Interview (stylized ĭn′terview) is the eighth album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant. The album was released in 1976. It is a concept album conceived as a radio interview. Three of the tracks integrate brief "interview" sections which were staged in the studio. The title song has lyrics derived from the type of question and answer dialogue they had encountered while talking to the music press. This album was critically and commercially less successful than their previous album Free Hand.
Interview is the album when Gentle Giant did not improve themselves. It's the Power and Glory quality, at least. At every album, GG seemed to go further and further, peeking at many points of their careers; Free Hand being the last time. Out of the eight first albums from Gentle Giant this should be the last one you purchase though. There are traces on Inverview as to what would come on the next Gentle Giant album called The Missing Piece but no one could have imagined that the change in sound would be as significant as it would be. The downfall had started.
Mixed By – Gentle Giant. Product Manager – Jo Blair. Remastered By – Fred Kevorkian. Interview (Cass, Album).
Interview is actually a concept album centering on a fictitious interview based upon the music business. There are the typical complex harmonies and intricate musical passages, but the real progress is in the group's expanded sound, thanks in large part to Kerry Minnear's stellar keyboard innovations. Although the songs are not as memorable as those on Free Hand, there isn't a weak one in the bunch, with the reggae-styled "Give It Back" being a standout
Interview is the eighth studio album of Gentle Giant and was released in 1976. The line up on the album is Derek Shulman, Ray Shulman, Gary Green, Kerry Minnear and John Weathers. The album has also the participation of Phil Sutcliffe as the interviewer. Gentle Giant is a British progressive rock group formed in 1970 and that has remained in action until 1980. While many fans of progressive rock music can be familiar with Genesis, Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer or King Crimson, it’s far less likely for the average rock fan have the faintest notion as to the existence of Gentle Giant
Gentle Giant is the first album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant, released in 1970. It first appeared in the United States and Canada with the same cover as the Three Friends album. American hip-hop duo Madvillain sampled "Funny Ways" on "Strange Ways" from their album Madvillainy, which was subsequently featured in an episode of the television show The Boondocks.
This album has an average beat per minute of 132 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 93/166 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Recent albums by Gentle Giant. Giant for a Day. 1978. The Power and the Glory.
Gentle Giant In a Glass House (1973) A1 The Runaway A2 An Inmate's Lullaby A3 Way of Life B1 Experience B2 A Reunion B3 In a Glass House. 4 hrs. Another fantastic progressiv music album from Dice. Released 1992 but I belive it is recorded about 1977. com/watch?v cipMqRHxXSs&t 139s. DICE - The Four Riders Of The Apocalypse. Artist: Dice Album: "The Four Riders Of The Apocalypse" 1977 Genre: Symphonic Progressive Rock, Eclectic Prog Label: Belle Antique Country: Sweden . .Gentle Giant's "Playing the Game" from the Power and the Glory album, with video during Kerry's organ solo on Blu-Ray and DVD. Gregory H. Guillot.
|A2||Give It Back||5:08|
|B4||I Lost My Head||6:58|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
- Printed By – Publigraf
- Manufactured By – American Products S.A. (APSA)
- Distributed By – American Products S.A. (APSA)
- Art Direction [Cover Production] – Geoff Allman
- Bass, Violin – Ray Shulman
- Design [Airbrush] – Chris Clover
- Drums – John Weathers
- Engineer – Paul Northfield
- Engineer [Assistant] – Ken Thomas
- Guitar – Gary Green
- Keyboards – Kerry Minnear
- Producer – Gentle Giant
- Vocals, Saxophone – Derek Shulman
- Written-By – Shulman*, Minnear*, Shulman*
NotesRecorded At Advision Studios, London, February/March 1976.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A): CHR 1115 A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): CHR 1115 B
|CHR 1115||Gentle Giant||Interview (LP, Album)||Chrysalis||CHR 1115||UK||1976|
|6307 575||Gentle Giant||Interview (LP, Album, RE)||Chrysalis||6307 575||Italy||1978|
|ST-11532||Gentle Giant||Interview (Cass, Album)||Capitol Records||ST-11532||US||1976|
|6307 575||Gentle Giant||Interview (LP, Album)||Chrysalis||6307 575||Brazil||1976|
|CHR 1115, 6307 575||Gentle Giant||In'terview (LP, Album)||Chrysalis, Phonogram||CHR 1115, 6307 575||Germany||1976|