Price: £14.99
Format: cd/blu-ray
Artist: Gentle Giant
CatNo: ALUGG050
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/blu-ray edition features a Steven Wilson mix and a 15 minute live performance of Excerpts From Octopus in 96/24 PCM and in DTS 5.1 Surround Sound Master Audio.
 
The Blu-ray also includes instrumental mixes of 5 of the original 8 tracks from the album in 96/24 PCM, and a flat transfer of the original mix of the album (taken directly from the original quarter inch tape). 
 
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
4. Knots
5. The Boys in the Band
6. Dog's Life
7. Think of me with Kindness 
8. River
 
Bonus Track:
 
9. Excerpts from Octopus (Live, 1976)
 
Blu-Ray:
 
Album Mixes In 96/24 Stereo LPCM & DTS 5.1 Master Audio, Remixed by Steven Wilson:
 
1. The Advent of Panurge
2. Raconteur Troubadour
3. A Cry for Everyone
4. Knots
5. The Boys in the Band
6. Dog's Life
7. Think of me with Kindness 
8. River
 
Bonus Track:
 
9. Excerpts from Octopus (Live, 1976)
 
Instrumental Mixes:
 
96/24 Stereo LPCM
 
1. A Cry for Everyone
2. Knots
3. Dog's Life
4. Think of me with Kindness
5. River
 
Original 1972 album mix (Transferred Flat from the original 1/4 inch tape @ 96/24 Stereo LPCM):
 
1. The Advent of Panurge
2. Raconteur Troubadour
3. A Cry for Everyone
4. Knots
5. The Boys in the Band
6. Dog's Life
7. Think of me with Kindness 
8. River
 

- 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