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Kevin Gilbert
« on: February 03, 2011, 01:22:11 PM »
Listening to "Giraffe" right now, great album. Even though, what always surprised me, how many songs overlap with The Shaming of the True. What's up with that?

I was also just reading the Wikipedia article on him; I never knew that he was going to have an audition with Genesis to be the replacement singer for Phil Collins, only to be found dead? :eek

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 02:02:07 PM »
The Shaming of the True is one of my favorite albums ever.  I've never heard the whole "rock star" storyline portrayed so well.  Kevin Gilbert was a master.  I wish he was still around today. 


The Genesis thing is apparently true.  What an untimely and unfortunate loss!

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 02:02:38 PM »
I don't have Giraffe, but what I do have I'm very happy with.  It's a shame he's gone, I really would have liked to see what he would have came up with over the years.

Also, he dated Cheryl Crow and wrote a few of the songs on her breakout album.  A truely talented person.
     

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2011, 02:37:52 PM »
the band he was in "The Tuesday Music Club" wrote almost entirely the entire "Tuesday Night Music Club" record actually.

"Giraffe" is just a compilation in fact.

Why a number of songs ended up on Shaming and Thud? because they are different versions. The guy could wrote dozens of equally amazing versions of the same song, multiple times.

Why some tunes ended up on multiple albums? because each of those versions were worth releasing. Imagemaker From Here To There both warranted being on Shaming. Although given the fact Kevin wasn't alive to okay the exact track listing on Shaming, who knows. But his estate did as faithful a job making that record as they could with a lot of his notes as a guide. Although from what I recall, a lot of his notes were not exactly crystal clear.
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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2011, 09:37:39 PM »
Something I saw the other day. The Shaming of the True is going to be re-released with Bonus tracks including a 48-piece orchestra arrangement of "Long Day's Life"

https://www.prosoundnews.com/article/34494

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 09:51:25 AM »
That's pretty awesome!
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Re: Kevin Gilbert
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2014, 12:12:14 PM »
Cool!

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2014, 11:26:39 AM »
3 CD 20th Anniversary Deluxe edition of THUD coming this Fall.


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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2014, 01:00:12 PM »
I've been suckered into a few of these kind of deals and the "unreleased demos and alternate mixes" junk is usually just that:  JUNK


I dig Kevin Gilbert, but this sounds like an overpriced money grab to be honest


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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2014, 03:13:31 PM »
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yeah, "overpriced moneygrab" sounds about right, since the record has been out of print for many years, and I know people who have scowered the web  and monitored Ebay frequently trying to track a copy down, LOL.

Kevin's Estate sure needs the money of course, that's why they are of course charging to see all those unreleased videos and docs coming and setting up a Kickstarter for the released of these.
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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2014, 05:40:22 PM »
3 CD 20th Anniversary Deluxe edition of THUD coming this Fall.



I'm in!

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2014, 03:45:44 PM »
bump.

it could be also finally be available on Vinyl!



https://www.facebook.com/kevingilbertofficial/photos/a.240786302798926.1073741842.224649184412638/240785206132369/?type=1


As some of you may already know, this fall, The Estate of Kevin Gilbert is releasing a limited, 34 track, 3 CD, 20th anniversary, deluxe edition, of Kevin’s solo album Thud.

We are wondering if there is enough interest to have 500 of the sets include a 2 disc, 180 gram, audiophile vinyl version of the original CD. This will be mastered from the original analogue tapes.

We hope to have the 3 CD set, which includes a 32 page, full color, hard bound book, sell for $30. The version including the vinyl will cost an extra $30, totaling $60. The CD set will be available separately for $30 but vinyl will ONLY be available as part of the entire $60 set.

Please respond here under this post (or on Kevin Gilbert's Official FaceBook page) and let us know if you would buy the edition including vinyl. We will only press vinyl if we get enough positive responses.

Best regards, Jon Rubin
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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2014, 06:27:14 PM »
Did I miss the release date on this?

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2014, 10:07:41 PM »
no release date yet, just a projected time frame of this Fall as that image shows. I'm sure when there is one, Gruno will reply over on mp.com and other sites about it.

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2014, 03:46:25 PM »
THUD DELUXE  Coming in November, including VINYL.

trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPMKf2k6PaY



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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2014, 11:36:40 AM »
bump.

“Kevin Gilbert – Toy Matinee Acoustic”
Available mid-November 2014
Priced at $15, this 59 minute, 10-song CD contains:
Acoustic rehearsal recorded in 1990 with Kevin Gilbert, Marc Bonilla, and Spencer Campbell
- Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
- The Ballad Of Jenny Ledge
- Last Plane Out
- Rocket Man
- Things She Said
- If I Fell
**includes between song banter
Acoustic Christmas Track performed by Kevin Gilbert & Marc Bonilla in 1990
- O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Bonus: Full-band live tracks recorded in Ventura, Ca. in 1991, with Kevin Gilbert, Marc Bonilla, Spencer Campbell, Sheryl Crow, and Toss Panos
- Remember My Name
- There Was A Little Boy
- Turn It On Salvador
Additional details (sound samples, artwork, ordering information) will be announced throughout the month of October.

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHI1o_v9mPo

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2014, 11:49:45 AM »
another Thud Anniversary/Trailer posted, includinga clip of the infamous "Miss Broadway"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8Uc-eQxfIk

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2014, 05:25:53 PM »
bump.

THUD has been pushed back until January, but the Toy Matinee Acoustic and The Lamb performance are for sale now.

newly revamped official homepage:
https://kevingilbert.com/

"Goodness Gracious (Can-Am)"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAZRqIl6CU8

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2014, 07:26:26 PM »
bump.

