From The Gentle Giant Home Page
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- 2017-10-31: The Gentle Giant store on this website has closed. Thanks to everyone who made purchases to support the site all these years!
- 2017-09-28: New interview/podcast with Derek on Pods & Sods.
- 2017-08-23: GG was inducted into the Portsmouth Guildhall’s Wall of Fame today.
- 2017-07-25: Three Piece Suite, a collection of Steven Wilson remixes of the first three albums, will be released on September 29, 2017.
- 2017-05-01: GG fan Charles Snider has published The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock which includes an interview with Derek and material about the original 12 GG albums.
- 2017-03-15: My wife, a neuroscientist, has published a new book on the secret life of the brain. The title is How Emotions are Made. Very proud husband!
- 2017-02-03: A new academic dissertation on Gentle Giant's music is available.
- 2016-07-29: Damon Shulman has a new CD coming out August 1, 2016: The Transition Process.
- 2016-05-21: A massive new set of sheet music is available from Wheat Williams! He has produced transcriptions (based on Phil Smith's) in high-quality PDF, MusicXML, and Sibelius formats. Enjoy!!!
- 2016-04-20: Jack Skelly's web site, the Gentle Giant Tour History, is back online at a new web address, ggconcerts.on-reflection.org!
- 2016-01-05: A photo of the very first Gentle Giant gig poster has surfaced!
- RockPots is selling Octopus-themed shirts in honor of the new Steven Wilson remix.
- Octopus has been remixed by Steven Wilson and was released on October 27, 2015 in both BLU-RAY/CD and CD formats! Alucard Music has it for sale.
- Gentle Giant won a lifetime achievement award at the Progressive Music Awards, 2015.
- Gentle Giant mugs are for sale at http://www.burningshed.com/store/rockpots, a site run by Simon Hart (Terrapin Trucking).
- 2014-11-30: A new 2-CD live recording, Live at the Bicentennial, was released by Alucard Music in November 2014. It's available from Burning Shed and other fine retailers.
- 2014-09-04: September 4 is the 20th anniversary of this site.
- 2014-08-19: New interview with Ray Shulman at Spectrum Culture
- 2014-07-29: Progressive Rock is a new eBook by GG fan Stefano Orlando Puracchio.
- 2014-07-28: Interview with Derek Shulman in the Huffington Post (scroll down to the middle).
- 2014-07-20: The new CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray versions of The Power and the Glory are now available from Alucard and other merchants. It's getting fantastic reviews from fans.
- 2014-04-23: Interview with Derek Shulman on hit-channel.com.
- 2014-04-07: A new 5.1 surround-sound remix by Steven Wilson of The Power and the Glory is nearing completion and should be available in "a few months." The disc set includes Blu-Ray, DVD, and CD formats.
- 2014-04-03: Alucard Music has opened a new web store at Burning Shed, replacing their old store at gentlegiantmusic.com.
- 2013-09-08: A one-hour radio show on Gentle Giant will play on NDR in Germany on September 21, 2013, at 23:05 local (German) time. It includes an interview with Kerry Minnear and is listenable via live stream.
- 2013-09-03: Deke Leonard, a member of John Weathers's old man, Man, has just published a book, The Twang Dynasty, about "guitarists who rocked the world."
- 2013-06-19: A 5-CD compilation, Memories Of Old Days, is coming out this summer on Parlophone.
- 2013-02-25: The GG store has reopened.
- 2012-09-02: Damon Shulman has a new EP out with his band, The Bending Space.
- 2012-07-19: Three Friends has a new web site
- 2012-06-27: I Lost My Head (The Chrysalis Years 1975-1980) is a new 4-CD compilation.
- 2012-05-09: Three Friends is playing in Quebec in October 3-7, New York on October 9, and Tel Aviv on November 2. See the Three Friends gigs page for details.
- 2012-02-27: I deleted a bunch of fake (spam) accounts on this site. If yours got deleted by mistake, just create a new one. - Dan
- 2012-01-24: See the advertisement for the Free Hand and In'terview remasters.
- 2012-01-08: The UK editions of Free Hand and In'terview are being released on CD/DVD on February 27, 2012. These special editions feature a lost quadraphonic mix on the DVD. The special 4.1 Surround Sound mix (DTS 96/24 and Dolby Digital 48kHz/24bit) has been adapted from the original quad mixes and appears on these special editions. The releases also include new sleeve notes written by the band.
- 2012-01-08: Strictly limited vinyl editions of the new Free Hand and In'terview releases are available exclusively through Townsends.
- 2011-12-23: Ray has an interview in the February 2012 Vintage Guitar Magazine. (Thanks to Vince Vigilotti for the tip!)
- 2011-11-14: The entire Drumhead magazine interview with John Weathers is now online! Thanks to Drumhead for permission.
- 2011-11-10: New live CD, The Other Face of the Gentle Giant - Live!
- 2011-10-03: John is in the September 2011 issue of Modern Drummer.
