Playing for Fools

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About The Album

This is a CD-R from Germany from a live studio recording from August 10, 1975, which has been officially released on DVD as Giant On The Box.

A fan reports: "Unfortunately, the first minutes were lost, apparently as a result of some technician's mistake. Anyway, this is a great concert, and of very good sound quality. The Kerry Minnear vibe solo on Funny Ways is quite breath-taking!"

Produced and arranged by Gentle Giant for P&O Inc.

Recorded live in the studio on August 10, 1975. Total time 49.18 minutes.

Manufactured by "Pantagruel and Octopus, Inc." Order number P&O CD 001.


The giant's friends are:

Ray Shulman: Bass, violin, guitar, descant recorder, trumpet, vocals, percussion

Gary Green: All Guitars, alto and descant recorders, vocals, percussion

Kerry Minnear: All keyboards, cello, vibes, tenor recorder, vocals, percussion

Derek Shulman: Vocals, alto sax, descant recorder, bass, percussion

John P. Weathers: Drums, vibes, tambour, vocals, percussion

Track List

  1. Cogs in Cogs
  2. Proclamation
  3. Funny Ways
  4. The Runaway
  5. Experience
  6. Excerpts From Octopus
  7. So Sincere