Gentle Giant – Discography (1970 – 2015)

Gentle Giant - Discography (1970 - 2015)

Gentle Giant – Discography (1970 – 2015)
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STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS & BOX SETS
Label: Various | Genre: Progressive Rock
Formed at the dawn of the progressive rock era in 1969, Gentle Giant seemed poised for a time in the mid-’70s to break out of its cult-band status, but somehow never made the jump. Somewhat closer in spirit to Yes and King Crimson than to Emerson, Lake & Palmer or the Nice, their unique sound melded hard rock and classical music, with an almost medieval approach to singing.

Gentle Giant was born out of the ruins of Simon Dupree & the Big Sound, an R&B-based outfit led by brothers Derek, Ray, and Phil Shulman. After switching to psychedelia in 1967 and scoring their only major hit that year with “Kites,” as Gentle Giant the group abandoned both the R&B and psychedelic orientations of the previous band; Derek sang and played guitar and bass, Ray sang and played bass and violin, and Phil handled the saxophone, augmented by Kerry Minnear on keyboards, and Gary Green on guitar. Their original lineup also featured Martin Smith on drums, but they went through several percussionists in the first three years of their existence. ― Allmusic

1. STUDIO ALBUMS:

1970. Gentle Giant (1990, Vertigo, 842 624-2, DE)
1970. Gentle Giant (1990, Vertigo, 842 624-2, US)
1970. Gentle Giant (1990, Vertigo, PPD-3093, JP)
1970. Gentle Giant (2000, Universal, UICY-9028, JP)

1971. Acquiring The Taste (1989, Line Records, LICD 9.00726 O, DE)
1971. Acquiring The Taste (1990, Vertigo, 842 917-2, US)
1971. Acquiring The Taste (1994, Vertigo, PHCR-4202, JP)
1971. Acquiring The Taste (2006, Universal, UICY-9688, JP)

1972. Octopus (1989, Line Records, LICD 9.00736 O, DE)
1972. Octopus (1990, Columbia, CK 32022, US)
1972. Octopus (1990, Vertigo, PPD-3094, JP)
1972. Octopus (2008, Universal, UICY-90782, JP)
1972. Octopus (2015, Alucard Music, ALUGG050, EU, CD+BD)

1972. Three Friends (1989, Columbia, CK 31649, US)
1972. Three Friends (1989, Line Records, LICD 9.00730 O, DE)
1972. Three Friends (2005, Universal, UICY-9689, JP)

1973. In A Glass House (1992, Terrapin Trucking Co., TruckCD 001, UK)
1973. In A Glass House (2009, Alucard, ALU-GG-010, US)

1974. The Power And The Glory (1992, Terrapin Trucking Co., TruckCD 002, UK)
1974. The Power And The Glory (2009, Alucard, ALU-GG-011, US)
1974. The Power And The Glory (2014, Alucard, ALUGG039, US, CD+BD)

1975. Free Hand (1990, One Way Records, CDL-57338, US)
1975. Free Hand (2009, Alucard, ALU-GG-012, US)
1975. Free Hand (2012, EMI, TOCP-95085, JP, CD+DVD)

1976. In’terview (1993, Terrapin Trucking Co., TruckCD 005, UK)
1976. In’terview (1995, One Way Records, S21-18467, US)
1976. In’terview (2009, Alucard, ALU-GG-013, US)
1976. In’terview (2012, EMI, TOCP-95086, JP, CD+DVD)

1977. The Missing Piece (1993, Terrapin Trucking Co., TruckCD 006, UK)
1977. The Missing Piece (1996, One Way Records, S21-18469, US)
1977. The Missing Piece (2009, Alucard, ALU-GG-015, US)

1978. Giant For A Day (1993, Terrapin Trucking Co., TruckCD 007, UK)

1980. Civilian (1994, Terrapin Trucking Co., TruckCD 008, UK)

 
2. LIVE ALBUMS:

1977. Playing The Fool (1994, Terrapin Trucking Co., TRUCK CD 009, UK)

1977. Playing The Fool (2009, Alucard, ALU-GG-014, US)

1996. The Last Steps (2002, Purple Pyramid, CLP 1262, US)

 
3. COMPILATION & BOX SETS:

2005. Giant On The Box (2005, DRT, RTE00359, US, CD+DVD)

2012. I Lost My Head. The Chrysalis Years 1975-1980 (2012, Chrysalis, 5099991517623, EU, 4CD)

2013. Memories Of Old Days (2013, Chrysalis, EMI, 50999 019804 2 4, EU, 5CD)

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