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Giant on the Box (2004) HD online

Giant on the Box (2004) HD online
Language: English
Category: Creative Work / Documentary / Music
Original Title: Giant on the Box
Released: 2004
Duration: 1h 47min
Video type: Creative Work
The first part of the DVD is taken from the German TV channel ZDF from 1974. This footage has been making the rounds as a 3rd generation VHS copy on eBay for years. I have one. I'm burning it tomorrow. The video and audio quality of this new version are top-notch and belie the age of the recording. The ZDF show is from the band's The Power and the Glory tour and showcases 50 minutes of brilliance. Various camera angles and close-ups give you every aspect of the band in a live setting, from each member's mastery of their instrument to each member's ability to pick up another instrument without missing a beat. Here are five musicians who collectively play keyboards, bass, electric and acoustic guitars, percussion, vibes, cello, violin, recorder, trumpet and sax... sometimes all in the same song. A classic performance which displays this band's incredible talent and composition. The next 30 minute segment is from 1975 during their US tour and features some of the same tunes with their ...
Credited cast:
Derek Shulman Derek Shulman - Himself
Ray Shulman Ray Shulman - Himself
Kerry Minnear Kerry Minnear - Himself
Gary Green Gary Green - Himself
John Weathers John Weathers - Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gentle Giant Gentle Giant - Themselves

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    Giant on the Box was Gentle Giant's first official DVD. It contains:

    1974 concert from German TV station ZDF. Tracks include Cogs in Cogs, Proclamation, Funny Ways, The Runaway, Experience, Features from Octopus, Advent of Panurge, So Sincere. 50 minutes.

    1975 US TV concert from the Terrace Theater, Long Beach, California. Tracks include Experience, Features from Octopus, Advent of Panurge, Funny Ways. 30 minutes

    Szene '74: a short bit of rare footage from the 1974 tour, filmed by German television station BRW. It's an excerpt from "In a Glass House" but you might not recognize it at first (I didn't): a blistering guitar jam based on some of the material from the second part ("Master inner voices..."). Sounds almost like heavy metal. 3 minutes

    Baroque & Roll: black & white footage and interview from Italian television. 22 minutes. (English translation)

    Photo gallery from Gary's private collection. 36 photos

    Plus original, instrumental music by Kerry is played over the DVD menus.