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Gentle Giant


Eclectic Prog

4.10 | 1120 ratings

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3 stars This album is an amazing musical voyage.

It highlights the sheer ingenuity and precision which exemplifies Gentle Giant. What is most striking is the apparent ease with which it is accomplished. Never strained, never contrived. There is a more sombre element to the album but this is in no small part due to the subject.

The basic concept of three school friends who plough very different furrows in life may not seem the stuff of your average prog band: it may seem a bit mundane, but for me it is a strong theme because it is so basic.

There is a little bit more of a rock feel than one would normally expect form GG. to tracks like: Peel the Paint and Working All Day. The Middle Class of Mister class and Quality is smoother. The finale Three Friends binds the rock with the GG vocals.

I'm a huge GG fan but this album for me does not stand out as one of their better offerings.

It's good, but certainly not essential.

obiter | 3/5 |


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