Subject: Gentle Giant - Octopus (Full Album) Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:46 pm
Gentle Giant - Octopus (Full Album)
Track List: 00:00 - The Advent of Panurge 04:45 - Raconteur, Troubadour 08:48 - A Cry for Everyone 12:54 - Knots 17:05 - The Boys in the Band 21:39 - Dog's Life 24:53 - Think of Me with Kindness 28:24 - River
Subject: Gentle Giant - Three Friends (Full Album) Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:48 pm
Gentle Giant - Three Friends (Full Album)
00:00 - 1. Prologue 06:14 - 2. Schooldays 13:51 - 3. Working All Day 19:03 - 4. Peel the Paint 26:34 - 5. Mister Class and Quality? 32:25 - 6. Three Friends 35:27 - 7. Prologue (Recorded live at the Municipal Auditorium New Orleans, June 1972) [CD Bonus Track] 41:20 - 8. Out-Takes(i- 'Peel the Paint' studio rehearsal, ii- 'Peel the Paint' alternative guitar solo, iii- 'Three Friends' soloed vocal chorus) [CD Bonus Track]
About "Three Friends": Three Friends (1972) is a concept album by the British progressive rock band Gentle Giant. The group's third album was also their first American release to chart, peaking at #197 on the Billboard 200. It marked a change in drummers from Martin Smith to Malcolm Mortimore. It is Gentle Giant's first concept album, dealing with three childhood friends whose lives take them very different places. However, each of the three friends are not satisfied with their new lives and eventually reunite into a team to achieve their goals easier. It was also their first self-produced album. The two former albums were produced by David Bowie and T.Rex producer Tony Visconti. Gary Green's guitar solo on "Peel the Paint" uses an echoplex belonging to Mike Ratledge that Green's brother Jeff, a roadie with Ratledge's band Soft Machine, had borrowed. The song "Schooldays" starts off with the sounds of a schoolyard playground in England. Ray Shulman told Songfacts about the song: "We started off using the sound effects of the schoolyard so it would be very nostalgic, and that's a whole song about being at school together, and how these friends went their own different ways. One goes into manual labour, one goes into clerical work, and one is an artist."
Subject: Gentle Giant - In a Glass House (Full Album) Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:54 pm
Gentle Giant - In a Glass House (Full Album)
Track list: 00:00 - 1. The Runaway 07:24 - 2. Inmate's Lullaby 11:55 - 3. Way of Life 19:47 - 4. Experience 27:38 - 5. A Reunion 29:49 - 6. In a Glass House
About "In a Glass House": One of Gentle Giant's most popular albums (although the band themselves were not happy with it at the time, being made under pressure of Phil Shulman's departure), it was available in North America only as a rare import – both LP and CD – until 2004 when a digitally remastered CD was released. This was because their US label Columbia Records rejected the album as uncommercial. As a result Columbia dropped the band from the label which contractually allowed the band to take ownership of the original master recording and all rights to it. This cleared the way for the first "official" release of the title in the United States on compact disc on the band's own Alucard label. It is the first Gentle Giant album after the departure of Phil Shulman. The album is allegedly based around the concept that "people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones". The record begins and ends with the sound of breaking glass.