I Lost My Head - The Chrysalis Years (1975 to 1980) (Includes Exclusive Face Mask) (4xCD)
Released: August 13, 2012
Release Info4CD multipack rounding up all of Gentle Giant’s Chrysalis albums with bonus tracks including John Peel sessions, 7" mixes, live tracks, 'b' sides etc
Gentle Giant was born out of the ashes of Simon Dupree & the Big Sound, a successful UK rock and R&B-based outfit led by the Shulman Brothers. In 1970, the brothers founded Gentle Giant. Derek was lead vocalist and played alto sax and bass, Ray sang and played bass & violin, and Phil handled the saxophone and added vocals. Kerry Minnear, on keyboards, came straight from the Royal Academy of Music, and Gary Green became guitarist. John Weathers joined the band in1972 and was the drummer for these 2 albums.
Gentle Giant’s utilization of complex classical chord and time patterns, together with hard rock, blues, jazz and even medieval melodies, set them apart from other “progressive” groups of their time or since.
CD 1 Free Hand & bonus tracks
CD 2 Interview & The Missing Piece
CD 3 Playing The Fool (Live 1976)
CD 4 Giant For A Day & Civilian