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Gentle Giant


Eclectic Prog

3.14 | 69 ratings

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2 stars I can't really understand how anyone could give this 5 stars. It is definelty NOT a masterpiece, since it contains outtakes, live stuff, and sound samples. It is not really even a normal album, let alone a masterpiece. Personally, I like it, but don't listen to it much (and I only listened to the entire thing once.....many tracks don't lend themselves to repeated listens). It is a very cool inside look at Gentle Giant, as you even get some brief insights into their creative process. For die hard fans, the live Interview and Timing (with violin solo) are worth the price of this alone. The unreleased songs are decent, but very much in the vein of the first album. Which to me, is not very characteristic of the bands body of work. So I can't recommend this to anyone other than fans and collectors of the band who must have everything (like me :)

So don't take my 2 stars to indicate this is bad. If you are a fan of the band, it is probably worth owning. If you are new to the band or a casual fan, you want to avoid this. The "Collectors/fans only" description this site gives for 2 stars is exactly what this collection is.

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