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3.60 | 31 ratings | 3 reviews | 10% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Two Weeks In Spain (3:15)
2. Free Hand (7:35)
3. On Reflection (5:51)
4. Just The Same (4:57)
5. Playing The Game (4:47)
6. Memories Of Old Days (7:14)
7. Betcha Thought We Couldn't Do It (2:38)
8. I'm Turning Around (4:06)
9. For Nobody (4:35)
10. Mountain Time (3:27)

Total Time: 48:25

Line-up / Musicians

Gary Green, Kerry Minnear, Derek Schulman, Ray Schulman, and John Weathers.

No instrument credits are listed.

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GENTLE GIANT In Concert (BBC Radio 1) ratings distribution

(31 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(10%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(61%)
Good, but non-essential (23%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
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GENTLE GIANT In Concert (BBC Radio 1) reviews

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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
3 stars I have mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand, the band seemed to be really clicking for this concert. The performance is tight, and the mix is nearly perfect. On the other hand, six of the ten songs on the disk are from The Missing Piece, the first truly disappointing album in this great band's catalog. I suppose it could be worse, it could have featured songs from the last two (ugh!) studio albums.

It's something of a giveaway to the band's direction that midway through the concert, Derek Shulman whines about the group's lack of popularity. Maybe that's why he turned to the dark side after GG.

Still, the older material, three songs from Free Hand plus Playing The Game are spectacular. And For Nobody the best song from The Missing Piece sounds pretty good here. The rest of the songs have some spark, certainly better than anything from the final two studio albums, but nowhere near as good as the classic material.

Latest members reviews

4 stars A stunningly well recorded and played set, featuring music from "Free Hand", ""the Power and the Glory and the "Missing piece", it makes a really nice change to hear a different live set as many live recording seem to be from the same period. OK perhaps "betcha you thought " and "Mountain ti ... (read more)

Report this review (#781710) | Posted by burgersoft777 | Wednesday, July 4, 2012 | Review Permanlink

4 stars An amazing live-album, recorded in 1978 on - as far as I know - the Missing Piece Tour. "In Concert" marks Gentle Giants first appearence on British television. The songs are a mix of the Free Hand and the "The Missing Piece" era. The sound quality is rather good, you can clearly hear each instru ... (read more)

Report this review (#74069) | Posted by Badabec | Tuesday, April 4, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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