The Boys In The Band - Gentle Giant - Octopus (Vinyl, LP, Album)

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  1. Octopus is the fourth album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant, released in It was the band's last album with founding member Phil Shulman and the first with new drummer John Weathers, who would remain with the band until their dissolution in Octopus remains a highly regarded example of the progressive rock genre and is generally considered to represent the start of the.
  2. Gentle Giant biography Formed in in London, UK- Disbanded in GENTLE GIANT is known as the paradigmatic progressive rock band. With an uncomparable musicianship, they went as far as no one ever did into unexplored grounds in the progressive music, navigating over dissonant 20th-century classical chamber music, medieval vocal music, jazz and rock.
  3. Gentle Giant Octopus UK 1st Swirl Vertigo LP Excellent Gentle Giant Octopus: $ Black Sabbath Vol 4 Vertigo Factory Sealed Record LP Album Vinyl Black Sabbath Vol: $
  4. Octopus was allegedly named by Phil Shulman’s wife Roberta as a pun on “octo opus” (eight musical works, reflecting the album’s eight tracks).
  5. While I noted in my review of the remastered Gentle Giant 'Three Friends' that it is a sentimental favorite, 'Octopus' was an album that quickly grew on me, vying with and eventually surpassing Three Friends as a go-to album for a Gentle Giant fix/5().
  6. A concerted attempt to arrest the band’s commercial decline, ’s much-maligned Giant For A Day!, meanwhile, was Gentle Giant’s attempt at a straight-up rock/pop LP, banishing all vestiges.
  7. "The Boys in the Band" is an instrumental, and a real highlight of the cd. The song starts off with a laugh from engineer Martin Rushant and the sound of a coin spinning before taking off into a rocking musical interlude. I've received today my Octopus by Gentle Giant, Steven Wilson's brilliantly remastered edition with BluRay! It's /5().
  8. Returning to Gentle Giant's fourth album after any kind of lengthy absence, it's astonishing just how little Octopus has dated. Often written off at the time as a pale reflection of the truly gargantuan steps being taken by the likes of Jethro Tull and Barclay James Harvest, the band's closest relatives in the tangled skein of period prog, Gentle Giant often seemed more notable for its album.
  9. This is the most accessible one, among the best albums by GENTLE GIANT, without any excess of virtuosity, except on "Knots", one of the best vocal performances ever (listen also to "On Reflection" from the album "Free Hands"). Besides it's one of the best /5().

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