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FREE HAND

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

4.26 | 996 ratings

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geneyesontle
5 stars One of the most accesible GG records, but still a masterpiece. This album has everything that a Gentle Giant album should have. Incomparable melodies, some weirdness and a merge in many styles.

The first track "Just The Same" has a jazz style that I really love and also some weirdness typical of the Giants. Also, a very progressive track.

On Reflection is my favorite track of the album because of the melody and the classical and medieval influences. This track has the best vocal harmonies I ever heard from non-classical music.

The title track is one of GG's grooviest tracks. And I hear this from the incredible bass and keyboard lines to the drum part. It is one of my favorites.

Time To Kill has a killer guitar riff. And by the title of this song, you knew that this was going to be killer. But not as killer as the first three tracks.

His Last Voyage has something that other Gentle Giant tracks dosen't have. It is very dark and heavy but at the same time, it is very beautiful.

Talybont is a great instrumental because of the merge of very mediaval sounds and heavy bass and guitar sounds.

Mobile is the weakest track of the album, but it is very good because of the violin and guitar interplay and the atonal melodies.

In conclusion, this is the best GG record along with Aquiring The Taste and The Power & The Glory.

geneyesontle | 5/5 |

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