KEVIN GILBERT: 20 years of "The Shaming Of The True" - The unknown prog masterpiece

01. October 2020

KEVIN GILBERT: 20 Jahre „The Shaming Of The True“ –  Das unbekannte Prog-Meisterwerk

Kevin Gilbert's concept album "The Shaming Of The True", which is about the rise and fall of rock musician Johnny Virgil, is one of the great unknown prog masterpieces. Since Gilbert could not complete the work on his opus magnum due to his early death - he died in 1996 at the age of 29 - his friend Nick D'Virgilio, who was drumming with Spock's Beard at the time and is now in the service of Big Big Train, stepped in. D'Virgilio helped finalize the album and set the final tracklist. In 2000, "The Shaming Of The True" was released in a first edition of 1400 copies, but the audience response was so great that two remastered reissues followed in 2008 and 2011; the album will be released as a double LP at the end of 2020. So it's high time to shed light on the exciting genesis of Gilbert's stroke of genius