Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock
Reissue of Gentle Giant performance on this double CD, recorded live in Munster, Germany, April 5th 1974 & at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, October 10th 1975. It includes material from the 'In A Glass House' (1973), 'Oc... more »
Reissue of Gentle Giant performance on this double CD, recorded live in Munster, Germany, April 5th 1974 & at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, October 10th 1975. It includes material from the 'In A Glass House' (1973), 'Octopus' (1972), & 'Free Hand' (1975) albums. Glasshouse Records. 2003.
Just another bad audience recording
Chacho | Los Angeles, CA USA | 04/20/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I thought I was buying a decent Gentle Giant audience recording; the sound is awful. Let's be real if the sound recording is bad you won't enjoy the music.I have a lot of bootlegs and I stay away from this type of audience recordings.This CD is only for Gentle Giant completists that wants to own everything the band has done. Don't bother, personally I love the band but I didn't enjoy the CD. Buy the OFFICIAL LIVE. I want my money back."
One of the better "bootlegs"
coca-ebola | United Kingdom | 03/27/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The main event here, the German gig, sounds like your typical analog audience tape from the mid-'70s - but you may find that preferable to those mis-mixed soundboard tapes on the Rome '74 and Palasport albums. In which case, this is the best place to experience those extended versions of `Nothing At All' and `Plain Truth'. Another highlight is the extended version of `In a Glass House Part 2' with a typically fierce Gary Green solo (though this was previously released on a UK edition of the Glass House album). Best of all, there are a couple of less familiar tunes, both from the Three Friends album - `Prologue' (played very fast!) and `Schooldays' (undated, obviously a bonus track from an earlier show as the sound quality isn't as good). The US '75 bonus material unsurprisingly has the best sound quality anywhere on the disc and includes the `extended' Octopus medley (for comparison with the '74 model) and, always a pleasure, `So Sincere'."
Has the sound quality improved?
kireviewer | Sunnyvale, Ca United States | 09/22/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have listened to pieces of this CD, and the sound quality was horrible. The cover shown here is different than the cover of the CD I heard. The description also mentions that the CD has been remastered. Does that mean the sound quality has improved? You would take a big chance on buying this unless you somehow can verify that there is a significant improvement.
I have to admit, I have not listened to the whole album. I had a chance to sample some of it before deciding on whether to buy it used at a low price. The sound quality was so poor that I declined.
A whole bunch of live Gentle Giant material has been released, and it is mostly poor sounding with LP bootlegs as the source material. This is a shame and surprising. Gentle Giant was a very good live band, and they put new twists on many of the songs, which would be worth hearing.
What is surprising is that all of these live releases have such poor sound quality. Couldn't they find better source material? In the seventies, we bought bootleg Gentle Giant LP's that sounded much better than this."