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Gentle Giant: GG @ GG - Sight and Sound in Concert
Gentle Giant GG GG - Sight and Sound in Concert
Actors: Derek Shulman, Ray Shulman, Kerry Minnear, Gary Green, John Weathers
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2006     1hr 44min

This live concert was filmed at Golders Green Hippodrome, London - January 5th 1978. Track list: Two Weeks In Spain, Freehand, On Reflection, I'm Turning Around, Just The Same, Playing The Game, Memories Of Old Days, Betc...  more »


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Actors: Derek Shulman, Ray Shulman, Kerry Minnear, Gary Green, John Weathers
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll
Studio: Alucard UK
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/28/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/1974
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1974
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 44min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
Edition: Import
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

In a word: SPECIAL
R. Langdon | Four Oaks, NC USA | 05/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Sight and Sound Concert footage and sound are superb ... every bit of the DVD brought a smile to this Gentle Giant fan's face ... the extras are OK, but I particularly like the commentary track (lots of laughs) ... the menu music (newly composed by Minnear) is interesting and very enjoyable ... it makes me wish Kerry would put forth a solo effort or two (please Kerry!!) ... bottom line, this DVD is essential for any GG fan ... it was nice to finally see these guys live with Giant on the Box, but GG on the GG is much more satisfying in my opinion ...

- Scriptor"
Lee LaFarge | West Virginia | 03/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The GG DVD "On The Box" was such a gift to old fans (like me) and newer fans as well, because (I think) most of us thought that video of GG performances are pretty rare!
Hold on to your hats, GG fans! GG at the GG is PURE GOLD! The videos promoting "Interview" are priceless, and the videos for the "Giant For A Day" album made me appreciate those songs much more than I did when they were originally released.
The real treat is the BBC live concert from Golders Green! GG is in top form belting out some of their best works from "Free Hand", "The Power And The Glory," and gems from "The Missing Piece" as well as other classics. The sound and video are both excellent! I found myself dancing and singing along with song after song!
This wonderful DVD proved to me what I always knew about GG. Their music didn't need any huge stage production of the kind their (less gifted) contemporaries put on. The music was all you needed. King Crimson was the only contemporary band of that time that deserved to be compared to GG, and I loved GG more. All of the other "progs" were overblown pretenders to the throne.
While I wish GG had achieved the fame and tons of money they so richly deserved, I will always think of GG as the extraordinary group that blew me away at that intimate little club all of us GG fans attended. That smokey little jazz bar by the warf where you could here the haunting voices of sirens in a song called "His Last Voyage," as Gary Green's solo chills the spine with the cries of drowning sailors.
Many thanks to Kerry Minnear for the wonderful NEW music added to the menus. Long live Gentle Giant!!!"
A Great Package For Fans
Joe | Tewksbury, NJ | 03/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A treasure trove.

The official release of the famous BBC "SIGHT & SOUND" concert from January 1978, at the Golders Green Hippodrome. Audio comes from the BBC Radio 1 Simulcast. There is also a commentary track by Gary, John, Derek, Kerry & Ray!

The show is comprised of energetic performances of:

Two Weeks In Spain
Free Hand
On Reflection
I'm Turning Around
Just The Same
Playing The Game
Memories Of Old Days
Betcha Thought We Couldn't Do It
Funny Ways
For Nobody
Mountain Time

In addition, there are rare TV clips and 6 promotional videos from the In'terview (3) and Giant For A Day (3) LPs...

A bargain at twice the price for GG fans!"
WillieB | 05/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's impossible to describe Giant's talent, creativity, songwriting, and vocal harmonies in words. The music is timeless, sounds as fresh as it did in the 70's, and is better than any prog band out there today.

Disc one has a 1978 concert that looks and sounds great... well everything except the clothes, but Giant didn't rely on visuals to provide a flawless performance. Extras include a commentary track from the band, six videos of the band lip-synching to some studio recordings, picture galleries, and some brief footage (poor video/audio) from "The Old Grey Whistle Test" from 1974. Disc two is an audio CD of the concert and the "Tests".

This is an essential purchase for Giant and prog fans.