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Gentle Giant


Eclectic Prog

4.11 | 1216 ratings

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4 stars Forget the crumby sleeve, this is an excellent album from a band that were clearly on a roll.

There's plenty of use of that vocal technique I love - polyphony... Basically you can't go wrong with Gentle Giant right up to an including '76's 'Interview'. Very alluring and smooth vocals persist throughout 'Three Friends'.

Rather cryptically the 'Three Friends' become a 'road digger', an 'artist' and a 'white-collar worker'. I guess it's up to them to explain but they don't really do so, or divulge the significance. One thing's for sure, it doesn't come across at all clearly while listening to it.

Who cares?,

It's a great album from a time long ago, where inventiveness and experamentalism ran rife throughout prog music without giving two hoots about about the general public who were to be subjected to such strangeness. Where's three and a half stars when you need 'em? This is too good for three but not quite good enough for four.. Sod it! it's another four!

Dobermensch | 4/5 |


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