Release Date: 1975

Track Listing
1)  Just The Same
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2)  On Reflection
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3)  Freehand
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4)  Time To Kill
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5)  His Last Voyage
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6)  Talybont
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7)  Mobile
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Member: Chuck AzEee! (Profile) (All Album Reviews by Chuck AzEee!)
Date: 9/19/2002
Format: CD (Album)

Freehand, the seventh studio album by Gentle Giant, is the band's last true great album.

With no weak track on it, Freehand, is like a more accessible and simplified version of the band's previous released In A Glass House album, Like its sister album, Freehand is as free flowing, but tightly constructed. Examples of such greatness shine throughout the album, like the great title track, "Just The Same", "Mobile", instrumental "Talybont" and the heart-wrenching Kerry sung ballad "His Last Voyage".

Derek and Kerry alternate singing throughout the album, with the band's signature multi-tracking vocal anthem, "On Reflection", is a joy to the ears.

Sadly Gentle Giant, due to the pressures of the record labels that they were under, and the coming rebellion of the "punk scene", The band began to feel the pressure to make songs that were more accessible to record buying public. And although the band made more albums after "Freehand", some might have had their moments, but none were as moving as this album.

Album Rating: Four and a half.

Charles
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