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GENTLE GIANT

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

3.86 | 836 ratings

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nebenfluss
2 stars This is "unfinished" Giant. If you love early, roughly produced albums in general (let's say, "Trespass" by Genesis) this might be for you. And of course you have to own this piece if you are a Gentle Giant fan. It's not a bad album, but remember, this is a debut so don't expect too much. The best song might be the ballad "Funny ways", the only song from this first release that GG played live on (nearly?) all tours until the end. "Nothing at all" is similar but the drum & piano solo in the middle is more chaos than art and does not really fit the rest. "Why Not?" is a rock song with some elements of later GG music. "Isn't it quiet and cold?" sounds to me like a children's song. I know some people listen to artrock for songs like this but to me it's one of the worst songs Giant made. If you don't know Gentle Giant by now you would better start with another CD from the "middle" of their discogrpahy, for example "The Power and the Glory", "In a Glass house", "Free hand" or, of course, the great live album "Playing the fool".
nebenfluss | 2/5 |

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