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Here friends I have a great show by Gentle Giant that has not been circulated to
my knowledge. This is my best sounding set from the " Playing The Foole Live "
tour from early 1977. Recorded in its entirety at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto
on February 22, 1977, this is a cracker of a set and features brand new material
that had not yet been recorded for " The Missing Piece " album that year. Songs
such as " As Old As You're Young ", " Memories Of Old Days ", " Winning " and
" For Nobody " are an absolute treat ! Along with the rest of the set we have a
very enjoyable show here ! This is a very good quality audience recording...


GENTLE GIANT
MAPLE LEAF GARDENS
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
FEBRUARY 22, 1977
Sound Quality: EX-

Disc One: 52:04
1. Intro / Sound Check
2. The Runaway
3. Experience
4. On Reflection
5. As Old As You're Young
6. Just The Same
7. Playing The Game
8. Memories Of Old Days
9. Winning
10. For Nobody

Disc Two: 45:16
1. Funny Ways
2. So Sincere
3. Free Hand
4. Band Introductions
5. The Boys In The Band / Raconteur Troubadour / Knots
6. The Advent Of Panurge

Lineage: Audience master/cassette/Tascam CD-RW 5000/
Sony PC/Sound Forge 4.5/CD Wave editor/Flac


Personnel:
Derek Shulman
Ray Shulman
Kerry Minnear
Gary Green
John Weathers


" Once He Could Smile Maybe Happy, Fighting For His Future And His Destinations "

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Hi to all


Welcome to my series of mostly uncirculated masters & very low generation shows that i recorded or received in trades in my younger days most of my masters have not been circulated or only traded once or twice i used to trade a lot in the 70s - 80s & i have many many shows well in excess of 7,500
tapes.
Of these shows about 120 - 150 are my masters they where always on my trading list but not manygot traded so i boxed them all up in the late 80s now i have decided to go through them & upload some of them.
I recorded many bands from Genesis – Bowie – Springsteen - Hawkwind - Hackett – Gabriel – Marillion plus many many others i will try & upload a least one show a week if not two.
To record theses shows i used a Sony portable hand held tape recorder with built in stereo mics.
I always used good quality tapes to record on mainly T.D.K.
I used to insert the tape deck in a empty coffee flask with the inside taken out of the flask to get past the security ah those where the days.
The only thing i ask is please don’t sell these recording & don’t convert to mp3 etc & if you do ( only for your own use ). Please don’t change any of the files or info files etc this is so that people can tell the difference between this source & other sources as many people like to compare different
versions of shows.
Also please do not remaster these shows the reason for this is these days there are far to many remasters of shows. Its ok have one remaster etc, but some are remastered that many times by different people there can be at least 10 different remasters of a show from the same source & it can
get a bit tedious.
All show are RAW versions with little or no tampering with the sound

I have now up-dated my tape decks for transferring recordings from audio tapes to my PC. I am now using the following decks Either
Nakamichi 1000ZXL Gold Edition Or
Nakamichi Dragon

Both theses decks are considered to be the best Tape decks ever made both have auto tape Azimuth Alinement which will be used on all transfers. Both Decks have been Up-dated and serviced by trained Nakamichi specialists.
I have for the past 6 month been trying out and expermenting with theses decks and they are well worth the money amazing sound ( And should be for the money they cost )



On to the show for your enjoyment Davros archives presents :-

Gentle Giant - 1977-02-22 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto ( Mark ( Merday ) Master )

Linage :- ( 2xC90 Memorex ) ( Masters ) - Nakamichi 1000ZXL With Auto Alinement -
Yamaha Reciever - Phono Leads Into PC Soundcard - Nero Wave Editor -
Wav - Tracks split - Traders Little Helper - Flac8 - SBE Checked - You.

TRACKS:-


01. The Runaway / Experience
02. On Reflection
03. As Old as You're Young
04. Just the Same / Playing the Game
05. Memories of Old Days
06. Winning
07. For Nobody
08. Funny Ways
09. So Sincere
10. Free Hand
11. Excerpts From Octopus
12. Derek Shulman Interview CHOM - FM Toronto Late 1976.

Firstly a big big thank you to Mark for sending me the masters to transfer and for letting me upload them.

Here is what Mark told me about the recordings :-

The Giant was on the same recorder as the Genesis, ( Philips dictation quality portable cassette mono deck with a pencil microphone )
but in a prime and close location opposite the right speaker bank. Thus the almost acceptable quality.
Can't say I've seen the Giant on offer although I traded it a couple of times. Maybe this is it in mp3 (yuck!)


The Qaulity is Good To Very Good and is a EX performance from the band.

Many many thanks to Mark for sending the tapes and for recording the show.

