Rock Album Review

Gentle Giant, Gentle Giant Gentle Giant: Gentle Giant
by ballo 2014-04-13T15:25:44+02:00
Gentle Giant, homonymous debut album of the band, is a beautiful progressive rock work, and it is also the most 'hard rock' in their entire discography. Gentle Giant mix together rock, hard rock and progressive rock with elements of avant-garde and jazz, musicians have a great mastery of the instruments creating very elaborate atmospheres and sound themes where the three solo voices are often used in unison. 'Giant', the opening track, is quite hard rock with some jazz elements; 'Funny ways' instead is a very sweet song, in my opinion, it's the masterpiece of the album, acoustic guitar, violin and cello blend perfectly with vocals parts, great atmosphere; 'Alucard' ( Dracula backwards) is a refined and cheerful song; 'Nothing At All' , the song that opens the B-side of the vinyl version, is the second masterpiece of the album, a main theme interrupted by drums and piano solos, and then resumed at the end of the song, beautiful. Among the milestones of progressive, Gentle Giant, definitely has a ringside seat.

Meddle, Pink Floyd Pink Floyd: Meddle
by Abro 2014-04-07T07:47:47+02:00
Meddle contains one of their best tracks ever, One Of These Days, which together with Fearless and Echoes makes this album a true milestone. other tracks play a very minor role, excluding A Pillow Of Winds, quite good.

Wind & Wuthering, Genesis Genesis: Wind & Wuthering
by jblikk 2014-04-05T15:43:36+02:00
For all those who like to divide the career of genesis between prog and pop, this is the last progressive album of the band, and I agree with them. Sure, it came in a period in which all the 'classic' progressive movement was in a deep state of insecurity, there are songs like 'your own special way' and 'Wot Gorilla?' which are not up to the rest, but there are also beautiful tracks like 'One For The Vine', 'All In A Mouse's Night', and especially 'Blood On The Rooftops', the true gem of this work and never enough considered.

 
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Yes
Topography
Compilation (2004)
Progressive Rock

Compilation album by yes including also live tracks. Dylan Howe and Andrew Jackson play respectively drums and piano on 'To Be Over' (B2).
Yes
The Ultimate Yes, 35th Anniversary Collection
Compilation (2003)
Progressive Rock

Compilation album by Yes with a range of material from 1969's Yes to 2001's Magnification. The U.S. version, published in 2004, contains also a third disc of acoustic songs recorded in Los Angeles in October 2003.
Pink Floyd
The Dark Side Of The Moon
Studio Album (1973)
Progressive Rock

Recorded between June 1972 and January 1973 at Abbey Road Studios, in London. On 'The Great Gig In The Sky' vocals by Clare Torry; on 'Money' and 'Us and them' saxophone by Dick Parry. Sleeve design and photography by Hipgnosis; engineer, Alan Parsons.
Yes
Extended Versions, The Encore Collection
Compilation (2002)
Progressive Rock

Collection of live songs all taken from 'Keys to Ascension'.
Pink Floyd
Obscured By Clouds
Soundtrack (1972)
Progressive Rock, Soundtrack

Recorded between February and April 1972, Obscured by clouds is a soundtrack for the French film La Vallée, by Barbet Schroeder. Cover album by Hipgnosis.
 

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