On November 27, 1970.


On November 27,1970, “Vertigo” label released self titled Gentle Giant debut album. It was recorded in August 1970, at the “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Visconti.


  • Gary Green– Lead guitar, 12 string guitar, backing vocals
  • Kerry Minnear– Hammond organ, Minimoog, Mellotron, piano, tympani, xylophone, vibraphone, cellos, bass, backing and lead vocals
  • Derek Shulman– Lead and backing vocals, bass
  • Phil Shulman– Trumpet, alto and tenor  saxophones, descant, backing and lead vocals
  • Ray Shulman- Bass, electric and acoustic guitar, violins, triangle, backing vocals
  • Martin Smith– drums, brushed snare drum
  • Paul Cosh –tenor horn
  • Claire Deniz – Cello

Track listing:

  1. Giant – Derek Shuman
  2. Funny Ways – Phil Shuman, Derek Shuman
  3. Alucard – Phil Shuman, Derek Shulman, Kerry Minhear
  4. Isn’t It Quiet and Cold – Phil Shulman
  5. Nothing at All – Derek Shulman
  6. Why Not – Derek Shuman, Kerry Minnear
  7. The Queen – Phil Shuman, Ray Shuman, Kerry Minnear

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