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Label: Chrysalis - CHY-1115 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock

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Recording Date February, - March, Track Listing. Gentle Giant. Give It Back. Another Show. It features a few great instrumental breaks including a nice rock solo by Gary Green, but just doesn't grab one's attention that well.

It does employ a little of the Medievalism of early GG, and its light feel is pleasant enough. The melodic lines are good, but too much of the song seems mechanical in execution. It's actually surprising that GG hasn't fallen into this trap more often given the complexity of their music, but here they truly are too much in their head and not enough in the heart. It doesn't meet the masterpiece level of some of its predecessors, but still comes highly recommended.

The last great work of one of prog's greatest bands. I Lost My Head is a good example of this. The main problem here is the fact that the band was less bolder, just recycling the formula used on the other albums.

The biggest novelty is the second track, Give It Back, where they recorded a kind of prog-reggae, something I had never heard of.

There was also a change of focus: there is almost no Rondette - Chet Baker - Love Walked In (CD), cello or violin and very few sax parts. The mellotron was also retired and replaced Kurd Maverick / Savoy (7) & Heather Bright - Hell Yeah / We Are The Sun (CDr) synths.

Nothing wrong with that. But once again it seems the band was trying to to change their sound to a more simpler approach. I guess it would be ok if their songwriting was not suffering from exaustion. And, unfortunatly, their next releases would do nothing to fix those problems.

The band was caught in a situation where they started to lose their older fans and at the same time were not finding a new audience. Still, Interview is fine work. They were expecting GG to outdo themselves as they used to so many times in the past. But in the end I found nothing really wrong with the album per se. There is not a single track where you can point mistakes or weakness. Even when they repeated themselves, Gentle Giant did it very well. Maybe my rating is a bit harsh too, but I can put it in the same league as the others.

In all honesty, the approach and quality of music contained within Free Hand and Interview is quite similar, and the same high points and flaws apply fairly equally to both. As with Free Hand, I just don't think anything on this album is great, even though the overall range is very solid, from good to very good. Both showcase the newer at least in that time Gentle Giant approach, with good melody, upbeat rocking, but still keeping some of the classic Gentle Giant texture and intricacy with softer moments and a variety of instruments and keyboard contributions from Minnear.

Perhaps they are just a bit repetitive, but unlike other tracks on this album, this at least gives you a chance to "dig in" to some of the good grooves they lay down. The rest are solid tracks but not great. Some, such as Give It Back and Another Show, just don't have much good material and never had a chance to stand out.

Others, such as Empty City and Timing, have some interesting touches but could have been extended a bit in my opinion to hold together better. The by-now-standard innovative song, Design, features a dreamy chorus with Kerry's unique voice floating over, and it sounds less forced than the parallel track from Free Hand On Reflection. It's clear that the Giant were getting a bit formulaic by this point, but when that is largely a good formula, why complain?

I find this to be a solid album with a few notable highlights. Probably not. If anything the production values are more polished and clear giving it a bit of a different feel from previous albums. Admittedly, it is a bit more 'rocky' therefore this one gets a very acceptable 3 stars. Still pretty damn good though, and not to be avoided by Giant fans who are unsure.

Some songs are heavier than usual "Timing" but this is not the first time that such a feature can be noticed in GG music. In a word, this album does belong to the genuine GG although some fellow reviewers think differently. I am of course not a GG specialist, nor a fan. But listening to this work is sufficient to realize this. Of course, the reggae-oriented "Give it Back" is not what one could have expected from this band and it is probably the least appealing track from this "Interview" album.

My favorite song from the whole is the closing and longest song of the whole: "I Lost My Head". It features many influences and can be considered as a fully GG classic. In all, this is a good album that I rate accordingly with three stars. I find it neither the beginning of the end nor the end of the beginning. Notable is ''Give It Back'' where we see Gentle Giant iron reggae onto their own classic sound resulting in an off pop song only GG can pull off well. Also, the closing ''I Lost My Head'' captures the classic Giant sound in seven minutes going from a delicate beginning to a crashing climax, never losing tension once.

