Gentle Giant Repertoire

Gentle Giant - Octopus (1972) Vertigo/6360 080 - 1st NL Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

Gentle Giant ‎- Octopus
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Vertigo/6360 080 | Released: 1972 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
“Octopus” is a fitting title, since the band is playing here like they’ve got extra arms. I have yet to hear any GG album so skillfully wrought as “Octopus”; if you’re approaching the band from the outside, this is definitely the right appetizer.
Gentle Giant - Gentle Giant (1970/2017) [BDRip - Flat Transfer, FLAC 24-96]

Gentle Giant - Gentle Giant (1970/2017) [Flat Transfer]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:03 minutes | 837 MB
BDRip, Sourced track: LPCM Stereo 24-96 | Artwork: Front & Boxset's art

"Gentle Giant" was the first album of British progressive rock band Gentle Giant, originally released in 1970. Astonishingly daring debut album, not as focused or overpowering as King Crimson's first but still crashing down barriers and steamrolling expectations.
Gentle Giant - Acquiring The Taste (1971/2017) [BDRip - Flat Transfer, FLAC 24-96]

Gentle Giant - Acquiring The Taste (1971/2017) [Flat Transfer]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:21 minutes | 754 MB
BDRip, Sourced track: LPCM Stereo 24-96 | Artwork: Front cover

"Acquiring the Taste" was the second album of English progressive rock band Gentle Giant, released in 1971. This was a departure from the blues and soul styles found on their self-titled debut. It was more experimental, more discordant, and with more varied instrumentation.
Gentle Giant - Three Friends (1972/2017) [BDRip - Flat Transfer, FLAC 24-96]

Gentle Giant - Three Friends (1972/2017) [Flat Transfer]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:26 minutes | 736 MB
BDRip, Sourced track: LPCM Stereo 24-96 | Artwork: Front cover

"Three Friends" is a concept album by the British progressive rock band Gentle Giant. The group's third album was also their first American release to chart, peaking at #197 on the Billboard 200. The story of album dealing with three childhood friends whose lives take them very different places. However, each of the three friends are not satisfied with their new lives and eventually reunite into a team to achieve their goals more easily.
Gentle Giant - Octopus (1972/2015) [BDRip, Complete - FLAC 24-96] RE-UP

Gentle Giant - Octopus (1972/2015) [Blu-Ray Audio 2015]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 105:32 minutes | 2,28 GB
Source: Blu-Ray Audio -> FLAC 24/96 includes all extras | Artwork

Gentle Giant's iconic album 'Octopus', remixed by Steven Wilson, it also features an added bonus live 15-minute concert mix of 'Excerpts from Octopus' from the band's 1976 tour. Also includes the new instrumental mixes and flat transfer of the original album.
Gentle Giant - The Power And The Glory (1974/2014) [BDRip, Complete - FLAC 24-96] RE-UP

Gentle Giant - The Power And The Glory (1974) [Blu-Ray Audio 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 125:02 minutes | 2,73 GB
Source: Blu-Ray Audio -> FLAC 24/96 includes all extras | Artwork

"The Power and the Glory" is an album by the British progressive rock group Gentle Giant, released in 1974. Contrary to popular belief, the title of the album and its many lyrical themes were not inspired by author Graham Greene's novel of the same name, although Derek Shulman was aware of Greene's novel. This reissue was remixed by Steven Wilson, and includes the new instrumental mixes and flat transfer of the original album.
Gentle Giant - The Missing Piece (1977) Capitol Records/SN-16046 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Gentle Giant ‎- The Missing Piece
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
A Wally Traugott Cut
Label: Capitol Records/SN-16046 | Release: 1977 | This Issue: 1980 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any Prog-Rock music collection
Now, it must be said, I’m inclined to love just about anything Gentle Giant ever released or even breathed on. Thus, with the following praise in mind, unprepared fans of the band’s earlier work may get to this album, and a song like “I’m Turning Around,” and laugh their pants off. This would be an unfortunate reaction. Okay, so there is definitely a shift in direction evident on this album — there are less overtly “proggy” songs, more purely rocking songs, and a general lifting of the intense burden of creating “yet another insane experimental masterpiece!!!” that every album preceding seemed to bear.
Gentle Giant - The Power And The Glory (1974) Capitol Records/ST-11337 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Gentle Giant – The Power And The Glory
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered At Capitol Mastering By Ken Perry & Wally Traugott
Label: Capitol Records/ST-11337 | Released: 1974 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music.
THE POWER AND THE GLORY is one of Gentle Giant’s more “difficult” albums, there’s no doubt about that. It’s also one of my favourites from this highly inventive and influential English prog band.
Dating from 1974, this concept piece delves — with fitting cynicism — into the political experience, and the compromise, corruption, betrayal and egotism that go hand-in-hand with high office. (The cover, depicting a glowering, playing card king, is a classic.)
Gentle Giant - Free Hand (1975) Capitol Records/SN-16048 - US Jacksonville Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Gentle Giant - Free Hand
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 1300mb & 400mb
Mastered By Gene Thompson & Ken Perry
Label: Capitol Records/SN-160 | Release: 1975 | This Issue: 1980 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music.
Admittedly, many prog rock fans with otherwise excellent taste in music find Gentle Giant rather hard to get into. Their music certainly is challenging, and very varied in flavour. At times it evokes Medieval music, at other times there are a cappella vocals delivered in a quasi-“round” format, in company with passages that veer from moments of delicate beauty to “rocking out.” All of these musical paths, and more, are often explored within the space of a single song. (Of course, that could be part of a generic description of progressive rock.) Gentle Giant have an inimitable style that is difficult to categorize; they must be heard to be understood. Perhaps only those with the most open musical minds will find them at all accessible. Certainly, though major players of the 70s prog scene, “Giant” never fully rose above their cult status to approach the popularity and critical acclaim of contemporaries like Genesis, Yes, ELP, Pink Floyd or Jethro Tull. (Though Gentle Giant don’t really sound like any of those heavyweights, their music bears a somewhat closer resemblance to that of ‘Tull, than any of the others mentioned.)
Gentle Giant - In A Glass House (1973) WWA Records/WWA 002 - 1st UK Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Gentle Giant ‎– In A Glass House
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Label: WWA Records/WWA 002 | Release: 1973 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music
I’m really speechless. Sometimes, I feel ambarassed by my lack of mind-opening. Once again, after 3 (the magic number) good listen at the album, I do not regret to have purchased this BRILLANT record. Gentle Giant is a very respectable, yet ‘easy listening’ prog band. But this time, it’s getting crazier.