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    Dave Sr.

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    Why is Sid spelling his last name with two T's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dok View Post
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    Why is Sid spelling his last name with two T's?
    Have you tried pronouncing it Dok? Oh, and the last paragraph from the article...Derek, the forever businessman!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dok View Post
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    Why is Sid spelling his last name with two T's?
    Great article about Gentle Giant and their Unburied Treasure set; thanks for sharing Dok. PS: Typos happen (which must be the reason for the misspelling of Sid Smith's name).

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    Quote Originally Posted by adap2it View Post
    Have you tried pronouncing it Dok? Oh, and the last paragraph from the article...Derek, the forever businessman!
    I can't Dave. Can you help with that? BTW have you listened to the whole box yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by starless and bible black View Post
    Great article about Gentle Giant and their Unburied Treasure set; thanks for sharing Dok. PS: Typos happen (which must be the reason for the misspelling of Sid Smith's name).
    He has another article in Prog about Amon Duul II and it's spelled that same way. I thought it might have possibly been someone different until I saw the link to the GG article on his FB page.

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    https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aH...EegQICxAE&ep=6

    Derek interview starts about 28 minutes in.

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    I only have the twilight 2cd release. All my original GG was "nicked" over the years. A 30 CD set may be just what I need. Depends on the cost. been waiting for a box set. 20 disks is a bit overwhelming, but - OK, I can dream.
    I got nothin'

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    Re-evaluating Giant for a Day. Itís not horrible.

    Itís more guitar orientated than other GG albums, and not as good as other GG albums, but Iím quite enjoying it. I mean, a Gary Green-centric album canít be awful, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by polmico View Post
    Re-evaluating Giant for a Day. It’s not horrible.

    It’s more guitar orientated than other GG albums, and not as good as other GG albums, but I’m quite enjoying it. I mean, a Gary Green-centric album can’t be awful, right?
    It is a great pop album!
    I can understand why prog nerds hate it, but for me, good music is good music!

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    Quote Originally Posted by polmico View Post
    Re-evaluating Giant for a Day. It’s not horrible.

    It’s more guitar orientated than other GG albums, and not as good as other GG albums, but I’m quite enjoying it. I mean, a Gary Green-centric album can’t be awful, right?
    It has GGisms in it if you listen to the writing aspect of the music. It's more complex than your typical pop album, but just doesn't reach the heights of creativity like their progressive music. It's the album I'd reach for last in their catalogue but I wouldn't call it trash.

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    Is the quality of the studio albums on this set marked better than other releases?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilcox660 View Post
    Is the quality of the studio albums on this set marked better than other releases?
    Yes, some people seem to think so. I more or less agree. Of course Steven Wilson's remixes offer up some pretty clean sonic qualities. Check out John Kelman's review of the box if you haven't seen it.

    https://www.allaboutjazz.com/unburied-treasure


    In other GG's news

    https://www.bookdepository.com/Gentl.../9781789520583

    or on Burningshed -

    https://burningshed.com/gary-steel_g...Gentle%20Giant


    New book coming end of July. Here's the blubbery burbery -


    The ultimate cult progressive band - as revered as Yes or Genesis by those that have 'found' them. Poorly served by literature, very little long-form material has been written about the band. Though the band have never reformed, several members have taken part in the UK-based tribute group Three Friends.

    They lasted only a decade and never lit up the world's charts, but progressive rock connoisseurs always knew what today's audiences are now beginning to discover: that Gentle Giant belong in the pantheon of great bands of the era. At times edgy and experimental but also capable of great beauty (not to mention some of the greatest riffs known to man), the group's explorations of medieval music gave their sound unique character. But it was the thrilling complexity of their compositions - which Frank Zappa might have called the "statistical density" of their writing - together with the instrumental ability of its players that make their music as potent today as they were at their peak nearly 50 years ago.

    This book takes a microscopic look at each of Gentle Giant's eleven studio albums and provides fresh assessments of the many live and 'odds'n'sods' recordings, as well as rounding up existent DVD/Blu-ray documentary and performance footage. In doing so, it tells the story of one of progressive music's most fascinating groups and the thrilling - and occasionally tortuous - ride the Shulman brothers and key band-mates like Kerry Minnear and Gary Green experienced along the way.

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    This upcoming book on GG looks interesting & I'm thinking about picking it up. Thanks for the news Dok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starless and bible black View Post
    This upcoming book on GG looks interesting & I'm thinking about picking it up. Thanks for the news Dok.
    you do know that Paul Stump write his Acquiring The Taste book, don't you?

    https://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Giant-.../dp/0946719616

    I really don't remember it to be so expensive, though
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    you do know that Paul Stump write his Acquiring The Taste book, don't you?

    https://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Giant-.../dp/0946719616

    I really don't remember it to be so expensive, though
    Ugh. Did you read it? I tried and gave it away. As the mostly negative reviews on Amazon state -

    "If that weren't bad enough I would have to think that he was purposely using words obviously gleaned from a Thesaurus as some kind of private joke. Gentle Giant's story ends up being a secondary character behind this God awful writing. Sounds like just another failed writer who has turned to music criticism to pay his rent and is bitter about it and takes it out on his subject matter. I've met too many of this type of music critic and they are like mushy peas in a pod."

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    I didn't feel that at all.

    I had read Stump's previous book (Music's All That Matters) prior to buying ATT and didn't feel his writing was bad either.

    Yeah, he's a little quirky, but so is GG.
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dok View Post
    Yes, some people seem to think so. I more or less agree. Of course Steven Wilson's remixes offer up some pretty clean sonic qualities. Check out John Kelman's review of the box if you haven't seen it.

    https://www.allaboutjazz.com/unburied-treasure


    In other GG's news

    https://www.bookdepository.com/Gentl.../9781789520583

    or on Burningshed -

    https://burningshed.com/gary-steel_g...Gentle%20Giant


    New book coming end of July. Here's the blubbery burbery -


    The ultimate cult progressive band - as revered as Yes or Genesis by those that have 'found' them. Poorly served by literature, very little long-form material has been written about the band. Though the band have never reformed, several members have taken part in the UK-based tribute group Three Friends.

    They lasted only a decade and never lit up the world's charts, but progressive rock connoisseurs always knew what today's audiences are now beginning to discover: that Gentle Giant belong in the pantheon of great bands of the era. At times edgy and experimental but also capable of great beauty (not to mention some of the greatest riffs known to man), the group's explorations of medieval music gave their sound unique character. But it was the thrilling complexity of their compositions - which Frank Zappa might have called the "statistical density" of their writing - together with the instrumental ability of its players that make their music as potent today as they were at their peak nearly 50 years ago.

    This book takes a microscopic look at each of Gentle Giant's eleven studio albums and provides fresh assessments of the many live and 'odds'n'sods' recordings, as well as rounding up existent DVD/Blu-ray documentary and performance footage. In doing so, it tells the story of one of progressive music's most fascinating groups and the thrilling - and occasionally tortuous - ride the Shulman brothers and key band-mates like Kerry Minnear and Gary Green experienced along the way.

    Looks interesting.

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