Octopus, from 1972, was one of Gentle Giant's most accomplished and accessible releases blending the band's abundant imagination with a collection of strong melodies and focused performances.
This 2015 Alucard label cd edition features a Steven Wilson mix and a 15 minute live performance of Excerpts From Octopus from the band's 1976 tour.
New sketches by Roger Dean (who produced the original UK album cover) are included in the packaging, as well as artwork from the US version.
CD - Original album remixed by Steven Wilson:
1. The Advent of Panurge
2. Raconteur Troubadour
3. A Cry for Everyone
5. The Boys in the Band
6. Dog's Life
7. Think of me with Kindness
9. Excerpts from Octopus (Live, 1976)
- Produced by Gentle Giant - Gary Green / guitars, percussion - Kerry Minnear / all keyboards, vibraphone, percussion, cello, Moog, lead and backing vocals - Derek Shulman / lead vocals, alto saxophone - Philip Shulman / saxophones, trumpet, mellophone, lead and backing vocals - Raymond Shulman / bass violin, guitar, percussion, vocals - John Weathers / drums, percussion, xylophone