Gentle Giant's eighth studio album Interview - from 1976 - lays claim to being the band's most underrated.
A superb follow-up to Freehand, the album showed the band's Progressive ambition undiminished and introduced a grittier, more direct 'edge' to the music as well an 'interview' / 'band life' conceptual thread (with Sounds’ writer Phil Sutcliffe as the ‘interviewer’).
CD in digi-sleeve edition featuring Steven Wilson's immaculate 2023 remix.
GG had completed a year of nonstop touring throughout Europe and North America promoting Freehand. Despite having no real down time, the band felt inclined to write and record the follow up without having any time to reflect on its success. This may have influenced both the direction and attitude of the album, hence its somewhat cynical concept. The band recorded Interview in its favored Advision Studios where in addition to the usual stereo version, the album was also mixed in 4-channel quadraphonic sound. It poked a little satirical fun at the state of the music industry and dissected the way a group’s relationship with the rock press could either help or hinder their career.
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1. Interview - 6:52
2. Give It Back - 5:09
3. Design - 5:00
4. Another Show - 3:29
5. Empty City - 4:37
6. Timing - 4:34
7. I Lost My Head - 6:59