece”, oggetto promozionale realizzato all’epoca per la pubblicazione dell’album; una foto autografata da tutti i membri della band (Derek Shulman, Ray Shulman, Gary Green, Kerry Minnear, John Weathers); l’artwork realizzato da Bob Venables basatao sul disegno originale dell’illustratore George Underwood utilizzato per l’album di debutto della band. Uno dei cofanetti, inoltre, scelto casualmente, includerà anche il Missing Golden Piece, che, quando richiesto, assegnerà al proprietario l’ambito specchio serigrafato “The Power & The Glory”.

L’opera:

CD 1 – Gentle Giant

  1. Giant [06:22]
  2. Funny Ways [04:27]
  3. Alucard [06:01]
  4. Isn’t It Quiet And Cold? [03:46]
  5. Nothing At All [09:07]
  6. Why Not? [05:31]
  7. The Queen [01:40]

CD 2 – Acquiring The Taste

  1. Pantagruel’s Nativity [06:49]
  2. Edge Of Twilight [03:48]
  3. The House, The Street, The Room [06:04]
  4. Acquiring The Taste [01:36]
  5. Wreck [04:37]
  6. The Moon Is Down [04:45]
  7. Black Cat [03:53]
  8. Plain Truth [07:42]

CD 3 – Three Friends

  1. Prologue [06:11]
  2. Schooldays [07:33]
  3. Working All Day [05:08]
  4. Peel The Paint [07:27]
  5. Mister Class And Quality? [05:51]
  6. Three Friends [03:02]

CD 4 – Octopus

  1. The Advent Of Panurge [04:40]
  2. Raconteur, Troubadour [04:01]
  3. A Cry For Everyone [04:01]
  4. Knots [04:08]
  5. The Boys In The Band [04:32]
  6. Dog’s Life [03:10]
  7. Think Of Me With Kindness [03:32]
  8. River [05:52]

CD 5 – In A Glass House

  1. The Runaway [07:24]
  2. An Inmate’s Lullaby [04:30]
  3. Way Of Life [07:53]
  4. Experience [07:50]
  5. A Reunion [02:11]
  6. In A Glass House [08:08]

CD 6 – The Power And The Glory

  1. Proclamation [06:47]
  2. So Sincere[03:48]
  3. Aspirations [04:38]
  4. Playing The Game [06:43]
  5. Cogs In Cogs [03:07]
  6. No God’s A Man [04:28]
  7. The Face [04:11]
  8. Valedictory [03:17]
  9. The Power And The Glory – single [02:52] – Bonus track

CD 7 – Free Hand

  1. Just The Same [05:34]
  2. On Reflection [05:43]
  3. Free Hand [06:15]
  4. Time To Kill [06:06]
  5. His Last Voyage [06:27]
  6. Talybont [02:40]
  7. Mobile [05:03]

CD 8 – Interview

  1. Interview [06:51]
  2. Give It Back [05:09]
  3. Design [05:02]
  4. Another Show[03:31]
  5. Empty City (Interview) [04:39]
  6. Timing [04:34]
  7. I Lost My Head [06:59]

CD 9 – Playing The Fool – live

  1. Just The Same/Proclamation [11:13]
  2. On Reflection [06:21]
  3. Excerpts From Octopus [15:36]
  4. Funny Ways [08:28]
  5. The Runaway/Experience [09:29]
  6. So Sincere [10:19]
  7. Free Hand [07:37]
  8. Sweet Georgia Brown [01:18]
  9. Peel The Paint/I Lost My Head [07:32]

CD 10 – The Missing Piece

  1. Two Weeks In Spain [03:06]
  2. I’m Turning Around [03:59]
  3. Betcha Thought We Couldn’t Do It [02:21]
  4. Who Do You Think You Are? [03:32]
  5. Mountain Time [03:23]
  6. As Old As You’re Young [04:21]
  7. Memories Of Old Days [07:19]
  8. Winning [04:14]
  9. For Nobody [04:04]

CD 11 – Giant For A Day

  1. Words From The Wise [04:12]
  2. Thank You [04:47]
  3. Giant For A Day [03:47]
  4. Spookie Boogie [02:52]
  5. Take Me [03:34]
  6. Little Brown Bag [03:24]
  7. Friends [01:58]
  8. No Stranger [02:28]
  9. It’s Only Goodbye [04:15]
  10. Rock Climber [03:51]

CD 12 – Civilian

  1. Convenience (Clean And Easy)[03:13]
  2. All Through The Night [04:23]
  3. Shadows On The Street [03:16]
  4. Number One [04:44]
  5. Underground [03:49]
  6. I Am Camera [03:32]
  7. Inside Out [05:52]
  8. It’s Not Imagination [03:58]
  9. Heroes [04:47] – Bonus track

