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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

GENTLE GIANT (ABO#092)

GENTLE GIANT
MAGICAL PATCHWORK
(1970-1980)

How did we not dare look after that huge band Gentle Giant is? This band is, in my opinion, the most underrated in all rock history. Melting both progressive and medieval roots for an amazingly beautiful result their sound is quite unique including great vocal harmonies and interlaced instruments including both rock and classical ones, violin, trumpet, vibes... In concert, one of the great moments was the duo or trio of accoustic guitars... And what a great one that was!
Gentle Giant didn't last long, ten years from 1970 to 1980. One can say that they should have continued their adventure, but I do think they stopped at the right time avoiding some disappointing albums in the 80's as any other prog made in that godforsaken era... However, one thing can be unfortunately sure : they will never come back, whereas they must be the only one that should!

Extracts :
Funny Ways




Just The Same










My Gentle Giant TOP3 :
1. Octopus (1973)
2. Free Hand (1975)
3. The Missing Piece (1977)

My Gentle Giant BOTTOM3 :
1. Giant For A Day (1978)
2. Three Friends (1972)
3. In'terview (1976)

5 comments:

Max said...

Héhé! Bueno, merci bien ! ;-)

Ayah Gagöhn said...

il suffisait en effet de le demander...

en même temps j'avais envie de le faire depuis des lustres.

Ayah Gagöhn said...

Maintenant, je ne peux que te conseiller les live qui sont sortis après.

A évité seulement : Live In Rome 1974 et Endless Life : le son est vraiment pas top.

Pas mal de bootlegs sont sortis sur Dime A Dozen, je ne peut que te les conseiller (ils sont tous en Soundboard !). Si tu es intéressé, just ask !

placidian said...

Thank you for the GG!

Anonymous said...

Pour ceux qui aimeraient découvrir ce groupe fabuleux sans se ruiner, je ne peux que conseiller l'excellente compilation "Edge of twilight" sortie en 1996 chez Vertigo (534 101-2) et qui réunit sur 2 CD 31 morceaux essentiels.