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Gently used. Record is nearly perfect. Very good sleeve. Capitol, SN-16048.
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Many a fan''s and a critic''s favorite (not only of Gentle Giant''s albums but also of prog-rock''s as a whole), this 1975 LP was the band''s shining moment. Rising to #48 in the States, it is Gentle Giant''s most felicitous marriage of rock riffs, Renaissance flourishes and dry English wit; the title track joins Just the Same; His Last Voyage; Time to Kill ; the remarkable fugue on Reflection, and more!

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Joey Joe Joe Jr. Shabadoo
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The most complex prog rock band of its era, or any other
Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2016
I''m a bit ashamed to admit I missed the boat on these guys when I first got into progressive rock years and years ago. While I was busy listening to anything I could find from Yes, King Crimson, ELP, Genesis, Van der Graaf Generator and the rest of the English symphonic... See more
I''m a bit ashamed to admit I missed the boat on these guys when I first got into progressive rock years and years ago. While I was busy listening to anything I could find from Yes, King Crimson, ELP, Genesis, Van der Graaf Generator and the rest of the English symphonic prog movement of the early 70s, these guys somehow never piqued my interest. Gentle Giant fits right into that mold - although I would qualify their brand of prog as chamber-oriented - and yet somehow they never quite "popped" like some of those other bands. Frankly it''s a little surprising too, because they are a uniquely talented outfit, with all five members (in this iteration of the band) being multi-instrumentalists and four of the five providing vocals. Still over the years they have developed something of a cult fanbase, including a particularly strong following in mainland Europe. Having such a richly talented lineup gives the group unparalleled freedom when it comes to vocal composition, instrumental arrangements, and textural variety to their songs.

Gentle Giant from this time period is characterized by heavily contrapuntal writing, experimentation with various time signatures and dissonance, baroque and/or medieval-influenced vocal lines and tightly interlocked part writing among the various voices, both instrumental and vocal. The very first track demonstrates this very well, and shows the somewhat catchier, rock-oriented and yet still complex as ever sound that typifies the band from this period. On track 2 we see what this group was capable of vocally, with an intricately written fugue that is at first run through a capella, and then slowly migrates to the various other instruments over its course. One thing I appreciate about this band is how they always keep things interesting by greatly varying textures between songs. - from the manic swings of the title track, to the catchy and dense Time to Kill, to the baroque/medieval tinged His Last Voyage. We also get a traditional canon worked out on a variety of synthesizers in Talybont, which lightens the mood before we finish with the brutally complex Mobile, a number that nicely showcases the bandmembers'' various instrumental capabilities. This is without a doubt the densest prog I am familiar with, and by a good margin too, with the ''default'' mode being as dense as the knottiest passages found anywhere else in progressive rock. They must have been a blast on stage too, apparently they would all take turns switching instrumentation mid-song, just like they do here and the rest of their albums.

This probably isn''t their best album - that would likely be 1974''s Power & The Glory - but it''s an album that came in the middle of a tremendous stretch of albums that began with Octopus in 1972 and ended in 1976 with the daring and dissonant Interview . Sadly after that album their label tried to make them change their sound to something more "commercial", and as a result their final 3 albums are quite disappointing.

At any rate this disc is strongly recommended to fans of symphonic prog, as this band is a real treat if you have the ears for it. It will likely appeal more to seasoned listeners of the genre, as this group is comprised of musicians'' musicians. I would recommend investigating the other discs noted above as a start, and also 1973''s In A Glass House , which rounds out their output from this time period. FYI, Their earlier albums are a little different than what we have here; it''s still certainly prog, but more bluesy and less structured, although also worth checking out.
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Keith Nathan Albrecht
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Now U Know !
Reviewed in the United States on May 9, 2015
Now you know. While the rest of the so-called music world was immersed in disco,cocaine,n prostitution ,I was listening to GG,euro-rock,jazz rock n other intellectual musical appealing stuff. I remember their concerts distinctly. Pleasurable n almost flawless, this disc is... See more
Now you know. While the rest of the so-called music world was immersed in disco,cocaine,n prostitution ,I was listening to GG,euro-rock,jazz rock n other intellectual musical appealing stuff. I remember their concerts distinctly. Pleasurable n almost flawless, this disc is the official studio versions of their concert material. Beautifully restored, n mastered appropriately in digital enhancement (track-by-track) it sounds great.Why so gentle a lyric- becoz that was the Gentle Giant M.O. it was counterpointed by incredible orchestrated advanced musical scoring.I loved it,n at the time it was a refreshing alternative to mainstream trends.
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Gentle Giant groove.
Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2016
For decades I''ve been a big fan of Gentle Giant. What has always drawn me to them is their vocal harmonizing, the lyrics, the crafty keyboard playing - all around, I think this is one hell of a band. (Such an understatement) A couple of their albums are beyond what I''m... See more
For decades I''ve been a big fan of Gentle Giant. What has always drawn me to them is their vocal harmonizing, the lyrics, the crafty keyboard playing - all around, I think this is one hell of a band. (Such an understatement) A couple of their albums are beyond what I''m capable of comprehending but not "Free Hand". Here it is 2016 and I''m still enjoying Gentle Giant and buying their music.

