GENTLE GIANT : THINK OF ME WITH KINDNESS [1972]

Ο καλειδοσκοπικός κόσμος του βρετανικού progressive γκρουπ των Gentle Giant [μπαρόκ, αναγεννησιακή μουσική και σύγχρονη, folk και fusion] είχε προκαλέσει τα κολακευτικά σχόλια του [ιδιαίτερα φειδωλού σ’ αυτά] Frank Zappa. Ενδεικτικό των καιρών : στη διάρκεια της καριέρας τους, ολόκληρη δηλ. τη δεκαετία του ’70, το συγκρότημα δεν έπαψε να έχει, όχι μεγάλη, αλλά υπολογίσιμη εμπορική επιτυχία.
Ακούμε ένα αριστούργημά τους από το άλμπουμ του 1972,
Octopus.

The kaleidoscopic world of British progressive group
Gentle Giant [baroque, Renaissance music and contemporary, folk and fusion] had elicited flattering comments from Frank Zappa, a man particularly sparing in them.
A sign of the times: during their career, ie. the whole in the 70s, the band did not cease to have, not great, but considerable commercial success.
We hear a masterpiece of theirs from the 1972 album,
Octopus.

Why am I using words, no more to say without you
Close the door, put out the lights and go
Late in the night, in the night your shadow falls between us
Nevermore, never know
There, memories are sorrow,
When there’s no tomorrow
Sleep while the sweet sorrow wakes my daydream
Sleep while you think of me with
Kindness, please remember former days
Sweet the song that once we sang, the silent parting ways
And you know, and you know
And you know, long ago when first we made our promise
Empty words, I wonder did you know
The laugh that love could not forgive
Is gone and tells no more to live
And we who look in beauty’s love
Must now, through all, look back on before
The tears that I first cried, no more
Your love has come and gone, no more
And we who look in beauty’s love
Must now through all think back on before
Sleep while the sweet sorrow wakes my daydream
Sleep while you think of me with
Kindness, please remember former days
And you know, and you know
And you know, when we two parted in tears and silence
Past the days, the parting ways
Fare thee well, fare thee well, you
That was once dear to me
Think of me with kindness
Think of me


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