Gentle Giant seems to have found a system of writing songs which works for them and repeat them ad infinitum. Fun for the fans not familiar with Gentle Giant, but I'm a bit weary of hearing the same ideas pandered across different albums. Highly recommended and masterly crafted eclectic progressive rock. That said, I think it's an album that has been sold short simply because it is a merely very good album coming at the end of a string of truly excellent ones.

Taken on its own merits, it's an interesting showcase for the heavier side of the band and on Design and Give It Back they experiment with a few world music and reggae-influenced sounds, suggesting an intriguing new experimental direction which, in the end, they didn't take.

It's a shame really - had they stuck to their guns and not lost their nerve, continuing in the direction hinted at on this album, they might have weathered the changes in fashion admirably, but as it is their subsequent studio albums would find them struggling to find their place in the musical world - as though, for the first time in their career, they started to seriously second-guess themselves.

Interview itself, then, ends up rather an oddity - a transitional album between the sound of Free Hand and a potential future sound that the group didn't adopt in the end. Certainly the lackluster cover art and layout doesn't recommend it very highly. And the album concept itself is a little strained: apparently the group wasn't getting enough love from the music press, so they designed the songs here as answers to and a parody of an imaginary interview, conducted by journalist Phil Sutcliffe and heard briefly between some of the tracks.

After the success of "Free Hand" the band could have easily rested on their well-earned laurels. But the punchy title track and the entirety of Side Two the last four songs, to all you digital kids are quintessential Gentle Giant: clever, creative, challenging, diverse, melodic, obscure, and often all at once within the space of a few bars. The opening "Interview" pushes the aesthetic envelope with its epileptic instrumentation and in the spastic near-atonality of Gary Green's guitar solo And the finely meshed chaos not a contradiction of "Another Show" recalling "The Boys in the Band", from the "Octopus" album inaugurates what may in fact be the strongest single side of vinyl in the greater Gentle Giant catalogue, next to the first half of "Free Hand" and Side Two of "Three Friends".

Only the reggae-flavored "Give It Back" and the failed experiment of "Design" don't measure up to the level of craftsmanship heard elsewhere on the album. The production is a little rougher around the edges than usual: a sign of the times in "Anarchy in the U. Otherwise the band was clearly still at the top of its game, in style if not in sales, as they would prove with the release of the double live LP "Playing the Fool" the following year. But from any summit the only available direction is downward, and within a few short years the album would be remembered, if at all, as little more than a poignant reminder of what Progressive Rock could aspire to.

When Shulman's vocals come in the song becomes heavier and I like the odd signature. This is as crazy as the band like to be, just pulling out one unusual tempo after another, but this will send some running for cover. The guitar is excellent here competing with the keyboards and weird xylophone percussion. There Album) tons of harmonies and some nice basslines Falling From Grace - Femke Japing - Ready As Ill Ever Be (CD, Album) this one, but the album is not up to the quality of previous GG.

Notably the interview snippets are absent and that would have been nice to make this album more consistent. The interview snippet does return again just before 'Timing', another track with bizarre tempo changes and a circus like musicianship. It is difficult to latch onto a melody as there are so many ideas competing against each other. It is a lot of fun to listen to LP this inventiveness though, and the violin solo is wonderful, later joined by a powerful lead solo, one of the best instrumental breaks on the album.

Overall this is not a masterpiece GG albums, but it has some excellent tracks especially side one, where the band seem to use all their best material on many occasions and run out of steam towards the end. The last track though here excels and is one of my favourite GG songs. It is perhaps best purchased with the box set or with the double CD package with "Free Hand". There is a moment on Interview that, whether on purpose or accidentally, perfectly describes Gentle Giant 's music to a tee.

A sampled faux-interviewer opens "Design" by asking Gentle Giant to describe their music. A flurry of answers erupt simultaneously; the result is an indistinct haze of voices that would take a particularly attentive ear to get a grain of sense out of it. No matter how eloquent each member might have been answering on their own, the number of things said leaves a far greater impression than what is being said.

