Gentle Giant - Three Friends





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UPC: 804471000671
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

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Gentle Giant's third album on 180-gram LP — reissued for the first time in decades!

Featuring original gatefold jacket and artwork, plus lyrics!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of their debut album, prog rock icons Gentle Giant are releasing their first four albums — Gentle Giant, Acquiring Taste, Three Friends and Octopus — as vinyl special editions. Gentle Giant's self-tiled debut was produced by Tony Visconti and released in October 1970. Visconti also produced the follow-up, Acquiring The Taste, the following year.

Three Friends — produced by the band — was released in 1972, and was followed the same year by the classic Octopus. This was the last album on which founding member Phil Shulman played, and for many fans it is one of their best works.

"Gentle Giant's third album was another advance, this time in the direction of a harder rock sound — everything sounds turned up here, especially the guitars, the bass, and the electronic keyboards. Three Friends hardly sacrificed any of the group's progressive intentions, however, and there are some softer moments here, such as the playful, sprightly first half of 'Schooldays'; the harmonies and arrangements still had a distinctly medieval feel, and the melodies, though a little harder to discern here (which made them even more appealing when they did become obvious), were quite engaging."  — AllMusic

Side 1
1. Prologue
2. Schooldays
3. Working All Day

Side 2
1. Peel The Paint
2. Mister Class And Quality
3. Three Friends

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