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GIANT ON THE BOX

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

4.60 | 164 ratings

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wallclanman
5 stars This is soooo simple. It's Gentle Giant at their peak. I saw GG seven times in two different countries, and there has never been a band (outside of the seventies YES or GENESIS w/Gabriel) that had the dynamics , and yes, the POWER and the GLORY of GG. The great sadness is that this band of virtuoso musicians is so unknown by the 90's and 00 generations.Recently I put Free Hand on in the car with my 15 year old son and his eyes lit up. "WHO IS THIS dad?" he exclaimed. I tried to explain the the band and their interactions live on stage, but HOW do you explain the TOTALLY EXTRODINARY experience that was GG live? After much searching I was able to buy this DVD. When I put it on for him, well, he just sat mesmorized. Such was the effect seeing the band live had on on me as a sixteen year old kid in 1972. My heart is still broken that there was never a reunion. Much like an old love that you are reunited with after 20 years, it could never be the same. God bless the Schulmans and their cohorts (Gary Green SMOKES here). I stopped listening to Grand Funk and turned my attention to GG, classical music, and English folk acts. Their music WILL BE REMEMBERED and listened to by generations to come, starting with my 15 yearold kid. He now brings his friends over to turn them on to GG live! BUY THIS! Play it for your teenagers, then put it in a vault!
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