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Gentle Giant


Eclectic Prog

3.95 | 1254 ratings

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4 stars Where should one start exploring the Gentle Giant discography? Well, why not start from beginning and work it all the way to the end (or most preferably to Free Hand)?

One thing that has separated this band from all the others for me was the solid seven album in-a-row streak that hasn't actually been surpassed by any other artist that I can think of. This comment is based on my rating system that ranks all of them somewhere between 4,39 and 4,62 (out of 5). That's a pretty solid result indeed!

The early Giant has traces of Rock & Roll, Blues and some Beatlesque qualities. Just listen to Isn't It Quiet And Cold? and you'll see what I mean about the latter! Funny Ways is the stand out track that has become a notorious live number, just look it up on YouTube! The band also makes a self-statement with the strong performance of Giant, just like King Crimson and Black Sabbath did at the time.

A great debut that should not be missed by all fans of Progressive Rock!

***** star songs: Giant (6:22) Funny Ways (4:21) Isn't It Quiet And Cold? (3:51)

**** star songs: Alucard (6:00) Nothing At All (9:08) Why Not (5:31) The Queen (1:40)

Total rating: 4,40

Rune2000 | 4/5 |


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