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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Gentle Giant  (Group)
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  Наименование CD :
   Three Friends. Free Hand

Год издания : 1972/1975

Компания звукозаписи : Ars Nova, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Prog-Rock/Art Rock

Время звучания : 1:12:08

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Rock (Album Rock)      

2 LP on 1 CD

## 1-6 "Three Friends" - 1972 Columbia (4.5*)

The band's third album (and their first self-produced effort, Tony Visconti having run the sessions on the two previous records) was another advance, this time in the direction of a harder rock sound - everything sounds turned up here, especially the guitars, the bass, and the electronic keyboards. Three Friends hardly sacrificed any of the group's progressive intentions, however, and there are some softer moments here, such as the playful, sprightly first half of "Schooldays"; the harmonies and arrangements still had a distinctly medieval feel, and the melodies, though a little harder to discern here (which made them even more appealing when they did become obvious) were quite engaging. This is supposed to be a concept album, about the relationship between three friends across a lifetime, and the original notes and lyrics have been reprinted, but none of that is necessary in order to enjoy the songs here.

- Bruce Eder (All Music Guide)

## 7-15 "Free Hand" - 1975 One Way (4.5*)

This is perhaps Gentle Giant's most realized effort. After the excellent In a Glass House, the group further developed their Renaissance-medieval approach, producing one of the most creative and complex recordings in progressive rock history. Their vocal approach to the four-part fugue "On Reflection" was revolutionary for its time and is looked upon as one of the genre's defining moments. Despite the complexity of the arrangements, the music never sounds academic and in fact is very accessible thanks to several melodic hooks. The combination of superb musicianship, dry wit, and creative compositions make this an essential and historical recording.

- Robert Taylor (All Music Guide)

  Соисполнители :

Derek Shulman (Bass, Guitar, Vocals)
Gary Green (Guitar, Percussion, Vocals)
John Weathers (Drums, Vocals)
Kerry Minnear (Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals, Vibraphone)
Malcolm Mortimore (Drums)
Phil Shulman (Saxophone, Vocals)
Ray Shulman (Bass, Percussion, Violin, Vocals, Guitar)

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Наименование трека



   1 Prologue     T       0:06:16 Minnear / Shulman / Shulman / Shulman
   2 School Days     T       0:07:39 -"-
   3 Working All Day     T       0:05:14 -"-
   4 Peel The Paint     T       0:07:34 -"-
   5 Mister Class And Quality?     T       0:03:23 -"-
   6 Three Friends     T       0:05:29 -"-
   7 Just The Same     T       0:05:30 Minnear / Shulman / Shulman
   8 On Reflection     T       0:05:32 -"-
   9 Free Hand     T       0:06:18 -"-
   10 Time To Kill     T       0:05:12 -"-
   11 His Last Voyage     T       0:06:29 -"-
   12 Talybont         0:02:46 -"-
   13 Mobile     T       0:04:47 -"-


 T   'щелкнуть' - переход к тексту композиции.

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