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2.00 | 24 ratings | 3 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2000

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Introduction / Giant / Cogs In Cogs / Proclamation
2. Funny Ways
3. The Runaway / Keyboard Solo / Experience
4. Knots / Acoustic Guitar Duet Solo / The Advent Of Panurge / Recorder Quartet Solo
5. Nothing At All / Plain Truth

Line-up / Musicians

- Gary Green / all guitars
- Kerry Minnear/ keyboards, vocals
- Derek Shulman / vocals
- Ray Shulman / bass, acoustic guitars, backing vocals
- John Weathers/ drums, backing vocals

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GENTLE GIANT Live Rome 1974 ratings distribution

(24 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(8%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (46%)
Poor. Only for completionists (12%)

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Review by kev rowland
2 stars No press release, and no info in the CD sleeve either, apart from the fact that it was recorded in Rome on 26/11/74. This would have been on the tour promoting their sixth album, 'The Power and The Glory' which was their biggest-selling American release. Although the harmonies and the musical interplay that made them such a hit with prog fans can just about be heard, this album does suffer from a very poor production. This may be due to the quality of the source tapes, but at times, it is just far too quiet, a problem that is not alleviated by turning up the volume.

This is an album for the fans only as it is far too much work for the casual listener, due to the poor nature of the sound quality. But if you already have the live albums that were released when the band were still going and want more, then this is a pleasant listen and a reminder of just how good this band could be. Just be wary of the fact that this is bootleg quality at best.

Originally appeared in Feedback #61, Feb 01

Latest members reviews

1 stars I bought this album hoping I was taking some good material from one of my favorite bands, but I received a punch in the kidney. The quality of the sound is scaring, it's really bad, the bass and the drums are excessively loud in some parts, but there are a few good things, like the terrific me ... (read more)

Report this review (#44606) | Posted by | Sunday, August 28, 2005 | Review Permanlink

2 stars I'm giving this disc two stars, but it really isn't as good as "Average". It's probably a one star disc. The production isn't there at all, sound quality is poor. At least it's interesting to hear a piece in time of a great band like Gentle Giant and there are some nice spots on here. If you're ... (read more)

Report this review (#6321) | Posted by | Wednesday, January 28, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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