Gentle Giant - The Missing Piece (expanded / Steven Wilson remix) vinyl lp (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU 28-ALCD79.1
“In 1977 Gentle Giant recorded their ninth studio album The Missing Piece. It was a time of change. Punk, disco and rap were altering the musical landscape and even this well-established progressive rock band were willing to explore new directions. Side one saw them experimenting with quirky pop ("Two weeks in Spain"), a grandiose power ballad ("I'm turning around'), syncopated funk ("Who do you think you are?") and even the punky aggression of "Betcha thought we couldn't do it. "Normal service was resumed on side two with some of their most sublime and intricate progressive stylings to date. It remains a polarizing effort amongst fans to this day, some bemused by it's diversity, others enchanted by it's versatility and sense of humor. The Missing Piece certainly proves that Gentle Giant could play anything they set their minds to. It was the last Gentle Giant album to chart in the USA.

After In A Glass House, Giant and their record label made a concerted effort to 'break the band' in the USA, and the band toured here constantly. After 3 really good studio albums and a live album, I think the band was getting a little desperate for wider acclaim, and so they made this, which, while not a bad album by any means, shows them starting to lose confidence and begin casting around for a larger audience. I saw them on this tour and they were still great, and if you are a fan there is a lot to like about this album. But don't start here.
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