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    Posted: September 18 2011 at 04:41

Gentle Giant will be making a number of public media and marketing appearances that fans world-wide can tap into in support of new re-releases of the group's OCTOPUS and THREE FRIENDS (coming out on Gentle Giant's imprint Alucard through EMI on September 27).

Confirmed so far:

September 21: 12 noon EST: Gary Green and the band's catalog marketing gal Anne Leighton, online radio interview, INSIDE THE MUSIC with Nick Katona and John Orr Franklin at http://aiiradio.net

iPhone or other smart phone 3g plus or higher: http://mobile.livestream.com/aiiradionet
here is the show link https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=193991367335625
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September 25: between 9 and 12 noon EST: Band member(s): TBA
WLVR-BETHLEHEM, PA's Ear Responsible Radio w/ John
http://www.wlvr.org and at 91.3 FM in the LeHigh Valley, PA
 
September 25: 4:07 EST: Band member:TBA
with Mark From Holland
104.5 Mhz (cable) and 107.4 FM in the Ijmond Region of N. Holland 
http://www.markfromholland.com/

September 27: 9 PM EST: Derek, Malcolm
Yowie, on line video conference
http://www.Yowie.com 
 
September 29: 1 PM EST: Derek
East Village Radio's "Beyond is Beyond" w/ Mike Newman 
http://www.eastvillageradio.com/

October 1: 2 PM: Derek and Gary
FYE Music, 100 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

OCTOPUS and THREE FRIENDS are already listed as pre-sales on Amazon at 
http://www.amazon.com/Octopus-Gentle-Giant/dp/B005G0YP3M/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1312829910&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Three-Friends-Gentle-Giant/dp/B005G0YP3C/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1312828329&sr=1-1

One of the most renowned bands that came out of the British Progressive Rock Movement, Gentle Giant spent their decade together pushing musical boundaries and continually taking chances. Their music, while rooted in rock, had overtones of classical  European composition, American jazz, British soul, medieval and even blues. They seamlessly integrated these disparate styles into the melting pot that epitomized the essence that was Gentle Giant.

Ray, Derek, and Phil Shulman, Kerry Minnear, Gary Green, Malcolm Mortimer and John Weathers are all available for interviews  in anticipation of these blockbuster re-releases.

Please stay tuned to this page for updates!
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Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote infocat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2011 at 10:06
Hmmm!  With the original artwork I might have to consider getting these, even though I already have them.  Generally I hate buying the same album a second time, but...!

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Does this mean we will get vinyl?
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Here is an update:

These two albums are remastered from the original 1/4" tapes (recently acquired by Derek) and will be released with bonus material in cd and digital format on Gentle Giant's imprint Alucard and distributed through EMI on 27 Sept 2011.

infocat -  Yes, you'll get remastered tracks and bonus material :-)

Zombywolf - But no vinyl release this time around 

Rune2000 & CCVP - yes, the boys are quite active and eager to talk about their music... even Phil Shulman who we haven't heard from in awhile!

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Now if only they would play together again. Cry
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Yes, please, I have a few. Are you aware of the Three Friends situation? It seem the project started out slowly and a bit fragile (of course it's takes a lot to wake the Giant), grew, got Kerry and then did some awesome gigs. Now some changes in the line up again, but still gigs. But.. then they cancelled the gig in Italy due to "reasons beyond their control"... No updates available and sadly no contact seems possible (have even tried Mortimore via his personal site). I am dying to hear them play again.
 
I don't know how close you are to the band.. but I'm also wondering about if it could be the case that some secret tapes existed... Two DVD's, Scraping the Barrell and many live cd's is of course more than we can ask for---but. They should shoot a Three Friends gig and out it out with the final, if there's some, stuff.
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Neat, I've been meaning to listen to Octopus for a while now and this seems like a good opportunity to do so. 
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I wonder what the bonus material on Three Friends will be? 
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News from Derek:

Derek Shulman posted on his Facebook page: (14 Sept): For anyone interested in my/our old band GENTLE GIANT!!..I'll be at FYE (old Tower Records) in Philadelphia with ex band-member Gary Green October 1st at 2PM. The address is 100 Souh Broad Street. We'll be signing the digipack remasters of "Octopus" & "Three Friends"...and generally be causing havoc in the city of botherly love.

Please share this with friends, web sites, whatever you can think of, and tell them to send it forward. Think of it as a good deed for music fans all over.

Promotional flyer - Gentle Giant lives!



More dates/events/interviews will be listed soon :-)


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More updates:

Derek Shulman (Facebook)

September 27th sees the release of the remastered "Octopus" & "Three Friends". Taken from the original 1/4" master tapes, the digipaks of the albums will include 30 minutes of rare bonus recordings and booklets of old rare photos from the same period. The original artwork from Roger Dean and Martin Birch will finally be made available on the packages..Hope you all enjoy!

GENTLE GIANT (Facebook) Both remasters were supervised by the band, and were superbly done. Taken from the original 1/4-inch studio tapes, there is greatly-enhanced sonic clarity while the original analog warmth is retained.

These remasters deliver the rich detail evident in both albums, far exceeding any previous remastering efforts. Fans of Gentle Giant will be well-pleased. This is long-overdue, and both of these great albums are truly deserving of such an excellent effort.
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Two interesting items to share:

Who is Ed Arnold and why does he want to meet Derek Shulman on 1 Oct 2011? http://www.anneleighton.com/  (Gentle Giant's publicist)

If anyone is interested in putting on a promotional event involving GG personnel -- or any of a host of other great artists she promotes -- be sure and get in touch with her at her Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/anne.leighton) or through her website, at http://www.anneleighton.com/
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Just how many copies of these are being made available? Amazon.co.uk isn't stocking them it appears yet the website is saying 'buy them from Amazon'. Confused
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.co.uk may not, but the American Amazon has them already (that's where the link buttons on their site take me, too). 
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Well I decided to purchase a copy of each off Amazon.co.uk via an American seller. Means I am paying a premium but never mind,they are classics and I really want them.
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