THUD has been pushed back until January, but the Toy Matinee Acoustic and The Lamb performance are for sale now.

newly revamped official homepage:
https://kevingilbert.com/

"Goodness Gracious (Can-Am)"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAZRqIl6CU8

I'll be in for Thud right away and Toy Matinee Acoustic at some later point.

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2015, 12:42:54 PM »


https://kevingilbert.com/

for sale finally.

I just ordered the 2 LP 180g Vinyl + 3 CD set.

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2015, 08:00:22 AM »
I just ordered the 2 LP 180g Vinyl + 3 CD set.

Yup, me too. Expensive (especially with shipping to Europe), but I don't care.  :hat
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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2015, 01:39:35 PM »
yeah, odds are this is the only time it'll be re-released, especially on Vinyl.

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2015, 12:44:54 PM »
I tried (a non-spectacular) unboxing-video of the Thud package.
The book is awesome - as is the whole thing (musically and packaging-wise).  :tup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ykb8Lktf2Ek
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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2015, 01:33:49 PM »
yeah, I agree. It's really pristine and thorough. I really hope and almost expect to see something similar occur finally for Shaming in the near future.

But nice video, I actually likely will make one showing it (and some other stuff) on my YouTube channel in the near future.

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2015, 07:30:05 PM »
BUMP

I've been wanting a copy of Shaming of the True for a long time.  What's the best way of getting it, without spending a couple of hundred dollars for it?
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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2015, 10:41:31 PM »
it seems all the reasonable/reasonably priced copies are out of stock on the usual sites including his own. Based on history, they will repress more copies within the next year or 2. But for now, I would recommend monitoring Ebay and Amazon Marketplace.


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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2016, 10:31:29 AM »
Btw, Kevin is dead for 20 years now...

To honor him, I give you an awesome tribute concert from 2014 in Germany: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL86JYcIZu4h2p27l4qB4YszyZRFcoIuu6
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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2016, 05:34:43 PM »
^thanks!

yeah I posted both a clip and a made a "What If" video on my YouTube channel today about Kevin.

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2016, 10:07:52 AM »
Btw, Kevin is dead for 20 years now...

To honor him, I give you an awesome tribute concert from 2014 in Germany: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL86JYcIZu4h2p27l4qB4YszyZRFcoIuu6

Better late than never. Thanks!

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2017, 10:32:11 PM »
bump.

Some people may know Lorenzo from Italy who keeps a similar blog to mine, altprogcore.

Lorenzo has published some progressive rock books previously per links on his blog https://altprogcore.blogspot.com/

but they are all in Italian.

So Lorenzo wants to try and get an English version of his Kevin Gilbert book published and he just launched a Kickstarter for it.

So, some may be up for reading a published book about Kevin Gilbert, checkout out the Campaign:

Kevin Gilbert BOOK (English version)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1241132547/translated-kevin-gilbert-book?ref=user_menu

Last year I've published Independently a book about Kevin Gilbert written in italian. Obviously some not italian Kevin fans have expressed their interest on this book, but I'm not a good translator so, since then, I've tried to find someone who did a proper job of translation. At last I've found the guy, but I can't afford the fee without being sure to sell at least a certain amount of copies. So, here I am on Kickstarter if you want to help me out to fund this project and want your English version of the book. I've set the final goal adding only the print and shipping costs, I am not interested in earning money from the book, but only in the translation.

With this book I've tried to give a chronological shape to Kevin's career collecting all the facts I've found in interviews and web resources, plus I have added my thoughts about his music and every album from his early days with NRG and Giraffe until his last masterpiece "The Shaming of the True" and the band Kaviar. A full discography with his collaborations and productions is also included.

Useful informations:

122 pages
Dimesions: 10,8cm x 17,48cm
Original cover artwork (back and front) by longtime Kevin Gilbert fan Lennart Fagerman
You can find the italian version here:
https://www.lulu.com/shop/lorenzo-barbagli/kevin-gilbert-the-best-of-everything/paperback/product-22989538.html

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2020, 11:07:59 AM »
bump.

https://www.facebook.com/kevingilbertofficial/photos/a.240786302798926/1338548923022653/?type=3&theater

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The Estate of Kevin Gilbert is pleased to announce that The Shaming Of The True, and Giraffe’s two albums (The Power of Suggestion/The View From Here) will be re-released very soon. We have also been working to bring you never-before heard/viewed content that will be available for purchase later this year at KevinGilbert.com

We thank you for your continued patience and ongoing support while we were away working on these very special treats.

Be safe & stay tuned!

KevinGilbert.com
facebook.com/kevingilbertofficial

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2020, 11:17:58 AM »
Hey, cool, I was just checking to see if I could find Shaming anywhere and nope. Guess I’ll have another chance soon!

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2020, 05:16:27 PM »
bump.

https://www.facebook.com/kevingilbertofficial/photos/a.240786302798926/1338548923022653/?type=3&theater

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The Estate of Kevin Gilbert is pleased to announce that The Shaming Of The True, and Giraffe’s two albums (The Power of Suggestion/The View From Here) will be re-released very soon. We have also been working to bring you never-before heard/viewed content that will be available for purchase later this year at KevinGilbert.com

We thank you for your continued patience and ongoing support while we were away working on these very special treats.

Be safe & stay tuned!

KevinGilbert.com
facebook.com/kevingilbertofficial

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Re: Kevin Gilbert
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2020, 10:57:18 AM »
Shaming and the Giraffe albums are being repressed/reissued. They had gone out of print the last few years.

The "bring you never-before heard/viewed content" could be the Documentaries that were talked about a number of years ago but never were made/made-available.