Gentle Giant is the first album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant, released in 1970. It first appeared in the United States and Canada with the same cover as the Three Friends album. American hip-hop duo Madvillain sampled "Funny Ways" on "Strange Ways" from their album Madvillainy, which was subsequently featured in an episode of the television show The Boondocks.
Gentle Giant were a British progressive rock band. Textually inspired by philosophy, personal events and the works of François Rabelais, the group's early compositional purpose was to "expand the frontiers of contemporary popular music at the risk of becoming very unpopular. NB Three Friends (1972) was the band's third album release. Octopus (1972) was the band's fourth album release.
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3 ноября британский прогрессив-рок-коллектив GENTLE GIANT впервые выпустит 7 наиболее известных альбомов в цифровом виде через собственный лейбл Alucard, а также через специальный сервис компании EMI. Каждый из альбомов будет снабжён неопубликованными ранее бонус-треками и обложками. Участники коллектива также выбрали наиболее интересные, с их точки зрения, концертные версии с альбомов, а также записи радиоэфиров для этого бонус-материала.
The style of Gentle Giant is hinted at on the album’s iconic cover; the face-centric art recalls In the Court of the Crimson King (from the year before) but while the King Crimson debut’s visage was contorted and expressionistic, the ‘gentle giant’ seen here is heart-warming and friendly. It’s not unimaginable that he’d probably want to invite you in for mead and venison if your paths crossed. Civilian is arguably the most grounded and ‘professional’ of the three pop Gentle Giant albums. It’s also, by turns, the most tedious and uneventful. While the glossy production and peppy synth-bolstered pop rock fits the early 80s zeitgeist like a snug mitten, Civilian once again proves that, as pop songwriters, Gentle Giant were more sure to miss than hit. Comparisons are often made between this and Yes 90125.
For their third album, Gentle Giant decided they were going to expand their conceptual horizons - and ended up writing a mini-rock opera. Not that the album really feels as a rock opera, mind you; for the most part, I sense the concept as merely as an excuse for loads and loads of pleasant, but rather unrelated jamming.
Gentle Giant is the first album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant, released in 1970. All tracks written by Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman, Phil Shulman, and Ray Shulman.
Gentle Giant were a British progressive rock band founded in London, United Kingdom active between 1970 and 1980. The band was known for the complexity and sophistication of its music and for the varied musical skills of its members. All of the band members, except the first two drummers, were ts. Although not commercially successful, they did achieve a cult following.
|A3||Nothing At All||9:08|
|A4||The Advent Of Panurge||4:45|
|A5||Acquiring The Taste||1:36|
|B1||The Boys In The Band||4:45|
|B4||The Moon Is Down||4:40|
NotesEnclosure to 'Il Rock' n.59, DeAgostini magazine.
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|IGDA 71119/120||Gentle Giant||Gentle Giant (Cass, Comp)||DeAgostini, Vertigo||IGDA 71119/120||Italy||1989|