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THE POWER AND THE GLORY

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

4.27 | 1033 ratings

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ProgPeter!
4 stars 4,1 Stars, rounding to 4!

The Ecletic Prog bands, I think all of them (and should not cease to be) practice a sound bold, complex and rich in dense arrays. Some people must think that this is due mainly to the use of instruments not very orthodox and, in part, are correct. But fail to recognize the skills required of musicians who use them. The Gentle Giant, obviously with other bands, has a reputation for using this skill.

''The Power and the Glory''(1974), along with''In a Glass House'',''Octopus''and''Free Hand''are the albums that deserve attention of such prodigious band. In the album in question, two songs drew my attention by the versatility (even though all are equally good). ''Playing the Game'' stands out for its simple but addictive melody. She is a classic example of the ability which I mentioned (which can be viewed at its height in the song''In a Glass House'', in the album namesake, when they make use of instruments that simulate with melody a breaking glass). ''Cogs in Cogs'' shines, despite the short time, by approaching of the classic hard rock without escape of the paradigms of progressive Ecletig Prog.

I repeat, however, that all songs are of equal quality. Anyway, this is one of the albums I recommend for those who might wish to enter the fabulous and complex musical world of Ecletig Prog.

ProgPeter! | 4/5 |

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