The Power and the Glory

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The group's first U.S. release in two years featured ornate playing from Kerry Minnear on keyboards and Gary Green's loudest guitar work up to that time. The Power and the Glory is also a fairly dissonant album, yet it made the charts, albeit pretty low. There seems to be a unifying theme having to do with one's place in the social order, but it's very vague in contrast to Pink Floyd's re-creations of the post-'60s drug experience, Yes' sweeping album-length suites, and ELP's sci-fi epics. "No God's a Man" is an infinitely more challenging piece of music than anything on Jethro Tull's Aqualung, but that wasn't a commercial virtue; nor could the electric violin break on "The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The group's first U.S. release in two years featured ornate playing from Kerry Minnear on keyboards and Gary Green's loudest guitar work up to that time. The Power and the Glory is also a fairly dissonant album, yet it made the charts, albeit pretty low. There seems to be a unifying theme having to do with one's place in the social order, but it's very vague in contrast to Pink Floyd's re-creations of the post-'60s drug experience, Yes' sweeping album-length suites, and ELP's sci-fi epics. "No God's a Man" is an infinitely more challenging piece of music than anything on Jethro Tull's Aqualung, but that wasn't a commercial virtue; nor could the electric violin break on "The Face" or the rippling electric guitar passages throughout cover the effort involved in absorbing these songs. The Power and the Glory vaguely resembled Genesis' early art-rock albums, but without any presence as charismatic as Peter Gabriel. "Playing the Game" and "So Sincere" were the most accessible tracks and ended up as key parts of their concert set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/26/2010
  • Label: Alucard Records
  • UPC: 804471000824
  • Catalog Number: 10008
  • Sales rank: 22,779

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Proclamation (6:46)
  2. 2 So Sincere (3:52)
  3. 3 Aspirations (4:40)
  4. 4 Playing the Game (6:46)
  5. 5 Cogs in Cogs (3:08)
  6. 6 No God's a Man (4:29)
  7. 7 The Face (4:12)
  8. 8 Valedictory (3:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gentle Giant Primary Artist
Gary Green Guitar
Kerry Minnear Cello, Keyboards, Vocals
Derek Shulman Saxophone, Vocals
R. Shulman Bass, Violin, Vocals
John P. Weathers Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Technical Credits
Gentle Giant Arranger, Producer
Gary Martin Engineer
Fred Kevorkian Remastering
Kerry Minnear Composer
Derek Shulman Composer
R. Shulman Composer
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