Gentle Giant
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Studio album by
Released27 November 1970
RecordedAugust 1970
StudioTrident Studios, London
Genre
Length37:00
LabelVertigo
ProducerTony Visconti
Gentle Giant chronology
Gentle Giant
(1970)
Acquiring the Taste
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Gentle Giant is the first album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant, released in 1970.

Releases

Since the LP was not originally released in the United States, the cover illustration was not available. It first appeared in the United States and Canada with the same cover as the Three Friends album.

Legacy

American hip-hop duo Madvillain sampled "Funny Ways" on "Strange Ways" from their album Madvillainy, which was subsequently featured in an episode of the television show The Boondocks.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman, Phil Shulman, and Ray Shulman.

Side one
No.TitleLead vocalsLength
1."Giant"Derek Shulman6:24
2."Funny Ways"Phil Shulman (verses and chorus), Derek Shulman (chorus)4:23
3."Alucard"Phil Shulman, Derek Shulman, Kerry Minnear6:01
4."Isn't It Quiet and Cold?"Phil Shulman3:53
Side two
No.TitleLead vocalsLength
1."Nothing at All"Phil Shulman, Derek Shulman9:08
2."Why Not?"Derek Shulman (verses), Kerry Minnear (bridge)5:31
3."The Queen"(instrumental)1:40

Personnel

Musicians

Additional musicians

  • Paul Cosh – tenor horn (1)
  • Claire Deniz – cello (4)

Production

References

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce (2011). "Gentle Giant – Gentle Giant | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 June 2011.

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