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Gentle Giant

About

Gentle Giant were a British progressive rock band active between 1970 and 1980. The band were known for the complexity and sophistication of their music and for the varied musical skills of their members. All of the band members were multi-instrumentalists. Although not commercially successful, they did achieve a cult following.The band stated that their aim was to "expand the frontiers of contemporary popular music at the risk of becoming very unpopular", although this stance was to alter significantly with time.

Gentle Giant's music was considered complex even by progressive rock standards, drawing on a broad swathe of music including folk, soul, jazz, and classical music. Unlike many of their progressive rock contemporaries, their "classical" influences ranged beyond the Romantic and incorporated medieval, baroque, and modernist chamber music elements. The band also had a taste for broad themes for their lyrics, drawing inspiration not only from personal experiences but from philosophy and the works of François Rabelais and R. D. Laing. In 2015 they were recognised with the lifetime achievement award at the Progressive Music Awards.

Discs

Free Hand (Steven Wilson 2021 Remix)

June 25, 2021

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Just the Same (Steven Wilson 2021 Remix)

April 30, 2021

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Three Piece Suite (Steven Wilson Mix)

September 29, 2017

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Giant (Steven Wilson Mix)

September 15, 2017

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The House, the Street, the Room (Steven Wilson Mix)

August 25, 2017

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Peel the Paint (Steven Wilson Mix)

July 28, 2017

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Octopus (Steven Wilson Mix)

October 30, 2015

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The Power and the Glory (Mixed by Steven Wilson)

July 18, 2014

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I Lost My Head: The Chrysalis Years 1975-1980

August 13, 2012

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Prologue

March 21, 2012

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In'terview in Concert

March 21, 2012

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Live in Santa Monica 1975

December 12, 2011

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Live In Rome 1974

September 26, 2011

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In A Palesport House (Live)

September 26, 2011

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Endless Life

September 26, 2011

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Artistically Cryme

September 26, 2011

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Octopus (2011 Remaster)

January 1, 2011

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Three Friends (2011 Remaster)

January 1, 2011

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Live In Stockholm '75

April 20, 2009

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In Concert

December 13, 1994

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Civilian

March 3, 1980

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Giant for a Day

September 11, 1978

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The Missing Piece

September 16, 1977

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Playing the Fool (The Official Live)

January 18, 1977

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In'terview

April 23, 1976

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Free Hand

July 1, 1975

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The Power and the Glory

September 20, 1974

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In a Glass House

July 1, 1973

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Acquiring The Taste

January 1, 1971

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Gentle Giant

January 1, 1970

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