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GIANT FOR A DAY

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

2.33 | 305 ratings

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Badabec
2 stars This isn't GENTLE GIANT anymore!

Allright progheads, I've listened to this album and I just found that four songs were listenable and only one of those four songs was really good. The other songs were not forgettable, but they bored me, though they are not sleazy, they were just to poppy for my taste. The best songs (I won't say outstanding, that word would unfortunately be missplaced on this disc) songs of this album are the opener "Words From The Wise", "Giant For A Day", "Spooky Boogie" (this is the only really good and smart tune of this CD) and the last track, "Rock Climber".

I was pretty disappointed because with the exception of "Spooky Boogie" all the virtuosity, all the chant for several voices (allright "Words From The Wise" has chant for several voices, but it's not really inventive), all the solos and all the diversified parts are missing at this album. Though you'll find a well-singing JOHN WEATHERS in the poppy song "Friends" and of course GENTLE GIANT's lead singer DEREK SHULMAN, who knows how to do his job, you'll completely miss the beautiful, lamenting voice of keyboarder KERRY MINNEAR.

Whatever, this album is no rubbish, so I'll shink away from giving it only one star, but I don't see why I should give this album more than two stars. GENTLE GIANT has lost its brightness on this CD. That's so sad. I am happy that the last album of this band, CIVILIAN was much better.

Badabec | 2/5 |

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