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The Power And The Glory


Download links and information about The Power And The Glory by Gentle Giant. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Progressive genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 40:04 minutes.

Artist: Gentle Giant
Release date: 2009
Genre: Rock, Pop, Progressive
Tracks: 9
Duration: 40:04
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No. Title Length
1. Proclamation 6:47
2. So Sincere 3:49
3. Aspirations 4:39
4. Playing The Game 6:45
5. Cogs In Cogs 3:08
6. No God's A Man 4:26
7. The Face 4:11
8. Valedictory 3:22
9. The Power And The Glory 2:57



The group's first U.S. release in two years featured ornate playing from Kerry Minnear on keyboards, and Gary Green's loudest guitar work up to that time. The Power and the Glory is also a fairly dissonant album, yet it made the charts, albeit pretty low. There seems to be a unifying theme having to do with one's place in the social order, but it's very vague in contrast to Pink Floyd's re-creations of the post-'60s drug experience, Yes' sweeping album-length suites, and ELP's sci-fi epics. "No God's a Man" is an infinitely more challenging piece of music than anything on Jethro Tull's Aqualung, but that wasn't a commercial virtue; nor could the electric violin break on "The Face," or the rippling electric guitar passages throughout, cover the effort involved in absorbing these songs. The Power and the Glory vaguely resembled Genesis' early art rock albums, but without any presence as charismatic as Peter Gabriel. "Playing the Game" and "So Sincere" were the most accessible tracks, and ended up as key parts of their concert set. The CD's sound is more than decent. [The 1996 reissue includes the bonus track "The Power and the Glory."]