- Free Hand
Free Hand Studio album by Gentle Giant Released July 1975 Recorded April 1975, Advision Studios, London Genre Progressive rock Length 36:38 Label Chrysalis (UK)
Producer Gentle Giant Gentle Giant chronology The Power and the Glory
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Free Hand is an album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant that was released in 1975. It also marked their first album under their new label, Chrysalis Records in the U.K. This album is noted for its high production values, and a less harsh and dissonant, more musical feel than their previous album The Power and the Glory. It was their highest-charting album in the U.S. and the only one to crack the Top 50 on the Billboard album charts.
The 1990 CD version released by the re-issue label One Way Records of Albany, New York mistakenly used an alternate rough mix version of the album. This version revealed some different musical details.
All songs composed by Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman and Ray Shulman.
- "Just The Same" – 5:34
- "On Reflection" – 5:41
- "Free Hand" – 6:14
- "Time To Kill" – 5:08
- "His Last Voyage" – 6:27
- "Talybont" – 2:43
- "Mobile" – 5:05
- "Just The Same (Live)" - 4:50 (on the 35th anniversary CD edition)
- Gary Green – guitar
- Kerry Minnear – keyboards, Synthesizer
- Derek Shulman – vocals
- Ray Shulman – bass
- John Weathers – drums
There are no instrument credits listed on the album.
- Engineer – Gary Martin
- Assistant engineer – Paul Northfield
- Graphics artwork by – Richard Evans
Year Chart Position 1975 US Billboard 200 48
Region Date Label United States July 1975 Chrysalis Records United Kingdom August 22, 1975 Capitol Records
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