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Gentle Giant - Octopus CD

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Octopus album for sale by Gentle Giant was released Sep 27, 2011 on the Dragonshead label. Along with THREE FRIENDS, OCTOPUS is a fine example of Gentle Giant 's early-1970s heyday, which featured the oft-underrated British progressive-rock ensemble deftly balancing complex arrangements with catchy melodies and intriguing multi-part vocal harmonies. While the frenetic instrumental "The Boys in the Band" showcases the group's tight-knit musicianship, "Knots" finds the Schulman brothers (Derek, Phil, and Ray) and company venturing into Queen-like a cappella moments, albeit with an even quirkier approach. Octopus CD music contains a single disc with 9 songs.   ...See Full Description


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1Advent of Panurge See All 17 Gentle Giant ADVENT OF PANURGE Lyrics4:43 $0.99(Available)
2Ranonteur, Troubador
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3Cry For Everyone See All 64:06 $0.99(Available)
4KNOTS See All 19 Gentle Giant KNOTS Lyrics4:11 $0.99(Available)
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5Boys In The Band See All 104:35 $0.99(Available)
6Dog's Life See All 43:13 $0.99(Available)
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7Think of Me with Kindness See All 53:35 $0.99(Available)
8River See All 55:59 $0.99(Available)
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9Excerpt From Octopus Live At The Calderone Theatre, Hempstead, NY, July 3rd 1976


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Average Rating:4.5 stars
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Refreshed sound of a masterpiece
If you look aroun for a next audiophile treatment of G. Giant Octopus you've found it ! Georgeous sound regarding voices and instruments with a little bad news for drums , probably dued to a single stereo recording in original master.
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Gentle Giant at there best
This is Gentle Giant at the top of there game. What talented musicians.
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70's Progressive at its best
This album reminds me of the very best of Yes: Original, unique and technically superb. The strong classical influence artfully executed in rock music is something rare and wonderful to find.
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All hail to the power of the mini-LP!!
This mini-LP format is great whether or not you had the original UK version of this LP. An exact mini-replica down to the inner sleeve and label.
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Eight Opuses
Gentle Giant is an acquired taste and "Octopus" ranks as their best work. The progressive rock style contained there-in can be best be described as medieval classical, including a hard rock salute to Albert Camus, a complex a-capella piece, a Zappa-esque instrumental and even a gentle, though unorthodox, ballad.
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CD Universe Part number8590529
LabelDragonshead
Orig Year1972
Catalog number100007
Discs1
Release DateSep 27, 2011
Studio/LiveStudio
Mono/StereoStereo
ProducerGentle Giant
Recording Time49 minutes
PersonnelDerek Shulman - vocals, alto saxophone
Gary Green - guitar, percussion
Kerry Minnear - vocals, cello, keyboards, vibraphone, percussion, background vocals
John Weathers - drums, congas, percussion
Phil Shulman - vocals, saxophone, trumpet, Mellotron, background vocals
Raymond Shulman - vocals, guitar, violin, percussion
Additional InfoRemastered


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