These artists, from all over the world, were brought together by their love of the music of Gentle Giant. The degree of Gentle Giant's influence varies. All these authors are members of the On-Reflection (more info here: http://www.blazemonger.com/GG/onreflection.html) internet list.
We are proud to feature JOHN P WEATHERS, drummer for Gentle Giant, on background vocals on "Truth Reveal the Beast".
Cover art by Nick Haus.
These are high quality professionally duplicated CDRs and the project was mastered professionally at Studio McBuddha by Dan Bornemark.
Information presented in alphabetical order by artist. Track numbers in brackets.
BLISSFUL BEHEMOTH [USA]
As Young as I'm Old  (Levin)
Adam Levin: keyboards, sampled guitars, vocal, programmed drums.
"A tongue-in-cheek tribute to Gentle Giant that parodies their style, sound, song titles, and other idiosyncrasies (including a Minnear-style vocal and two brief musical quotes)."
An instrumental rendition is on Adam’s 2006 CD "A Different Page"— info at www.differentdrummusic.com.
Copyright © 2006 Adam Levin. All rights reserved.
DAN BORNEMARK AND HELENA JOSEFSSON [Sweden]
Let Truth Reveal the Beast  (Bornemark/Josefsson)
Helena Josefsson: lead vocal
Paul Hoffax: guitar
Bengt Johnson: drums
Dan Bornemark: all other sounds except:
John P. Weathers: additional backing vocals
"Recorded in 1999 during our wonderful project 'The Good Mornings.' Drums were added in fall 2005.
Dedicated to Tobbe Russlander and his right to be a father. Tobbe is still not wanted as the father he is."
ANT BOWLES [UK]
Blitz  (Bowles)
Ant Bowles: vocals, radio announcer, acoustic and electric guitars, synthesisers and drum programming. Samples from the BBC archive and public domain sources.
"The song commemorates the sixtieth anniversary of The Blitz in WWII London."
GLEN BURG [Canada]
A Farewell  (Burg)
"First (and only) recorded version ever, back in my university dorm room in 1997. It’s all me (including my uncle’s homemade plywood mandolin), although I received help from Nathael Babineau for the piano track— he gave me access to the piano room, held the mic as I played, then suggested that the piano fade after the other parts. That last input transformed the track as I see it. Thanks Nat."
JOE BROZIO [Netherlands]
Fragile Hearts  (Brozio)
Joe Brozio: nylon string classical guitar.
“This song is just pure music. Me and my guitar. I love it.”
Lookout John  (Brozio)
Joe Brozio: guitars
Michael Rejman: bass
Markus Hoffmeister: drums
“This song is strongly influenced by John McLaughlin.”
Both tracks produced by Joe Brozio. Recorded at Arthouse Studios, Germany. Engineered by Torsten Polscheit.
Copyright © Joe Brozio. All rights reserved.
Randy Searches for the Original  (Dionysus)
Mark Butler: drums, percussion
Steve Christensen: guitar
Kirk Maurer: keyboards
Ron Velosky: bass
Giantiques Arranged and Produced by DAN BORNEMARK
Giantique Giant  (Shulman, Shulman, Shulman, Minnear)
“Based on the ‘Giant’ theme, it draws inspiration from ‘Proclamation’ and “Living in a Restaurant.”
Giantique Quartet  (Shulman, Shulman, Minnear)
“The cello plays the ‘Glass House’ riff the viola the “Betcha Thought’ riff. Violin 1 plays the ‘I remember’ melody from ‘On Reflection.’ ‘Violin 2 plays A Reunion’ for a couple of bars. The organ is just a Swedish ghost.”
Giantique Aspire  (Minnear)
"'Aspirations,' 'Talybont,' and a bit from ‘Schooldays.’ Percussion inpired by the beatbox sounds from 'Winning'."
Giantique for a Day  (Shulman, Shulman, Minnear)
"'Proclamation' bass riff 'Pantagruel’s Nativity' tambourine, and an inversion of 'Just the Same' at the end."
DAVID KOWALSKI [USA]
The Prince and The Fox  (Kowalski)
Darek Mankowski: violin
Alfred James Goodrich: cello
Jeffrey Farrington: piano
"An excerpt from a work based on ‘The ‘Little
Prince,’ this grew out of sketches which didn’t quite want to evolve into full-scale pieces.
This arrangement underscores the classical elements, but there are many parts that dip into
progressive rock.” Copyright © ‘David Kowalski.
GLENN LILJEBLAD [USA]
Eternal River (Liljeblad)
Glenn Liljeblad: guitar, bass, keyboards.
Copyright © 2006 Liljeblad.
Glenn Liljeblad and Andy Kubicki [USA] (http://www.myspace.com/andykubicki)
November Twisted  (Liljeblad/Kubicki)
Glenn Liljeblad: guitars, synthesizers
Andy Kubicki: bass, synthesizers
“This started out as a much-too-long jam and was to end up on the cutting floor until we added the ‘Twisted’part.”
THE REGION OF WHERE [USA]
From the Bottom of My Shoes  (Roberts)
Sarcastic Iconoclasts  (Roberts)
Jonathan Roberts: guitars, keyboards, programming.
“Nasty as I wanna be— some of the time. Recorded under the influence of sludge.”
Produced by Jonathan Roberts at the Treehouse for Nart’s Egg Musical Ventures.
Copyright © Ridge & Valley Music.
THE REGION OF WHERE AND GLENN LILJEBLAD [USA]
TheHouse in November  (Roberts/Liljeblad)
Jonathan Roberts: main acoustic guitar
Glenn Liljeblad: all other guitars
Copyright © Ridge & Valley Music.
TOMAS STARK [Sweden]
Adventures in Syncopia  (Stark)
Tomas Stark: Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, Roland
SoundCanvas, synth drums
Come To My Land  (Lyrics: David Matlock, Music: Stark)
East & West  (Stark)
Tomas Stark: Electric guitar, Roland SoundCanvas, B4 organ, synth drums, sound effects. All tracks recorded
at the Old Road Studio, Luleâ, Sweden.
Copyright © 2005 Tomas Stark. All rights reserved.