Gentle Giant Free Hand (Steven Wilson Mix+Flat Mix) 180g 2LP
Gentle Giant Free Hand (Steven Wilson Mix+Flat Mix) 180g 2LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Alucard
Size: 12"
Additional Artists: Steven Wilson
Format: 33RPM,

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Gentle Giant Free Hand (Steven Wilson Mix+Flat Mix) 180g 2LP

Gentle Giant

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SKU:
ALUBR66
UPC:
804471000695

Coming June 25, 2021 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!

The Classic Album Transferred From The Original Master Tapes!
LP2 Features Steven Wilson's 2020 Remixes!

Free Hand was Gentle Giant's seventh album originally released in July 1975. This album was the most commercially successful of the band's career reaching the top 40 albums in Billboard Magazine. It stands as the culmination of the band's maturity, following the successes of In A Glass House & The Power & The Glory. Having toured Europe & North America non-stop in the years prior to this release with artists like Jethro Tull, Yes, Zappa etc, the band had gone from strength to strength. By the time Freehand was released Gentle Giant had become a major headliner in its own right. All the members were multi-instrumentalists. The band were never afraid of surprising an audience with a 4 part recorder ensemble followed by a vibraphone solo, all the while rocking the audience and thoroughly enjoying themselves on stage at the same time.

Gentle Giant albums featured many songs with both literary subjects as well as social and personal commentary on life as rock musicians. Free Hand has more than most. The title of the album and first track were so named as the band had just changed record labels and management and felt unshackled by prior contractual obligations. Putting these issues behind them upon its first release, Gentle Giant embarked on an extensive tour of North America and Europe, plus a short tour of the UK, to promote the album.

The incredible range of Gentle Giant's music is evident throughout this album. From the intricate vocal fretwork of "On Reflection" and the delicate medieval flavor of "Talybont" the Celtic-tinged rock of "Time To Kill" and the jagged rhythms of "Just The Same" - all those diverse elements which made the band so strikingly original are skillfully blended and perfectly executed.

Award winning producer and musician Steven Wilson has added his delicate touch in remixing Free Hand in Dolby Atmos & 5.1 surround sound. His tonal range and painstaking attention to sound quality make Free Hand sound as fresh today as it did on first release. A fitting tribute to the compositional skills and expertise of five dedicated musicians. A double vinyl album will also be released with both the original flat mix and Steven Wilson remixed version.

Features

  • 180g Double Vinyl LP
  • Transferred from the Original Master Tapes
  • Steven Wilson's 2020 Remixes in Dolby Atmos, 5.1 Surround Sound

Selections

LP1 (Flat Mix)

  1. Just The Same
  2. On Reflection
  3. Free Hand
  4. Time To Kill
  5. His Last Voyage
  6. Talybont
  7. Mobile

LP2 (Steven Wilson 2020 Remixes)

  1. Just The Same
  2. On Reflection
  3. Free Hand
  4. Time To Kill
  5. His Last Voyage
  6. Talybont
  7. Mobile
Description

Coming June 25, 2021 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!

The Classic Album Transferred From The Original Master Tapes!
LP2 Features Steven Wilson's 2020 Remixes!

Free Hand was Gentle Giant's seventh album originally released in July 1975. This album was the most commercially successful of the band's career reaching the top 40 albums in Billboard Magazine. It stands as the culmination of the band's maturity, following the successes of In A Glass House & The Power & The Glory. Having toured Europe & North America non-stop in the years prior to this release with artists like Jethro Tull, Yes, Zappa etc, the band had gone from strength to strength. By the time Freehand was released Gentle Giant had become a major headliner in its own right. All the members were multi-instrumentalists. The band were never afraid of surprising an audience with a 4 part recorder ensemble followed by a vibraphone solo, all the while rocking the audience and thoroughly enjoying themselves on stage at the same time.

Gentle Giant albums featured many songs with both literary subjects as well as social and personal commentary on life as rock musicians. Free Hand has more than most. The title of the album and first track were so named as the band had just changed record labels and management and felt unshackled by prior contractual obligations. Putting these issues behind them upon its first release, Gentle Giant embarked on an extensive tour of North America and Europe, plus a short tour of the UK, to promote the album.

The incredible range of Gentle Giant's music is evident throughout this album. From the intricate vocal fretwork of "On Reflection" and the delicate medieval flavor of "Talybont" the Celtic-tinged rock of "Time To Kill" and the jagged rhythms of "Just The Same" - all those diverse elements which made the band so strikingly original are skillfully blended and perfectly executed.

Award winning producer and musician Steven Wilson has added his delicate touch in remixing Free Hand in Dolby Atmos & 5.1 surround sound. His tonal range and painstaking attention to sound quality make Free Hand sound as fresh today as it did on first release. A fitting tribute to the compositional skills and expertise of five dedicated musicians. A double vinyl album will also be released with both the original flat mix and Steven Wilson remixed version.

Features

  • 180g Double Vinyl LP
  • Transferred from the Original Master Tapes
  • Steven Wilson's 2020 Remixes in Dolby Atmos, 5.1 Surround Sound

Selections

LP1 (Flat Mix)

  1. Just The Same
  2. On Reflection
  3. Free Hand
  4. Time To Kill
  5. His Last Voyage
  6. Talybont
  7. Mobile

LP2 (Steven Wilson 2020 Remixes)

  1. Just The Same
  2. On Reflection
  3. Free Hand
  4. Time To Kill
  5. His Last Voyage
  6. Talybont
  7. Mobile
ISBN
PREORDER
ASSOC
B
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Gentle Giant
Title
Free Hand (Steven Wilson Mix+Flat Mix)
Composer
Additional Artists
Steven Wilson
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
05-03-2021
Release Date
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
Preorder
Format
Blu-ray
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