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GENTLE GIANT

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

3.95 | 1254 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is where it all started for the band and what impressed me most about this record is how progressive it is.This was the first GENTLE GIANT album I purchased.

The first song "Giant" starts off with organ that builds then the vocals come in. I really like the way he almost shouts the lyrics, which are followed by the same melody played by guitar. It's almost like the guitar responds in kind to the vocals.This song also features some mellotron."Funny Ways" is a top three and it has reserved vocals with lots of violin as well as trumpet, piano and some scorching guitar. "Alucard" is dracula spelled backwards and is indeed a song about vampires.The guitar is good and the organ is great. "Isn't It Quiet And Cold" is a silly song with cello and xylophone.

"Nothing At All" is my favourite tune on this record. Opening with twelve string guitar it sounds like THE BEATLE's "Dear Prudence" from the "White Album". The song does get more aggressive including the vocals. The guitar is really good. "Why Not ?" is my second favourite. The vocals are great ! The organ and drumming are really well done too. We are then treated to some flute and some bluesy guitar.The song ends with what seems like a big jam. "The Queen" is really an instrumental of "God Save The Queen", UK's national anthem.

Some amazing guitar throughout this album and for me this is a low 4 star album that I quite enjoy.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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