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Gentle Giant - Playing The Fool Full Album

Gentle Giant - Playing The Fool Full Album

  • Performer: Gentle Giant
  • Genre: Rock
  • Title: Playing The Fool
  • Released: 2009
  • Style: Prog Rock
  • Label: Alucard
  • Catalog: ALU-GG-014
  • Country: UK
  • MP3 version size: 1270 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1183 mb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 676


1So Sincere10:22
2Funny Ways8:35
4Peel The Paint / I Lost My Head (Medley)7:35
6On Reflection6:24
7Excerpts From Octopus15:35
8Sweet Georgia Brown (Breakdown In Brussels)1:15
9Free Hand7:40
10The Runaway3:57
11Just The Same6:08


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
CTY 1133Gentle Giant Playing The Fool ‎(2xLP)ChrysalisCTY 1133UK1977
WPCR 16293Gentle Giant Playing The Fool ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM)ChrysalisWPCR 16293Japan2015
CTY 1133Gentle Giant Playing The Fool ‎(2xLP)ChrysalisCTY 1133France1977
4XVV-11592Gentle Giant Playing The Fool ‎(Cass, Album)Capitol Records4XVV-11592US1977
L 45707/8, CTY 1133Gentle Giant Playing The Fool ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat)Chrysalis, ChrysalisL 45707/8, CTY 1133Australia1977


  • Bass, Violin, Acoustic Guitar, Recorder [Descant], Trumpet, Vocals, PercussionRay Shulman
  • Drums, Vibraphone [Vibes], Tambourine [Tambour], Vocals, PercussionJohn Weathers
  • Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar, Alto Recorder, Recorder [Descant], Vocals, PercussionGary Green
  • EngineerKen Thomas, Paul Northfield
  • Keyboards [All], Cello, Vibraphone [Vibes], Recorder [Tenor], Vocals, PercussionKerry Minnear
  • Remastered ByFred Kevorkian
  • Vocals, Alto Saxophone, Recorder [Descant], Bass, PercussionDerek Shulman


  • Barcode (Text): 8 04471 00052 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): DIDX-245042 1
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L327
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 7249
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): DIDX-245042 1
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L327
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 5083


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Alucard Publishing Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Alucard Publishing Ltd.
  • Remixed At – Advision Studios
  • Published By – Alucard Music Ltd.
  • Remastered At – Avatar Studios
  • Distributed By – Caroline Distribution
  • Glass Mastered At – DADC – DIDX-245042


Playing the Fool - The Official Live is a live album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant which was released in 1977. It demonstrates the band's complex musicianship and talent as well as showcasing versions of songs which are often greatly modified from the original album versions. The album contains versions of tracks from all of the band's studio albums to that point except for Acquiring the Taste although a section from the title track of that album is featured in Excerpts from Octopus. Playing the Fool: The Official Live - Gentle Giant. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Gentle Giant. Playing the Fool The Official Live. Believe Music, Reservoir Media Management Label. PINK FLOYD: Delicate Sound Of The Fool. Gentle Giant - Playing The Fool 1976. To favorites 1 Download album. Listen album. Progressive Rock. Songs in album Gentle Giant - Playing The Fool 1976. Gentle Giant - Introduction. Gentle Giant - Just The Same. Gentle Giant - Proclamation. Gentle Giant - Valedictory. Gentle Giant - On Reflection Rearranged. Gentle Giant - The Boys In The Band. This live album originally a double LP but put onto one CD was released in the wake of a single-disc bootleg of the same name taken off of an FM radio concert. The repertory includes lots of stuff off of their early albums, including the never-released-in-the-U. In a Glass House. The sound is very vivid and close, whether the band is rocking to Just the Same or recreating the medieval-style a cappella vocals to On Reflection. In 1977 Gentle Giant came through the USA on one of their many tours in support of the this album. I saw them, and dutifully bought Playing the Fool. Both the show, at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia, and this album are examples of a weird band at their peak. Among Prog live albums, PTF stands at the peak, better in some ways that Yessongs, Welcome Back, USA, Live: Bursting Out, and Seconds out. Only Genesis's little know Genesis Live 1973 stands shoulder to shoulder with this live record of a prog band doing what it did with no apologies and no concessions to anybody. Playing The Fool shows Gentle Giant's unique live performances in a very good and sorted perspective with several instrumental bonuses added to many of the songs too. Gentle Giant always were very engaged live too, something that makes this album very uplifting and very rarely dull. I didn't quite get the point with the addition of Breakdown in Brussels though, but it's still a humoristic break from the album's other tracks, though it remains filler in my ears. This is the Gentle Giant live album to go for and is also a recommended start point to discover the music of this unique prog institution from the 70's. My favourite classic prog rock live album ever beside Yessongs . CTY 1133. Playing The Fool 2xLP. Vendi questa versione. WPCR 16293. Playing The Fool Cass, Album. Capitol Records. 4XVV-11592. 01 Just the same & Proclamation - Gentle Giant in Playing the fool 11:18. Aggiungi alla Lista. luisj , steady pace , havefun6699 , calim , Piotrlerouge , AMtheking , Allain55. Chi siamo. Rock 1977. Just the Same Live. Proclamation Live. Get Started. Internet Service Terms. Cookie Warning. Playing the Fool. Released January 1977. Playing the Fool Tracklist. Just the Same, Proclamation Lyrics. On Reflection Lyrics. After the initial run of 8 studio albums, this is the bands first and most important live album with a lot of medleys from all their previous works. Playing the Fool Q&A