Proclamation (magazine)

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Proclamation, The Occasional Gentle Giant Magazine was a non-profit magazine devoted to Gentle Giant, published by Geir Hasnes of Finland. It came out occasionally, one issue every few years, but was of very high quality. The last issue published was in 1997, though Geir sometimes talks about publishing further issues.

Contents of previous issues

Issue 1, March 1992: 16 pages

  • Editorial
  • Questions and answers
  • Profiles of each band member
  • Letters from fans

Issue 2, December 1992: 40 pages

  • Editorial
  • Questions and answers
  • Album focus: Gentle Giant
  • Interview from Zigzag magazine, April 1975.
  • A letter from Phil Shulman.
  • Gnidrolog, a band with similarities to Gentle Giant
  • Photographs from a concert in Norway, September 1976.
  • Letters from fans
  • Ads for GG merchandise

Issue 3, August 1993: 56 pages

  • Editorial
  • New CD releases
  • Questions and answers
  • Kerry Livgren of Kansas
  • The Green Album by Eddie Jobson (with Gary Green)
  • Gentle Giant poll results
  • Album focus: Acquiring The Taste
  • Interview with Kerry Minnear
  • Kerry Minnear update
  • Transcription: On Reflection
  • Musical analysis of Peel The Paint
  • Pekka Pohjola information
  • Review of a concert form 1972
  • Album covers and inner sleeves
  • Letters from fans
  • Advertisements

Issue 4, October 1994: 88 pages

  • Lyrics from Heroes
  • Editorial
  • New CD releases, including Phil Shulman's son
  • Questions and answers
  • Franco Mussida of Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
  • Gentle Giant's BBC sessions
  • Gentle Giant poll results
  • Album focus: Three Friends
  • Interview from 1981
  • Two interviews with Gary Green
  • Musical analysis of Pantagruel's Nativity
  • Transcription of Acquiring The Taste
  • Music releases by Proclamation subscribers
  • Album covers and inner sleeves
  • Letters from fans
  • Advertisements

Issue 5, March 1997: 68 pages

The first issue with color and professional binding.

  • Editorial
  • News about Gentle Giant releases and other important events
  • The recording project (trying to arrange a reunion album)
  • One Week In Britain: Geir Hasnes and Dan Bornemark visit the Boys In The Band
  • The making of The Last Steps
  • Live at the Roxy 1980: memories
  • Ian Anderson (of Jethro Tull) interview with GG focus
  • 1977 interview with the band, from Trouser Press
  • Phil Shulman interview
  • Simon Dupree and the Big Sound history
  • Musical analysis and transcription of So Sincere
  • Record Collector poll results

A word from Geir about Proclamation

See also