Gentle Giant (album)

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Gentle Giant
Studio album by Gentle Giant
Released November 27, 1970
Recorded August 1970, Trident Studios, London
Genre Progressive rock, hard rock
Length 37:00
Label Vertigo
Producer Tony Visconti
Gentle Giant chronology
Gentle Giant
Acquiring the Taste
(1971)Acquiring the Taste1971
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Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Gentle Giant was the first album of British progressive rock band Gentle Giant, released in 1970.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman, Phil Shulman, and Ray Shulman.

Side one
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "Giant" Derek Shulman 6:24
2. "Funny Ways" Phil and Derek Shulman 4:23
3. "Alucard" Phil Shulman, Derek Shulman, Kerry Minnear 6:01
4. "Isn't it Quiet and Cold?" Phil Shulman 3:53
Side two
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "Nothing at All" Phil and Derek Shulman 9:08
2. "Why Not?" Derek Shulman, Kerry Minnear 5:31
3. "The Queen" (instrumental) 1:40


Additional Musicians:

  • Paul Cosh – tenor horn (1)
  • Claire Deniz – cello (4)


"Alucard" is Dracula, spelled backwards.



Since the LP was not originally released in North America, the cover illustration was not available, and it first appeared in the United States and Canada as the cover of Three Friends.


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.


  1. ^ Eder, Bruce (2011). "Gentle Giant - Gentle Giant | AllMusic". Retrieved 25 June 2011. 

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