I highly and enthusiastically recommend you buy and enjoy Free Hand.
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Peter Harrison
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Giants of progressive rock....
Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2019
Somehow I totally missed Gentle Giant in my youth, probably got distracted by Yes, ELP et al, but thankfully got turned on to them by one of the great Youtube prog channels. These guys are truly masters of mixing odd time signatures (a la Crimson), as well as blending... See more
Somehow I totally missed Gentle Giant in my youth, probably got distracted by Yes, ELP et al, but thankfully got turned on to them by one of the great Youtube prog channels.
These guys are truly masters of mixing odd time signatures (a la Crimson), as well as blending many styles of "prog", think Crimson & Tull, with some straight out belters and that about sums them up.
The musicianship is brilliant and they are truly one of the unsung bands of progressive rock.
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Rob Stuart
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Stunning album by master musicians who never received the acclaim they deserved
Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2014
Words fail to describe this, Gentle Giant''s most magnificent album, originally released in 1975, when progressive rock ruled supreme. Those halcyon days are gone forever, as is their spirit -- but their peak accomplishment still resonates crystal clear and radiant on this... See more
Words fail to describe this, Gentle Giant''s most magnificent album, originally released in 1975, when progressive rock ruled supreme. Those halcyon days are gone forever, as is their spirit -- but their peak accomplishment still resonates crystal clear and radiant on this disc. To listen is to be blown away! A few years ago, I played a couple of tracks to a highly accomplished conservatory-trained jazz musician. His jaw dropped; he had never heard anything like it before. All he could say was: "amazing writing". Enough said. Those few who were fortunate to see Giant in their glory years will know that live they played just as well as - if not even better than - in the studio. Why Giant did not receive as much acclaim as leading prog bands such as ELP, Crimson, Yes and Genesis is a mystery. Perhaps they were just too accomplished and clever for their own good.
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H2K
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Quirky, progressive, fun
Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2014
I''ve always been a fan of classic prog rock - Yes, Genesis, UK, Kansas, ELP, Strawbs, Supertramp, etc. Gentle Giant was one that I never really warmed up to. I''m not sure why - I bought a few albums, but it didn''t work for me. I stumbled on a youtube of them performing Free... See more
I''ve always been a fan of classic prog rock - Yes, Genesis, UK, Kansas, ELP, Strawbs, Supertramp, etc. Gentle Giant was one that I never really warmed up to. I''m not sure why - I bought a few albums, but it didn''t work for me. I stumbled on a youtube of them performing Free Hand live. Simply amazing musicianship and timing. So I picked up the CD and my perspective has totally changed. Great writing, production, and engineering on this album. I''ve since gone back and listened to the classic Three Friends, also with a better appreciation.
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R. Pini
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Vinyl is still king.
Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2017
OF COURSE I love the album, it'' s one of the pinnacles of the genre, although ''Time to kill'' sounds a little ''more of the same'' in the phrasing. That is about the album'' s only flaw though. 4 stars only because my original vinyl copy still sounds better than this... See more
OF COURSE I love the album, it'' s one of the pinnacles of the genre, although ''Time to kill'' sounds a little ''more of the same'' in the phrasing. That is about the album'' s only flaw though. 4 stars only because my original vinyl copy still sounds better than this remastered cd edition. So there!
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WillieB
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Genuine Progressive Rock
Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2005
It''s difficult to pick one desert island Gentle Giant album, they all are unique, and all studio releases except "Giant for a Day" are must haves. With numerous time changes and intricate musical passages Giant is not for everybody and may challenge most listeners. But this... See more
It''s difficult to pick one desert island Gentle Giant album, they all are unique, and all studio releases except "Giant for a Day" are must haves. With numerous time changes and intricate musical passages Giant is not for everybody and may challenge most listeners. But this challenge can have great rewards because the talent this band has is amazing... all musicians are proficient at multiple instruments, the songwriting skill is superb, and the tunes are timeless. For the novice to Gentle Giant, this CD would be a good starting point.

