List of rare Gentle Giant songs

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Gentle Giant recorded several rare tracks that were not released on the original 12 albums. In recent years, some of these pieces have resurfaced and have been released; others are still a mystery. Here are all the tracks we know of.

Unreleased Tracks

These tracks have never been released. A good quality recording would be a major discovery!

Evil Woman

According to Jack Skelly, this song was "played live in the early days" of Gentle Giant. No known recording exists, but "a 12-string guitar riff from that song was recycled into the song Betcha Thought We Couldn't Do It many years later."

In the Midnight Hour (Wilson Picket cover)

The band played this song live as an encore, according to the liner notes of Live at the Bicentennial. No recording is known to exist.

Time in Your Face

This song might not exist. The title was circulated as part of a rumor, saying that it would appear as a bonus track on a future remaster of In a Glass House. However, Ray Shulman has no recollection of any GG track with this name.

Rare Tracks

These tracks were lost and then found many years later.

Freedoms Child

Written before Gentle Giant's first album. It is a ballad influenced by 1960's soul. The original tape has been found and appears on Under Construction and Three Piece Suite.

Bringing Me Down

A rocking blues song written before Gentle Giant's first album. It was long forgotten -- even more forgotten than the other tracks on this page. Appears on Under Construction.

City Hermit

Written before Gentle Giant's first album. For a long time, the only known recording was a poor-quality cassette circulated among fans, recorded at one of Gentle Giant's first gigs. Then a studio recording was located in the archives of the BBC, and it was released in 1996 on Out of the Woods. A live version appears on King Alfred's College Winchester.

Heroes No More

Recorded during the Civilian period. It first was released as a bonus track on the Civilian CD from Terrapin Records, but it was taken from a poor-quality cassette recording. The original tape, discovered in January 1997, appears on the later CD release from One Way Records.

Home Again

A vocal piece featuring Kerry, written in the early 1980s but left unfinished. It was completed and released on Scraping the Barrel.

Hometown Special

Written before Gentle Giant's first album. The original tape was found and appears on Under Construction. A live version appears on King Alfred's College Winchester.

Moog Fugue

An instrumental written in the early 1980s but left unfinished. It was completed and released on Scraping the Barrel.

Move Over

A rock tune written in the early 1980s but left unfinished. It was completed and released on Scraping the Barrel.

Peel Off the Paint

Written before Gentle Giant's first album. The lyrics are identical to Peel The Paint from Three Friends, but the music is completely different. Released on King Alfred's College Winchester.

The Power and the Glory

Recorded around the time of the album of the same name. It appears as a bonus track on the CD releases of The Power And The Glory from DRT, Terrapin Records, and One Way Records. (It does not appear on the Capitol CD release.)

The track previously appeared on the vinyl compilation album Giant Steps... The First Five Years, and a live-in-the-studio version appears on the bootleg Playing the Foole - A Stake Through the Heart.

Weekend Cowboy

Written before Gentle Giant's first album. This song has a rather "1960's hippy" feel but you can also hear the building blocks of Gentle Giant's style. The original tape has been found and appears on Under Construction.

You Haven't a Chance

Written by John Weathers during the Civilian era. The original tape has been found and appears on Under Construction.

See also