Artist: Gentle Giant
Title: “Live In New York 1975”
Label: Glasshouse UK
Release Date: 7/26/2005
Genre: Progressive/Avantgarde Rock
Recorded on October 3rd, 1975, Live In New York 1975” presents Progressive meets Avant-garde Rock pioneers Gentle Giant delivering a knock down set for a very appreciative crowd at the White Plains Music Hall. It’s actually an officially released “bootleg” which was recorded and it sounds fantastic when it’s compared to other such recordings of its type. The musicianship is tight in the band and it comes across very clearly on the surprisingly sound production that this has. Perhaps this was a sound board recording, or the result of several carefully placed microphones because I have heard official live albums that didn’t sound half as good as this “bootleg” did. The oddity comes in why an incomplete set of material has been released as opposed to a full recording of the show which has to be in the archives that this came from somewhere. If you are already a Prog-Rock aficionado and have some level of experience in Gentle Giant and their experimentation for the betterment of the genre this might appeal to you based on is historical place in the bands career. However this is hardly the place for a new listener to begin their own journey.
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