Gentle Giant get lauded as one of the go-to prog legends, often to the point where I've seen them namedropped Killa Sound - Subversion (7) - Printer Dead EP (File, MP3) flagships like Yes and King Crimson. At the same time, there's a decided lack of any particular songs getting mentioned or celebrated. It's more often than not that Gentle Giant are celebrated for the sheer degree of musicianship and complexity rather than the music itself.

In other words, the means are hailed as their own end. Following a brilliant but altogether listenable debut, Gentle Giant innovated and perfected the wacky approach with Acquiring the Taste.

Within a few listens, I was hooked, not because of their musicianship although that did play into the intrigue but the sense of pure and spontaneous creative energy that seemed to pour from every note. Possibly barring Free HandI haven't heard that passion from Gentle Giant since, and by the point of Interviewit's clear the flashy workhorse they had depended on all this while was losing spirit.

It's not that the band lost any of their technical chops with Interviewbut the amount of actual substance behind their smoke and mirrors had grown questionable to the point the album feels like a shallow listen despite all of its apparent surface-level 'depth. Barring that, there is the vague sense of musical complexity, but Gentle Giant rarely use that capacity to powerful effect.

It's akin to drinking from an expensive wine class filled with lukewarm soda water. Ultimately, the experience is tasteless and slightly difficult to swallow, and considering LP fine and classy the receptacle was, you wonder why you weren't served a better drink.

Although Interview is loosely tied together by its concept inspired by interview questions they were asked throughout their career it comes off as fairly disorganized, even by Gentle Giant standards. They'll shift between hard rock and avant-garde without a rhyme or reason. Overwhelming as always acapella and abstract vocal harmonies will erupt out of nowhere, and considering Gentle Giant had been pulling that card since Three Friendsit's more annoying than innovative.

Back to their usual after the surprisingly melodic and catchy Free Hand the melodies are only ever half-successful, even when they've left plenty of room for good hooks see: the title track. Even so, while the album suffers a lack of focus, there's no doubt that Gentle Giant enjoy plenty of great moments on Interview - arguably more than they did on the grossly overrated The Power and the Glory. For what is otherwise essentially a hard rock tune, "Interview" has an infectious dissonance that feels wonderfully out of place and for once, I mean that in a good way.

At the end of the day, the most impressive feat on Interviewer is its closing number. Maybe my endearment's partially because it sounds so much like the theme to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy programme; whatever the case, "I Lost My Head" accomplishes what the rest of the album and some of their so-called 'peak' material only ever managed to do half-heartedly.

To put it in the context of what came before, Interview strikes me with much of the same dryness as The Power and the Gloryand though while this one probably isn't quite as terribly unfeeling, Interview feels more inconsistent and scattered than any of its predecessors.

One school of thought likes to call Interview Gentle Giant 's last great album, the other likes to call it their first bad one. I'll chip in and say both schools are right.

There is inspired material here, but now more than ever, it takes trudging through self-indulgent flash and fluff to get to it. Post-Script: After spending some more time listening to it outside of a critical context, I've gotta admit Interview 's grown on me a bit. I still stand beside everything I've written, but in spite of the glaring faults and general unevenness, there's an echo of that charming feeling of spontaneity I loved on Acquiring the Tastethat The Power and the Glory went entirely without.

Gentle Giant were a lot less concerned with sterile perfection here, and as a result I'll probably want to listen to it more in the future than their most soulless output. It's still a guilty pleasure by prog standards, but the change of perspective is worth noting. Gentle Giant was a British progressive rock group formed in and that has remained in action until The group was considered as one of the most experimental bands of the 70's and one of the bands that most contributed to the evolution of the progressive rock music.

The band was known for their diverse musical influences, the varied musical skills of the band's members and also because the band's members were multi- instrumentalists. Another main feature of the band was their multiple and synchronized vocal work, which was very unusual at the time.

