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LIVE IN STOCKHOLM '75

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

3.94 | 33 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars A highly enjoyable live album by these giants.

First off all; I owe the reviewer Rune2000 a big thank you. His review some days ago provoked into an instant purchase & download of the digital version from Amazon. I had simply forgotten to purchase this album during the last months chaos with interviews etc etc.

Gentle Giant is a band I have pushed aside too long. I like their sound and music. I regard them as one of the best ever progressive rock bands. So this live recording from 1975 comes as a highly enjoyable experience in the front of the speakers.

For the nitty-gritty stuff about this release and Gentle Giant, I refer to Rune2000's excellent review. I just want to add my impressions of this live album as a rather long distance admirer of Gentle Giant. The first thing that struck me is the excellent sound quality. The sound is warm and has a typical live feeling. Which is a solid plus in my book.

The other pluses comes in the form of the tracks. I am not sure what is the best songs they have ever released during their career so I am not putting my feet into wet concrete by declaring this as a greatest hits live album. But the material here is nevertheless very impressive. There is a loose jam included on this album too which is rather charming. But the rest of the live performance is pretty tight and to the point. All the great Gentle Giant hallmarks are flowing free on this live album. Their superb musicianship, the rather special vocals and instrumentations and the songs.

There is no real best-song on this album. All of them, with the possible exception of the jam, is very impressive and leaves me yearning for more. In my case; the studio albums. This live album is a feast, no less. This album should be purchased and stored next to the excellent Playing The Fool live album in your favourite albums rack.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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