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Gentle Giant - Playing the Fool: The Official Live album download
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Gentle Giant - Playing the Fool: The Official Live album download

Performer:
Gentle Giant
Album:
Playing the Fool: The Official Live
Style:
Art Rock,Prog-Rock
Released:
September, 1976 - October, 1976
Genre:
Duration:
01:18:06
MP3 archive size:
1838 mb
FLAC archive size:
1742 mb
Other formats:
WAV ADX MP4 MMF APE VOC
Rating:
4.4
Votes:
954

Playing The Fool" shows Gentle Giant's unique live performances in a very good and sorted perspective with several instrumental "bonuses" added to many of the songs too. Gentle Giant always were very engaged live too, something that makes this album very uplifting and very rarely dull. I didn't quite get the point with the addition of "Breakdown in Brussels" though, but it's still a humoristic break from the album's other tracks, though it remains filler in my ears.

Complete your Gentle Giant collection. The Official Live Gentle Giant - Playing The Fool.

This live album (originally a double LP but put onto one CD) was released in the wake of a single-disc bootleg of the same name taken off of an FM radio concert. The repertory includes lots of stuff off of their early albums, including the e-U. The sound is very vivid and close, whether the band is rocking to "Just the Same" or recreating the medieval-style a cappella vocals to "On Reflection. One Way has done an unusually good job with the sound on this album, and the original art has also been nicely recreated.

Playing the Fool - The Official Live (.Artist: Gentle Giant. Type: official release. One of the greatest live albums ever recorded. -) Recorded on Gentle Giant's European tour, September and October 1976. Sweet Georgia Brown (. Learn the secret behind some audience noises.

Playing the Fool - The Official Live is a live album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant which was released in 1977. It demonstrates the band's complex musicianship and talent as well as showcasing versions of songs which are often greatly modified from the original album versions.

Everything they had ever done up to and including their definitive live document Playing the Fool was seemingly layered with a hundred thousand twists, and damned-near a million parts of an often preposterously overdone musical arrangement. For better and worse, Gentle Giant embodied progressive rock by taking all of its traits, conventions and clich’s, and systematically amplifying them past the point of good sense.

Gentle Giant The Missing Piece. Gentle Giant The Power And The Glory. Gentle Giant Gentle Giant. Gentle Giant On Reflection: The Ultimate Anthology. Gentle Giant In A Glass House. Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Just the Same Kerry Minnear / Derek Shulman / Ray Shulman Gentle Giant 6:08
2 Proclamation Kerry Minnear / Derek Shulman / Ray Shulman Gentle Giant 5:16
3 On Reflection Kerry Minnear / Derek Shulman / Ray Shulman Gentle Giant 6:20
4 Excerpts from Octopus Gentle Giant 15:37
5 Funny Ways Kerry Minnear / Derek Shulman / Ray Shulman Gentle Giant 8:29
6 The Runaway Kerry Minnear / Derek Shulman / Ray Shulman Gentle Giant 3:55
7 Experience Kerry Minnear / Derek Shulman / Ray Shulman Gentle Giant 5:34
8 So Sincere Kerry Minnear / Derek Shulman / Ray Shulman Gentle Giant 10:17
9 Free Hand Kerry Minnear / Derek Shulman / Ray Shulman Gentle Giant 7:40
10 Sweet Georgia Brown Ben Bernie / Kenneth Casey / Maceo Pinkard Gentle Giant 1:15
11 Medley: Peel the Paint/I Lost My Head Gentle Giant 7:35
  • Not only is this double LP a brilliant display of Gentle Giant's live proficiency, but also features the group's finest tracks from a string of classic albums, almost serving as a substitute greatest hits of sorts. Sound quality is excellent and the musicianship on prime cut On Reflection really needs to be heard to be believed. An excellent introduction for those new to the band, and an exciting reminder for those who are already familiar with GG's brand of complex prog.