Return home to   Gentle Giant Tour History

 

****GENTLE GIANT****

****LIVE AUDIO RECORDINGS****

 

(compiled by Jack Skelly)

 

This page lists all of the band’s live audio recordings that I have ever heard of, up to this point.

 

Maybe you know of more.

 

If you do know of any others, please write and let me know!!

 

JAskelly@aol.com

 

OFFICIAL - all or part of these concerts have been included on official releases

UNRELEASED - live recordings available to collectors in bootleg form, but not officially released

PRIVATE - privately held live recordings not available to collectors

RUMORED - live recordings that are only rumored to exist but cannot be verified

MISSING - live recordings that once existed but, unfortunately, are now presumed lost

 

 

AUD  -  an audience audio recording made by someone at the concert

SB  -  a soundboard audio recording made at a concert or in a studio

RADIO  -  an audio recording made from an AM or FM radio broadcast

TV - a live sound recording originally taken from a film or television broadcast

A fan is said to have recorded Giant once in a small Southampton club in 1970 or 1971.

 

 

 

RUMORED             ???                        AUD           SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND             A fan is said to have recorded Giant once in a small Southampton club in 1970 or 1971.

 

RUMORED             JUNE 29, 1970       RADIO       LONDON, ENGLAND                    BBC STUDIO SESSION - There’s a slim possibility the group may have recorded a Studio Session for the BBC on this date, but it is not at all certain.

 

OFFICIAL               JULY 21, 1970        RADIO       LONDON, ENGLAND                    BBC STUDIO SESSION - The band recorded their first verified BBC Session on this date.  Two out of the three songs, City Hermit and Isn’t It Quiet and Cold?, appear on the 1996 album, OUT OF THE WOODS and the 2000 album TOTALLY OUT OF THE WOODS.

 

MISSING                JULY 21, 1970        RADIO       LONDON, ENGLAND                    BBC STUDIO SESSION - The third song from the above listed session, Freedom’s Child, is missing.  Sadly, it was common practice for the BBC to erase large amounts of their archives over time.

 

MISSING                DEC. 1, 1970          RADIO       LONDON, ENGLAND                    BBC STUDIO SESSION - This entire three song session is lost.

 

OFFICIAL               FEB. 12, 1971         AUD           WINCHESTER, ENGLAND       WINCHESTER COLLEGE - JOHN STIPE THEATRE - This is the first confirmed live Gentle Giant recording.  It was released officially by Alucard in 2009 with the simple title of KING ALFRED’S COLLEGE.

 

RUMORED             FEB. 26, 1971         AUD           LONDON, ENLAND                  HORSESHOE PUB

 

RUMORED             APR. 2, 1971          AUD           HANNOVER, GERMANY          MULTONNE - from the band’s first real European tour, opening for Colosseum

 

MISSING                APR. 5, 1971          AUD           MUNICH, GERMANY                CIRCUS KRONE BUILDING

 

UNRELEASED       APR. 7, 1971          AUD           DUSSELDORF, GERMANY      PHILIPSHALLE - the only known available unreleased show to have Martin Smith on drums.  It includes Giant and Why Not?, as well as the only known recording of Martin Smith’s original drum solo during Nothing At All.

 

UNRELEASED       JULY ?, 1971         AUD           NOVARA, ITALY                             just a short 10 minute recording with two partial songs.  The venue is unknown and the date is unconfirmed.  Although the tape has always been attributed to Novara, there’s no way to verify that.

 

UNRELEASED       SEP. 5, 1971           AUD           VIENNA, AUSTRIA                   STADTHALLE - a 30 minute tape, though it appears to be a complete opening set

 

MISSING                DEC. 12, 1971        RADIO       LONDON, ENGLAND                    BBC STUDIO SESSION - This four song session was the only one to have Malcolm Mortimore on the drum stool.  The entire session is missing.

 

UNRELEASED       JAN. 17, 1972         AUD           MUNSTER, GERMANY             MUNSTERLANDHALLE - This is only a two minute tape of just the last song of GG’s set, The Queen.  However, it is the first of several known tapes from the band’s successful tour with Jethro Tull.   At the time, Giant closed their shows with a small excerpt from the National Anthem of whatever country they were in at the time.  This happened during The Queen so on this tape, Ray can be heard playing a few notes of the West German National Anthem on his bass.

 

UNRELEASED       JAN. 21, 1972         AUD           ESSEN, GERMANY                  GRUGAHALLE - This tape again contains a small snippet of the West German National Anthem.  An early GG commercial bootleg called GARGANTUA is of this show, although the bootleg incorrectly lists a date of 1971 and even incorrectly lists Martin as the drummer when it is really Malcolm Mortimore.  There is actually a slightly longer version around of this recording than what appears on the commercial bootleg.

 

MISSING                JAN. 21, 1972         AUD           ESSEN, GERMANY                  GRUGAHALLE - recorded by a different source than the one listed above.  This tape deteriorated and is no longer usable.

 

UNRELEASED       JAN. 22, 1972         AUD           FRANKFURT, GERMANY         FESTHALLE MESSGELANDE - again includes the West German National Anthem.  This tape sometimes incorrectly appears on trade lists as being from Offenbach, Germany on May 12, 1972.

 

UNRELEASED       JAN. 24, 1972         AUD           VIENNA, AUSTRIA                   KONSERTHAUS - Only the last three songs of the set are on this recording, including the only known recording of the Austrian National Anthem.

 

UNRELEASED       JAN. 30, 1972         AUD           BERN, SWITZERLAND            FESTHALLE - an afternoon performance.  It includes a short bit of the Swiss National Anthem, unavailable elsewhere.

 

UNRELEASED       FEB. 1, 1972           AUD           ROME, ITALY                          PALAZZO DELLO SPORT

 

UNRELEASED       FEB. 2, 1972           AUD           ROME, ITALY                          PALAZZO DELLO SPORT (LATE SHOW) - includes a snippet of the Italian National Anthem.

 

UNRELEASED       FEB. 5, 1972           AUD           NOVARA, ITALY                      PALAZZO DELLO SPORT - This tape, comprising the full six song set played that night, is often listed as being from Varese, Italy on Feb. 4, but the listing of Novara on Feb. 5 is correct.  The band opened with Giant and ended with another performance of the Italian National Anthem.

