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  Gentle Giant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gentle Giant was a British band considered to be one of the most original progressive rock bands of the 1970s.
Gentle Giant was formed by the three Shulman brothers in 1970 after they dissolved their soul/pop band Simon Dupree and the Big Sound in 1969.
There has been a renewed interest in Gentle Giant since 1990 with new fan clubs, new releases of live concerts and previously unreleased material, several tribute albums and a failed 1997 attempt by fans to convince the members to perform a reunion concert.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gentle_Giant   (616 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Gentle Giant
Gentle Giant was a British band considered to be one of the quintessential progressive rock bands of the 1970s.
Gentle Giant was formed by the three Shulman brothers in 1970 after they dissolved their pop band Simon Dupree and the Big Sound in 1969.
There has been a renewed interest in Gentle Giant since 1990 with new fan clubs, new releases of live concerts from the 1970s, several tribute albums in the 1990s, and a failed attempt in 1997 by fans to convince the members to perform a reunion concert.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Gentle_Giant   (302 words)

 Ground and Sky review - Gentle Giant - self-titled
Gentle Giant's first recording — like the debuts by numerous other prog bands in 1970, Year One post-In The Court of the Crimson King — is formative but not too far removed musically from their later, better-known albums.
Gentle Giant's first release is a mixture of rock, blues, and the progressive music the band would be known for.
Gentle Giant was never a band that you can pin down to a specific sound, and they continued to evolve throughout their career.
www.progreviews.com /reviews/display.php?rev=gg-gg   (1193 words)

 Gentle Giant
This explains why Gentle Giant have never found a mass audience: they never managed to make the big commercial breakthrough, and not even any progressive rock fan is aware of their existence and importance in the first place.
It seems as if Gentle Giant's only aim of being present onstage was to show to everybody that yeah, they did have the galls to play all these miriads of instruments and never make any mistakes in weaving the excesses of their arrangements into the already complex enough main stem of the melody.
Gentle Giant were one of these prog bands that preferred to try and 'mainstreamline' their patented sound in the light of the so-called 'punk revolution' rather than to simply disband or to bravely go on with no regards for total loss of commercial success.
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 Galactic Hunter.com - Toy Fair 2004 - Gentle Giant
Gentle Giant took a trip to the Lucasfilm archives to ensure that the scan data is as accurate as possible.
The Trandosshan bounty hunter is the lizard of the moment in 2004, with Hasbro releasing their own basic and Unleashed versions, and now Gentle Giant creating a minibust with the same pose and quality as last year's Boba Fett (one of Galactic Hunter's Best of 2003).
Gentle Giant also gave out a Toy Fair exclusive Bust Up Blue Clone Trooper Lieutenant to their guests, a small nod to the Summer' 03 convention exclusive Blue Clone Bust.
www.galactichunter.com /toy_fair_2004/gentlegiant.asp   (1055 words)

Gentle Giant is one of the (sometimes overlooked) cornerstones of progressive rock, along with King Crimson, Genesis and Yes.
As Gentle Giant -- with the addition of keyboardist Kerry Minnear and guitarist Gary Green, plus several drummers -- they pursued loftier musical goals, creating their own unique sound and approach (and one which has inspired countless bands since then).
Gentle Giant were known for jumpy, angular melodic lines and rich counterpoint.
www.holeintheweb.com /drp/gg.htm   (945 words)

 GENTLE GIANT Octopus reviews and MP3
Gentle Giants sound is comprised of rock music, fused with classical music, medieval music, and jazz, and even some folk here and there, all in the typical, frantic, Gentle Giant style.
Gentle Giant doesn't need time to develop a tune, they jump right in the heart of the matter, and before you've grown accustomed to the rhythm and the melodie of a segment it changes into something faster, slower, or just completely different.
Gentle Giant was one of the greatest progressive rock bands ever, and this album can serve almost perfectly as a definition of this musical genre.
www.progarchives.com /Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=616   (10034 words)

 PROGRESSIVEWORLD.NET: REVIEWS BY CLAYTON WALNUM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
That is, on this, their first album, you can hear many of the elements that would eventually gel into the band that Gentle Giant was to become.
However, the knotted arrangements that would become Gentle Giant's calling card were yet to appear on their debut.
The first track, "Giant," is the most complex piece on the album, beginning with a quiet organ intro that bursts into Derek Shulman's nearly shouted verses, separated by carefully timed stops and dual guitar and organ parts.
www.progressiveworld.net /gentlegiant2.html   (626 words)

 Gentle Giant MP3 Downloads - Gentle Giant Music Downloads - Gentle Giant Music Videos
Gentle Giant was born out of the ruins of Simon Dupree & the Big Sound, an R&B-based outfit led by brothers Derek, Ray, and Phil Shulman.
In 1970, Gentle Giant signed to the Vertigo label, and their self-titled first album -- a shockingly daring work mixing hard rock and full electric playing with classical elements -- came out later that year.
Gentle Giant released Free Hand, their most commercial album, in 1976, but then followed it up with the jarringly experimental Interview.
www.mp3.com /gentle-giant/artists/3707/biography.html   (584 words)