Some regards it as the Gentle Giant's last great studio album, while others claim that it was the band's first album in their downward spiral toward the late 70's. It's definitely weaker than "Free Hand" is, but the first class progressive rock in the typical Gentle Giant vein can still be found here. It's a conceptual album centring on a fictitious radio interview based upon the music business. Some tracks have brief sections of diverse interviews made in studio, and even the title song has lyrics based on questions and answers between the band and the music press.

Of all the Gentle Giant's albums, the sound of it is the most similar to their preceding seventh studio album, "Free Hand" released in the year before, However, this new musical work isn't as good and strong as are their previous works.

However, we even can find even on their next ninth studio album "The Missing Piece" released insome very interesting musical moments too, I think. So, because "Interview" represents really the last great Gentle Giant's studio album, it's now time to write some lines about one of the band's members, the keyboardist of the group Kerry Minnear.

He is, for me, one of the greatest keyboardists of the 70's and one of the pillars of the group. He also was one of the main composers of the band and, after the departure of Phil Shulman, his musical influence in the band's music became even more evident, particularly the major influence of the medieval and renaissance music in the group. It's true that the contribution of Banton, in terms of composition, was very small due the dominance of Peter Hammill, but his musical influence on the band is clear and central into their sound.

So, I sincerely think that Minnear and Banton deserve a heartfelt tribute for what all they did in the progressive rock music. Without them, the sound of these two bands would never have been the same. The first track "Interview" is the title track song. It's a very experimental track and represents an excellent song. This is one of my favourite songs on the album. The second track "Give It Back" is a song a little bit bizarre with a melody sometimes close to the reggae music.

Sincerely, this is the album's music that I like less. The third track "Design" is a song with their typical and truly amazing vocal style of renaissance and cappella music.

This is also a very experimental song. The fourth track "Another Show" is, for me, one of the best and most spectacular songs recorded on this album. It has also a great keyboard working. It's another fantastic song on the album. The fifth track "Empty City" is a song with great acoustic and electric guitar working and it's also very well accompanied by a very strong vocal working. It's a piece of music that changes very often and it's also a very calm song.

The sixth track "Timing" is the most popish song on the album. It's very well composed with good instrumental work, but it isn't one of my favourite songs on the album. The seventh track "I Lost My Head" is another song with some medieval influences. It's sung by Minnear and represents a truly final classic Gentle Giant's composition.

This is also one of my favourite tracks on "Interview". This is a great final song to close this very interesting album. Conclusion: As I wrote before, some may think that "Interview" is a minor musical work in the band's career. I don't agree with that point of view. It's true that this album isn't as good as their entire previous studio albums are. But however and despite being a little more experimental than "Free Hand" is, "Interview" has all the ingredients of the Gentle Giant's music and contains also some of the most aggressive and electrified music ever composed by them.

With some modesty, I think I know perfectly well what I'm talking about, because I have the vinyl versions of the two albums, since the 70's, when I bought both albums. The main problem with the album is that it's less commercial and less balanced than "Free Hand" is which it would become perhaps fatal for their future musical career.

As a final conclusion, we can say that the Gentle Giant's legacy to the progressive music, began with their eponymous debut album and ended with this. During this very short period of time, we may say sincerely, that they were really Giants. Prog is my Ferrari. The songs: 1 Interview is the best song, for its aggression and variety vote 8 ; 2 Give It Back accentuates these robotic rhythms but keeps well vote 7.

Interview, apart from the first two pieces, and in part the last, is a mediocre album, which brings the GG out of the progressive and close to an electronic and cybernetic rock. It remains an original Lp, but overall little more than enough. Medium quality: 6. Vote 6. The beauty of GENTLE GIANT was the fact that all the members were multi-instrumentalists and the band was considered the most complex of all prog bands of the era as they performed the uncanny musical alchemy that mixed prog rock, soul, jazz, classical and most importantly crafted some of the most incredibly bizarre yet beautiful vocal harmonies ever heard with the perfect unorthodox mixtures of melody, dissonance and angular instrumental workouts.