 

RUMORED             APR. 24, 1972        AUD           GLAGOW, SCOTLAND                 CITY HALL

 

UNRELEASED       APR. 28, 1972        AUD           CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND        TOWN HALL - This is from John Weather’s first tour with the band, when they opened for a Jimi Hendrix film.  It’s also the only known tape to include the song Schooldays.  The actual location is still in doubt about this tape.

 

OFFICIAL               APR. 28, 1972        AUD           CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND        TOWN HALL - In 2003, Schooldays from this concert appeared on an album called PROLOGUE on the Glass House label.

 

UNRELEASED       MAY 12, 1972         AUD           OFFENBACH, GERMANY        STADTHALLE - This one includes the earliest known version of Peel the Paint, as well as a slightly longer excerpt from the West German National Anthem than appears on earlier tapes.

 

UNRELEASED       MAY 13, 1972         AUD           KRONAU, GERMANY               GROSSE MEHRZWECKHALLE - again includes the longer version of the West German National Anthem

 

MISSING                JUNE 13, 1972       RADIO       LONDON, ENGLAND                    BBC STUDIO SESSION - The BBC no longer possesses the master tape of this session which included the song Three Friends.

 

MISSING                JUNE 13, 1972       RADIO       LONDON, ENGLAND                    BBC STUDIO SESSION - Although the master is missing, a fan recorded it off the radio and kept the tape for quite a while before finally losing it.

 

MISSING                AUG. 8, 1972          RADIO       LONDON, ENGLAND                    BBC STUDIO SESSION - The BBC’s master tape of this session is missing.

 

UNRELEASED       AUG. 8, 1972          RADIO       LONDON, ENGLAND                    BBC STUDIO SESSION - Although the master is lost, a forward thinking UK fan recorded the session off the radio.  This three song tape is of very high quality. This is the only known BBC session of the band’s to surface so far that has not been officially released.

 

PRIVATE               SEP. 8, 1972           SB             NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA            MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM - This is the only known soundboard recording to include Phil Shulman in the lineup.  With the exception of one song, this recording has not been made available to the public.

 

OFFICIAL               SEP. 8, 1972           SB             NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA            MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM - The song Prologue from this concert has been released officially as a bonus track on Alucard’s 2011 reissue of the THREE FRIENDS album.

 

UNRELEASED       SEP. 15, 1972         AUD           LOS ANGELES, CA                 HOLLYWOOD BOWL - an infamous tape of Giant on their first U.S. tour opening for Black Sabbath.  The crowd treated the band poorly, as can be heard on the tape.

 

UNRELEASED       OCT. 7, 1972          AUD           MONTREAL, QUEBEC             UNIVERSITY SPORTS CENTER - includes an unusual arrangement of Peel the Paint

 

UNRELEASED       OCT. 14, 1972        AUD           ROCHESTER, NEW YORK       ROCHESTER WAR MEMORIAL - taken from the group’s second successful tour with Jethro Tull

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 13, 1972        AUD           NEW YORK, NEW YORK          MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

 

UNRELEASED       DEC. 10, 1972        AUD           PAIGNTON, ENGLAND            FESTIVAL HALL

 

MISSING                DEC. 11, 1972        RADIO       LONDON, ENGLAND                    BBC STUDIO SESSION - All three songs of this BBC session are now lost.

 

UNRELEASED       DEC. 30, 1972        AUD           BOLOGNA, ITALY                   PALAZZO DELLO SPORT

 

UNRELEASED       JAN. 2, 1973           AUD           GENOVA, ITALY                      TEATRO ALCIONE - Often, the year on this one is incorrectly given as 1974.

 

RUMORED             JAN. 3, 1973           AUD           ROME, ITALY                          PALAZZO DELLO SPORT - definitely not a reliable rumor

 

UNRELEASED       JAN. 5, 1973           AUD           VICENZA, ITALY                      PALAZZO DELLO SPORT - the last known audio recording to include Phil Shulman

 

MISSING                MAR. 4, 1973          AUD           WINCHESTER, ENGLAND           KING ALFRED’S COLLEGE - This was only Giant’s first or second gig as a five-piece band, Phil having recently departed.  A poor quality reel-to-reel tape recorded right in front of the speakers no longer exists.

 

MISSING                MAR. 4, 1973          AUD           WINCHESTER, ENGLAND           KING ALFRED’S COLLEGE - Amazingly, a second recording of this gig, recorded on cassette, is also believed lost.

 

PRIVATE               MAR. 10, 1973        AUD           LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY        CONVENTION CENTER

 

UNRELEASED       MAR. 16, 1973        AUD           NEW YORK, NEW YORK              FELT FORUM - only the last half of the set

 

UNRELEASED       MAR. 18, 1973        AUD           ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA        FAIRGROUNDS

 

UNRELEASED       MAR. 22, 1973        AUD           QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC         PALAIS MONTCALM - Incomplete tapes of both the Quebec City shows exist, though there is no way to tell which tape is which.

 

UNRELEASED       MAR. 23, 1973        AUD           QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC         PALAIS MONTCALM - This is, of course, the second Quebec City show and is again incomplete.

 

UNRELEASED       MAR. 24, 1973        AUD           MONTREAL, QUEBEC             CENTRE SPORTIF DE L'UNIVERSITE DE MONTREAL - This one’s the only complete headlining show from the band’s 1973 Canadian tour.

 

UNRELEASED       APR. 3, 1973          AUD           FORT WAYNE, INDIANA                THE LANTERN

 

RUMORED             APR. 8, 1973          AUD           HAMPTON, VIRGINIA              HAMPTON ROADS COLISEUM

 

OFFICIAL               AUG. 28, 1973        RADIO       LONDON, ENGLAND                    BBC STUDIO SESSION - This three song session was originally presumed lost so it was not included on OUT OF THE WOODS.  However, the BBC’s master tape was eventually discovered so the entire session was finally released on the later TOTALLY OUT OF THE WOODS CD.

 

UNRELEASED       SEP. 17, 1973         AUD           PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND           GUILDHALL - A tape of this complete show exists, containing the only known live recording of an extended Kerry Minnear keyboard solo.  It appears in the middle of the group’s brand new medley, Excerpts From Octopus, but was apparently dropped from the set right away.

 

OFFICIAL               SEP. 17, 1973         AUD           PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND           GUILDHALL - The 2004 SCRAPING THE BARREL boxset included Kerry’s rare keyboard solo from this concert, titled in the boxset as Keyboard Concerto.  The entire Excerpts from Octopus, from which the solo came, was also included in the boxset in mp3 form.