Please if you want to upload it to other sites please wait a week or so as i will be uploading these shows to a couple of other torrent sites after it has run its course on here

As Usual Please dont convert to mp3 ( only for your own use if you do ) Please Keep all the info files md5 etc in the folder so that other collectors know which version this is etc and most of all DO NOT SELL.

PLEASE NOTE.

This series is from my own personal collection they are NOT SOURCED FROM ANY CDRs / OTHER TORRENT SITES ETC.
They are from recordings that i traded for between 20 - 35 years ago on audio tape as stated above they have all been boxed up for the past 20 or so years.
This is the first time any of them have been Digitally transfered and torrented. All i am doing to the recordings in nero wave editor is inproving the volume ( if low),also equallizing the left and right channel where needed. Removing hiss etc ( If i can ).
Recordings in this series that have a generation linage are the correct linage as to what i was told when i was sent the recordings. Most of the traders i traded with where well known traders so i have no reason to believe they are not the true Linage if i had any doubt to the linage at the time i did not
write it down on the tape so all the low generation recordings in this series have a well known and correct linage.

Please do not remaster any of theses If you wish to do remastering of this source find yourself a better quality version and remaster that.
This version is how i remembered hearing it all them years ago and how it sounded when it was recorded the way it should be heard.

THIS IS FOR SOME PEOPLE WHO ALWAYS HAVE TO PUT THERE TWO PENITHWORTH IN AND ARE NOT SATISFIED.
I PUT SAMPLES UP TO EVERY RECORDING I UPLOAD MOST PEOPLE 99% ARE SATISFIED I PUT THE SAMPLES UP SO YOU CAN HEAR THEM BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD THEM IF YOU DONT LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR ITS SIMPLE YOU DONT HAVE TO DOWNLOAD IT.
I OR OTHER UPLOADERS ON THESE SITES DO NOT HAVE TO SPEND TIME AND EFFORT RECORDING THESE SHOW ON A PC ETC TO UPLOAD THEM BUT WE DO AND DO IT GLADLY SO THAT OTHER TRADERS CAN HAVE THE SHOWS ETC AND ENJOY THEM.
I HAVE NEVER SAID THE SHOWS I PUT UP ARE PREFECT IN ANY WAY BUT I DO THEM TO THE BEST OF MY ABILLITY IF YOU DONT LIKE IT DONT DOWNLOAD THEM.

THATS MY MOAN FOR THE DAY SORRY LOL

Please also buy the bands official stuff and support them etc.
Thanks to all the Artists for there great music and to all the traders for keeping live music alive.

Uploaded to dimeadozen by doctordavros 4/07/2012


Many thanks Doctordavros ( one day the daleks will rule ).

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GENTLE GIANT- 2/22/77 MAPLE LEAF GARDENS, TORONTO, CANADA

Found on External Rock Drive #1 1:03:20
Audio 97:20

Please Note: As Old As You're Young, Memories Of Old Days, Winning, and For Nobody are not only performed before the 8/26/77 release of "The Missing Piece"
but the recording sessions did not even begin until May of 1977.

The performance is superlative and the exposure to the four new numbers only enhnaced things. Although many list the quality as Excellent or A-, that is
not the case. B- is the most realistic.

1 Crowd Noise > Soundcheck :52 >
2 Improvisations :51 >
3 The Runaway 3:02 >
4 Experience > Derek welcomes the crowd and tells them the next selection is from the latest album "Playing The Fool" > Derek intros the next song 6:35
5 On Reflection > Derek thanks the crowd > Derek tells the audience they are going to play some new material that has not been recorded yet
(Keyboard Tune-Up takes place as Derek speaks) > Derek intros the title of the next song 6:53
6 As Old As You're Young > Derek tells the audience the next one is from the live album and gives the title 4:22
7 Just The Same 4:59 >
8 Playing The Game (There is an edit after the last note but no music is missed) 4:48
9 Memories Of Old Days (Very low intro) There is an edit when the song ends but no music is missed 8:11
10 Winning > Ray says "Hello" Tune-Up > Ray gives the title of the next song 7:17
11 For Nobody (There is an edit at the end of the song but no music is missed) > John makes a joke and intros the next song 5:16
12 Funny Ways (There is an edit at the end of the song but no music is missed) 8:03
13 So Sincere (W/The Five Man Drum Bash) 9:32
14 Free Hand (There is an edit at the end of the song but no music is missed) > Crowd Wanting An Encore 9:00
Encore:
15 Derek thanks the audience > Derek plugs the live album again > Band Introductions (Derek intros himself as John Denver) 2:21
16 Excerpts From Octopus (Including): The Boys In The Band > Raconteur Troubadour > Knots > Ocean Bridge > The Advent Of Panurge (W/The Famous Recorder Quartet) 15:11

 

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Thank you so very much for this superb share!. Very truly appreciated. Molte grazie. Luca. 17 ottobre 2021.
 
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