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Gentle Giant - Free Hand

 (Steven Wilson Mix + Original Mix on Red Vinyl)


Label:

Alucard

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AALU 65
UPC: 804471000732
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2
New Arrival



180-gram double LP on red vinyl

Classic album transferred from the original master tapes!

LP2 features Steven Wilson's 2020 remixes in Dolby Atmos, 5.1 Surround Sound

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 and North America non-stop in the years prior to this release with artists such as 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 four-part recorder ensemble followed by a vibraphone solo, all the while rocking the audience and thoroughly enjoying themselves on stage at the same time.

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 and 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.




LP 1: Original Mix
1. Just the Same
2. On Reflection
3. Free Hand
4. Time to Kill
5. His Last Voyage
6. Talybont
7. Mobile
8. Record

LP 2: Steven Wilson Mix
1. Just the Same
2. On Reflection
3. Free Hand
4. Time to Kill
5. His Last Voyage
6. Talybont
7. Mobile

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