Free Hand

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)
Capitol (U.S.)
Producer Gentle Giant
Gentle Giant chronology
The Power and the Glory
Free Hand
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Sea of Tranquility 4.5/5 stars[1]

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.


Track listing

All songs composed by Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman and Ray Shulman.

Side One

  1. "Just The Same" – 5:34
  2. "On Reflection" – 5:41
  3. "Free Hand" – 6:14

Side Two

  1. "Time To Kill" – 5:08
  2. "His Last Voyage" – 6:27
  3. "Talybont" – 2:43
  4. "Mobile" – 5:05

Bonus Track

  1. "Just The Same (Live)" - 4:50 (on the 35th anniversary CD edition)


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

Release history

Region Date Label
United States July 1975 Chrysalis Records
United Kingdom August 22, 1975 Capitol Records


  1. ^ Pardo, Pete (2011 [last update]). "Review: 'Gentle Giant: Free Hand-35th Anniversary Edition (remaster)' - Sea of Tranquility - The Web Destination for Progressive Music!". Retrieved 26 June 2011. 

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