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Gentle Giant - King Alfred's College 1971 album mp3

Gentle Giant - King Alfred's College 1971 album mp3

Performer: Gentle Giant
Title: King Alfred's College 1971
Released: 2009
Style: Prog Rock
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 488
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Recorded at King Alfred's College, Winchester 1971. CD comes in a slipcase.

Recorded in 1971 at King Alfred's College, Winchester, the band line-up features Martin Smith on drums. Some of the tracks never featured on studio recordings, making this unique album a vital part of any Gentle Giant collection. For us, this CD provides a real memory jolt - reminding US of songs that we haven't thought about for a long time and brings nostalgia for the early hopes and dreams of a new band"-Gentle Giant.

The band's first album was the self-titled Gentle Giant in 1970. Combining the collective band members' influences of rock, blues, classical, and 1960s British soul, it was an immediately challenging effort, though sometimes criticised for a slightly disappointing recording quality. Gentle Giant was followed in 1971 by Acquiring the Taste. They played their first gig as a five-piece at King Alfred's College, Winchester. In a Glass House is a complex and determined concept album - named for the aphorism that "people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones" - it was the band's most directly psychological effort to date. The band also wrote a separate single with the same title.

You can get here King Alfreds College 1971 Album Lyrics, Tracklist, Videos, Cover Picture and More. Gentle Giant The Missing Piece. Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste. Gentle Giant The Power And The Glory. Gentle Giant Gentle Giant.

King Alfred's College Winchester is a music live recording by GENTLE GIANT (Eclectic Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 2009 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. another archive live record recorded in 1971. No release results - showing artist results instead. In A Glass House Remastered Alucard 2010.

Good quality Gentle Giants live CDs are a variable commodity for fans seeking a performance of that elusive tour or song which was only performed twice. Surprising to find then that the band itself located a live recording of their first performance, playing most of the material from their first album and a few surprises. Considering the date it’s great to hear founder member Phil Shulman playing brass accompaniment for nearly the entire set as well as adding backing vocals.

Gentle Giant is the first album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant, released in 1970. It first appeared in the United States and Canada with the same cover as the Three Friends album. American hip-hop duo Madvillain sampled "Funny Ways" on "Strange Ways" from their album Madvillainy, which was subsequently featured in an episode of the television show The Boondocks.


1 Giant
2 Hometown Special
3 City Hermit
4 Funny Ways
5 Plain Truth
6 Alucard
7 Isn't It Quiet And Cold
8 Why Not
9 The Queen
10 Peel Off The Paint

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Alucard Publishing Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Alucard Publishing Ltd.


  • Liner Notes – Phil*
  • Performer – Derek Shulman, Gary Green, Kerry Minnear, Martin Smith , Philip Shulman, Ray Shulman


Recorded at King Alfred's College, Winchester 1971; if it was really the case, it was on February 12.

CD comes in a O Card..

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  • Barcode: 804471000145
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