On April 14, 1972.

Three friends

On April 14, 1972, “Vertigo” label released “Three Friends”, the third Gentle Giant album. It was recorded in December 1971, at “Advison Studios” and “Command Studios” in London, and was produced by Gentle Giant.

Personnel:

  • Kerry Minnear – vocals, Hammond organ, piano, electric piano, Mellotron,  Minimoog,  Clavinet, Baldwin Spinet electric harpsishord, Vibraphone, bongos, triangle
  • Derek Shulman – vocals
  • Phil Shulman- vocals, tenor saxophone, tenor saxophones, baritone saxophone, baritone saxophones
  • Ray Shulman- vocals, bass, fuzz bass, violins, electric violin, 12 string guitar
  • Gary Green- electric guitar, mandolin, tambourine
  • Malcolm Mortimore- drums, concert snare, hi-hat, bass drum
  • Calvin Shulman – boy’s voice
  • Martin Rushent – engineer
  • Rick Breach – sleeve design

Track listing:

All tracks by Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman, Phil Shulman, and Ray Shulman, except where noted.

  1. Prologue – Phil Shulman, Ray Shulman, Kerry Minnear
  2. Schooldays – Phil Shulman, Ray Shulman, Kerry Minnear
  3. Working All Day
  4. Peel the Paint
  5. Mister Class and Quality – Phil Shulman, Ray Shulman, Kerry Minnear
  6. Three Friends

 

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