 

UNRELEASED       SEP. 22, 1973         AUD           MANCHESTER, ENGLAND      STONEGROUND

 

MISSING                OCT. ?, 1973          AUD           PADOVA, ITALY

 

RUMORED             OCT. 13, 1973        AUD           ROME, ITALY                          PALAZZO DELLO SPORT

 

UNRELEASED       OCT. 17, 1973        AUD           TREVISO, ITALY                      TEATRO GARABALDI

 

OFFICIAL               OCT. 19, 1973        SB             TORINO, ITALY                       PALAZZO DELLO SPORT - This show was released officially on the 2001 Glass House release IN A PALASPORT HOUSE.

 

OFFICIAL               OCT. 19, 1973        SB             TORINO, ITALY                       PALAZZO DELLO SPORT - The show was released again in mp3 form on the 2004 SCRAPING THE BARREL boxset.

 

UNRELEASED       OCT. 20, 1973        AUD           GENOVA, ITALY                      TEATRO ALCIONE

 

UNRELEASED       OCT. 21, 1973        AUD           TRAVAGLIATO, ITALY            SUPERTIVOLI

 

UNRELEASED       OCT. 29, 1973        AUD           FRANKFURT, GERMANY         JAHRHUNDERTHALLE

 

RUMORED             OCT. ?, 1973          AUD           HEIDELBERG, GERMANY              The date of this rumored tape could possibly have been June or July of 1973, instead of October.

 

OFFICIAL               NOV. 16, 1973        RADIO       GOLDERS GREEN, ENGLAND         HIPPODROME - The band performed for the BBC In Concert program, broadcast on Dec. 8.  The recording of that broadcast was officially released on the OUT OF THE FIRE CD in 1998.

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 16, 1973        RADIO       GOLDERS GREEN, ENGLAND         HIPPODROME - The OUT OF THE FIRE CD does not include all of the announcer’s narrations, but a high quality tape circulates that does.

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 16, 1973        RADIO       GOLDERS GREEN, ENGLAND         HIPPODROME - Both the official release of this broadcast and the unreleased version listed above contain a slightly edited recording of Excerpts from Octopus with a portion missing from Advent of Panurge.  However, the complete second half of this mini-medley was rebroadcast on an episode of the American Rock Around the World program which aired on July 20, 1975 and it does include the missing section of music.

 

OFFICIAL               DEC. 4, 1973          RADIO       LONDON, ENGLAND                    BBC STUDIO SESSION - This two song session appears on both OUT OF THE WOODS and TOTALLY OUT OF THE WOODS.

 

UNRELEASED       MAR. 14, 1974        AUD           PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND           GUILDHALL

 

OFFICIAL               MAR. 16, 1974        TV              LONDON, ENGLAND               DRURY LANE - THEATRE ROYAL - A German television crew professionally recorded some of this concert and portions were shown at various times in Germany, Italy and England.  The 2004 GIANT ON THE BOX DVD includes video of part of the song In a Glass House from this show, taken from an Apr. 26, 1974 German TV program called Szene 74, as well as video of band interviews and live Excerpts from Octopus from this how, taken from a June 2, 1976 Italian TV program called Baroque n’ Roll.        

 

OFFICIAL               MAR. 16, 1974        TV              LONDON, ENGLAND               DRURY LANE - THEATRE ROYAL - The 2006 GG AT THE GG DVD includes, in video format and on a bonus audio CD, just the last few minutes of this concert’s Excerpts from Octopus, taken from a Nov. 26, 1974 BBC broadcast of Old Grey Whistle Test.

 

UNRELEASED       MAR. 19, 1974        AUD           WATFORD, ENGLAND               TOWN HALL

 

RUMORED             MAR. 20, 1974        AUD           BEDWORTH, ENGLAND               CITY HALL

 

OFFICIAL               APR. 5, 1974          AUD           MUNSTER, GERMANY             MUNSTERLANDHALLE - The 2000 Alucard release of IN A GLASS HOUSE includes, as a bonus track, the In a Glass House title track taken from this tape.

 

OFFICIAL               APR. 5, 1974          AUD           MUNSTER, GERMANY             MUNSTERLANDHALLE - In 2003, this entire show was released by Glass House on the PROLOGUE CD.

 

PRIVATE               APR. 5, 1974          AUD           MUNSTER, GERMANY             MUNSTERLANDHALLE - This is a second, totally different recording than the available one listed above and is still mostly unavailable.

 

OFFICIAL               APR. 5, 1974          AUD           MUNSTER, GERMANY             MUNSTERLANDHALLE - A few minutes of audio excerpts from the second recording of this show do appear on the 2006 GG AT THE GG DVD, accompanying some amateur 8mm film of the same concert.

 

UNRELEASED       APR. 8, 1974          AUD           ST. GALLEN, SWITZERLAND           KONGRESSHAUS SCHUTZENGARTEN

 

MISSING                MAY 5, 1974           AUD           BREDA, NETHERLANDS         TURFSCHIP

 

MISSING                MAY 29, 1974         RADIO       LONDON, ENGLAND                    BBC STUDIO SESSION - This four song session is missing.

 

RUMORED             ???                        AUD           TORQUAY, ENGLAND                      A tape of a Torquay gig may exist from sometime in the 1970’s, although the specific date or even the year are not known.  The tape was allegedly recorded at either Pavilion Theatre or the Torquay Town Hall.

 

UNRELEASED       OCT. 9, 1974          AUD           WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA           WHISKY A GO GO - The band played five consecutive nights at this nightclub.  This tape is from the first night.

 

OFFICIAL               OCT. 10, 1974        RADIO       WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA           AQUARIUS THEATER - During their five night stay at the Whisky a Go Go, Giant was filmed at the nearby Aquarius Theater for the ABC-TV Wide World In Concert program.  The entire 30 minute performance was filmed but only Excerpts from Octopus was originally broadcast on American television on Jan. 3, 1975.  A number of radio stations simulcast the audio portion of that broadcast and that audio material appears on IN A PALASPORT HOUSE.

 

OFFICIAL               OCT. 10, 1974        TV              WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA           AQUARIUS THEATER - Finally, the full performance surfaced on video on the GIANT ON THE BOX DVD, incorrectly said to be from the Terrace Theatre in Long Beach, California.

 

RUMORED             OCT. 19, 1974        AUD           MARIETTA, OHIO                    MARIETTA COLLEGE

 

UNRELEASED       OCT. 23, 1974        AUD           PARSIPANNY, NEW JERSEY      JOINT IN THE WOODS

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 1, 1974          AUD           NEW YORK, NEW YORK          ACADEMY OF MUSIC - GG played many times at this popular New York City venue and this is the first one recorded.