- 2011-09-14: Gary and Malcolm were interviewed on July 22.
- 2011-09-14: Derek and Gary will appear at FYE in Philadelphia on October 1 to promote the new releases of Three Friends and Octopus. The address is 100 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, at 2:00pm.
- 2011-07-06: The new releases of Three Friends and Octopus will be available September 27, 2011! They are remastered from the original 1/4" tapes and will be released by Alucard Publishing and distributed through EMI.
- 2011-06-12: The original master recordings for Three Friends and Octopus are now owned by the band, thanks to efforts by Derek. They will be remastered and released with bonus material.
- 2011-05-21: Gary Green and Malcolm Mortimore will be playing with Ibrido Hot Six in Italy in June, 2011. See dates.
- 2011-05-21: Latest news from Three Friends.
- 2010-12-18: Diana Green is selling GG calendars for 2011.
- 2010-12-09: John Weathers is in the January 2011 issue of Modern Drummer magazine.
- 2010-10-11: Damon Shulman's new album, Yard Time, is available for download.
- 2010-07-15: Interview with Gary Green at examiner.com.
- 2010-06-09: A bug was preventing articles with "&" in their titles from being displayed. Now fixed.
- 2010-05-20: The site has a new home page look and a new icon, thanks to Chad Bruce!
- 2010-05-18: Interview with Ray at the We Will Rock You blog: part 1, part 2
- 2010-04-28: Gary and Malcolm will appear with Ibrido Hot Six in Italy in May.
- 2010-04-08: Another Three Friends gig confirmed, this time in New York City.
- 2010-03-12: Wicked: Music from the WesFest Community, a new CD featuring Mike Keneally's cover of No God's a Man, is donating all proceeds to a music scholarship.
- 2010-02-03: Interview with Kerry Minnear at the We Will Rock You blog: Part 1 and Part 2.
- 2010-01-26: The new remasters were released today for The Power and the Glory, Free Hand, and Glass House. In February we'll get Playing the Fool, In'terview, Missing Piece, and Giant for a Day.
- 2010-01-24: A 2008 interview with Ray Shulman at xerographicoppossum.blogspot.com.
- 2010-01-12: GG gets a brief mention in the Los Angeles Times on December 29, 2009.
- 2010-01-10: Interview with Derek and Ray at songfacts.com.
- 2010-01-01: Gende's Giant is playing Shank Hall in Milwawkee, Wisconsin on January 8.
- 2009-12-31: The January 1, 2010 issue of Goldmine (issue 768) has an interview article with Derek and Ray titled "Gentle Giant: Band of Brothers".
- 2009-12-24: Remastered CDs from the original 1/4 inch recordings of Free Hand, In a Glass House and The Power and the Glory will be available January 26, 2010.
- 2009-12-24: Most of the digital catalog is on sale for $7.99 at thinkindie. All the bonus tracks on the digital releases are exclusively available at iTunes.
- 2009-12-16: Kerry and Ray were interviewed on Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone on the BBC (about 1.5 hours in).
- 2009-12-09: Derek interview at Rock's Back Pages blog.
- 2009-12-08: A Few Words with Derek Shulman.
- 2009-12-04: Gary Green interview on Long Live Rock 2009-11-15
- 2009-11-30: Interview with Kerry and Derek at Universum Noll.
- 2009-11-19: Interview with Kerry and Gary at USA Progressive Music.
- 2009-11-18: In a Glass House is featured in a Spinner listening party.
- 2009-11-15: Kerry Minnear is interviewed at Classic Rock Revisited.
- 2009-11-15: Gary Green will be interviewed on Blog Talk Radio on Sunday November 15 between 7:00-8:00pm eastern USA time. You can call in.
- 2009-11-11: Amazon is offering a free GG download today: 4 MP3 songs (inside the USA only).
- 2009-10-27: Interview with Derek Shulman in the "We Will Rock You" blog.
- 2009-10-13: Alucard Publishing is releasing seven Gentle Giant albums in digital format, plus bonus tracks. See the press release.
- 2009-10-05: Kerry Minnear has resigned from Three Friends for personal reasons. The rest of the band is still playing.
- 2009-09-14: The GG store is open again, with several new products!
- 2009-07-18: Gende's Giant has begun its 2009 gigs.
- 2009-06-18: King Alfred's College Winchester CD has been released! Order it from https://www.burningshed.com/store/gentlegiant/
- 2009-05-09: Three Friends is playing in Canada in September.
- 2009-05-04: Photos of Three Friends, thanks to Ant.
- 2009-04-24: New CD release: Live in Stockholm '75! Order it from https://www.burningshed.com/store/gentlegiant/.
- 2009-04-23: Gende's Giant has confirmed US gigs in July 2009.
- 2009-04-21: This site has been completely redesigned with lots more material -- enjoy!!
- 2009-04-21: Gary, Malcolm, and Kerry have formed a new band, [[Three Friends (band)|Three Frien