(All Album Reviews by Chuck AzEee!)
Sadly, as a reviewer on this album, I feel very strongly about it, but I will present my views without trying to offend anyone reading this.
There are many hidden gems in the progressive rock genre, some because the band was too obscure, some bands only released too little material, or some in the case like Gentle Giant, because both the foolish morons running Capital Records at the time, thought that In A Glass House was too "uncommercial" and also the band just somehow, seemed to want to have this record exist.
For many years this album was only available as an import here in the US, making it one of the best selling imports of all-time. If you're fortunate to find In A Glass House, the actual vinyl would cost you a good penny. But from what I read about this album before I found it on CD a couple of years ago, was that those who spent good money on it, had remarkable things to say about this group and this album in particular.
For all intensive purposes, which once again, might offended those with different opinions to this album, In A Glass House even with Octopus and Freehand often said to be the bands best album, I personally would say not only is this Gentle Giant's magnum opus, but one of the great albums of the progressive rock genre ranking with greats such as Yes' Close To The Edge, Genesis' The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, Jethro Tull's Thick as A Brick and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The Moon.
Much is said about GG's musical virtuosity, dexterity and vocalization, but I wonder much is ever written about their lyrics? For those that don't have In A Glass House, snatch it up before it disappears again.
Album Rating: Five Stars
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