Monday, 21 December 2015

Isn't It Quiet And Cold? (Gentle Giant, 1970)

You'll find many tracks from Gentle Giant's debut album in my blog and this happens for very good reasons. First of all, this self-titled LP features all the diversified and unexpected souls of the band, then it also includes some of their most memorable melodies. This is the case with "Isn't It Quiet And Cold?", belonging to the acoustic and almost medieval side of the Giant.

In the hands of the Giant...
 
The delicate vocals, the rich choice of acoustic instruments and the hironic lyrics are but three of the many virtues of this short and effective track. I also recommend the string intro, the pizzicato accompaniement and the vaguely Beatles-like main theme. That said, I'm sure you don't need any encouragement to listen to this. You know its trademark, so...