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 4, 1974          AUD           DETROIT, MICHIGAN                 COBO HALL

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 6, 1974          AUD           FLINT, MICHIGAN                       I.M.A. AUDITORIUM

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 6, 1974          AUD           FLINT, MICHIGAN                       I.M.A. AUDITORIUM - There also exists a brief portion of the soundcheck from the above listed show which includes a short bluesy jam and a bit of Cogs in Cogs.

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 21, 1974        AUD           BASEL, SWITZERLAND          STADTCASINO

 

PRIVATE               NOV. 22, 1974        AUD           ST. GALLEN, SWITZERLAND           KONGRESSHAUS SCHUTZENGARTEN

 

OFFICIAL               NOV. 26, 1974        SB             ROME, ITALY                          PALAZZO DELLO SPORT - Although marred by issues with volume levels and an unexplained ringing bell sound, this show was nevertheless the Glass House label’s first official GG release.  It came out in 2000 with the title LIVE IN ROME 1974.

 

RUMORED             NOV. 26, 1974        AUD           ROME, ITALY                          PALAZZO DELLO SPORT - a rumored audience recording that may include material not on the official release listed above

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 28, 1974        AUD           TORINO, ITALY                       PALAZZO DELLO SPORT

 

OFFICIAL               DEC. 10, 1974        RADIO       LONDON, ENGLAND                    BBC STUDIO SESSION - The four songs of this session all appear on OUT OF THE WOODS and TOTALLY OUT OF THE WOODS.

 

MISSING                JAN. 14, 1975         RADIO       MONTREAL, QUEBEC                    The band played an evening gig in Montreal on this date but Billboard reported that, while in town, they also recorded a live in-studio session for broadcast over local radio.  The session’s whereabouts are unknown.

 

OFFICIAL               JAN. 18, 1975         SB             NEW YORK, NEW YORK          ACADEMY OF MUSIC - GG played two shows at the Academy on this date, both recorded by the King Biscuit Radio Network as source material for their syndicated radio broadcast.  A selection of songs from the two sets were also released officially in 1998 on the KING BISCUIT FLOWER HOUR PRESENTS GENTLE GIANT CD.  However, which songs are from the early show and which are from the late show is not at all clear.

 

OFFICIAL               JAN. 18, 1975         RADIO       NEW YORK, NEW YORK          ACADEMY OF MUSIC - King Biscuit originally broadcast about 15 minutes of the evening’s music on their King Biscuit Flower Hour radio program on Sep. 28, 1975.  That broadcast now appears on the Glass House CD PLAYING THE CLEVELAND, released in 2004.  Interestingly, this broadcast includes Cogs In Cogs which does not appear on the KING BISCUIT FLOWER HOUR PRESENTS GENTLE GIANT CD.

 

UNRELEASED       JAN. 18, 1975         SB             NEW YORK, NEW YORK          ACADEMY OF MUSIC - What appears to be a more complete performance surfaced online at one point.  It included all the material on the official KING BISCUIT PRESENTS GENTLE GIANT release plus the opening number, Cogs In Cogs.  However, it is not the same version of that song that was broadcast as part of the above King Biscuit Flower Hour listing, obviously coming from the other of the day’s two performances.  This alternate version of Cogs In Cogs can only be found on this particular recording.

 

PRIVATE               JAN. 18, 1975         SB             NEW YORK, NEW YORK          ACADEMY OF MUSIC (EARLY SHOW) - While large portions of the music from this early show may appear on KING BISCUIT PRESENTS GENTLE GIANT, the PLAYING THE CLEVELAND CD, or on the still unreleased recording listed above, there may still be more that remains unheard.  It’s known that King Biscuit recorded this entire early concert, the master tape of which is believed to still exist.

 

PRIVATE               JAN. 18, 1975         SB             NEW YORK, NEW YORK          ACADEMY OF MUSIC (LATE SHOW) - As is the case with the early show listed above, the master tape of this late show is also believed to still exist and may include still unheard music.  It is difficult to piece together what is and isn’t available from the evening of Jan. 18, 1975.

 

UNRELEASED       JAN. 24, 1975         AUD           TORONTO, ONTARIO              CONVOCATION HALL

 

UNRELEASED       JAN. 24, 1975         AUD           TORONTO, ONTARIO              CONVOCATION HALL – There is also a brief section of the soundcheck available from this same night, recorded by someone else.  It includes segments of So Sincere and, surprisingly, No God’s a Man, a number never played live before an audience.

 

UNRELEASED       JAN. 27, 1975         RADIO       CLEVELAND, OHIO                 AGORA BALLROOM - recorded by Cleveland’s WMMS Radio.  It was broadcast, in edited form, on Jan. 29 and off-air recordings of that hour long broadcast circulate.

 

OFFICIAL               JAN. 27, 1975         RADIO       CLEVELAND, OHIO                 AGORA BALLROOM - most, but not all, of this WMMS broadcast was released by Glass House on the PLAYING THE CLEVELAND CD.

 

PRIVATE               JAN. 27, 1975         RADIO       CLEVELAND, OHIO                 AGORA BALLROOM - The gentleman who ran the Agora in the 1970’s supposedly still possesses the master tape of either the hour long broadcast or the full concert.

 

PRIVATE               JAN. 29, 1975         AUD           UTICA, NEW YORK                    UTICA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

 

UNRELEASED       FEB. 13, 1975         RADIO       WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA           CAPITOL STUDIOS - While in southern California, GG slipped into Capitol Studios to record a number of songs currently in their live set.  Two days later, an edited version of this session was broadcast as part of a longer “Gentle Giant Special” on Los Angeles’ KMET Radio.  This broadcast has been commercially bootlegged under various titles, included the erroneously named SANTA MONICA FREEWAY.  The band did play a gig in Santa Monica later this same evening, but this recording is not of that gig.

 

OFFICIAL               FEB. 13, 1975         RADIO       WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA           CAPITOL STUDIOS - The majority of the broadcast songs from this session, but not all, appeared in 2005 on the incorrectly labeled Glass House release LIVE IN SANTA MONICA 1975.  Unfortunately, the sound quality is quite inferior to other available unofficial versions.

 

RUMORED             FEB. 13, 1975         SB             WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA           CAPITOL STUDIOS - What appear to be the original master recordings of this performance have allegedly been located.  If they do exist, they may include a song or two not included on any available official releases, bootlegs or tapes of the session.

