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Available again. Limited repressing. Previously only available via the internet, this two CD collection features 15 previously unreleased non-album cuts on the first disc & 29 demos and outtakes comprising the second. Also... more »
Available again. Limited repressing. Previously only available via the internet, this two CD collection features 15 previously unreleased non-album cuts on the first disc & 29 demos and outtakes comprising the second. Also included is a 28 page booklet stuffed with photos and liner notes. Comes packaged in a brilliant box with each CD in a separate tray. Limited to just 2,500 copies. 1997 Alucard release.
I Understand The Band Better
Carl Johnson | Detroit, MI United States | 02/17/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Gentle Giant is my favorite prog rock band from the seventies without a doubt. I am giving this four stars because it has become clear to me that GG only released there strongest material when they were still a band. Under Construction has about 5 minutes of really good material on it. The demos that are on it are just that- DEMOS. However, compared to some of the post-band live recordings I have owned and gotten rid of, this is a worthy effort. Try; Aquiring The Taste, Octopus, In A Glass House, The Power and the Glory, or Free Hand first to hear the band when they were REALLY in thier prime. Get this if your an obsessive-compulsive like myself! Worthy spin!"
R. Recchia | blodgett mills, ny | 10/30/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The packaging for this 2 disc set is actually better than the music on the album itself. I don't consider this a must
have and it's only interesting if you've heard all their other
albums. The photos are great, actually and the liner notes are
very informative, but the only two worthwhile tracks are "Free-
dom's Child" and "Bringing Me Down". If listening to demo ver-
sions of GG songs is your idea of a good time, then I recommend
this album, otherwise avoid it."
It's a good overview of
MMM | 02/11/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"their creative process. The unpublished songs are just that - songs, too simplistic for them. You may like the guitar on Hometown Special but overall I think it was a good idea not to include those tracks in any of the first records. It could be interesting though for a GG aficionado, all those little bits of recordings, and the album is well-made."