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Gentle Giant


Eclectic Prog

3.75 | 680 ratings

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Cometa Rossa
5 stars This one is mostly underrated. It's as good and almost as rich as 'Freehand'. Very remarkable: GG used their own situation - revealed within an (fictitious?) interview - as the basis for the album concept. (The issue "we about us" by far wasn't that common as it is today.) GG's situation 1976 was (more or less and fictitiously in their own words): "We've (quite) consequently developed and realized our version of intensive (rock-)music'. That wasn't too easy during the past 7 years. But our strong musical convictions and intentions ("Acquiring the Taste"), our reasonable talents and skills and our diligence to work out and rehearse anything lead to music/sound we really want(ed), and which wasn't completely without countable success. But now we're probably doomed to work out and play much simpler rock songs ... if we want to earn our living by that." Well, history showed: That didn't work (after 3 more albums 'til 1980.) So, here we have a splendid retreat (from the peak) of one of the big 7 that invented real prog (KC, Yes, Genesis, ELP, GG, VdGG and JT). And it sounds fresh and vivid. Perhaps never before GG managed to merge/integrate (most of) their typical ingredients better. They play full of verve, fluently with a certain easiness rarely shown by them before. Don't miss this interview!
Cometa Rossa | 5/5 |


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