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Gentle Giant


Eclectic Prog

4.10 | 1113 ratings

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4 stars The mighty Three friends is the third relase of this unmatched band from early '70's. The album was released in 1972 and was a big succes, even more elaborate than the predecesors with a quality of the music hard to beat even by the well know bands from that era. Gentle Giant always remains as one of my fav bands from prog with stunning albums, my fav remaing The power and the glory from 1974. As i said the music here is very eclectic with smooth arrangements, very strong are the keys and moog interplays made by the main man of the band Kerry Minnear, leaving breathless the listner on some of them. The rest of the musicians are of course high class with strong musicianship and awesome playing. From the begginig Gentle Gian't music was very chalenging with high demanting listening, not very easy at first but after many spind you end love this band, simply amazing band. This might be considered a concept album the story is about three friends who were together in a school, and after finishing it they went in separate ways leaving the good and neverforgeting memories behind them. Also this is the final album featuring Malcolm Mortimore on drums, from the next one behind the drums is the stunning John Weathers. Quite more enjoyble and better than the predecesors with super pieces like: opening track Prologue, Schooldays and the rockier Peel The Paint, the rest are good neverthe less. So, a big album, among their best no doubt, and among the best of the early '70's prog music, 4 stars without hesitation, recommended to any serious listner.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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