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Gentle Giant


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4.26 | 1358 ratings

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5 stars This represents GG second album and it's definitely a masterpiece. Their music is much mature than the debut album. Most of its music is continuous (not "discrete"). It's much melodious as well:

"Pantagruel's Nativity" : GG classic with nice melody, continuous music, stunning lead guitar and great vibraphone. The inclusion of brass / woodwind instruments have enriched the song. "Edge Of Twilight" is an avant-garde music with short vocal line at intro part. It's a dark music. "The House, The Street, The Room" is an uplifting track with great melody; opened with excellent bass line and vocals. What a wonderful song is this one! I also like how they perform singing together. The exploration of strange sounds happen in the middle of the song followed by fascinating lead guitar solo. Wow!! It rocks!

"Acquiring The Taste" is a short explorative track to welcome the next track. "Wreck" is my best favorite of this album. Great singing, great lead guitar and very dynamic. It has a good melody that I tend to emulate while enjoying the track. The sound of violin, mellotron and clavinet are excellent. WRECK is GREAT! It's a classic!!!

The rest of tracks of this album are all excellent : "The Moon Is Down", "Black Cat" and "Plain Truth". "Plain Truth" is really a wonderfully crafted composition. I love it very much and .. it's strategically positioned at the end of the album to ensure the ultimate satisfaction of its listeners. Brilliant decision! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Unfortunately, this band does not exist anymore and .. even worse that there is very unlikely that they would do a reunion. Too bad .. - Gatot Widayanto (not a big fan of GG, but I love some of their albums), Indonesia

Gatot | 5/5 |


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