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3.65 | 24 ratings | 2 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Intro / Any Use in Living (9:16) *
2. I Could Never Be a Soldier (12:34)
3. Time and Space (7:23)
4. Meanwhile Back at the Office (4:23) *
5. My Mother (9:37) *
6. In Spite of Harry's Toenail (13:27) *
7. Sixpence for a Handstand (8:28) *

Total Time 65:08

* never released before

Line-up / Musicians

- Stewart Goldring / lead guitar, vocals
- Colin Goldring / lead vocals, guitar, saxophone, recorders, E-flat tenor horn, harmonica
- Nigel Pegrum / percussion, flute, oboe
- Peter Cowling / bass, cello
- John Earle / alto, tenor, baritone & soprano saxophones, flute, vocals

Releases information

CD Audio Archives AACD 032 (1999)

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GNIDROLOG Live 1972 ratings distribution

(24 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
Good, but non-essential (38%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Sean Trane
4 stars It would get another halfstar if the sound quality had been better, but this has to do with the tapes so the production cannot be at fault. Recorde at the Mayfield festival, in 72 , this was done after their second album , but strangely only one number is played . The real interest of this album is the four as-yet unreleased original non-album tracks . This coupled with the four bonus track of Harry's Toenail might have made another full album.

Any Use of Living is another of those thought provoking tracks that GNI had in store and could've easily been on their debut. Meanwhile , is another tune of Peter's adventures that we had met in the debut also and was to be the second of a trilgy of songs about Peter's day - unfortunately the third part was never recorded. My Mother is one of the rare places where you can guess that the Goldring twins were of Hebraic faith and comes complete with a strange harmonica solo. The three tracks that belong to the studio albums are well played (less well recoded, though ) but add not much to it. Then comes in the last song recorded at a different gig Aylesbury Friar's club and is of a typical GNI mode.

If you are a fan , this is a must and will easily forget the poor sound and be reminded that since this is probably the only taped concert , they could not choose from 17 or so version and could not tamper with the tapes or dub anything. The fact that this tape is served raw , as-in-concert makes it impressive as to the gift of this band to make good concert.

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3 stars A big thank you to M@X, God and Doug Larson for sending me this CD as my $ 25 prize draw winner for November 2009. I am not a fan of this band by default. Their music is a bit too eclectic avant-garde for my taste. But there is no denying that Gnidrolog deserve a lot more attention than they ... (read more)

Report this review (#257567) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Thursday, December 24, 2009 | Review Permanlink

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