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Gentle Giant: Live in Santa Monica 1975

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With DRT's 2005 35th Anniversary remasters of much of Gentle Giant's back studio catalog, the opportunity to hear this remarkable 1970s progressive rock band in performance from back in the day is being embraced by a new group of fans--many who were too young (if even born) at the time.

Live in Santa Monica 1975 comes with a warning, however: while a legitimate commercial release, it's more bootleg in quality. In some spots the quality is ...

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Gentle Giant: Giant on the Box

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Gentle Giant Giant on the Box Alucard 2004

Amidst the plethora of so-called progressive rock bands of the '70s, Gentle Giant stood out as a group like no other. By the time of the performances documented on this newly-released DVD, Giant on the Box , Giant had settled into the line-up that would remain intact until their sadly with-a-whimper demise at the end of the '70s: Derek Shulman on lead vocals, saxophone, recorder, electric ...


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