The band has become legendary for good reason but despite the plaudits of being early pioneers, the band struggled financially to carry on. But carry on they did in prog fashion at least until 's release of INTERVIEW, the band's eighth studio album and indisputable last leg of their prog journey before adopting a more mainstream rock switcheroo.

The band had been building momentum up to "Free Hand" which was released before but that was really the last year prog was en vogue before the changing tides ushered in the new wave, disco and punk era.

This collection of seven tracks was presented as a concept album that engaged in a faux radio dialogue and even incorporated a bit of chit chat in between tracks and at the beginning of the album.

The lyrics reflect the band's experiences within the music industry and trials and tribulations of being an "outsider" band that existed on the fringe of what was popular. INTERVIEW has been a divisive album amongst fans with some loving the bold new statements on board musically speaking and others who deemed the album as driving off the cliff from which the band would never recover. Personally i'm on the love it side of the equation. While clearly a slight detour from the magnanimous brilliance that graced the band's first seven albums that began on the self-titled debut and culminated with "Free Hand," INTERVIEW is hardly the waste of time that so many have made this out to be.

In fact in many ways, GENTLE GIANT had Its All In The Game - Tommy Edwards - Tommy Edwards (Vinyl, LP) a business as usual sort of album replete with all those frenetically tight-knit progressive workouts that incorporated jittery time signature antics, wildly creative vocal harmonics, polyrhythms and those utterly unique pseudo-melodies that were part jazz, part rock and part who knows what it was!

While all those scrumptious GENTLE GIANT-isms are full abundance and at times on steroids with power organ swells, guitar riffs on fire, exotic scales interwoven into the fabric of the musical tapestry, many seem to dwell on the aspects that set this album apart from all its predecessors.

Perhaps the most noticeable comes on the second track "Give It Back" which to the fans' chagrin committed the crime of implementing reggae into the mix and thus receiving the wrath of those who cried that the band was going contemporary and following trends. Oh for bleep's sake. The song is brilliant. Reggae is nothing more than a form of musical syncopation and GG wove it into the proggy musical canvas like champs.

It offered a slightly contemporary feel that the band eschewed on earlier albums but so what! Overall the album is chock full of tasty knotty musical workouts, some of the most daring and energetic of the band's entire career.

Take the guitar soloing on "Timing" for example. Gary Green delivers some of the best guitar work on ANY GG album and the mix of polyrhythms that incorporate piano rolls, violin screeches and multi-layered percussive tracks is stunningly brilliant in its depth.

It is true that one can hear some of the poppier aspects of the future albums like "The Missing Piece" starting to come into play but at this point everything is still decked out in an over-the-top prog frosting which makes the cake that much more sweeter.

My guess is that INTERVIEW comes off as a lot more abstract than the album's prior and it fails to deliver the same emotional connection for all its technical excesses may be a little show offy for some. Personally i find this album every bit as compelling as what came before. The end of a long line of great albums where the train stops, the prog band disembarks and a new mainstream musical group boards. I will go as far as to say i enjoy this one much more than "Free Hand.

The times were a-changing and GENTLE GIANT, despite appealing to musicians and seekers of eccentric complex prog who worshiped this band like gods, had run out of time as even the popular prog bands were waning in popularity. True that three more albums would be made and they weren't all that bad either for what they were, but to my ears INTERVIEW is one of the most brilliant prog albums ever made and more than holds its own in relation to the seven albums that preceded it.

I seem to be in a lonely room with that opinion but i personally love the extra elements that they added. I'm actually quite fond of the reggae and new wave elements tucked in here and there. It is its own unique little slice of heaven. Make that 4. Interview is a concept album based around the theme of the band interacting with the media. Some tracks are prefaced by a journalist asking the band a question and the band's muffled answer, which fades into songs.

