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Gentle Giant


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3.92 | 28 ratings

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3 stars Gentle Giant is maybe the major prog band with only a few good quality live recordings, the official Playing The Fool, the BBC recordings, King Biscuit and a few isolated tracks on Under Construction. The Gentle Giant bootlegs, a bigger part now accesible as official releases are mostly medium to bad quality in terms of sound. Unfortunately The Bicentinnial is no exception. A part of the tracks were already releasd as Interview In Concert. Thanx to a new more complete and better sounding master the concert was re-released. The concert comes from the 1976 US tour prior to the European Fall tour where Playing The Fool was recorded. The tracks that differ from PTF are Interview, Give It Back and Timing (including the Quadra sound violin solo by Ray) Now, the source must be a soundboard recording and is better then Interview in concert but has still lots of distortion especially on bass and drums and an overall thin sound. A good choice for Giant fans, otherwise Playing The Fool is the record to get from the same period
Alucard | 3/5 |


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