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Gentle Giant


Eclectic Prog

4.35 | 63 ratings

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4 stars GENTLE GIANT were among the most original and artistically unique bands from the classic prog era. Still, they never for some reasons succeeded in joining the major league with CRIMSON, GENESIS, YES, VAN DER GRAAF, ELP...

My first experience happened long time ago when I got "Free Hand" album. Although very much open to exploring new music and various bands, at that time it did not catch my attention. So I abandoned the group for a long time. Recently I got this compilation on 2 CDs and carefully listened several times. Totally new perception opened in front of me and I was amazed how could I possibly neglect this fine band over the years!

"Edge of Twilight" contains most of the songs from their first five albums in the period 1970- 74, minus "In a Glass House", thus making it the essence of GENTLE GIANT. Tracks are put randomly, not following original track listings, but if you prefer chronological listening you can always play with playlist capabilities of modern-day digital players.

Representation of the band's music is excellent and I will surely expand my collection with few original albums from this period. I am usually not very fond of compilations (especially when it comes to "progressive" and not too commercial music), but this one is valid and recommended. It is excellent introduction to GENTLE GIANT and if you don't intend to go for individual albums, this collection would make it up.

Seyo | 4/5 |


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