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Gentle Giant Live at the Bicentennial album cover
3.99 | 36 ratings | 4 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2014

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD 1
1. Just The Same (7:40)
2. Proclamation / Valedictory (6:19)
3. On reflection (5:53)
4. Interview (7:52)
5. The Runaway / Experience (10:37)
6. So sincere (11:14)

CD 2
1. Exerpts From Octopus (17:41)
2. Give It Back (5:25)
3. Timing (13:33)
4. Free hand (7:35)

Total Time: 93:49

Line-up / Musicians

- Derek Shulman / vocals, alto sax, soprano recorder, bass, percussion
- Ray Shulman / bass, violin, acoustic guitar, soprano recorder, trumpet, vocals, percussion
- Gary Green / electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 12 string guitar, alto recorder, soprano recorder, vocals, percussion
- Kerry Minnear / Electric piano, Clavinet, Hammond organ, Moog, cello, vibes, tenor recorder, vocals, percussion
- John Weathers / drums, vibes, tambourine, vocals, percussion

Releases information

Live album originally recorded July 3rd, 1976. Released through Alucard Music.

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GENTLE GIANT Live at the Bicentennial ratings distribution

(36 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(58%)
Good, but non-essential (8%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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GENTLE GIANT Live at the Bicentennial reviews

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Review by Alucard
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3 stars Gentle Giant is maybe the major prog band with only a few good quality live recordings, the official Playing The Fool, the BBC recordings, King Biscuit and a few isolated tracks on Under Construction. The Gentle Giant bootlegs, a bigger part now accesible as official releases are mostly medium to bad quality in terms of sound. Unfortunately The Bicentinnial is no exception. A part of the tracks were already releasd as Interview In Concert. Thanx to a new more complete and better sounding master the concert was re-released. The concert comes from the 1976 US tour prior to the European Fall tour where Playing The Fool was recorded. The tracks that differ from PTF are Interview, Give It Back and Timing (including the Quadra sound violin solo by Ray) Now, the source must be a soundboard recording and is better then Interview in concert but has still lots of distortion especially on bass and drums and an overall thin sound. A good choice for Giant fans, otherwise Playing The Fool is the record to get from the same period

Latest members reviews

4 stars This is a virtual unedited live concert performance of the band at the Calderone Theatre in Hempstead NY on the eve of the US Bicentennial celebrations for a promotional tour of their album, Interview and comes from the same period of touring that the band released their more familiar, Playing T ... (read more)

Report this review (#2416233) | Posted by iluvmarillion | Monday, June 29, 2020 | Review Permanlink

5 stars In the past, I've been more than disappointed at the quality of GENTLE GIANT live albums. It's hard to find some that have good enough production value that you can actually enjoy them thoroughly. Live albums, especially from the Interview - Civilian era are sort of disappointing. A key di ... (read more)

Report this review (#1320498) | Posted by aglasshouse | Friday, December 5, 2014 | Review Permanlink

4 stars When I had first heard that there was going to be a new GG live album, I was rather curious. My first thought was that it might just end up being another "Official Bootleg", But when I saw that it was to be officially released by Alucard. According to GG's official website, the concert found in this ... (read more)

Report this review (#1320438) | Posted by Glimpse | Friday, December 5, 2014 | Review Permanlink

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