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Gentle Giant


Eclectic Prog

4.36 | 1518 ratings

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Marc Baum
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5 stars "In A Glass House" is arguably GG's best and most ambitious record and the outstanding gem from their in prog circles highly astonished early period. It's their highest masterpiece of all. Period: From the intro of "The Runaway" 'til the outro of the title track with the glass- breaking effects in both, the album is deep, perfectly structured and with so many changes and complex parts (which always are understandable and memorable), that this album never tunes boring. It's without doubt a definitive landmark record in classic prog, from the year 1973, where progressive rock reached it's highest creative point. "In A Glass House" is GG's "Close To The Edge", "Dark Side Of The Moon", "Selling England By The Pound" or "Thick As A Brick" if you will, but you can't compare it with one of these records, it stands on it's own as a prog masterpiece, like all of those mentioned from above.

Since some recent reviews, I specially reviewed the single tracks from one record and gave them points from 0-10. This time I make it short and give them only points, because here is so much to discover, which isn't discribable with some words. You must hear it yourself!

Extremely high recommended to all prog and Gentle Giant fans (those own it already though)!

Track ratings:

"The Runaway": 10/10 points "An Inmates Lullaby": 9/10 points "Way Of Life": 10/10 points "Experience": 10/10 points "A Reunion": 8.5/10 points "In A Glass House": 10/10 points

Record rating: 10 + 9 + 10 + 10 + 8.5 + 10 = 57.5 / 6 tracks = 9.58 = 9.5 points Gentle Giant - "In A Glass House": 9.5/10 points = 96 % on MPV scale = 5/5 stars

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive music.

Marc Baum | 5/5 |


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