Gentle Giant
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1970-02
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Gentle Giant were a British progressive rock band active between 1970 and 1980. The band was known for the complexity and sophistication of its music and for the varied musical skills of its members. All of the band members, except ...

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Experience (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 10 Dec 1974)
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Experience (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 10 Dec 1974) Experience (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 10 Dec 1974) Experience (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 10 Dec 1974) Experience (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 10 Dec 1974)
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Cogs in Cogs (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 10 Dec 1974)
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Cogs in Cogs (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 10 Dec 1974) Cogs in Cogs (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 10 Dec 1974) Cogs in Cogs (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 10 Dec 1974) Cogs in Cogs (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 10 Dec 1974)
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Aspirations (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 10 Dec 1974)
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Aspirations (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 10 Dec 1974) Aspirations (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 10 Dec 1974) Aspirations (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 10 Dec 1974) Aspirations (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 10 Dec 1974)
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The Power And The Glory
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The Power And The Glory The Power And The Glory The Power And The Glory The Power And The Glory
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For Nobody
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For Nobody For Nobody For Nobody For Nobody
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Mountain Time (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978)
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Mountain Time (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) Mountain Time (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) Mountain Time (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) Mountain Time (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978)
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For Nobody (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978)
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For Nobody (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) For Nobody (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) For Nobody (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) For Nobody (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978)
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I'm Turning Around (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978)
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I'm Turning Around (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) I'm Turning Around (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) I'm Turning Around (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) I'm Turning Around (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978)
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Betcha Thought We Couldn't Do It (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978)
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Betcha Thought We Couldn't Do It (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) Betcha Thought We Couldn't Do It (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) Betcha Thought We Couldn't Do It (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) Betcha Thought We Couldn't Do It (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978)
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Memories Of Old Days (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978)
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Memories Of Old Days (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) Memories Of Old Days (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) Memories Of Old Days (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) Memories Of Old Days (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978)
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Just The Same/Playing The Game (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978)
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Just The Same/Playing The Game (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) Just The Same/Playing The Game (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) Just The Same/Playing The Game (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) Just The Same/Playing The Game (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978)
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On Reflection (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978)
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On Reflection (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) On Reflection (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) On Reflection (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) On Reflection (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978)
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Two Weeks In Spain (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978)
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Two Weeks In Spain (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) Two Weeks In Spain (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) Two Weeks In Spain (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978) Two Weeks In Spain (BBC Sight and Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome, 5 Jan 1978)
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City Hermit (Radio 1, BBC Playhouse Theatre, 21 Jul 1970)
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City Hermit (Radio 1, BBC Playhouse Theatre, 21 Jul 1970) City Hermit (Radio 1, BBC Playhouse Theatre, 21 Jul 1970) City Hermit (Radio 1, BBC Playhouse Theatre, 21 Jul 1970) City Hermit (Radio 1, BBC Playhouse Theatre, 21 Jul 1970)
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The House, The Street, The Room
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The House, The Street, The Room The House, The Street, The Room The House, The Street, The Room The House, The Street, The Room
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Cogs In Cogs
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Cogs In Cogs Cogs In Cogs Cogs In Cogs Cogs In Cogs
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Playing the Game
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Playing the Game Playing the Game Playing the Game Playing the Game
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Pantagruel's Nativity
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Pantagruel's Nativity Pantagruel's Nativity Pantagruel's Nativity Pantagruel's Nativity
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The Moon is Down
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The Moon is Down The Moon is Down The Moon is Down The Moon is Down
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Excerpts From Octopus (Radio 1, John Peel Session, 4 Dec 1973)
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Excerpts From Octopus (Radio 1, John Peel Session, 4 Dec 1973) Excerpts From Octopus (Radio 1, John Peel Session, 4 Dec 1973) Excerpts From Octopus (Radio 1, John Peel Session, 4 Dec 1973) Excerpts From Octopus (Radio 1, John Peel Session, 4 Dec 1973)
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Way Of Life (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 4 Dec 1973)
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Way Of Life (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 4 Dec 1973) Way Of Life (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 4 Dec 1973) Way Of Life (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 4 Dec 1973) Way Of Life (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 4 Dec 1973)
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Two Weeks In Spain
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Two Weeks In Spain Two Weeks In Spain Two Weeks In Spain Two Weeks In Spain
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A Cry For Everyone
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A Cry For Everyone A Cry For Everyone A Cry For Everyone A Cry For Everyone
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An Inmate's Lullaby
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An Inmate's Lullaby An Inmate's Lullaby An Inmate's Lullaby An Inmate's Lullaby
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Knots
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Knots Knots Knots Knots
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Design
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Design Design Design Design
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Biography

Gentle Giant were a British progressive rock band active between 1970 and 1980. The band was known for the complexity and sophistication of its music and for the varied musical skills of its members. All of the band members, except Malcolm Mortimore, were multi-instrumentalists. Although not commercially successful, they did achieve a cult following.

The band's onetime stated aim was to "expand the frontiers of contemporary popular music at the risk of becoming very unpopular", although this stance was to alter significantly with time. While never achieving the commercial heights of progressive rock contemporaries such as Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Genesis, Yes or Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Gentle Giant was considered to be one of the most experimental bands in the genre (as well as one of the most experimental rock bands of the 1970s).

Gentle Giant's music was considered complex even by progressive rock standards, drawing on a broad swath of music including folk, soul, jazz, and classical music. Unlike many of their progressive rock contemporaries, their "classical" influences ranged beyond the Romantic and incorporated medieval, baroque, and modernist chamber music elements. The band also had a taste for broad themes for their lyrics, drawing inspiration not only from personal experiences but from philosophy and the works of both François Rabelais and R. D. Laing.

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