Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Gentle Giant - Civilian CD (album) cover


Gentle Giant


Eclectic Prog

2.77 | 480 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

3 stars After a couple of weaker albums in which the band moved towards a more conventional form of rock, they came up with Civilian, their last and most "conventional" or "non- prog" album. Prog purists may hate it, and GG fanatics may find it hugely disappointing, but I tend to think of this album as a major improvement over Missing Piece and Giant for a Day, the band sounding like they had finally gotten their act together again, even though it was mostly a new act. Judged on its own merits, Civilian is an enjoyable album, although a bit on the short side. Shadows On The Street and Inside Out come closest to the old style GG. Especially the former is a pure, intense beauty. It's a shame the band quit after this album, I would have loved to hear more from the reborn GG. If only I could give it 3,5 stars.
LittleMan | 3/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this GENTLE GIANT review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.