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Gentle Giant


Eclectic Prog

4.30 | 1642 ratings

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5 stars The first four albums were all extremely close to 5-star masterpieces, In A Glass House finally broke through that frontier! The Power And The Glory, on the other hand, did an even more difficult job of maintaining that ground!

This was another concept album which dealt with some really universal topics that are just as important today as they were 100, 1000 or 4000 years ago! The main attraction is still the great song-structural work that is maintained throughout this album and all through the next release. Although some might argue that the band was slipping onto thin ice with this album. I personally love each and everyone of these tracks, although No God's A Man may lose it's charm after a a couple in-a-row repeated listens. Overall this album might not be considered heavy on famous composition but instead it's the great flow and delivery of separate songs that makes The Power And The Glory an essential album for me.

During the reunion concert the band gave us only a brief taste of this album by performing Playing The Game, still it was probably the third best highlight of the evening. Want to know the other highlights? Then read my other Gentle Giant-album reviews!

***** star songs: Proclamation (6:48) Playing The Game (6:44) Cogs In Cogs (3:08) Valedictory (3:19)

**** star songs: So Sincere (3:49) Aspirations (4:38) No God's A Man (4:26) The Face (4:11)

Total rating: 4,54

Rune2000 | 5/5 |


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