 

RUMORED             FEB. ?, 1975          RADIO       SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA       WINTERLAND - Giant played here on Feb. 14 and 15.  Possibly, some of the band’s performance on one of those nights was broadcast over the city’s KSAN Radio.

 

UNRELEASED       FEB. 17, 1975         AUD           CHICAGO, ILLINOIS                AUDITORIUM THEATER

 

UNRELEASED       JUNE 21, 1975       AUD           DUSSELDORF, GERMANY      PHILIPSHALLE

 

OFFICIAL               AUG. 10, 1975        TV              BRUSSELS, BELGIUM                    The band played a live set before a studio audience sometime in late 1974 and it was broadcast on this date on the Sonntagskonzert program on German ZDF-TV.  It now appears in video form and as a bonus audio CD on the GIANT ON THE BOX DVD.

 

OFFICIAL               AUG. 10, 1975        TV              BRUSSELS, BELGIUM                    The song Proclamation from this set also appears as a bonus audio track on the 2005 35th anniversary CD reissue of THE POWER AND THE GLORY.

 

OFFICIAL               AUG. 10, 1975        TV              BRUSSELS, BELGIUM             Proclamation was also included as an enhanced bonus video track on the 2005 35th anniversary CD reissue of PLAYING THE FOOL.

 

UNRELEASED       AUG. 16, 1975        AUD           BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS           BOSTON GARDEN - On this tape, the band played a short excerpt of Plain Truth as an intro to the song Free Hand.

 

UNRELEASED       AUG. 23, 1975        AUD           HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK       CALDERONE CONCERT HALL

 

MISSING                AUG. 30, 1975        AUD           MONTREAL, QUEBEC             AUTOSTADE

 

OFFICIAL               SEP. 16, 1975         RADIO       LONDON, ENGLAND                    BBC STUDIO SESSION - This entire three song session was released on OUT OF THE WOODS and TOTALLY OUT OF THE WOODS.

 

UNRELEASED       SEP. 24, 1975         AUD           FRANKFURT, GERMANY         JAHRUNDERTHALLE

 

RUMORED             OCT. 1, 1975          AUD           LARGO, MARYLAND               CAPITOL CENTER

 

OFFICIAL               OCT. 3, 1975          AUD           WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK      MUSIC HALL - The Glass House label released this concert in 2002 with the title ENDLESS LIFE.  However, the exact location of this recording has not been absolutely confirmed.

 

OFFICIAL               OCT. 3, 1975          AUD           WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK      MUSIC HALL - Also, On Reflection and Proclamation from this gig have been included in the 2013 compilation boxset MEMORIES OF OLD DAYS.

 

UNRELEASED       OCT. 4, 1975          AUD           BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS           ORPHEUM THEATRE

 

OFFICIAL               OCT. 7, 1975          RADIO       HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK       ULTRASONIC STUDIOS - another show that’s been heavily bootlegged through the years.  The band played in front of a studio audience and the entire show was broadcast live over New York City’s WLIR Radio.  About two thirds of the broadcast was finally officially released in 2005 as LIVE IN NEW YORK 1975 on the Glass House label.

 

UNRELEASED       OCT. 7, 1975          RADIO       HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK       ULTRASONIC STUDIOS - Although the official LIVE IN NEW YORK 1975 is incomplete, the entire 70 minute performance is available to collectors.  As a bootleg, it’s been repackaged a number of times, sometimes erroneously labeled as being from Baltimore, Maryland.

 

RUMORED             OCT. 7, 1975          RADIO       HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK       ULTRASONIC STUDIOS - Intro/Cogs in Cogs, So Sincere, Free Hand and Just the Same from this studio concert are thought to have been included in a radio broadcast somewhere on July 14, 1976.  It may have been in England over the BBC or perhaps in America on the BBC Rock Hour program.

 

UNRELEASED       OCT. 9, 1975          AUD           WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT         PALACE THEATER

 

OFFICIAL               OCT. 10, 1975        AUD           PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA     SPECTRUM - surprisingly good quality for an audience recording.  It appears on the PROLOGUE CD.

 

OFFICIAL               OCT. 10, 1975        AUD           PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA     SPECTRUM - Free Hand taken from the gig also appears in the MEMORIES OF OLD DAYS boxset.

 

UNRELEASED       OCT. 11, 1975        AUD           NEW YORK, NEW YORK          ACADEMY OF MUSIC – mostly complete

 

UNRELEASED       OCT. 11, 1975        AUD           NEW YORK, NEW YORK          ACADEMY OF MUSIC - There exists a second source of this show which is also incomplete but includes a few small bits not found on the previously listed tape.

 

UNRELEASED       OCT. 18, 1975        AUD           CINCINNATI, OHIO                  RIVERFRONT COLISEUM

 

UNRELEASED       OCT. 22, 1975        AUD           ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI             OPERA HOUSE

 

OFFICIAL               OCT. 28, 1975        AUD           BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA       COMMUNITY THEATER - included on the ENDLESS LIFE Glass House release

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 2, 1975          AUD           SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA           CIVIC CENTER

 

OFFICIAL               NOV. 12, 1975        RADIO       STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN          STUDENTKAREN - This was recorded by Sweden’s Radio 3 and then broadcast, in edited form, probably a few days later.  Alucard released the broadcast officially as LIVE IN STOCKHOLM ’75 in 2009.

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 12, 1975        RADIO       STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN          STUDENTKAREN - Copies of this broadcast floating around among collectors have just a fraction more applause and band chatter than appear on the official LIVE IN STOCKHOLM ‘75 release.

 

MISSING                NOV. 12, 1975        SB             STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN          STUDENTKAREN - The original producer of this broadcast has tried unsuccessfully to locate the remaining unaired portions of the show and now believes they no longer exist.

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 17, 1975        AUD           DUSSELDORF, GERMANY      PHILIPSHALLE

 

RUMORED             NOV. 23, 1975        RADIO       NEW YORK, NEW YORK             KMET Radio in Los Angeles broadcast a live set by Giant which, according to Cash Box Magazine, had been recorded a month earlier in New York City.  While it may simply have been a rebroadcast of the Oct. 7 Hempstead, NY session, there is a possibility that it was a separate previously unheard performance,

 

PRIVATE               NOV. 24, 1975        AUD           BASEL, SWITZERLAND          FESTSAAL MUSTERMESSE

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 27, 1975        AUD           ZURICH, SWITZERLAND         VOLKSHAUS

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 29, 1975        RADIO       PARIS, FRANCE                      OLYMPIA - Little is known about this tape which is of a French AM radio broadcast.  All known copies are about 30 minutes long and have numerous cuts and edits.  It is not known if the performance was broadcast live or at a later date, nor is it known if a tape of the complete performance exists.  A French announcer’s voice appears at spots during the broadcast.

