9/15/11

GENTLE GIANT'S DEREK SHULMAN AND GARY GREEN AT IN-STORE, FYE MUSIC, PHILADELPHIA, OCTOBER 1

Former Gentle Giant Lead Vocalist Derek Shulman and Guitarist Gary Green to make rare appearance in support of new digital and physical re-masters of OCTOPUS and THREE FRIENDS

Gentle Giant's Derek Shulman and Gary Green will be hosting their own in-store at FYE Music, 100 South Broad Street, in Philadelphia, on Saturday, October 1, at 2 PM. The store's phone number is 215-496-8338.

Gentle Giant's Octopus and Three Friends are being released as special digipacks on September 27 on the band's label Alucard and distributed through EMI Records. These re-masters are from the original 1/4 inch tapes of these Seminal British Progressive Rock Recordings. As he did for Gentle Giant's earlier re-releases, Fred Kevorkian re-mastered these two additions to the available Gentle Giant catalog.

The albums are already listed as pre-sales on Amazon at
http://www.amazon.com/Octopus-Gentle-Giant/dp/B005G0YP3M/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1312829910&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Three-Friends-Gentle-Giant/dp/B005G0YP3C/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1312828329&sr=1-1

One of the most renowned bands that came out of the British Progressive Rock Movement, Gentle Giant spent their decade together pushing musical boundaries and continually taking chances. Their music, while rooted in rock, had overtones of classical European composition, American jazz, British soul, medieval and even blues. They seamlessly integrated these disparate styles into the melting pot that epitomized the essence that was Gentle Giant.

Gentle Giant fans range from Ozzy Osbourne, Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, Trey Anastasio of Phish, Mike Portnoy and Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater,
Avenged Sevenfold, Kerry Livgren of American progressive rockers Kansas to guitarist Peter Banks of Yes.

After Gentle Giant disbanded in 1980, Derek became a hugely successful A&R Executive, starting careers and signing Bon Jovi, Cinderella, Edwin McCain, Slipknot. He is available for interviews in advance of the in-store.

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