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THE POWER AND THE GLORY

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

4.27 | 933 ratings

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Cheesecakemouse
3 stars Like In aGlass House I can't give above a three for this album, mainly because of the derivativeness that this and Glass House have with Yes and Jethro Tull. Although I enjoy Proclamation and Playing the Game, I feel a lot of this album is rehashing ideas from Jethro Tull's Thick as a Brick and Passion Play and Yes music, you'll find in this album vocal harmonies in the song No God's a Man is a direct rip off of the Jon Anderson song We Have Heavan on the Yes album Fragile. I do enjoy Kerry Minnear's keyboards, very colourful sounding, and I think GG was a big influence on Split Enz, I only wish they couold have not walked so much in Yes and Jethro Tull's footsteps because it leaves them sounding second tier perhaps this was because after Phil Shulman had left and they were trying to find a new sound without him (that's a guess because the only Phil album I have is Octopus which in my opinion is superior to Glass House and Power and the Glory), fortunately Freehand will be where they find their feet and redeem them. I give this three stars, some good tracks but I wish this and Glass House had less of the Yes and Jethro Tull impersonations.
Cheesecakemouse | 3/5 |

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