Gentle Giant Returns With Expanded Version Of 1974 Album, The Power And The Glory.
June 12, 2014 --
NEW YORK, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of its landmark progressive rock album, The Power & The Glory, Gentle Giant have returned to release an expansive version of the iconic musical work. Scheduled for release July 22, 2014, on Alucard Records, the expanded edition will be available in several configurations including: a CD edition; a 5.1 Surround sound DVD version; a brand new blu-ray video version featuring visual companions to each recorded track; and vinyl LP version. It includes a bonus track and a brand new mix done by producer/ Porcupine Tree guitarist, Steven Wilson; as well as the original 1974 mix.
"I am very grateful that the music we produced still has some meaning for fans of our music 40 years after we composed and recorded it," says Derek Shulman, singer and instrumentalist with the band. " I think the fact that we were very self absorbed in pushing the bounds of our own our musicality has left some kind of legacy, albeit for ourselves."
As for the new mix by Wilson, Ray Shulman says: "He pays respect to the past but, using today's technology, probably gets closer to the intended result." Adds guitarist Gary Green: "He elected to give the instruments their own space, and consequently it sounds nice and airy."
Issued by the band as a "concept album of sorts," the 1974 release shows the impact of when individuals gain power and how that power, ultimately, corrupts them. "The visuals build and climaxes; solos and sadness are all enhanced in a really thoughtful way," said keyboardist Kerry Minnear.
"The subject matter and the fact that it had a definite thread running all the way through it gave us something cohesive to work with in that it tells a story albeit a sad but very recognizable one," says drummer John Weathers.
Gentle Giant was formed by brothers Derek, Ray and Phil Shulman in 1970, and eventually also included Minnear, Green, and Weathers. A popular progressive rock group of that era, they sold over 3 million albums, before disbanding in 1980. While all the members continue to promote the Gentle Giant catalog, they have all ruled out a reunion of the band due to their current commitments.
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