Octopus is the fourth album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant, released in 1972. 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 1980. Octopus remains a highly regarded example of the progressive rock genre and is generally considered to represent the start of the band's peak period.
Album produced and arranged by Gentle Giant for Alucard Productions Ltd. Recorded at Advision Studios, London, Dec. '73 thru Jan. '74. Released in a cover with rounded edges. Manufactured and printed in England. Gentle Giant So Sincere 3:51. GENTLE GIANT The Power And The Glory 03 Aspirations 4:40. Gentle Giant - Aspirations (Remastered Maxi Version) (1974) 7:36. GENTLE GIANT The Power And The Glory 04 Playing The Game 6:45. Gentle Giant - Cogs In Cogs - The Power And Glory (1974) 3:08. Gentle Giant - No God's a Man 4:31. Gentle Giant - The Face 4:14. GENTLE GIANT The Power And The Glory 08 Valedictory 3:20.
The Power & The Glory" was my first GENTLE GIANT album I ever purchased and remember being so addicted to this album playing it over and over again and again. GENTLE GIANT unleash all of their "GIANT'isms" with superb complex and highly syncopated vocal harmony and contrasts. Along with " Free Hand" and " Octopus" the most stunning and one of their best albums.
It remains as one of the best prog albums ever. The Power And The Glory is the sixth studio album of Gentle Giant and was released in 1974. The line up on the album is Derek Shulman, Ray Shulman, Gary Green, Kerry Minnear and John Weathers. The Power And The Glory is revered by many as one of the strongest of all Gentle Giant’s releases. The concept was focused on an individual person, who wants to do the good using the political power. He finds himself tended to abuse the power, as all of those who have came before him.
Octopus is the fourth album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant, released in 1972. It marked a change in drummers from Malcolm Mortimore to John Weathers. The new line-up of the band delivered the Octopus album later in 1972, generally considered to represent the start of the band's peak period. 2 Musical style and themes. The 3 tracks however have been upmixed to . surround with the Penteo surround mixer. The UK release of the album featured art by Roger Dean. Dean's logo appears inside the lyrics booklet. North American releases featured a different cover by Charles White.
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