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Poll Question: In A Glass House or Wind & Wuthering?
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    Posted: May 24 2013 at 13:11
Random observation I made when listening to classical music. In a Glass House seems more Baroque influenced with the counterpoint and overall complexity, while W&W is probably more Romantically charged. Both are amazing, but which one do you like more?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2013 at 13:19
W&W has been one of my absolute favorite albums ever, so I have to give it my vote.
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Not even close...Gentle Giant is generic...Wind is a stone cold masterpiece. Beautiful playing by Hackett
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In A Glass House.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Larree Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2013 at 14:34
In a Glass House.

I stopped listening to Genesis after TOTT.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Melomaniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2013 at 14:42
Originally posted by proggy proggy wrote:

Not even close...Gentle Giant is generic...Wind is a stone cold masterpiece. Beautiful playing by Hackett
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Pardon me, what makes GG generic ? No other band sounds remotely close to GG... The amount of instruments played by each member alone makes this band anything but generic, and we're not even talking about the intricate vocal arrangments, and I could go on...
 
While Wind and Wuthering is a good album, my vote goes to Gentle Giant's Glass House...
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Neither is my favorite by them, but I'll go with GG, barely.
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Glass
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Glass House is real good, but it's overrated in my eyes.
Wind and Wuthering is a masterpiece.
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WAW. No contest.
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Went with Wuthering.  I've never liked the production on Glass House, it always sounds "thin" to me where Wuthering is incredibly lush and atmospheric.  I much prefer the live version of "The Runaway/Experience" on "Playing the Fool" to the studio version.  

Besides, "Blood on the Rooftops" is one of my top 3 favourite Genesis songs.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2013 at 15:31
Originally posted by Larree Larree wrote:

In a Glass House.

I stopped listening to Genesis after TOTT.

Why do that if W&W is a 5* album and Trick is a 2*
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More like a 5* album and a 4.5*
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For me, Wuthering could never be a 5* with "Your Own Special Way".  Now if they'd swapped that for "Inside and Out" it would be a different story Wink
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I think Your Own Special Way, although a bit cheesy, is a very beautiful song
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2013 at 16:38
It's a great song. 

Trick is a snorefest. :P
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2013 at 16:41
Originally posted by proggy proggy wrote:

Not even close...Gentle Giant is generic...Wind is a stone cold masterpiece. Beautiful playing by Hackett

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In a Glass House: 5/5
Wind and Wuthering: 4.5/5
 
I give them a tie.
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Meh. I listened to Wind and Wuthering once and it was pretty meh.
On the other hand, In a Glass House is one of my Gentle Giant favorites.
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I think a lot of 70's bands were still in the "crunchy rock" sound engineering mode.  I admire GG but its kind of like VDGG, it doesn't have a "sonic vision" like even King Crimson seems to have. There is something about the way some bands just expect the notes to carry the vision, without the engineering kicking in, which in the 70's was only happening in a select few bands, perhaps those who were early adapters of all the in's and outs of new recording/processing technology.  GG and VDGG are great bands, but sound more like listening to some classical music today.  They just don't have the sweeping engineering work that a lot of prog bands have.  Even Novalis, Gong and Hawkwind I think were better engineered. 
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