Gentle Giant announce Civilian reissue for Spring

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UK prog legends Gentle Giant have announced they will reissue their eleventh and final studio album, Civilian, on vinyl and  CD this Spring.

In a short statement the band said: "Happy new years Giant fans! We have an exciting update for you: In the spring of 2022, the original version of Gentle Giant's final album Civilian will finally be reissued on CD & Vinyl. Stay tuned for more!"

There's no more info at this stage, but the band's reissues of their first four albums back in 2020 were pressed on 180 gram vinyl and feature their original gatefold sleeves and artwork, while reissues of Octopus and The Power And The Glory were remixed by Steven Wilson.

Civilian, recorded at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys with Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick was released in 1980. The album contained shorter, more. commercial material. The band split after a short US tour. Some rare footage of the Miami show on that final tour resurfaced recently.

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.