Interview (album)

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Interview
Studio album by Gentle Giant
Released April 23, 1976
Recorded February – March 1976 at Advision Studios, London
Genre Progressive rock
Length 36:47
Label Chrysalis (UK)
Capitol (Canada, U.S.)
Producer Gentle Giant
Gentle Giant chronology
Free Hand
(1975)
Interview
(1976)
Playing the Fool - The Official Live
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Interview (stylized ĭn′terview) is a concept album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant which was released in 1976. This is a unique concept in the canon of Gentle Giant work in that it is conceived as a radio interview. Three of the tracks integrate brief "interview" sections which were staged in the studio. The title song has lyrics derived from the type of question and answer dialogue they had encountered while talking to the music press. This album was less successful with critics and in the charts than their previous albums.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman and Ray Shulman. (Copyright Clipchoice Ltd. & Moth Music, Inc.)

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Interview"   6:54
2. "Give It Back"   5:12
3. "Design"   5:00
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Another Show"   3:29
2. "Empty City"   4:23
3. "Timing"   4:52
4. "I Lost My Head"   6:57
Bonus track - 35th Anniversary reissue
No. Title Length
8. "Interview" (recorded July 3, 1976 at Calderone Theater, Hempstead, NY) 6:31

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1976 US Billboard 200 137

Release details[edit]

  • 1976, UK, Chrysalis Records CHR-1115, Release Date April 23, 1976, LP
  • 1976, U.S., Capitol Records ST-11532, Release Date May 4, 1976, LP
  • 1976, U.S., Capitol Records ST-11532, Release Date ? April 1976, Cassette
  • ?, U.S., Capitol Records SN-16047, Release Date ? ? ?, LP (reissue without picture sleeve)
  • ?, U.S., Capitol Records CD 18732, Release Date ? ? ?, CD
  • 1994, UK, Terrapin Trucking TRUCKCD005, Release Date ? July 1994, CD (Re-Master)
  • 1996, U.S., One Way CD 18467, Release Date ? ? 1996, CD
  • 1999, UK, BGO BGOCD421, Release Date 1 October 1999, CD (2 x CD with Free Hand) (This version is missing a few seconds of dialogue at the end of the "Interview" album.)
  • 2005, UK, DRT Entertainment RTÉ 00357, Release Date 13 September 2005, CD (35th Anniversary Enhanced Re-Master)
  • 2012, UK, EMI/Chrysalis Records CHRDX 1115, CD + DVD (DVD contains audio enhanced tracks of the album)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, Robert (2012). "In'terview - Gentle Giant | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 16 Feb 2012. 
  2. ^ Gentle Giant's website (www.blazemonger.com/GG/)