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ACQUIRING THE TASTE

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

4.24 | 1003 ratings

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geneyesontle
5 stars The best that Gentle Giant has to offer,

For diehard GG fans, this is a real treat. The musicianship, the songwriting, the vocal harmonies, everything is perfection in this album.

Pantagruel's Nativity is probably one of their best songs. The richness of it is just unbelieveble. It can be very heavy but at the same time very soft and very mediaval. This song has the same intensity than a battle.

Edge of Twilight is weird but even then, it is a real treat on the album. Very haunting and very dark, it can be a real nightmare for many people who haven't heard the album.

The House, The Street, The Room has the same effect than the previous song. It's just even more intense. This song is probably my second favorite from this album.

The title track is a great short keyboard interlude.

Wreck is another great track. With it's incredible structure, it would be anthemic if people knew more about GG.

The Moon is Down is the most beautiful song on the album. Just perfect.

Black Cat is a little similar to EOT in terms of darkness, but it has more instruments and it has a good time signature.

Plain Truth is like a jazz song with a blues rock song and a lot of jamming mixed together. A great way to end this album.

This is a masterpiece. But it's not the first album of Gentle Giant you should listen to. Listen to the debut album, Three Friends, Octopus and Free Hand before. And then you'll agree that it's a masterpiece. That's my advice.

geneyesontle | 5/5 |

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