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Gentle Giant


Eclectic Prog

4.52 | 422 ratings

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5 stars Un-freaking-believable! Listening to GG's studio work, one comes away with the same impression one had of Yes before YESSONGS: great in the studio, lousy in stage. This album shows the band ten times BETTER on stage! Powerhouse performance, and some great twists of humor. They obviously didn't take their "pretentious" label very seriously, but BOY did they ever take their playing seriously! Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull talks about touring with them, how they would play what Ian thought was a perfect set, only to hear them ripping each other to shreds backstage after the show! The ONE band I wish I saw when they were touring. "Excerpts from Octapus" is one of the best live prog pieces ever.
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