Ahead of this week's anniversary of the release of The G&G (actually in commemoration of Mike Giles' birthday today) I was reading the transcript of an interview Ant did with US radio in 1977. I was surprised to read the interviewer say: "late last year, we got this album [G&G]..." Given that recording continued into November '76 and then mixing was required, this seems quick for promotional copies to be circulated, even in rough form.
I was further surprised by this answer to the inevitable touring question: "I'd love to take this album on the road. I don't think it will happen for a while 'cos it's going to need a lot of resources; a lot of back-up; a lot of musicians. Heavens! I could conceive by early next year, with the second album under my belt, taking both albums on the road..."