We begin with "Just the Same" a great upbeat-syncopated rocker... one of those tunes where the chorus sticks in your head and you sing it all day. "On Reflection" showcases great vocal work with a powerful instrumental jam at the end. "Free Hand" is stunning! Great piano intro that turns into a full-out rocking tune slowed down briefly by a wonderful intricate middle section only to blast back into the awesome verse. "Time to Kill" shows once again the power this band has... what a grooving tune, great bass line, great vocals, great interaction between musicians, great everything. "His Last Voyage" is the mellow track on the disc, similar to what can be heard on "Acquiring the Taste", complete with a very juicy guitar solo. "Talybont" is a short instrumental with sort of an Irish jig feel. "Mobile" begins beautifully with a violin and guitar intro only to transform into another great rocking tune. Finally, the bonus track is an unreleased version of "Just the Same". Good version, bad mix (kind of sounds squished/over-compressed).

The Free Hand remix sounds wonderful! After living with the atrociously muddy One Way Records mix for decades I can only say WOW... GREAT JOB! Unfortunately the CD does not give credit to the person who remixed this or from what source it was.

It''s a shame that Giant hasn''t released a full-length studio project since the 80''s, cause if they did, they would probably blow most bands out of the water.
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Chaser
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
The Last Masterpiece
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 15, 2016
The final master piece from these giants of Progressive Rock, and a must own album for any fan of the band or of Progressive Rock music in general. The band had just split with their former record company and moved to Chrysallis, where they were told that they would be...See more
The final master piece from these giants of Progressive Rock, and a must own album for any fan of the band or of Progressive Rock music in general. The band had just split with their former record company and moved to Chrysallis, where they were told that they would be given a "free hand". The band celebrate their new freedom with some wonderfully joyous music, including "On Reflection" which is the standout track of the album featuring complex a cappella singing and ending in a medieval fugue. There are also some pointed jabs at their old record company, as in the title track from the album. Not a weak track on the album in my opinion. If you haven''t got this album then get it now!
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The Mole from the Ministry
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
From ''Kites'' to Classic English prog
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 8, 2011
The remaster has produced a very clear and forceful sound - some remasters seem to knock the ''guts'' out of the music. The band, I feel, reach a creative and musical peak on this album. There is a terrific standard of musicianship here (as we might expect from musicians with...See more
The remaster has produced a very clear and forceful sound - some remasters seem to knock the ''guts'' out of the music. The band, I feel, reach a creative and musical peak on this album. There is a terrific standard of musicianship here (as we might expect from musicians with classical training), and the compositions are always varied and intriguing. Despite some bewildering time signatures and some very complex arrangements, much of the material is very catchy and accessible. The album could only have been produced by an English band - witness the influence of English folk, religious, and medieval musical styles on such tracks as ''Talybont'' (shades of ''Gryphon''?), "On Reflection'', and "His Last Voyage''. Another band who should, perhaps, have achieved more success than they did. I would echo the slight disappointment on the packaging - a little more effort could have provided fans with a lot of interesting background to the making of the album - there''s barely more info than on my original vinyl copy.
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Andy K
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Never About Easy Listening!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 18, 2016
The Giant were modernising their sound around the time of this album, which is still a mix of styles but suffers a little from repeated figures drawn out just beyond the comfortable. But then, they were never about easy listening!
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James howard
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Four Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 24, 2017
Not the best Gentle Giant album but still very good. Excellent service and arrived on time.
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Four Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 19, 2017
Four stars.
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