Gentle Giant ‎– Gentle Giant

Vertigo ‎– 6360 020
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold, Flying Saucer label


A1 Giant 6:23
A2 Funny Ways 4:23
A3 Alcard 6:01
A4 Isn't It Quiet And Cold 3:50
B1 Nothing At All 9:08
B2 Why Not 5:31
B3 The Queen 1:40

Companies, etc.


Gatefold. Flying Saucer Label.
Gatefold is Not Unipak

Label: 6360 020
Cover: 6360020

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  • Other (On Back Cover): VO PRICE CODE
  • Barcode (On back Cover): 6360020

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
6360 020, 6360020 Gentle Giant Gentle Giant(LP, Album, Gat) Vertigo, Vertigo 6360 020, 6360020 UK 1970 Sell This Version
842 624-2 Gentle Giant Gentle Giant(CDr, Album, RE) Vertigo 842 624-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9279 310 Gentle Giant Gentle Giant(LP, Album) Vertigo 9279 310 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
6360 020 Gentle Giant Gentle Giant(LP, Album, Gat) Vertigo 6360 020 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
842 624-2 Gentle Giant Gentle Giant(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 842 624-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version



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August 24, 2007
edited over 8 years ago
First of ten (!) studio albums by this unique crew that tries to incorporate influences as disparate as madrigal singing, free jazz, hard-rock, classical composition techniques and serial 50's music. On this debut things aren't that complicated yet, but the album possesses enough diversity of vision to earn the term eclectic. The rock parts suffer strongly from murky production, but the quiet songs steal the show. Isn't it quiet and cold is serene and urban simultaneously and boasts surprising strings too, which are applied in a totally unexpected way. Funny ways is very disarming and parts of Nothing at all are just as lovable: well-arranged and adventurous. Several negative points show up too. The tedious drumsolo on again Nothing at all (thanks a lot Mr.Wyatt!) and the bleak block-singing in the rocking parts. A nice and promising album nonetheless, which is a thing easily remarked in retrospect.