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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The band's second album is a major advance on its first, featuring superior singing, playing, and songwriting, as well as a more unified sound, without sacrificing the element of surprise in the first record. Many of the melodies and even the riffs here check out Gary Green's first guitar flourish on "Pantagruel's Nativity" have a pretty high haunt count, and all of the musicianship displays an elegance seldom heard even in progressive circles -- but the record also, amazingly enough, rocks really hard as well. Elements of hard rock and Gregorian chants mix freely and, amazingly enough, well throughout this album.
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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The band's second album is a major advance on its first, featuring superior singing, playing, and songwriting, as well as a more unified sound, without sacrificing the element of surprise in the first record. Many of the melodies and even the riffs here check out Gary Green's first guitar flourish on "Pantagruel's Nativity" have a pretty high haunt count, and all of the musicianship displays an elegance seldom heard even in progressive circles -- but the record also, amazingly enough, rocks really hard as well. Elements of hard rock and Gregorian chants mix freely and, amazingly enough, well throughout this album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/1990
  • Label: Fontana Island
  • UPC: 042284291729
  • Catalog Number: 842917
  • Sales rank: 32,167

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gentle Giant Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Martin Cruz Smith Drums, Gong, Tambourine
Paul Cosh Organ, Trumpet
Gary Green Guitar, Vocals
Paul Kosh Trumpet
Kerry Minnear Organ, Percussion, Piano, Celeste, Cello, Clavichord, Harpsichord, Keyboards, Maracas, Electric Piano, Tambourine, Vocals, Xylophone, Moog Synthesizer, Timpani, Mellotron, Vibes, Moog Bass
Derek Shulman Bass, Guitar, Clavichord, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, cowbell
Phil Shulman Bass, Clarinet, Piano, Trumpet, Maracas, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Claves, Electric Violin
R. Shulman Organ, Bass, Percussion, Violin, Alto Saxophone, Tambourine, Viola, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, spanish guitar, bass pedals, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Tony Visconti Bass Drums, Recorder, Triangle
Chris Thomas Synthesizer
Martin Smith Drums
Technical Credits
Kerry Minnear Arranger, Composer, Percussion Arrangement
Tony Visconti Producer
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