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THE POWER AND THE GLORY

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

4.26 | 1002 ratings

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b_olariu
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5 stars This is a concept album about coruption and violence in politics, and in that days when Watergate affair was deconspirated and shown in the press, this album was like a bright light for many peoples and listners who were totaly not agree with the goverment from that years. However THE POWER AND THE GLORY evict strong tendencies to Jazz Rock, but of course all the music on this CD is garnished by the perfect use of complex chant for several voices, a perfect controll of each instrument by the members and strongly syncopated rhythms that make this album sound so interesting. After all this is the trademark of Gentle Giant between 1970 to 1977. This is my fav album of them, so i rate with 5 stars, not only by the fact that is my fav but surly shows the peak of their inspiration and playing. What to say about the piece Aspirations, absolut magic, Proclamation shows Kerry Minnear at his best, skillfull and inspiring as always, the rest are obvious all amazing. So,with this one, Octopus, Free hand and Three friends are among the best prog albums ever, and might be very easy cornerstones of prog music and why not of your colection. 5 stars and highly recommended, to me the best Gentle Giant.
b_olariu | 5/5 |

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