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In a Glass House [804471000022]

  • 1. Runaway, The
    2. Inmates Lullaby, An
    3. Way of Life
    4. Experience
    5. Reunion
    6. In a Glass House
    7. Runaway/Experience, The - (live)
    8. In a Glass House - (live)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 10000

  • Credits
    ProducerGary Martin; Gentle Giant
    EngineerGary Martin

    Gentle Giant: Derek Shulman (vocals, saxophone, recorder); Ray Shulman (acoustic guitar, violin, bass, percussion, background vocals); Gary Green (6 & 12-string guitars, mandolin, recorder, percussion); Kerry Minnear (recorder, keyboards, percussion, background vocals); John Weathers (drums, percussion).
    Principally recorded at Advision Studios, London, England in July 1973.
    Personnel: Gary Green (vocals, guitar, 12-string guitar, mandolin, recorder, percussion); Derek Shulman (vocals, guitar, recorder, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Ray Shulman (vocals, acoustic guitar, violin, bass guitar, percussion, background vocals); Kerry Minnear (vocals, recorder, keyboards, percussion); John Weathers (vocals, drums, percussion).
    Audio Mixer: Dan Bornemark.
    Recording information: Advision Studios, London, England (08/??/1973-08/23/1976); Dusseldorf (08/??/1973-08/23/1976); Munster (08/??/1973-08/23/1976).
    Photographer: Martyn Dean.
    Unknown Contributor Role: Gentle Giant.
    Gentle Giant was reduced to a quintet on In a Glass House with the departure of elder brother Phil Shulman, but its sound is unchanged, and the group may actually be tighter without the presence of his saxophones. The time signatures are still really strange, and the tempo changes are sometimes jarring, as is the wide range of dynamics, but this is also one of the group's most pleasing records -- they rock out in various places, and elsewhere perform all kinds of little experiments with percussion instruments ("An Inmate's Lullaby"), or create a strange, otherworldly sort of modern medieval-style music ("Way of Life"). None of it except possibly "A Reunion" is light listening, but the challenge does yield some rewarding sounds. ~ Bruce Eder

  • Critic Reviews
    Spin (p.108) - "The barbershop-madrigal chorales, pipe organs, harpsichords, recorders, and algebraic time signatures are all here."
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  • Genre: Rock
  • Label: DRA 10000
  • Distributor: EMI
  • Analog/Digital: n/a
  • Studio/Live: Studio
  • UPC: 804471000022
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