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Poll Question: What's your favorite track?
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    Posted: February 01 2018 at 16:51
My favorite Gentle Giant record. It's absolutely perfect to me. My favorite track is the title track. When that riff kicks in...

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An Inmate's Lullaby
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^That's a genuinely surprising answer to me. I figured everyone hated that track. It's very, very unique.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Saperlipopette! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2018 at 17:58
Inmate's Lullaby for me as well. Love that one. I rarely listen to GG post-Octopus though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote YESESIS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2018 at 18:03
Definitely the title track, but Way of Life is really cool too. Possibly their best album. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2018 at 18:26
The Runaway is my second favorite. Awesome riffs. Then Way of Life.

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Experience
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BarryGlibb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2018 at 00:13
This is easy...the title track by a mile...just about my all time favourite GG track...well this week anyway!
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Way of Life is my favourite song on the album
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GO !!
Way Of Life, OUTSTANDING track.......
Sensational album.
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The title track.
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Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

I rarely listen to GG post-Octopus though.

I don't get this!^ Please explain why. Octopus is where they start getting great!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2018 at 14:56
Title track over Inmates. 
Dig me...But don't...Bury me
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Originally posted by BrufordFreak BrufordFreak wrote:

Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

I rarely listen to GG post-Octopus though.

I don't get this!^ Please explain why. Octopus is where they start getting great!
Imo early GG is genuinely playful, mind-expanding and full of atmosphere + warmth mm... Post Octopus they come across as more forced, clinical or sterile and even stressed. The music doesn't really float along anymore - it sounds like the constructions they are. Complexity for complexity's sake is pointless to me. That said I still treasure all their album 1970-76, but prefer 1970-72.

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Fantastic album.  I really love "A Reunion" and have always been a big fan of the songs Kerry Minnear sings, but for this poll it's impossible not to vote for the wonderfully complex title track Wink
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The title track definitely, though the whole album is great.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2018 at 19:22
Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

Originally posted by BrufordFreak BrufordFreak wrote:

Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

I rarely listen to GG post-Octopus though.

I don't get this!^ Please explain why. Octopus is where they start getting great!
Imo early GG is genuinely playful, mind-expanding and full of atmosphere + warmth mm... Post Octopus they come across as more forced, clinical or sterile and even stressed. The music doesn't really float along anymore - it sounds like the constructions they are. Complexity for complexity's sake is pointless to me. That said I still treasure all their album 1970-76, but prefer 1970-72.

This is a fair assessment, and I think plenty share your view. Gentle Giant was always the best "needlessly complex" band for me.

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The Runaway

Though I adore Experience as well.

Back then, this was available only as an import.

Had to have it. Had to!
Perhaps finding the happy medium is harder than we know.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2018 at 02:41
Happy to see the title track getting so much love. Very well deserved! Awesome discussion.

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for me too the best GG album, I can't choose any track
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