The theme and its aim to be satirical are both a bit subtle It may seem a superfluous endeavor to review an album that was released over 40 years ago but Gentle Giant's album Interview is worth a brief retrospective glance over. At the time progressive rock itself was in question as a viable commercial prospect and Gentle Giant were at the peak of t You cannot cheat the listener's ear.

This is as challenging as ever and incredibly complex, yet some picks are self-plagiaristic, and it sometimes feels like complexity for complexity's sake. Creative juices truly went pretty dry. The aftertaste to creating genius music has lasted for some more, I think this album is very underrated in many ways. Maybe because it marks a more avant-garde approach than the older Gentle Giant albums, or maybe because of the complexity of the songs, that ended up putting aside great part of their melodic sense.

My impression about In'terview is that it came I have forced myself to listen to this album over and over again in varied attempts to try to like it. I love so much of Gentle Giant's oeuvre, even some of the later stuff, that I could not understand why I never really cared for this album.

Sure, there are some really good songs: "Interview" Many prog bands are unique, but can you be more unique than unique. Yes Gentle Giant can. Their distorted sound is so spectacular and peculiar that you wonder Album) they came up with it. I call their Ta Da (Radio Edit) - Lil Mo - Ta Da (Vinyl) medieval futurism.

If this record was a little step towards broader popularity they did it very Whoa - Are the reviews posted to date insane or am I just more mature? More likely, a little of both. This is an excellent album, albeit disturbing, for everyone expected a Free Hand, which I believe was great but for raw feeling, this is it.

I have to laugh for "Timing" and "Another Sh I have finally got around to buying this bands back catalog, having admired them for years but never been confronted by their LP's in the shops thank god for the internet. In a way I am happy about that as I get to enjoy this music, in some cases for the first time.

Interview is an absolutely Although the opinion has already been expressed on this site, I'd like to reinforce that this album is a masterpiece. I struggle to understand some of the other reviews I've read of this album, as it is quite similar to their previous material. This is an excellent album, a good follow-up to Free You aint see nothing yet.

The 8th album by Gentle Giant offers a wonderful summation to the band way up to that time, and a new horizons and possibilities for future to come, which unfortunately did not implemented eventually, due to the 'prog decline' and all those depressive things?

In pa This follow-up to Free Hand was, according to the band, a rushed effort. One particularly striking account has Kerry Minnear sitting alone in the basement of the recording studio, hurriedly composing the last remaining vocal parts to "Design" on manuscript, which were to be immediately rushed up Gentle Giant's most transitional album, sandwiched right between the band at a peak of both commercial and artistic potential and the band taking a dramatic plunge in both categories.

Actually, there was a rebound of listenability after In'terview, but that stuff probably had just as little chanc It's been about 5 years since I first listened to this disc, after reading reviews on PA, telling me how it signals the dawn of their future sellout era.

Listening to it was one of those "What are they talking about? It's refreshing to see that over the years the appreciation for this work Interview is Gentle Giant's last progressive album, and the start of a new generation for the band.

Why do the good bands die out young? Interview is Giant's seventh album, released after Free Hand, which is considered to be the band's best. The album has reached some peaks, but some things h Most fans cite 'Interview' as Gentle Giant's last great album, and I agree.

Most fans, however, do not think of it as one of their best albums This and 'The Power and Glory' have long been my two favorite Giant records, and i believe both are masterpieces. Some s In my opinion all 7 previous albums by Gentle Giant are definitely better than this one. There are a few weak moments here and there. For example 'Give it Back' sounds like an out-take from a 10cc album. But, there is still enough inspired weirdness here for me to rate 4 stars with no hesitation This album is as complex and uncompromising as the albums preceding it.

But it isn't quite as good as those. To my ears this is the point where their particular complex and quirky style was loosing its steam. They were running out of ideas, and the following albums were attempts to try new thi I approached this album with trepidation cos every review said "beginning of the end", "a lot less creative" blah blah blah. Well, how wrong they were. What an intriguing Gentle Giant is a difficult band to review since they are so unique. The only way I know how to describe this band's music is to compare it to their other records.