CD 13

  1. Giant (Winchester 1971) [05:31]
  2. Hometown Special (Winchester 1971) [05:24]
  3. City Hermit (Winchester 1971) [05:56]
  4. Funny Ways (Winchester 1971) [08:42]
  5. Plain Truth (Winchester 1971) [10:46]
  6. Alucard (Winchester 1971) [08:47]
  7. Isn’t It Quiet And Cold? (Winchester 1971) [02:30]
  8. Why Not? (Winchester 1971) [04:59]
  9. The Queen (Winchester 1971) [02:58]
  10. Peel Off The Paint (Winchester 1971) [08:51]

CD 14

  1. Alucard (Essen 1972) [07:44]
  2. Funny Ways (Essen 1972) [10:32]
  3. Nothing At All (with Malcolm Mortimore drum solo) (Essen 1972) [12:55]
  4. Plain Truth (Essen 1972) [09:21]
  5. The Queen (Essen 1972) [02:10]

CD 15

  1. Prologue (New Orleans 1972) [06:04]
  2. Alucard (New Orleans 1972) [06:23]
  3. Funny Ways (New Orleans 1972) [07:32]
  4. Nothing At All (New Orleans 1972) [02:23]
  5. Funny Ways (BBC Session 1972) [07:15]
  6. Plain Truth (BBC Session 1972) [06:42]
  7. The Advent Of Panurge (BBC Session 1972) [04:47]

CD 16

  1. Prologue (Hollywood Bowl 1972) [08:16]
  2. Alucard (Hollywood Bowl 1972) [08:00]
  3. Funny Ways (Hollywood Bowl 1972) [08:24]
  4. Nothing At All/Plain Truth (Hollywood Bowl 1972) [23:56]

CD 17

  1. Prologue (Vicenza 1973) [06:12]
  2. Alucard (Vicenza 1973) [08:05]
  3. Funny Ways (Vicenza 1973) [09:42]
  4. The Advent Of Panurge (Vicenza 1973) [07:08]
  5. Nothing At All (Vicenza 1973) [13:49]
  6. Plain Truth (Vicenza 1973) [14:21]

CD 18

  1. The Runaway (Torino 1973) [05:42]
  2. Way Of Life (Torino 1973) [07:10]
  3. Funny Ways (Torino 1973) [08:50]
  4. Excerpts From Octopus (Torino 1973) [12:46]
  5. Nothing At All (Torino 1973) [15:27]
  6. Plain Truth (Torino 1973) [07:16]

CD 19

  1. The Runaway (Munster 1974) [10:04]
  2. Prologue (Munster 1974) [06:13]
  3. Funny Ways (Munster 1974) [09:22]
  4. Excerpts From Octopus (Munster 1974) [13:14]
  5. Nothing At All (Munster 1974) [15:53]
  6. Plain Truth (Munster 1974) [13:53]
  7. In A Glass House (Munster 1974) [09:26]

CD 20

  1. Cogs In Cogs (St Gallen 1974) [04:20]
  2. Proclamation (St Gallen 1974) [05:14]
  3. Funny Ways (St Gallen 1974) [09:26]
  4. The Runaway (St Gallen 1974) [03:41]
  5. Experience (St Gallen 1974) [07:08]
  6. Excerpts From Octopus (St Gallen 1974) [14:35]
  7. Nothing At All (St Gallen 1974) [16:42]
  8. Plain Truth (St Gallen 1974) [13:19]

CD 21

  1. Cogs In Cogs (Cleveland 1975) [03:12]
  2. Proclamation (Cleveland 1975) [05:02]
  3. Funny Ways (Cleveland 1975) [08:48]
  4. The Runaway (Cleveland 1975) [03:54]
  5. Experience (Cleveland 1975) [05:59]
  6. Excerpts From Octopus (Cleveland 1975) [13:27]
  7. So Sincere (Cleveland 1975) [09:21]
  8. Mister Class And Quality? (Cleveland 1975) [05:08]

CD 22

  1. Cogs In Cogs (Basel 1975) [05:51]
  2. Proclamation (Basel 1975) [05:03]
  3. Funny Ways (Basel 1975) [08:29]
  4. The Runaway (Basel 1975) [03:56]
  5. Experience (Basel 1975) [03:52]
  6. Excerpts From Octopus (Basel 1975) [15:36]
  7. So Sincere (Basel 1975) [10:44]
  8. Plain Truth (Basel 1975) [09:04]
  9. Free Hand (Basel 1975) [08:38]
  10. Just The Same (Basel 1975) [06:10]

CD 23

  1. Just The Same/Proclamation (Dusseldorf 1976) [13:04]
  2. On Reflection (Dusseldorf 1976) [06:10]
  3. Interview (Dusseldorf 1976) [06:58]
  4. The Runaway/Experience (Dusseldorf 1976) [10:41]
  5. So Sincere (Dusseldorf 1976) [10:03]
  6. Excerpts From Octopus (Dusseldorf 1976) [17:16]
  7. Funny Ways – snippet (Dusseldorf 1976) [00:43]