 App Solutions | Gentle Giant Studios   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Sounding much like a superhero from one of his movie projects, Karl Meyer, president of Gentle Giant Studios (Burbank, California, USA), tells of his ability to re-create real-world objects in digital form or bring data from the digital realm into physical being.
It was less than a decade ago that Gentle Giant was solely using traditional modeling processes such as hand-sculpture from wax, a very craft-intensive and time-consuming task.
With the 3D Systems’ solid imaging technology firmly in place at Gentle Giant, Meyer is confident in the company’s ability to "always deliver what the client wants" without the fear of having to "slave in a manual way" to get the results his clients demand.
www.3dsystems.com /appsolutions/casestudies/gentle_giant-invision.asp   (874 words)

 Sea of Tranquility - The Web Destination for Progressive Music!
Gentle Giant's fourth album Octopus is considered by many progressive rock purists to be one of the bands best, and a classic in the genre.
It also happened to be my first Gentle Giant purchase, and upon hearing the opening track "The Advent of Panurge", I knew I was listening to a unique band.
The gentle, medieval vocals, whispy guitar lines, and vintage keyboards that lead into this track are quite breathtaking, and as the band sets into high gear, this complex assault of instrumentation hits you.
www.seaoftranquility.org /sections.php?op=viewarticle&artid=23   (797 words)

 Amazon.com: Gentle Giant: Books: Paul Stump   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
But Gentle Giant's music has stood the test of time, and new generations are as entranced by their intricate sound as were audiences of 30 years ago.
By 1979 Gentle Giant was in trouble; punk and new wave had exploded clearing the decks of most prog rock bands unless you were Yes or ELP.
Gentle Giant: Acquiring the Taste is bittersweet, but if you loved the band, worth reading.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0946719357?v=glance   (2561 words)

Introducing our Gentle Giant, a tightly woven, polyester strapping, on the brink of replacing steel strapping throughout the lumber industry.
Although gentle on the user and the load you are securing, our strap will effectively contain your lumber, OSB, and trusses.
Gentle Giant has elasticity and memory to absorb shock and stay tensioned when any load is dropped.
www.strapandwrap.com   (88 words)

 Gentle Giant Movers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
All Personal Entries September 01, 2004 Moving day in Boston: give it up to Gentle Giant Movers During this year's Republican Convention a lot is being made of 9/11 and how...
This album was a giant step in the direction he would take for...
Gentle Giant is a local, interstate, international, commercial and...
www.meshipping.com /gentlegiantmovers.html   (254 words)

 Gentle Giant: Giant on the Box
Mixing awe-inspiring feats of vocal and instrumental prowess with an aggressive rock edge and a distinct baroque sensibility, Gentle Giant created music that was challenging and yet managed to be completely approachable.
With the resurgence of interest in progressive rock in recent years, sales of Gentle Giant records are still surprisingly strong; one reason, no doubt, that this DVD project came about.
Which means that Giant on the Box will serve as both a wonderful piece of nostalgia for those of us lucky enough to have seen them in their day, and the perfect document for newcomers who, sadly, will never have the stimulating opportunity of experiencing them in person.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=15185   (608 words)

 Rebelscum.com: Gentle Giant Star Wars Photo Archives
Gentle Giant Studios is recognized by the film industry as the leader in cutting-edge technology of three-dimensional scanning.
The data generated by 3-D scanning of characters on the set is utilized not only in the creation of digital models for a film's special effects -- the Gentle Giant team also uses the data to produce prototypes of statues and other 3-D licensed products.
Being on location scanning actors, models, costumes, and props to create a digital library for the Star Wars movies led Gentle Giant to seek a Star Wars license for a line of mini-busts, and eventually led to more items.
www.rebelscum.com /gg.asp   (141 words)

 Moving Services and Moving Tips from Gentle Giant Moving Company
Even if your move requires craning or hoisting, Gentle Giant is equipped to get the job done safely and efficiently.
Gentle Giant has won numerous awards for our customer service and company practices, including being been voted Best of Boston among all area moving companies for five consecutive years.
Gentle Giant began with a local focus, moving Boston residents, but today we have 15 offices in six states along the East Coast.
www.gentlegiant.com   (309 words)

 BoxXpress - About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
All of your packed and sealed boxes should be clearly marked on at least two adjoining sides with the contents of the box and the room where the box should be placed at the destination.
Founded in 1980 by President Larry O'Toole and incorporated in 1985, Gentle Giant Moving Company is the premier residential and commercial mover in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island and parent company of Gentle Giant's Box Xpress.
This was actually a new concept in the moving industry when Gentle Giant was founded, but has since become the norm, spawning numerous imitators.
www.boxxpress.com /about.htm   (432 words)

