Front Row Center: US Dates 1976-1980

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Album Information:
Title: Front Row Center: US Dates 1976-1980
Artist: Gentle Giant
Year: 2022
Type: official release
live recording
compilation album

Front Row Center: US Dates 1976-1980 a 10-LP box set (vinyl) celebrating four classic years of U.S. tours from 1976-1980, none of which has appeared on vinyl before. The set features a 60-page book, memorabilia, and photographs. The box set was released by Madfish Records on September 23, 2022.

The concerts

  • Hempstead, New York – Calderone Concert Hall – July 13, 1976 (3LP). Originally broadcast live on New York City’s WLIR radio as part of the station’s Bicentennial celebration.
  • Hempstead, New York – Calderone Concert Hall – November 16, 1977 (3LP). A previously unreleased performance sourced from guitarist Gary Green’s personal collection.
  • Chester, Pennsylvania – Widener College – November 18, 1977 (2LP). Available for the first time on vinyl, sourced from Gary Green’s collection.
  • Atlanta, Georgia – Agora Ballroom – May 29, 1980 (2LP). From the band’s final tour, prior to their split in the summer of 1980.

See also