Gentle Giant |  Artist

Gentle Giant | Artist

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Gentle Giant was an English progressive rock band formed 1970 in London by brothers Phil, Derek and Ray Shulman, joined by Gary Green, Kerry Minnear and Martin Smith. All players were multi-instrumentalists and Minnear was classically trained. The band was known for the complexity and sophistication of its music and for the varied musical skills of its members. Despite releasing many fine albums they remained a cult band and were not commercially successful. Outstanding albums include Acquiring the Taste, Octopus, In a Glass House and The Power and the Glory. Today, 50 years later, these albums are enjoying a revival among prog rock aficionados. Following the dissolution of the band, Derek Shulman went on to a successful career in music business, eventually becoming president of Atco Records, then President of Roadrunner Records. He now is the owner of new music company 2Plus Music & Entertainment. Ray Shulman moved into soundtrack work for television and advertising before becoming a record producer, working with, amongst others, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Sundays and The Sugarcubes. He has written soundtracks for computer games, as well as producing DVDs for artists such as Genesis and Queen. Phil Shulman retired entirely from the music business and subsequently worked as a teacher, in retail, and ran a gift shop in Gosport, Hampshire, before his retirement.

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