Offered for sale is an original U.S. pressing of Free Hand by Gentle Giant.
About this copy: This copy of Free Hand is a 1975 pressing on the orange Capitol label.
The cover is VG+ with slight corner wear and slight ring wear at the bottom of the front cover.
The custom inner sleeve is M- with no splits.
The disc is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of slight scuffs from the inner sleeve and a few spindle marks on the labels.
A nice copy of a terrific LP.
Background: Released in 1976, Free Hand was the seventh album by Gentile Giant.
The album reached #48 on the U.S. charts and was the band’s most successful LP in the U.S.
Free Hand is perhaps Gentle Giant’s most realized effort. After the excellent In a Glass House, the group further developed its Renaissance-medieval approach, producing one of the most creative and complex recordings in progressive rock history. Their vocal approach to the four-part fugue “On Reflection” was revolutionary for its time and is looked upon as one of the genre’s defining moments. Despite the complexity of the arrangements, the music never sounds academic and in fact is very accessible thanks to several melodic hooks. The combination of superb musicianship, dry wit, and creative compositions make this an essential and historical recording.
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