 

RUMORED             MAY 31, 1976         AUD           TORINO, ITALY                       PALAZZO DELLO SPORT

 

UNRELEASED       JUNE 5, 1976         AUD           RIMINI, ITALY                          L’ALTRO MONDO

 

UNRELEASED       JUNE 18, 1976       AUD           NEW YORK, NEW YORK          CENTRAL PARK - WOLLMAN RINK - Giant appeared as part of New York’s annual “Schaeffer Music Festival”.

 

RUMORED             JUNE 27, 1976       AUD           TORONTO, ONTARIO              MASSEY HALL - Although the master of this recording no longer exists, copies may very well still be around

 

RUMORED             JUNE 28, 1976       AUD           MONTREAL, QUEBEC             PLACE DES NATIONS

 

OFFICIAL               JULY 3, 1976          RADIO       HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK       CALDERONE CONCERT HALL - This gig was broadcast live by New York’s WLIR Radio and has since been mined for numerous official releases.  In 2000, Glass House released the broadcast on the IN’TERVIEW IN CONCERT CD, although it was of dodgy quality and did not quite contain the entire broadcast.

 

OFFICIAL               JULY 3, 1976          RADIO       HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK       CALDERONE CONCERT HALL - Next, Just the Same from this show appeared on the FREE HAND 35th anniversary reissue in 2005.

 

OFFICIAL               JULY 3, 1976          RADIO       HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK       CALDERONE CONCERT HALL - The song Interview appeared on the INTERVIEW 35th anniversary reissue, also from 2005.

 

OFFICIAL               JULY 3, 1976          RADIO       HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK       CALDERONE CONCERT HALL - After that, in 2014, Alucard released the LIVE AT THE BICENTENNIAL CD which encompasses the entire main set of this concert, as originally broadcast, and in much better quality. 

 

OFFICIAL               JULY 3, 1976          RADIO       HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK       CALDERONE CONCERT HALL - Finally, Excerpts from Octopus from LIVE AT THE BICENTENNIAL was added as a bonus track on Alucard’s 2015 reissue of the OCTOPUS album.

 

UNRELEASED       JULY 3, 1976          AUD           HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK       CALDERONE CONCERT HALL - Some tapes floating around of this radio broadcast have a touch more spoken material than appears on the LIVE AT THE BICENTENNIAL release.

 

UNRELEASED       JULY 3, 1976          AUD           HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK       CALDERONE CONCERT HALL - None of the official releases of this concert contain any encore material, as none was broadcast.  However, a partial audience recording of the concert, taped by yet another fan in the crowd, has also surfaced.  Amazingly, it’s missing the entire main set but it does include all of the encore material, including the two final surprise songs, In the Midnight Hour and Happy Birthday.  The final song was, of course, dedicated to the USA on the occasion of its Bicentennial.

 

UNRELEASED       JULY 5, 1976          AUD           ELYRIA, OHIO                               THE JOKER

 

UNRELEASED       JULY 7, 1976          RADIO       CHICAGO, ILLINOIS                RIVIERA THEATRE - The first 50 minutes or so of GG’s set appear on this radio broadcast, aired over Chicago’s WXRT Radio.  It’s not known if the rest of the concert was recorded.

 

UNRELEASED       JULY 16, 1976        AUD           SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA     ARLINGTON THEATER

 

UNRELEASED       JULY 18, 1976        AUD           SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA                BALBOA STADIUM

 

UNRELEASED       JULY 22, 1976        AUD           VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA           PACIFIC COLISEUM

 

UNRELEASED       SEP. 17, 1976         AUD           GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN       KONSERTHUSET

 

OFFICIAL               SEP. 19, 1976         AUD           LUND, SWEDEN                      OLYMPEN-SPARTA - Glass House released this entire concert on the 2002 ARTISTICALLY CRYME CD.

 

OFFICIAL               SEP. 19, 1976         AUD           LUND, SWEDEN                      OLYMPEN-SPARTA - Additionally, Peel the Paint/I Lost My Head from this evening is included in the MEMORIES OF OLD DAYS boxset.

 

PRIVATE               SEP. 23, 1976         SB             DUSSELDORF, GERMANY      PHILIPSHALLE - This is the first of four Fall 1976 European concerts recorded to provide material for a planned live album.  The band still retains the master tape of the show.

 

OFFICIAL               SEP. 23, 1976         SB             DUSSELDORF, GERMANY      PHILIPSHALLE - Much, but not all, of the music from this recording has already been released officially, starting with the band’s 1977 live album PLAYING THE FOOL which includes Intro/Just the Same, Proclamation and On Reflection.

 

OFFICIAL               SEP. 23, 1976         SB             DUSSELDORF, GERMANY      PHILIPSHALLE - The songs Interview and Timing, as well as Intro 76 from this show, appear on the 1997 UNDER CONSTRUCTION album.

 

OFFICIAL               SEP. 23, 1976         SB             DUSSELDORF, GERMANY      PHILIPSHALLE - The mini-medley of The Runaway/Experience appears on the 2000 CD reissue of IN A GLASS HOUSE.

 

OFFICIAL               SEP. 23, 1976         SB             DUSSELDORF, GERMANY      PHILIPSHALLE - The Runaway/Experience is also included on the 2005 35th anniversary CD reissue of IN A GLASS HOUSE, where it's erroneously labeled as being just the song Experience.

 

PRIVATE               SEP. 25, 1976         SB             MUNICH, GERMANY                CIRCUS KRONE BUILDING - the second concert recorded by the band for their planned live album

 

OFFICIAL               SEP. 25, 1976         SB             MUNICH, GERMANY                CIRCUS KRONE BUILDING - So far, only Funny Ways from this recording has been released, being included on the PLAYING THE FOOL album.

