Giant for a Day! is the tenth album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant which was released in 1978. The band's previous use of counterpoint and medieval-themed arrangements was not present on this recording. This album features a pop rock sensibility, instead of their usual progressive rock sound. Unlike the previous albums, the band did not make any tour or concerts to support this album.
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GENTLE GIANT is a great band, but their greatness is predicated on a facility for counterpoint and medieval-themed arrangements which the band had largely abandoned by this stage in their career. Beginning with "The Missing Piece", GG tried to appeal to a wider audience by "dumbing down" their songs; complex instrumental passages and classical motifs were replaced by more conventional song structures. Giant For A Day is often considered Giants worst album, and with good reason. This is the biggest misstep in GG's career, IMO. By this time, Giant had gone completely pop, and its not good pop (like what you'll find on Civilian).
Erscheinungsdatum 1978. Labels R2 Entertainment. Musik GenreProgressive Rock. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen1. 1. Words from the Wise. 2. Thank You. 3. Giant for a Day. 4. Spooky Boogie. Anderen Alben von Gentle Giant.
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Giant for a Day!, 1978. Little Brown Bag, 03:26. It's Only Goodbye, 04:16.
Beliebte Gentle Giant Lyrics. Listen to all these songs tell yourself that it's wrong to even go your own way Throw away your old cloak, put on your mask, be a Giant for a Day. Think to yourself you're in Paris, Tel Aviv, Istanbul, or maybe London or Rome. Close your eyes to be there, even though you may be sitting at home. Sitting in a Rolls Royce, if it's the car of your choice or just a black Cadillac. And if you don't think these suit you, just a Porsche or a plain Pontiac
Giant for a Day! is the tenth album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant which was released in 1978. The band’s previous use of counterpoint and medieval-themed arrangements was not present on this recording. From the album only the title track was ever played live by the band during its final tour supporting the Civilian album.
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|A1||Words From The Wise||4:10|
|A3||Giant For A Day||3:45|
|B1||Little Brown Bag||3:32|
|B4||It's Only Goodbye||4:16|
- Manufactured By – Capitol Records-EMI Of Canada Limited
- Engineered At – Ramport Studios
- Engineered At – Maison Rouge
- Engineered At – Scorpio Sound
- Remixed At – Scorpio Sound
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, Inc.
- Mastered At – Capitol Records
- Bass – Ray Shulman
- Crew [Equipment] – Michael Ambrose
- Drums – John Weathers
- Engineer – Paul Northfield
- Engineer [Assistant] – Neil*, Steve*
- Guitar – Gary Green
- Illustration [Front Cover] – Peter Owen
- Keyboards – Kerry Minnear
- Lacquer Cut By – KP*
- Photography By [Back Cover] – Gered Mankowitz
- Producer – Gentle Giant
- Vocals – Derek Shulman
- Written-By – D. Shulman* (tracks: A1 to B1, B3 to B5), J. Weathers* (tracks: A5, B2), K. Minnear* (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B3 to B5), R. Shulman* (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B3 to B5)
NotesNon-gate-fold cover with inner sleeve with a cut-out mask and lyrics.
"...Throw away your old cloak, put on your mask, be a Giant for a Day."
Recorded April/May 1978.
Acoustic Guitars courtesy of Norman Guitars, Quebec, Canada.
Manufactured in Canada
Recorded in England
PRINTED IN CANADA
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Runout A, Etched): SW-1-11813 F4 KP
- Matrix / Runout (Runout B. Etched): SW-2-11813 F4 KP
- Matrix / Runout (Runout A and B, Stamped): MASTERED BY CAPITOL
- Matrix / Runout (Runout A and B, Stamped, Before "KP"): [Capitol Records "target logo"]
- Rights Society: PRS
- Rights Society: BMI
|CHR 1186||Gentle Giant||Giant For A Day (LP, Album)||Chrysalis||CHR 1186||UK||1978|
|6307 636||Gentle Giant||Giant For A Day (LP)||Chrysalis||6307 636||Portugal||1978|
|L36604||Gentle Giant||Giant For A Day (LP, Album)||Chrysalis||L36604||Australia||1978|
|ALU-GG-016, 804471000725||Gentle Giant||Giant For A Day! (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Alucard, EMI Label Services, Caroline Distribution||ALU-GG-016, 804471000725||US||2009|
|WPCR-16295||Gentle Giant||Giant For A Day (CD, Album, Ltd, RE, SHM)||Chrysalis||WPCR-16295||Japan||2015|