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Gentle Giant announce new ten-disc vinyl live box set

Gentle Giant
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Prog legends Gentle Giant have announced that they will release a new vinyl box set, featuring on their live work between 1976-1980.

Front Row Center: US Dates 1976-1980 will be released through Madfish Records on September 23, the label responsible for the epic 2019 box set Buried Treasure 30-disc set. You can watch a video trailer for Front Row Centre below.

Front Row Center: US Dates 1976-1980 will be a 10-LP box set celebrating four classic years from 1976-1980, of touring throughout USA, none of which have appeared on vinyl before. The set features a 60 page book, unseen memorabilia and photographs. 

The four shows featured are:

HEMPSTEAD, NY – CALDERONE CONCERT HALL – JULY 13, 1976 (3LP) 

Originally broadcast live on New York City’s WLIR radio as part of the station’s Bicentennial celebration. 

HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK – CALDERONE CONCERT HALL – NOVEMBER 16, 1977 (3LP)

An outstanding previously unreleased performance sourced from guitarist Gary Green's personal collection.

CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA – WIDENER COLLEGE – NOVEMBER 18, 1977 (2LP)

Available for the first time on vinyl sourced from guitarist Gary Green's collection.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – AGORA BALLROOM – MAY 29, 1980 (2LP)

A rare recording from the band's final tour prior to their split in the summer of 1980.

Pre-orders are currently for North America only, where the set has been licensed.

You can view the new set's artwork and a pack shot below.

Gentle Giant

(Image credit: Madfish)

Gentle Giant

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Jerry Ewing
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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.