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GIANT ON THE BOX

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

4.62 | 163 ratings

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OGTL
4 stars This is one of the best Prog DVD releases ever! It contains two full giant concerts from the The Power and the Glory tour, one shot in a sterile German TV studio and the other in a small Los Angeles Theatre. This is truly the band in their prime days, the glory and confidence each member has while flawlessly making love to each of their instruments is phenomenal. The band play songs from The Power and the Glory, In a Glass House, Octopus and of course "Funny Ways" from the debut. The "Features from Octopus" section is excellent, the band run through a few highlights of the album, and the dual acoustic showdown between Gary Green and Ray Shulman is magnificent. The band adds a few variations and always keeps things fresh.

There are a few bonus features, like the band playing a severly modified version of "In a Glass House" and a Italian interview segment. Nothing to write home about but welcome additions.

The picture quality of both shows is very good, the German broadcast is a little fuzzy and the Los Angeles is very clear, but also shorter. Sound is a little bit congested and sharp but very very listenable. Packaging is solid, with a small booklet and a bonus CD of both concerts.

4.5 Stars, essential for Gentle Giant fans and recommended for everybody.

OGTL | 4/5 |

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