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Published on 16th September 2015

Gentle Giant’s Octopus remixed by Steven Wilson will be released in October


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Octopus, from 1972, was one of Gentle Giant’s most accomplished and accessible releases, blending the band’s abundant imagination with a collection of strong melodies and focused performances.

This 2015 Alucard label CD/Blu-ray edition features a Steven Wilson mix and a 15 minute live performance of Excerpts From Octopus in 96/24 PCM and in DTS 5.1 Surround Sound Master Audio.

The Blu-ray also includes instrumental mixes of 5 of the original 8 tracks from the album in 96/24 PCM, and a flat transfer of the original mix of the album (taken directly from the original quarter inch tape).

New sketches by Roger Dean (who produced the original UK album cover) are included in the packaging, as well as artwork from the US version.

CD – Original album remixed by Steven Wilson:
01. The Advent Of Panurge
02. Raconteur Troubadour
03. A Cry For Everyone
04. Knots
05. The Boys In The Band
06. Dog’s Life
07. Think Of Me With Kindness
08. River
~ Bonus Track
09. Excerpts from Octopus (Live, 1976)

Blu-Ray: Album Mixes In 96/24 Stereo LPCM & DTS 5.1 Master Audio, Remixed by Steven Wilson:
01. The Advent Of Panurge
02. Raconteur Troubadour
03. A Cry For Everyone
04. Knots
05. The Boys In The Band
06. Dog’s Life
07. Think Of Me With Kindness
08. River
~ Bonus Track
09. Excerpts from Octopus (Live, 1976)

Instrumental Mixes: 96/24 Stereo LPCM
01. A Cry for Everyone
02. Knots
03. Dog’s Life
04. Think of me with Kindness
05. River

Original 1972 album mix (Transferred Flat from the original 1/4 inch tape @ 96/24 Stereo LPCM)
01. The Advent Of Panurge
02. Raconteur Troubadour
03. A Cry For Everyone
04. Knots
05. The Boys In The Band
06. Dog’s Life
07. Think Of Me With Kindness
08. River

MUSICIANS
Gary Green – guitars, percussion
Kerry Minnear – all keyboards, vibraphone, percussion, cello, Moog, lead and backing vocals
Derek Shulman – lead vocals, alto saxophone
Philip Shulman – saxophones, trumpet, mellophone, lead and backing vocals
Raymond Shulman – bass violin, guitar, percussion, vocals
John Weathers – drums, percussion, xylophone

SOURCES: Burning Shed | Steven Wilson

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