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Gentle Giant

Band, *1970 GB, London

Gentle Giant were a British progressive rock band. Textually inspired by philosophy, personal events and the works of François Rabelais, the group's early compositional purpose was to "expand the frontiers of contemporary popular music at the risk of becoming very unpopular." NB Three Friends (1972) was the band's third album release. Octopus (1972) was the band's fourth album release.

PortraitRay Shulman
b, vn *1949 GB
PortraitDerek Shulman
voc *1947 GB
PortraitGary Green
g *1950 GB
PortraitKerry Minnear
*1948 GB
PortraitJohn Weathers
dr, perc *1947 GB
PortraitMartin Smith
dr, perc 1946-1997 GB
PortraitPhilip Shulman
voc, sax, tr *1937 GB
PortraitMalcolm Mortimore
dr *1953 GB
Popular Tracks   
Three Friends - 2011 Remaster on Three Friends by Gentle Giant
Aspirations on The Power and the Glory by Gentle Giant
Wreck on Acquiring The Taste by Gentle Giant
Proclamation on The Power and the Glory by Gentle Giant
Think of Me with Kindness - 2011 Remaster on Octopus by Gentle Giant
Playing the Game on The Power and the Glory by Gentle Giant
Nothing At All on Gentle Giant by Gentle Giant
Isn't It Quiet And Cold on Gentle Giant by Gentle Giant
Why Not? on Gentle Giant by Gentle Giant
The Advent of Panurge - 2011 Remaster on Octopus by Gentle Giant

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Title Artist Year Type
City Hermit - British Radio Sessions & Rare Early Tracks 1970-1972Gentle Giant2018Album
Three Piece SuiteGentle Giant2017Compil.
Live At The Bicentennial 1776-1976Gentle Giant2014Album
Memories Of Old DaysGentle Giant2013Compil.
Live In Essen, Germany 1971Gentle Giant2012Album
I Lost My Head - The Chrysalis Years (1975-1980)Gentle Giant2012Compil.
Gentle Giant / Acquiring The TasteGentle Giant2012Album
The Power And The GloryGentle Giant2010Single
King Alfred's College 1971Gentle Giant2009Album
Free HandGentle Giant2009Album
In A Power Free In'terviewGentle Giant2009Album
Live In Stockholm '75Gentle Giant2009Album
Gentle GiantGentle Giant2006Album
GG At The GG - Sight And Sound In ConcertGentle Giant2006Album
Live In Santa Monica 1975Gentle Giant2005Album
Giant On The BoxGentle Giant2004Album
Scraping The BarrelGentle Giant2004Album
The Missing FaceGentle Giant2003Album
Way Of LifeGentle Giant2003Compil.
Playing The ClevelandGentle Giant2001Album
Endless LifeGentle Giant2001Album
Totally Out Of The Woods The BBC SessionsGentle Giant2000Compil.
PrologueGentle Giant2000Album
In A Palesport HouseGentle Giant2000Album
Artistically CrymeGentle Giant2000Album
In'terview In ConcertGentle Giant2000Album
Gentle GiantGentle Giant2000Compil.
The Essential Of Gentle GiantGentle Giant1999Compil.
Live (Playing The Fool) / CivilianGentle Giant1999Compil.
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Gentle GiantGentle Giant1998Album
Live On The King Biscuit Flower HourGentle Giant1998Album
Free Hand / InterviewGentle Giant1998Compil.
Out Of The Fire The BBC ConcertsGentle Giant1998Compil.
Interview + Gentle Giant 1 (70) - 2 on 1Gentle Giant1997Compil.
Under ConstructionGentle Giant1997Album
Three Friends / OctopusGentle Giant1997Compil.
Champions Of Rock - Gentle GiantGentle Giant1996Compil.
Out Of The Woods - The BBC SessionsGentle Giant1996Compil.
Edge Of TwilightGentle Giant1996Compil.
The Last StepsGentle Giant1996Album
In ConcertGentle Giant1994Album
Giant Steps ForwardGentle Giant1994Album
GargantuaGentle Giant1991Album
The Last Giant StepGentle Giant1991Album
Gentle GiantGentle Giant1991Compil.
The Missing Piece / Giant For A DayGentle Giant1990Compil.
Gentle GiantGentle Giant1989Compil.
Gentle GiantGentle Giant1982Compil.
Circling Round The Gentle GiantGentle Giant1981Compil.
UndergroundGentle Giant1980Album
CivilianGentle Giant1980Album
All Through The NightGentle Giant1980Single
Three FriendsGentle Giant1979Compil.
Words From The WiseGentle Giant1978Single
Thank YouGentle Giant1978Single
Dando Vueltas / Two Weeks In SpainGentle Giant1978Single
Giant For A DayGentle Giant1978Album
I'm Turning AroundGentle Giant1977Single
Playing The FoolGentle Giant1977Album
PretentiousGentle Giant1977Compil.
Playing The Fool - Gentle Giant On TourGentle Giant1977Single
Mountain TimeGentle Giant1977Single
Two Weeks In SpainGentle Giant1977Single
Inside Gentle GiantGentle Giant1977Album
The Missing PieceGentle Giant1977Album
InterviewGentle Giant1976Album
Give It BackGentle Giant1976Single
Giant Steps... The First Five YearsGentle Giant1976Compil.
Three Friends / Free HandGentle Giant1975Compil.
Playing The FooleGentle Giant1975Album
Free HandGentle Giant1975Album
Amongst The DarkersGentle Giant1975Album
Playing The Foole In WonderlandGentle Giant1975Album
The Power And The GloryGentle Giant1974Single
The Power And The GloryGentle Giant1974Album
The Original Studio Gentle Giant - Vol. 1Gentle Giant1974Compil.
The Original Studio Gentle Giant - Vol. 2Gentle Giant1974Compil.
Octopus / The Power And The GloryGentle Giant1974Compil.
In A Glass HouseGentle Giant1973Album
Gentle Giant / OctopusGentle Giant1973Compil.
The Advent Of Panurge / PrologueGentle Giant1973Single
In A Glass HouseGentle Giant1973Single
Three FriendsGentle Giant1972Album
OctopusGentle Giant1972Album
Prologue/Working All Day/Three FriendsGentle Giant1972Single
Thick As A Brick Part 1 / Peel The PaintJethro Tull / Gentle Giant1972Single
Acquiring The TasteGentle Giant1971Album
Sabado Negro = Black Sabbath / Gigante = GiantBlack Sabbath / Gentle Giant1971Single
Gentle Giant / Acquiring The TasteGentle Giant1971Compil.
Gentle GiantGentle Giant1970Album
Gentle GiantGentle Giant1970Album
In'terview + In A Glass HouseGentle GiantCompil.
At LondonGentle GiantSingle
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