Gentle Giant – Prologue [Three Friends, 1972] [reblog]

from Oannes blog…

…for a Friday morning

🎧 click on the image to see original post and listen…

Η συναρπαστική εισαγωγή του concept album Three Friends των Gentle Giant. Το ιδίωμα του βρετανικού γκρουπ, συνδυασμός στοιχείων από κλασική μουσική, αναγεννησιακή πολυφωνία, τζαζ και ροκ ήταν από τα πιο πολύπλοκα και απαιτητικά που αναπτύχθηκαν στο πρώτο μισό της δεκαετίας του ’70 – όχι τυχαία, ήταν ένα από τα ελάχιστα γκρουπ στα οποία είχε αναφερθεί εγκωμιαστικά ο Frank Zappa. Όπως πολλοί άλλοι, δεν κατάφεραν να επιβιώσουν στο άγονο μουσικά τοπίο που διαμορφώθηκε από τα ’80s και εντεύθεν.

The thrilling introduction from Gentle Giant’s ‘Three Friends’ [a concept album]. The British group’s idiom, a combination of classical music, renaissance polyphony, jazz and rock, was one of the most complex and demanding that emerged in the first half of the 70s. Not by chance G.G. were one of the very few groups praised by Frank Zappa. Like many of their peers, they too failed to survive in the barren landscape formed from ’80s onward.

More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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    • Well, you know, playful giants…. now there’s a real legitimate reason for social distancing!!!!!😅🤣😅🤣😅🤣😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨

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