The Interview album is considered by many to be the last of the "good" progressive albums which this band released. I tend to agr One of the mos underrated records from the most underrated Prog band of all they not even close in the top ten list. It has everything you need from a prog record: excellent vocals and beautiful crafted works. An excellent choice of a You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

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Are you even listening to the same album as me? After Interview, the band's experimental bug-up-the-ass seems to have finally found its way out, never to fully return; and although they would still make great music, they would never reach the dazzling heights of albums such as this one again.

So what do we have here? Easily a contender for one of their top best works, Interview contains some of their most aggressive and electrified music yet. The lead off title-track is possibly GG's most "epic" song, with the fattest bass and organ riffs I've ever heard as well as some furious piano jams and even an electric sitar section!

The song's finale is yet another "head exploding moment" and must be heard to be believed. Next we get the deceptively ingenious "Give It Back" which, superficially, has an almost reggae vibe to it; however, after a few listens you begin to see just how many complex musical workouts they managed to pack into that sucker, and the melodies begin to get stuck in your head, and it's all over.

A track like none other in their catalog, "Give It Back" is a unique and extremely rewarding musical gem. And then comes "Design".

I bet a lot of people won't like "Design", precisely because it is the most experimental and off-the-wall recording the band ever made -- and saying that about THIS band, is really saying something!

Driven solely by vocals and various percussion instruments, the boys veer from "pretty" into "uhhh Ultimately, "Design" is one of the most adventurous pieces of music you will ever hear. The remaining tracks I can't describe them all! Happy listening. We had seen this with their relatively Album) acquisition of their second album on top of having difficult albums on the market. This was not really a smart thing to do after the good sales of Free Hand and the absurdly cancelled British tour.


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  1. And the finely meshed chaos (not a contradiction) of "Another Show" (recalling "The Boys in the Band", from the "Octopus" album) inaugurates what may in fact be the strongest single side of vinyl in the greater Gentle Giant catalogue, next to the first half of "Free Hand" and Side Two of "Three Friends"/5.
  2. May 01,  · MUSIC HERE IS ONLY FOR SHARING, NOT FOR MAKING MONEY. 01 Interview 02 Give it back 03 Design 04 Another show 05 Empty city 06 Timing 07 I lost my head
  3. While Gentle Giant's eighth studio album, "Interview" can't quite boast the consistency of the band's previous album, "Free Hand", it does have some of Gentle Giant's best work. "Another Show", "Empty City", "I Lost My Head" and the title track are songs that no Gentle Giant fan should be without and the live version of "Interview" included as a bonus track, while rough in sound quality, has an urgency that /5(7).
  4. Interview, an Album by Gentle Giant. Released in April on Chrysalis (catalog no. CHR; Vinyl LP). Genres: Progressive Rock. Featured peformers: John Weathers (drums), Derek Shulman (vocals, saxophone, writer), Ray Shulman (bass, violin, writer), Gary Green (guitar), Kerry Minnear (keyboards, writer), Paul Northfield (engineer), Ken Thomas (assistant engineer), Phil Sutcliffe /5().
  5. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for In'terview - Gentle Giant on AllMusic - - Generally considered to be the last must-have 7/
  6. Often hailed as Gentle Giant's last good album, or hated for being their first bad album Interview sure does sit uneasily in the Gentle Giant catalogue. Released after the popular Free Hand album in the concept album based around band interviews is wonderfully produced and the level of skill and musicianship contained within is nothing /5(57).
  7. Often hailed as Gentle Giant's last good album, or hated for being their first bad album Interview sure does sit uneasily in the Gentle Giant catalogue. Released after the popular Free Hand album in the concept album based around band interviews is wonderfully produced and the level of skill and musicianship contained within is nothing /5(36).
  8. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Interview on Discogs. Label: Chrysalis - CHR • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock Gentle Giant - Interview (Vinyl) | Discogs.

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