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    Posted: August 25 2012 at 19:48
Well, I was kind of surprised to find no thread of this type through search. So after seeing the King Crimson thread, I decided to make one for my other favorite band.

My list:
10) The Face
9) Memories of Old Days
8) Knots
7) On Reflection
6) In a Glass House
5) The Runaway
4) Playing the Game
3) Proclamation
2) As Old As You're Young
1) The Boys in the Band

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1. In a Glass House
2. Playing the Game
3. Interview
4. Memories of Old Days
5. The Boys in the Band
6. His Last Voyage
7. Isn't it Quiet and Cold
8. Mobile
9. The Moon is Down
10. Prologue

On Reflection almost made it.
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The House, The Street, The Room
Three Friends
Playing The Game
The Advent Of Panurge
Prologue
Proclamation
Way Of Life
The Moon Is Down
Interview
Memories Of Old Days
"We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything" - Thomas Edison
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1. Free Hand
2. Schooldays
3. Give it Back
4. Knots
5 Aspirations
6. Raconteur Troubadour
7. Working All Day
8. Playing the Game
9. Funny Ways
10. The Runaway

honorable mention: 

Pantagruel's Nativity
Proclamation 
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1. Advent of Panurge
2. Giant
3. Way of Life
4. Funny Ways
5. Cry for Everyone
6. In a Glass House
7. Boys in the Band
8. Free Hand
9. The Moon is Down
10. Prologue
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1. Free Hand
2. Proclamation
3. Peel the Paint
4. The Runaway
5. A Cry For Everyone
6. Experience
7. Advent of Panurge
8. Plain Truth
9. Giant
10. The Face 
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Only have three of their albums so far, but here's what I've got:

1. His Last Voyage
2. Way of Life
3. Alucard
4. Time to Kill
5. Funny Ways
6. On Reflection
7. An Inmate's Lullaby
8. Giant
9. The Runaway
10. Just the Same
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So Sincere
Playing The Game
Cogs In Cogs
Proclamation
Funny Ways
The Boys In The Band
Advent Of Panurge
Schooldays
Free Hand
The Runaway
 
 
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Pantagruel's Nativity
Just the Same
On Reflection
Free Hand
His Last Voyage
I Lost My Head
Aspirations
No God's a Man
Prologue
Schooldays

It's amazing how many great songs I had to leave out. It's also amazing how Octopus, maybe their strongest album, doesn't contribute a single song. That's how good this band is.
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Always tough to think of a GG list because they just have so many great tunes. It's really astonishing to actually look back on all those albums and rarely find a bum song, or a song out of place.

1. The Runaway
2. On Reflection (Live versions in particular)
3. The Advent Of Panurge (Live versions as well)
4. The Edge Of Twilight
5. In A Glass House
6. Proclamation
7. Experience
8. Raconteur Troubadour
9. His Last Voyage
10. Schooldays





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Pantagruel's Nativity
Advent Of Panurge
Schooldays
An Inmate's Lullaby
Edge of Twilight
Proclamation
The Moon Is Down
Another Show
Giant
Prologue
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All the world is drowning
The ice caps are melting
The tide is rushing in
All the world is drowning
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I think it's a testament to this band's consistency that all these lists have so little in common. For most other bands, there's a short list of tracks that are on almost everybody's list. Not for Gentle Giant.
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1. For Nobody
2. Mobile
3. In A Glass House
4. A Cry For Everyone
5. Cogs In Cogs
6. Free Hand
7. Three Friends
8. The Boys In The Band
9. The Face
10. On Reflection

I could keep going.........
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1. For Nobody
2. Mobile
3. In A Glass House
4. A Cry For Everyone
5. Cogs In Cogs
6. Free Hand
7. Three Friends
8. The Boys In The Band
9. The Face
10. On Reflection

I could keep going.........
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Oh I did....apologies for the double post.
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Just turned on The Runaway and the volume was a bit LOUD! Nearly busted my eardrums.
But a top 10... I could really pick every song from Octopus but I'll go:
1. The Runaway
2. Proclamation
3. The House, the Street
4. Peel The Paint (love when it gets heavy!)
5. The Boys In The Band
6. Raconteur
7. Free Hand (I'm not good with orders, Free Hand is just about my favorite album by them. But it's impossible to put these songs on a 'top' anything!
8. In A Glass House
9. Pantagruel's Nativity (that really has a weird sound to it)
10. Just The Same

And can I just say how amazing this band is? A round of applause for Gentle Giant! Clap

"It's these little things, they can pull you under. Live your life full of joy and wonder. I always knew this altogether thunder, was lost in our little lives.
Oooooh, ooh, sweetness follows.
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1. In A Glass House
2. His Last Voyage
3. Raconteur Troubadour
4. On Reflection
5. Wreck
6. Aspirations
7. Schooldays
8. Playing the Game
9. The Advent of Panurge
10. Pantagruel's Nativity
 
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Listening to In A Glass House again (the full album, of course) and I realize "How did In A Glass House not get on my #1??" so that's my #1 Gentle Giant song. Don't know where to move The Runaway so I'll just leave it at that!
"It's these little things, they can pull you under. Live your life full of joy and wonder. I always knew this altogether thunder, was lost in our little lives.
Oooooh, ooh, sweetness follows.
R.E.M.
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Originally posted by HarbouringTheSoul

I think it's a testament to this band's consistency that all these lists have so little in common. For most other bands, there's a short list of tracks that are on almost everybody's list. Not for Gentle Giant.


Yes, I really appreciate that as well.
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I've only listened to albums up to In a Glass House:

1. In a Glass House
2. The Runaway
3. The Advent of Panurge
4. Nothing At All
5. Knots
6. Schooldays
7. Experience
8. An Inmate's Lullaby
9. Think of Me With Kindness
10. Funny Ways

It will be interesting to see how will my list change when I listen to other albums.


Edited by mister nobody - August 30 2012 at 06:08
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