Live Rome 1974 – Gentle Giant – 1994

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Album Live Rome 1974 by the band Gentle Giant
Album Live Rome 1974 by the band Gentle Giant

This album is a recording of a live performance by the progressive rock band Gentle Giant in Rome, Italy, on February 2, 1974. The band was touring in support of their seventh studio album, The Power and the Glory, which was released in the same year. The album features nine tracks, including some of their most complex and experimental compositions, such as “The Advent of Panurge”, “The Runaway”, and “Playing the Game”. The album also showcases the band’s virtuosic musicianship and vocal harmonies, as well as their use of various instruments, such as saxophone, violin, xylophone, and recorder. The album was released in 1994 by Terrapin Trucking Company, a label founded by the band’s former drummer, John Weathers. The album received positive reviews from critics and fans, who praised the band’s energy and creativity on stage. The album is considered to be one of the best live albums by Gentle Giant, and a testament to their legacy as one of the most innovative and influential bands in the history of progressive rock.

Live Rome 1974 is a must-have album for any fan of progressive rock. It is a timeless classic that continues to be enjoyed by listeners of all ages.

Personnel

  • Derek Shulman – lead vocals, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, recorder, clavichord
  • Ray Shulman – bass guitar, violin, acoustic guitar, backing vocals, percussion
  • Gary Green – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, recorder
  • Kerry Minnear – keyboards, cello, vibraphone, Moog synthesizer, backing vocals
  • John Weathers – drums, percussion, xylophone

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