Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Universal


Gentle Giant Octopus Single-Layer Stereo Japanese Import SHM-SACD

Gentle Giant

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This Single-Layer SHM-SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player!

Complex Classical Chord and Time Patterns! Hard Rock, Blues, Jazz & Medieval Melodies!

SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution. These discs are made with polycarbonate developed for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher transparency, players can read the signal more faithfully. Also, it excels in fluidity, which enables you to cast a more accurate pit. What works wonders for a low resolution format such as CD should offer even greater sonic improvements in a real high resolution format such as SACD.

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 brothers Derek, Ray, and Phil Shulman. Their biggest hit "Kites" is still remembered fondly today. In 1970, the brothers Shulman founded Gentle Giant. Derek was the 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. Gary Green became the guitarist despite his blues based background. The original lineup had Martin Smith on drums. Malcolm Mortimore replaced him in late 1971 and was drummer for the featured Three Friends album. John Weathers joined the band in1972 and is drummer for the featured Octopus album. GG's utilization of complex classical chord and time patterns, together with hard rock, blues, jazz and even medieval melodies and themes, set them apart from other "progressive" groups of their time or since.

• Super High Material Super Audio CD
• SHM-SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• Single-Layer Stereo SHM-SACD, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress DSD file.
• Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,' which minimizes diffuse reflection.
• Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly converted from analog tapes.
• This Single-Layer SHM-SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player! It will NOT play on conventional CD Players!

Derek Shulman, lead vocals (1-4,8), alto saxophone
Phil Shulman, saxophones, trumpet, mellophone, lead vocals (1,4,6,8), backing vocals
Ray Shulman, bass, violin, guitar, percussion, backing vocals
Kerry Minnear, keyboards, vibraphone, percussion, cello, Moog, lead vocals (1,4,7), backing vocals
Gary Green, guitars, percussion
John Weathers, drums, percussion, xylophone

1. The Advent of Panurge
2. Raconteur Troubadour
3. A Cry For Everyone
4. Knots
5. The Boys In the Band
6. Dog's Life
7. Think Of Me With Kindness
8. River

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