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THREE FRIENDS

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

4.11 | 860 ratings

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King Crimson776
5 stars Maybe my favorite GG album. Every song is good here. The album tells a story of Three Friends (get the hint?) who go their seperate ways. Prologue introduces the concept and has some good melodies. Schooldays, one of the best GG songs ever, tells of the friends in their worry free school days and has some great improv on the second half of the song. Working All Day tells about the friend who was brought up in the mindset of hard work, no play or overthinking and has some great riffage. Peel the Paint is about the artistic friend who spends his time painting and pondering ans some great riffage and this really epic guitar solo near the end, probably my favorite song on the album. Mister Class and Quality is about the business type who manipulates and because of his education considers himself superior to the human race, but he is locked in society in all it's phoniness and he doesn't have any true relations. Musically the track has catchy melodies and riffs as usual. The title track is a beautiful chamber music sounding song that brings everything to a resolution and kind of says how they each went their seperate ways and are fine with it, highly recomended album. The End.
King Crimson776 | 5/5 |

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