Under Construction (Gentle Giant album)

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Under Construction
Box set by Gentle Giant
Released 1997
Recorded Various
Genre Progressive rock
Length 2:26:28
Label Alucard
Gentle Giant chronology
Under Construction
(1997)
Scraping the Barrel
(2004)

Under Construction was the first of two box sets of the English progressive rock band Gentle Giant, released in 1997. This was to collect together all the unreleased material, demos, outtakes and the odd live recordings that were available to the band.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Shulman, Shulman, Shulman and Minnear and arranged by Gentle Giant.

Disc 1 - Total Time 73:00 - Entirely Unreleased Material[edit]

  1. "Radio Bit" – 0:13
  2. "Freedoms Child" – 3:57
  3. "Hometown Special" – 4:24
  4. "Weekend Cowboy" – 3:46
  5. "Bringing Me Down" – 5:50
  6. "Nothing at All" – 8:23
  7. "Rondo-Playing the Game" – 1:33
  8. "DVS Guitars" – 6:28
  9. "Robin Hood" – 1:40
  10. "Interview Whispers" – 1:04
  11. "Interview [Live]" – 7:00
  12. "Timing [Live]" – 9:49
  13. "Unreleased Civilian Track" – 4:59
  14. "You Haven't a Chance" – 4:12
  15. "Sample Archive" – 9:18

Disc 2 - Total Time 73:18 - Demos and Out-takes[edit]

  1. "House, the Street, the Room" – 1:50
  2. "Prologue" – 0:40
  3. "Schooldays" – 2:54
  4. "Peel the Paint [Demo Version]" – 0:22
  5. "Peel the Paint [Studio]" – 4:22
  6. "Mr. Class and Quality" – 3:02
  7. "Advent of Panurge" – 0:56
  8. "SHH" – 0:15
  9. "Inmates Lullaby" – 3:37
  10. "Way of Life" – 7:07
  11. "Experience" – 6:51
  12. "So Sincere [Demo Version]" – 3:30
  13. "So Sincere [Studio]" – 3:28
  14. "Intro 74" – 2:23
  15. "Cogs in Cogs" – 1:43
  16. "Intro 76" – 1:40
  17. "Just the Same" – 1:42
  18. "Free Hand" – 2:58
  19. "Time to Kill" – 3:32
  20. "Interview Demo" – 2:02
  21. "Give It Back" – 2:23
  22. "Design" – 0:46
  23. "Another Show" – 2:24
  24. "Empty City" – 3:36
  25. "I Lost My Head [Demo Version]" – 2:31
  26. "I Lost My Head [Studio]" – 1:41
  27. "Convenience (Clean and Easy)" – 1:03
  28. "Freedoms Child [Demo Version]" – 3:18
  29. "Kerry" – 0:01

Personnel[edit]

  • Gary Green - 6 string guitar, 12 string guitar, 12 string wah-wah guitar, donkey's jawbone, cat calls, voice
  • Kerry Minnear - electric piano, organ, mellotron, vibraphone, Moog, piano, celeste, clavichord, harpsichord, tympani, maracas, lead vocals
  • Derek Shulman - alto sax, clavichord, cowbell, lead vocals
  • Phil Shulman - alto & tenor sax, clarinet, trumpet, piano, claves, maracas, lead vocals
  • Ray Shulman - bass, violin, viola, electric violin, Spanish guitar, tambourine, 12 string guitar, organ bass pedals, skulls, vocals
  • Martin Smith - drums, tambourine, gongs, side drum

Release details[edit]

  • 1997, UK, Alucard ALU GG CD1, Release Date ? ? 1997, CD
  • 2001, UK, Alucard PINKGCD1, Release Date 5 November 2001, CD (reissue)