 

PRIVATE               SEP. 30, 1976         AUD           ZURICH, SWITZERLAND         VOLKSHAUS

 

PRIVATE               OCT. 1, 1976          AUD           NEUCHATEL, SWITZERLAND          TEMPLE DU BAS

 

PRIVATE               OCT. 5, 1976          SB             PARIS, FRANCE                      PAVILON DE PARIS - the third concert recorded by the band for their planned live album

 

OFFICIAL               OCT. 5, 1976          SB             PARIS, FRANCE                      PAVILON DE PARIS - Excerpts from Octopus, The Runaway/Experience, So Sincere and Peel the Paint/I Lost My Head were all included on PLAYING THE FOOL.

 

PRIVATE               OCT. 7, 1976          SB             BRUSSELS, BELGIUM             CIRQUE ROYAL - the fourth and final concert recorded by the band for their planned live album.

 

OFFICIAL               OCT. 7, 1976          SB             BRUSSELS, BELGIUM             CIRQUE ROYAL - Two songs from this recording appear on the PLAYING THE FOOL album.  They are Free Hand and, of course, Breakdown in Brussels, which was actually an improvised version of Sweet Georgia Brown.

 

OFFICIAL               JAN. ?, 1977          SB             LONDON, ENGLAND               PINEWOOD STUDIOS - The band recorded a full run-through of their upcoming North American tour.  The full rehearsal has been released, in mp3 form, on the SCRAPING THE BARREL boxset.

 

OFFICIAL               JAN. ?, 1977          SB             LONDON, ENGLAND               PINEWOOD STUDIOS - This rehearsal again appears, this time in a rearranged running order, on the MEMORIES OF OLD DAYS boxset.

 

UNRELEASED       FEB. 20, 1977         AUD           QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC         CENTRE DES CONGRESS - This is the first of several known recordings from the group’s Feb. - Mar. 1977 tour of North America, during which they premiered four new songs which had not yet been recorded.  The four songs eventually saw release on THE MISSING PIECE later in the year.

 

UNRELEASED       FEB. 22, 1977         AUD           TORONTO, ONTARIO              MAPLE LEAF GARDENS

 

RUMORED             FEB. 23, 1977         AUD           MONTREAL, QUEBEC             MONTREAL FORUM

 

UNRELEASED       FEB. 25, 1977         AUD           BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS           ORPHEUM THEATER

 

UNRELEASED       FEB. 26, 1977         AUD           UPPER DARBY, PENNSYLVANIA     TOWER THEATER

 

UNRELEASED       FEB. 27, 1977         AUD           NEW YORK, NEW YORK          AVERY FISHER MUSIC HALL

 

UNRELEASED       FEB. 28, 1977         AUD           HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK       CALDERONE CONCERT HALL

 

RUMORED             MAR. 5, 1977          AUD           AKRON, OHIO                             CIVIC THEATRE

 

UNRELEASED       MAR. 6, 1977          AUD           DETROIT, MICHIGAN                 FORD AUDITORIUM

 

OFFICIAL               MAR. 19, 1977        AUD           DALLAS, TEXAS                     ELECTRIC BALLROOM - This is only a 5 minute section of the band’s soundcheck before the concert, during which they run through two incomplete takes of For Nobody.  It is included in the Glass House release LIVE IN SANTA MONICA 1975.

 

RUMORED             MAR. 20, 1977        FM             TULSA, OKLAHOMA                     THE WHARF - It’s possible this concert was broadcast live over Tulsa’s KMOD Radio, but that has not been verified. 

 

UNRELEASED       MAR. 30, 1977        AUD           SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA       GOLDEN HALL

 

UNRELEASED       MAR. 31, 1977        AUD           LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA           SHRINE AUDITORIUM - This recording contains In the Midnight Hour played as a second encore.

 

PRIVATE               AUG. 22, 1977        RADIO       LONDON, ENGLAND                    BBC STUDIO SESSION - The BBC claims to still possess the master tape of a two song session GG recorded on this date in 1977.  However, it’s not known if it was ever broadcast and the session was not included on any official release.

 

UNRELEASED       OCT. 5, 1977          AUD           HEIDELBERG, GERMANY       STADTHALLE

 

UNRELEASED       OCT. 8, 1977          AUD           BASEL, SWITZERLAND          FESTSAAL MUSTERMESSE

 

PRIVATE               OCT. 8, 1977          AUD           BASEL, SWITZERLAND          FESTSAAL MUSTERMESSE - In addition to the version of this show that is trading among collectors, another version of higher quality was taped by someone else in the audience and is not available to collectors.

 

UNRELEASED       OCT. 29, 1977        AUD           UPPER DARBY, PENNSYLVANIA     TOWER THEATER - Not all copies are complete but the full show, including encores, is available.

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 1, 1977          AUD           MONTREAL, QUEBEC             MONTREAL FORUM

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 5, 1977          AUD           NEW YORK, NEW YORK          PALLADIUM - The Palladium is actually the venue originally known as the Academy of Music.  This is mostly complete but a few bits are missing.

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 5, 1977          AUD           NEW YORK, NEW YORK          PALLADIUM - a second tape, recorded by a different audience member.  It includes all of John’s humorous introduction to Funny Ways, some of which is missing from the tape in the previous listing.

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 8, 1977          AUD           NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT     YALE UNIVERSITY - WOOLSLEY HALL

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 10. 1977        SB             BAILEY’S CROSSROADS, VIRGINIA          LOUIE’S ROCK CITY - This is an incomplete recording, recorded directly from this club’s mixing board, probably by an employee of the club.

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 10. 1977        AUD           BAILEY’S CROSSROADS, VIRGINIA          LOUIE’S ROCK CITY - This is a second tape of the show listed above, this time recorded by a member of the audience.  It is also incomplete but, although fairly short, it includes a little music not heard on the mixing board recording.

 

OFFICIAL               NOV. 15, 1977        RADIO       CLEVELAND, OHIO                 AGORA BALLROOM - Cleveland’s WMMS Radio recorded this concert and broadcast an edited version a few days later.  This edited version is about 55 minutes long and appeared on the 2002 Glass House release THE MISSING FACE.

 

OFFICIAL               NOV. 15, 1977        RADIO       CLEVELAND, OHIO                 AGORA BALLROOM - For Nobody from the broadcast next turned up as a bonus track on the 35th anniversary reissue of THE MISSING PIECE in 2005.        

 

OFFICIAL               NOV. 15, 1977        RADIO       CLEVELAND, OHIO                 AGORA BALLROOM - This entire broadcast was again included as part of the MEMORIES OF OLD DAYS boxset.        

 

UNRELEASED       NOV. 15, 1977        AUD           CLEVELAND, OHIO                 AGORA BALLROOM - In addition to the edited radio broadcast described above, a recording of the entire concert is also available, recorded by a member of the audience.