 Star Wars: Collecting | Gentle Giant Update
Coming in September, Gentle Giant will be releasing the latest in the hotly collected Clone Wars figure line, General Grievous.
In October, Gentle Giant brings back Yoda as he appeared when audiences first met him in The Empire Strikes Back.
Also in October, Gentle Giant returns to another fan favorite, Darth Vader.
www.starwars.com /collecting/news/gentlegiant/news20050601.html   (342 words)

 New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock GA-GH
This album was a giant step in the direction he would take for Security, especially in the songs "Intruder", "Not One of Us" and the song that got radio and some MTV airplay, "Games Without Frontiers".
Gentle Giant are awesome, but you have to have a PHD in music to understand what they're doing.
One of the better known progressive bands, Gentle Giant were a style unto themselves.
www.gepr.net /ga.html   (15724 words)

 Galactic Hunter.com - Keeping Collectors On Target
Gentle Giant updates this weekend with news on their planned exclusive for San Diego Comic Con and Chicago Wizard World.
For this summer's San Diego Comic Con and Chicago Wizard World, Gentle Giant will debut their new Bust-Ups line and offer an exclusive Spirits of the Rebellion Bust-Ups 4 pack, which includes clear versions of Ceremonial Han Solo, Ceremonial Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and C-3PO from Series 1.
Gentle Giant also redesigns their Star Wars product packaging in conjunction with the launch of the new Original Trilogy theme this summer.
www.galactichunter.com /absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=2720&zoneid=2   (199 words)

 The Tallest Man
"Chang, the Giant, was buried yesterday at Bournemouth Cemetery in the same grave as his wife, who died in the early part of this year.
Investigating further, we discovered that the Giant was Chang Woo Gow and his remarkable height of nearly eight feet, made him, we believe, the World's tallest man. He came to Bournemouth in 1890, like many others of the time, hoping for a cure to his suspected TB.
Day, who had been summoned by Chang to be beside him at his deathbed, as "a gentle giant, a giant of giants, great of stature, but with the kindest nature and a heart as true and tender as ever beat".
www.ashleighhotel.co.uk /chang.html   (726 words)

 The Gentle Giant Webring
The official site for Gentle Giant, the progressive rock band from the 1970s.
'Gentle Giant' UK Progressive rock band of the 70s...
It is intended to provide information for the fan who wants to get a deeper understanding of the music (s)he likes, but also as a source for academic research.
h.webring.com /hub?ring=ggwr&id=5&hub   (211 words)

 Gentle Giant at The Rock List
Gentle Giant / Gentle Giant / Vertigo, 70
Gentle Giant / In a Glass House / -imp.
Gentle Giant / Civilian / OO / Columbia, 80
www.rockdiscography.com /list/prog/gentlegiant.html   (205 words)

 Hux Records - Gentle Giant - BBC Radio In Concert 1973 and 1978 - double CD album
Hux Records - Gentle Giant - BBC Radio In Concert 1973 and 1978 - double CD album
The 1973 gig has never been released before whilst the 1978 show appears in its entirety for the first time, featuring the previously unreleased "Funny Ways".
The 8-page booklet includes background liner notes, full recording details and an introduction by Gentle Giant's drummer John Weathers.
www.huxrecords.com /cdsales8.htm   (137 words)

 Gentle Giant Software
Gentle Giant Software, Inc. is a small team of talented people that successfully help large and small companies with their computing needs.
SED International, Inc., founded in 1980 is a leading provider of computer hardware, wireless communications and e-business solutions to channel partners throughout the United States and Latin America.
Gentle Giant Software designed the online ordering capabilities for SED's customers in the US as well as a multi-language version for Latin American resellers.
www.gentlegiantinc.com   (380 words)

 Gentle Giant
I have also put together a list of all the known live Gentle Giant concert audio recordings found so far.
If you are a collector, or even if you are simply curious, you may wish to take a look.
Gentle Giant was formed by the three Shulman brothers (Phil, Derek and Ray), all of whom had earlier been in the late '60's British pop/soul/psych band known as Simon Dupree and the Big Sound.
members.aol.com /JAskelly/GGtourhistory.html   (900 words)

 Gentle Giant Home Page
Combining diverse elements from rock, classical, jazz, soul, blues, and the avante-garde, and playing more than 30 instruments, Gentle Giant created some of the greatest music of the 1970s progressive rock era.
If you are unfamiliar with Gentle Giant, I hope this web site will encourage you to sample their unique music.
COPYRIGHTS: The Gentle Giant "giant head" logo, album covers, lyrics, transcriptions, and audio samples are reproduced with the kind permission of Derek Shulman of DRT Entertainment (USA), and Kerry and Lesley Minnear of Alucard Publishing, Ltd (UK).
www.blazemonger.com /GG   (435 words)

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