Scraping the Barrel

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Scraping the Barrel
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Box set by Gentle Giant
Released 15 November 2004
Recorded 1966-2000
Genre Progressive rock
Length 228:00
Label Alucard
Producer Dan Bornemark[1]
Gentle Giant chronology
Under Construction
(1997)
Scraping the Barrel
(2004)

Scraping the Barrel was the second of two box sets of the English progressive rock band Gentle Giant, released in 2004. 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]

Disk 1 - Total Time 77:49 - Material from Gentle Giant through to Free Hand[edit]

  1. "Giant" - Vocal Mix
  2. "Alucard" - Derek, Master of Ceremonies
  3. "Pantagruels Nativity" - Vocal Mix
  4. "Schooldays" - Piano, Studio
  5. "Schooldays" - Grand Piano, Studio
  6. "Working All Day" - Demo
  7. "Peel the Paint" - Different Solo
  8. "Mr. Class & Quality" - Intro Bits + Complete Solos
  9. "Three Friends" - Piano Experiment
  10. "Three Friends" - Vocal Mix
  11. "Kerry's Kindness"
  12. "Think of Me with Kindness" - Studio Outtake
  13. "Keyboard Concerto" - Plymouth 1973
  14. "In a Glass House" Intro
  15. "Runaway/Experience" Segue
  16. "Way of Life" without Vox
  17. "Proclamation" - Rehearsal before take
  18. "Proclamation" - Demo
  19. "Playing the Game" - Experiment
  20. "Playing the Game" - Pick'n'Mix
  21. "Playing the Game" - Alternative Part
  22. "The Boogie and the Woogie" - Cogs
  23. "No God's a Man" - Demo
  24. "No God's a Man" - Vocal Mix
  25. "The Face" - Demo
  26. "Valedictory" Starts
  27. "The Power and the Glory" - Imbetweenies
  28. "The Power and the Glory" - Demo / Band / Studio Pick'n'mix
  29. "The Power and the Glory" Second Song
  30. "With Gentle Giant on KMET" Jingle (10 October 1974 L-A Whisky A-Go-Go)
  31. "On Reflection" - Rehearsal Chaos
  32. "Free Hand" Riff
  33. "His Last Voyage" - Vocal Mix

Disk 2 - Total Time 74:11 - Material from Free Hand through to Civilian[edit]

  1. "His Last Voyage" - Demo
  2. "Talybont" - Special mix
  3. "Talybont" - Demos
  4. "Mobile" - Demos
  5. "Mobile" - Studio Outtake
  6. "Give it Back" - Guitar
  7. "Give it Back" - Funny voices
  8. "Another Show" - M8
  9. "Empty City" - Studio Outtake
  10. "Empty City" - Guitar and Rhodes Mix
  11. "Empty City" - Vocal Mix
  12. "Timing" - Demo
  13. "Intro '77"
  14. "Two Weeks in Spain" - Rehearsal
  15. "Two Weeks in Spain" - Studio
  16. "12 bar Warmup + Who Do You Think You Are?" Outtake + Rehearsal
  17. "Rock Me Baby"
  18. "As Old as You're Young"
  19. "Winning" - Band Rehearsal - Odd M8
  20. "Winning" - Lights Rehearsal - Pinewood
  21. "For Nobody"
  22. "For Nobody" - Vocal Mix
  23. "Friends" - Demo
  24. "Rock Climber" - Band rehearsal
  25. "Shadows on the Street"

Disk 3 - Total Time 76:00 - New recordings, and old solo projects[edit]

  1. "Home Again" (Kerry Minnear)
  2. "Moog Fugue" (Kerry Minnear)
  3. "Move Over" (Kerry Minnear)
  4. "Really Don't Know" (Kerry Minnear)
  5. "Heaven's Tears" (Kerry Minnear)
  6. "Flower Arranging" (Kerry Minnear)
  7. "Living In a Restaurant" (Kerry Minnear)
  8. "You Make Me Very Happy" (Kerry Minnear)
  9. "Get Out of My Way" (Kerry Minnear)
  10. "Wisdom Was Calling" (Kerry Minnear)
  11. "Good Christian Men Rejoice" (Kerry Minnear)
  12. "Hava Nagila" (Simon Dupree and the Big Sound)
  13. "Homeland" (Simon Dupree and the Big Sound)
  14. "Burn My Working Clothes" (John P. Weathers)
  15. "On Safari" (Shout: Gary Green, Ray Shulman; with Sally Minnear)
  16. "Starting Line" (Demo) (Shout: Gary Green, Ray Shulman)
  17. "Running Away" (Demo) (Shout: Gary Green, Ray Shulman)
  18. "Our World" (Gary Green)
  19. "Back To the Front" (Gary Green)
  20. "Prehistoric Boss Level" (Ray Shulman)
  21. "Volcano" (Ray Shulman)

Disk 4 - Misc[edit]

  1. Various MP3 files and visual images.

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
  • Malcolm Mortimore - drums, percussion
  • John Weathers - drums, percussion

Release details[edit]

  • 2004, UK, Alucard ALUGG04, Release Date 15 November 2004, CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scraping the Barrel - The Gentle Giant Home Page". www.blazemonger.com. Retrieved 2009-09-01. 

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