Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant. Friends

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Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant. Friends

Postby C » 02 Jun 2019, 15:47

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

Postby C » 07 Jun 2019, 11:20

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

Postby John aka Josh » 07 Jun 2019, 21:01

Good afternoon/evening, I raise my glass to wish you good health and happiness, and as a toast to absent friends.






Full of music.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

Postby C » 07 Jun 2019, 21:02

Ready to rock?




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

Postby C » 07 Jun 2019, 21:02

Hi JJ

To absent friends.

A great powerful intro to this wonderful album




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

Postby Hightea » 07 Jun 2019, 21:03

I'm starting

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

Postby John aka Josh » 07 Jun 2019, 21:05

C wrote:Ready to rock?




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A tad.

Most certainly ready to appreciate some superb arrangements - not as evocative phrase as R2R!
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

Postby Hightea » 07 Jun 2019, 21:05

Hi all
little picture to go with the album.
Three Friends - Gary Green NEARfest

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

Postby C » 07 Jun 2019, 21:05

John aka Josh wrote:Full of music.


It certainly is.

JJ, did you realise that all GG albums are under 40 minutes...?

The layers of instrumentation are just wonderful.

Phil Shulman, the eldest brother, is still in the band at this stage.

I think he is about 80 now!




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Hightea wrote:Hi all
little picture to go with the album.
Three Friends - Gary Green NEARfest

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Hi HT.

Great photo- what year was this?



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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

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C wrote:
I think he is about 80 now!




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82 actually

Schooldays

Replete with Phil's son Calvin on a cameo vocal






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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

Postby C » 07 Jun 2019, 21:07

Those syncopated vocals - that did that so well




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

Postby John aka Josh » 07 Jun 2019, 21:08

I'm a complete sucker for vocal stereo fun. Delightful.











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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

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Phil Shulman, the eldest brother, is still in the band at this stage.





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He played alto and tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet, trumpet, mellophone, piano, plus occasional percussion and vocals





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

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John aka Josh wrote:I'm a complete sucker for vocal stereo fun. Delightful.











Peel the Paint most likely to induce some toe tappin'.


This is just adorable.

We'll ROCK when Peel appears!

Calvin....






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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

Postby C » 07 Jun 2019, 21:10

Toe tappin' and head nodding!





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, NOW PLAYING!

Postby C » 07 Jun 2019, 21:12

Kerry's vocals are so delicate.

I was very fortunate to see the Three Friends line-up on one occasion with Mr Minnear




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

Postby John aka Josh » 07 Jun 2019, 21:12

C wrote:
JJ, did you realise that all GG albums are under 40 minutes...?


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No. I wonder what would have been expanded had they started recording in the CD age.


C wrote:
The layers of instrumentation are just wonderful.


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Indubitably. Superbly arranged.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

Postby Hightea » 07 Jun 2019, 21:13

2010 NEARfest - they changed the band to Three Friends. It was a killer show.

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, NOW PLAYING!

Postby C » 07 Jun 2019, 21:13

What a great band they were.

I saw them blow Deep Purple off the stage in 1974 (Lewisham Odeon London)




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