CD 24

  1. Timing/Violin Solo (Dusseldorf 1976) [10:45]
  2. Free Hand (Dusseldorf 1976) [08:47]
  3. Peel The Paint/I Lost My Head (Dusseldorf 1976) [07:24]
  4. Timing/Violin Solo (Brussels 1976) [11:22]
  5. Free Hand (Brussels 1976) [09:42]
  6. Peel The Paint/I Lost My Head (Brussels 1976) [07:21]

CD 25

  1. Just The Same/Proclamation (Munich 1976) [12:19]
  2. On Reflection (Munich 1976) [06:18]
  3. Interview (Munich 1976) [07:26]
  4. Excerpts From Octopus (Munich 1976) [17:22]
  5. Funny Ways (Munich 1976) [08:45]

CD 26

  1. The Runaway/Experience (Paris 1976) [10:13]
  2. So Sincere (Paris 1976) [10:49]
  3. Excerpts From Octopus (Paris 1976) [18:02]
  4. Funny Ways (Paris 1976) [08:34]
  5. Timing/Violin Solo (Paris 1976) [11:21]
  6. Free Hand (Paris 1976) [08:59]
  7. Peel The Paint/I Lost My Head (Paris 1976) [07:23]

CD 27

  1. The Runaway/Experience (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [09:52]
  2. As Old As You’re Young (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [05:18]
  3. On Reflection (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [06:35]
  4. Just The Same/Playing The Game (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [10:00]
  5. Memories Of Old Days (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [06:58]
  6. Winning (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [07:47]
  7. For Nobody – part (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [02:52]
  8. Funny Ways (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [07:47]
  9. The Face/Plain Truth (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [04:17]
  10. So Sincere (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [09:17]
  11. Free Hand (Pinewood Rehearsal 1977) [02:34]

CD 28

  1. Two Weeks In Spain (Chester 1977) [03:00]
  2. Free Hand (Chester 1977) [08:10]
  3. On Reflection (Chester 1977) [05:59]
  4. I’m Turning Around (Chester 1977) [04:07]
  5. Just The Same/Playing The Game (Chester 1977) [09:51]
  6. Memories Of Old Days (Chester 1977) [07:45]
  7. Betcha Thought We Couldn’t Do It (Chester 1977) [04:20]
  8. The Face (Chester 1977) [14:25]
  9. For Nobody (Chester 1977) [04:28]
  10. Excerpts From Octopus – part 1 (Chester 1977) [06:05]
  11. Excerpts From Octopus – part 2 (Chester 1977) [09:56]

 CD 29

  1. Convenience (Clean And Easy) (The Roxy 1980) [03:21]
  2. All Through The Night (The Roxy 1980) [04:12]
  3. Free Hand (The Roxy 1980) [08:28]
  4. Knots (The Roxy 1980) [02:41]
  5. Playing The Game (The Roxy 1980) [06:05]
  6. Memories Of Old Days (The Roxy 1980) [08:13]
  7. Giant For A Day (The Roxy 1980) [05:19]
  8. Inside Out (The Roxy 1980) [06:03]
  9. It`s Not Imagination (The Roxy 1980) [03:52]
  10. Underground (The Roxy 1980) [03:40]
  11. 5 Man Drum Solo (The Roxy 1980) [06:47]
  12. Band Member Introductions (The Roxy 1980) [02:09]
  13. For Nobody (The Roxy 1980) [04:51]
  14. The Advent Of Panurge (The Roxy 1980) [07:14]
  15. Number One (The Roxy 1980) [06:29]

Blu-Ray

  1. Giant (Gentle Giant) [06:22]
  2. Funny Ways (Gentle Giant) [04:27]
  3. Alucard (Gentle Giant) [06:01]
  4. Isn’t It Quiet And Cold? (Gentle Giant) [03:46]
  5. Nothing At All (Gentle Giant) [09:07]
  6. Why Not? (Gentle Giant) [05:31]
  7. The Queen (Gentle Giant) [01:40]

Tutti i dischi, ad eccezione del Blu-Ray, sono stati rimasterizzati da Pete Reynolds.

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Donato Ruggiero
Membro fondatore e redattore di HamelinProg.com, è archeologo e autore del romanzo noir "Tutto tranne il cane" (0111 Edizioni, 2017) e di diversi racconti pubblicati in varie antologie, nonché chitarrista della band alternative rock Malamente con all'attivo l'album "Stato vegetativo permanente". Appassionato di progressive rock, rock progressivo italiano anni '70, in particolare dei gruppi "minori", e contemporaneo, krautrock, space rock, scuola di Canterbury, avant-prog, rock sinfonico, jazz rock, musica sperimentale e molto altro.

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