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    Posted: February 02 2018 at 13:36
As a follow up to the many GG threads floating around right now I thought it would be fun to do a rank of your fave GG studio albums thread...here's mine Wink

1) Acquiring the Taste
2) Three Friends
3) In a Glass House
4) Octopus
5) Interview
6) Gentle Giant
7) The Power and the Glory
8) Free Hand
9) The Missing Piece
10) Civilian
11) Giant for a Day : by default in last place since I can't bring myself to buy it LOL
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1. Acquiring the Taste
2. In a Glass House
3. Gentle Giant
4. Octopus
5. Free Hand
6. Three Friends
7. The Power and the Glory
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1. Aquired the Taste
2. In a Glass House
3. Gentle Giant
4. Three Friends
5. Free Hand
6. Octopus
7. From Power and Glory
8. Interview

the rest
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1) Acquiring the Taste
2) Three Friends
3) Gentle Giant
4) Octopus
5) Interview 
6) The Power and the Glory 
7) In a Glass House
8) Free Hand
9) The Missing Piece
10) Civilian
11) Giant for a Day
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1. Giant for a Day
2. Civilian
3. The Missing Piece

the rest
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1. In a Glass House 
2. Octopus 
3. The Power and the Glory
4. Gentle Giant
5. Acquiring the Taste
6. Free Hand
7. Interview
8. Three Friends
9. Civilian
10. The Missing Piece 
11. Giant for a Day 

I like Giant for a Day, but definitely consider it their weakest album. 

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1. In a Glass House
2. The Power and The Glory
3. Acquiring The Taste
4. Octopus
5. Free Hand
6. Interview
7. Three Friends
8. Gentle Giant
9. The Missing Piece
10. Civilian 
11. Giant for a Day

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1. Freehand
2. Octopus
3. In A Glass House
4. Gentle Giant
5. The Power And The Glory
6. Three Friends
7. Civilian
8. The Missing Piece
9. Interview
10. Acquiring The Taste

11. Gian For A Day

I am one of the few who actually cannot stomach Acquiring The Taste.....interestingly enough it was the first GG album that I bought (2nd hand) back in the 70s...I don't really know why I followed up and bought their entire catalogue after that!    I love(d) them to bits!!!



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1. Power and the Glory
2. Octopus
3. Three Friends
4. In a Glass House
5. GentLe Giant
6. Interview
7. Free Hand
8. Acquiring the Taste
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1) Octopus
2) Acquiring the Taste
3) Gentle Giant
4) In a Glass House
5) The Power and the Glory
7) Free Hand
8) Three Friends
9) Interview
10) The Missing Piece


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I can't do it. Even the latter albums are great(Civilian, Giant for a Day and The Missing Piece). I friggin love this band lol
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Right now, thinking about it ;
GG - s/t
Three Friends
Octopus
In A Glass House
Acquiring The Taste
The Power And The Glory
Free Hand
Interview
The Missing Piece
Civilian
.........I knew I missed one........

Don’t go for Giant For A Day AT ALL.
And the live album falls somewhere around PATG &!FH

Edited by Tom Ozric - February 03 2018 at 12:08
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Acquiring The Taste
In A Glass House
The Power And The Glory
Octopus
Three Friends
Gentle Giant
Free Hand
Interview
The rest
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My list came as a surprise to me as I had always assumed that I liked the three albums post-Phil best:

1. Free Hand 

2. Octopus 

3. Acquiring the Taste 

4. In a Glass House 

5. The Power and The Glory 

6. Three Friends 

7. Interview 

 



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1. Acquiring The Taste
2. The Power And The Glory
3. Three Friends
4. In A Glass House
5. Gentle Giant
6. Interview
7. Octopus
8. Free Hand
9. The Missing Piece
10. Civilian
11. Giant For A Day
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1. Octopus
2. Acquiring the Taste
3. The Power and The Glory
4. In a Glass House
5. Gentle Giant
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1. Acquiring The Taste
2. Gentle Giant
3. Octopus
4. Three Friends
5. In A Glass House
6. The Rest

The first two are in the 5 star ballpark and I could flip between the two for the number one spot any other day. Plenty of evocative moods on those two albums, and some serious rocking out. Octopus is almost in that same league for me, but just a hair below the top two. Three Friends and In A Glass House are both fine albums, too, but don't resonate nearly as well emotionally as the top three. As for the rest, I just don't really care for much that the band did after Phil left. He was the band's heart and soul and afterwards their music, while brilliant, feels too mechanical for me.


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1) Acquiring the Taste
2) Three Friends
3) Octopus
4) Free Hand
5) Gentle Giant
6) The Power and the Glory
7) Interview
8) In a Glass House
9) The Missing Piece
10) Giant for a Day
11) Civilian

Still very much getting to know Gentle Giant after years of neglect, but at the moment this is the order I'd put them - will probably change over the next few months of listening.

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Originally posted by Squonk19 Squonk19 wrote:

1) Acquiring the Taste
2) Three Friends
3) Octopus
4) Free Hand
5) Gentle Giant
6) The Power and the Glory
7) Interview
8) In a Glass House
9) The Missing Piece
10) Giant for a Day
11) Civilian

Still very much getting to know Gentle Giant after years of neglect, but at the moment this is the order I'd put them - will probably change over the next few months of listening.


not a bad list.. you have the near of it.. the first 4 are far and away the best things they did.. for me.. huge drop after Phil left the band... he took something with it.. it wasn't the same band.. and it wasn't as good as it had been


1) Acquiring the Taste
2) Three Friends (having their single best song on this with bumps it over 3 and 4)
3) s/t
4) Octopus




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5) The Power and the Glory
6) In a Glass House 
7) Freehand  
8) The Missing Piece
9) Interview
10) Giant for a Day
11) Civilian
I find your lack of Bassoon disturbing.....
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1. Free Hand
2. Octopus
3. Three Friends
4. Acquiring the Taste
5. The Power & The Glory
6. Interview 
7. Gentle Giant
8. The Missing Piece
9. In A Glass House
10. Civilian
11. Giant for A Day

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