 

PRIVATE               NOV. 16, 1977        SB             HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK       CALDERONE CONCERT HALL

 

PRIVATE               NOV. 18, 1977        SB             CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA             WIDENER UNIVERSITY - SCHWARTZ PHYSICAL EDUCATION CENTER

 

OFFICIAL               JAN. 5, 1978           TV              GOLDERS GREEN, ENGLAND         GOLDERS GREEN HIPPODROME - This performance was filmed by the BBC and broadcast on Jan. 21 on their Sight and Sound television program, simulcast over the radio at the same time.  The concert has been released many times over the year.  First, the audio of most, but not all, of the broadcast appeared on the 1994 IN CONCERT album.

 

OFFICIAL               JAN. 5, 1978           TV              GOLDERS GREEN, ENGLAND         GOLDERS GREEN HIPPODROME - The entire audio broadcast was first released on OUT OF THE FIRE.

 

OFFICIAL               JAN. 5, 1978           TV              GOLDERS GREEN, ENGLAND         GOLDERS GREEN HIPPODROME - The full audio broadcast showed up again on the MEMORIES OF OLD DAYS boxset.

 

OFFICIAL               JAN. 5, 1978           TV              GOLDERS GREEN, ENGLAND         GOLDERS GREEN HIPPODROME - The entire broadcast appeared yet again, in video format and as a bonus audio CD, on the GG AT THE GG DVD.

 

MISSING                MAY 7, 1980           AUD           RENSSELAER, NEW YORK     HULLABALOO

 

UNRELEASED       MAY 8, 1980           AUD           SYRACUSE, NEW YORK         STAGE EAST - the earliest known tape from the CIVILIAN tour

 

UNRELEASED       MAY 13, 1980         AUD           CLEVELAND, NEW YORK       AGORA BALLROOM

 

UNRELEASED       MAY 16, 1980         AUD           UPPER DARBY, PENNSYLVANIA     TOWER THEATER

 

UNRELEASED       MAY 18, 1980         RADIO       NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT          TOAD’S PLACE - The entire gig was broadcast live over WPLR Radio in New Haven.

 

OFFICIAL               MAY 18, 1980         RADIO       NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT          TOAD’S PLACE - The majority of this radio broadcast, but not all of it, has been released as part of the MEMORIES OF OLD DAYS boxset.

 

UNRELEASED       MAY 22, 1980         AUD           BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS           PARADISE CLUB (EARLY SHOW) - Giant played two shows on this date in Boston.  A high quality show exists of the early show.

 

MISSING                MAY 22, 1980         AUD           BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS           PARADISE CLUB (LATE SHOW) - A recording of the late show from this date was made but was later stolen, so it is now missing.

 

UNRELEASED       MAY 24, 1980         RADIO       HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK       CALDERONE CONCERT HALL - another live radio broadcast, this time aired over New York City’s WLIR

 

UNRELEASED       MAY 25, 1980         AUD           OWINGS MILLS, MARYLAND           PAINTER’S MILL

 

RUMORED             MAY 27, 1980         AUD           VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA             ROGUES GALLERY

 

UNRELEASED       MAY 29, 1980         RADIO       ATLANTA, GEORGIA               AGORA BALLROOM - broadcast live over WKLS Radio in Atlanta.  A flawed off-air recording exists

 

RUMORED             MAY 29, 1980         RADIO       ATLANTA, GEORGIA               AGORA BALLROOM - It’s possible a band member may possess a better quality copy of this broadcast concert.

 

UNRELEASED       JUNE 8, 1980         RADIO       DENVER, COLORADO             RAINBOW MUSIC HALL - This concert was professionally recorded by a local audio company and about an hour of it was broadcast over Denver’s KAZY Radio starting at midnight the next morning.  The full 60 minute broadcast is available to collectors.

 

UNRELEASED       JUNE 13, 1980       AUD           WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA        THE ROXY (EARLY SHOW) - Giant played three nights at this famous nightclub.  Each night, they put on two shows, for a total of six concerts.  June 13 was their first night at the Roxy.

 

PRIVATE               JUNE 13, 1980       SB             WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA        THE ROXY (EARLY SHOW) - The Roxy’s sound man professionally recorded all six 1980 shows at that venue.  He has not made any of these recordings available.

 

PRIVATE               JUNE 13, 1980       SB             WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA        THE ROXY (LATE SHOW) - professionally recorded by the Roxy’s sound man

 

UNRELEASED       JUNE 14, 1980       AUD           WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA        THE ROXY (EARLY SHOW)

 

PRIVATE               JUNE 14, 1980       SB             WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA        THE ROXY (EARLY SHOW) - professionally recorded by the Roxy’s sound man

 

UNRELEASED       JUNE 14, 1980       AUD           WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA        THE ROXY (LATE SHOW)

 

PRIVATE               JUNE 14, 1980       SB             WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA        THE ROXY (LATE SHOW) - professionally recorded by the Roxy’s sound man

 

RUMORED             JUNE 15, 1980       AUD           SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA      OLD WALDORF HOTEL - Rumors of this tape’s existence have surfaced a couple of times, but they are probably false.

 

PRIVATE               JUNE 16, 1980       SB             WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA        THE ROXY (EARLY SHOW) - professionally recorded by the Roxy’s sound man

 

OFFICIAL               JUNE 16, 1980       SB             WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA        THE ROXY (LATE SHOW) - A roadie for the band recorded, direct from the house mixing desk, Gentle Giant’s very last performance, the late show from their third night at the Roxy.  This tape was mixed to mono then officially released in 1996 as LAST STEPS LIVE AT THE ROXY. 

 

OFFICIAL               JUNE 16, 1980       SB             WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA        THE ROXY (LATE SHOW) – Most, but not all, of this final concert also made its way onto the MEMORIES OF OLD DAYS boxset.

 

UNRELEASED       JUNE 16, 1980       SB             WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA        THE ROXY (LATE SHOW) - The tape used for the LAST STEPS LIVE AT THE ROXY CD also circulates among collectors in a slightly longer version and in the original mix.

 

PRIVATE               JUNE 13, 1980       SB             WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA        THE ROXY (LATE SHOW) - professionally recorded by the Roxy’s sound man.  This is not the same soundboard tape used to create the official LAST STEPS LIVE AT THE ROXY CD.  It is supposedly of even higher quality.

 

Return home to   Gentle Giant Tour History