Gentle Giant - Free Hand - CD + BLU-RAY Digipak

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  • Description

    Free Hand was Gentle Giant's seventh album originally released in July 1975. This album was the most commercially successful of the band's career reaching the top 40 albums in Billboard Magazine. It stands as the culmination of the band's maturity, following the successes of 'In A Glass House' & 'The Power & The Glory'.
    Having toured Europe & North America non-stop in the years prior to this release with artists like Jethro Tull, Yes, Zappa etc, the band had gone from strength to strength. By the time 'Freehand' was released Gentle Giant' had become a major headliner in its own right. All the members were multi instrumentalists.
    The band were never afraid of surprising an audience with a 4 part recorder ensemble followed by a vibraphone solo, all the while rocking the audience and thoroughly enjoying themselves onstage at the same time.
    Gentle Giant albums featured many songs with both literary subjects as well as social and personal commentary on life as rock musicians. Free Hand has more than most. The title of the album and first track were so named as the band had just changed record labels and management and felt unshackled by prior contractual obligations.
    Putting these issues behind them upon its first release, Gentle Giant embarked on an extensive tour of North America and Europe, plus a short tour of the UK, to promote the album.
    The incredible range of Gentle Giant's music is evident throughout this album. From the intricate vocal fretwork of 'On Reflection' and the delicate medieval flavor of 'Talybont' the Celtic-tinged rock of 'Time To Kill' and the jagged rhythms of 'Just The Same' all those diverse elements which made the band so strikingly original are skillfully blended and perfectly executed.

  • Additional Information

    Band Gentle Giant
    Title Free Hand
    Label Alucard
    Generic musical style Prog Rock / Prog Metal
    Detailed musical style Cult Progressive Rock
    Bar code 0804471000701
    Catalog # ALUGG063
    Release Date 25 Jun 2021
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