Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Gentle Giant - Free Hand CD (album) cover


Gentle Giant


Eclectic Prog

4.28 | 1358 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

4 stars Didn't they already did this before, Free Hand is a great album to listen too, but it appears to me that they are rehashing what they did on previous albums, it's Gentle Giant by numbers, but luckily they used the better aspects of their music to forge this album, no experimentation anymore and a more polished sound, which on occasion reminds me of Genesis (mostly in the keyboard passages). The frantic approach has remained, so expect the music to change at the drop af a hat, with delightfull keyboards, short bursts of guitars and great vocals.

Free Hand is probable the most accesible album Gentle Giant made, and maybe even their best effort as a whole, combining the best elements of previous albums, the novelty has gone but the music remains of high quality.

A very good album, and probable the best introduction to GG's musical world, work your way back to their earlier albums and understand how this band came to this almost masterpiece.

tuxon | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this GENTLE GIANT review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives