Interview (album)

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Interview
Gentle Giant - Interview.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 23, 1976
RecordedFebruary – March 1976
StudioAdvision Studios, London
Genre
Length36:47
LabelChrysalis (UK)
Capitol (Canada, U.S.)
ProducerGentle Giant
Gentle Giant chronology
Free Hand
(1975)
Interview
(1976)
Playing the Fool
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Interview (stylized ĭn′terview) is the eighth album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant. The album was released in 1976.

It is a concept album conceived as a radio interview. Three of the tracks integrate brief "interview" sections which were staged in the studio; the title song has lyrics derived from the type of question and answer dialogue they had encountered while talking to the music press. This album was critically and commercially less successful than their previous album Free Hand.

In addition to the usual stereo version the album was also mixed in 4-channel quadraphonic sound in 1976; the 4-channel mix was not used until 2012 when it finally appeared on DVD with encoding in multichannel LPCM, DTS and Dolby Digital surround sound formats.[2]

Track listing[edit]

(Copyright Clipchoice Ltd. & Moth Music, Inc.)

All tracks written by Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman, and Ray Shulman.

Side one
No.TitleLead vocalsLength
1."Interview"Derek Shulman, John Weathers6:54
2."Give It Back"Derek Shulman5:12
3."Design"Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman, Ray Shulman, John Weathers5:00
Side two
No.TitleLead vocalsLength
1."Another Show"Derek Shulman3:29
2."Empty City"Derek Shulman and ensemble4:23
3."Timing"Derek Shulman4:52
4."I Lost My Head"Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman6:57
Bonus track – 35th Anniversary reissue
No.TitleLength
8."Interview" (recorded July 3, 1976 at Calderone Theater, Hempstead, NY)6:31

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1976 US Billboard 200 137

Release details[edit]

  • 1976, UK, Chrysalis Records CHR-1115, release date April 23, 1976, LP
  • 1976, U.S., Capitol Records ST-11532, release date May 4, 1976, LP
  • 1976, U.S., Capitol Records ST-11532, release date ? April 1976, Cassette
  • ?, U.S., Capitol Records SN-16047, release date ? ? ?, LP (reissue without picture sleeve)
  • ?, U.S., Capitol Records CD 18732, release date ? ? ?, CD
  • 1994, UK, Terrapin Trucking TRUCKCD005, release date ? July 1994, CD (re-master)
  • 1996, U.S., One Way CD 18467, release date ? ? 1996, CD
  • 1999, UK, BGO BGOCD421, release date 1 October 1999, CD (2 x CD with Free Hand) (This version is missing a few seconds of dialogue at the end of the "Interview" album.)
  • 2005, UK, DRT Entertainment RTÉ 00357, release date 13 September 2005, CD (35th Anniversary Enhanced Re-Master)
  • 2012, UK, EMI/Chrysalis Records CHRDX 1115, CD + DVD (DVD contains audio enhanced tracks of the album)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, Robert (2012). "In'terview – Gentle Giant | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 16 Feb 2012.
  2. ^ "Gentle Giant – In'terview". discogs.com.
  3. ^ Gentle Giant's website (www.blazemonger.com/GG/)