Rock Teil 4

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Rock Teil 4 ("Rock Part 4") is a book about rock bands, to be published by German music magazine ECLIPSED in October, 2019. It will include a chapter on Gentle Giant. They promise an analysis of the complete works, band history, overall view, a lot of pictures, press reviews, quotations by the musicians, and more. (Thanks to Joachim Wunschick for this information!)

The book is hardcover and 304 pages. ISBN 978-3-944957-03-6.

The accompanying CD

Advance orders (by September 30, 2019) will include a CD of cover versions, such as The Gourishankar's cover of For Nobody.


Translated to English from the official German website

  • Complete analysis of the complete works of 20 of the most important rock acts of all time (see list)
  • Band history at a glance (timeline, musical roots, most important facts ...)
  • Covers all studio albums, the most important albums, DVDs, etc.
  • For each studio album: review, all info, tracklist, grading of the individual songs, as well as press reviews and musician quotes.
  • The top albums with XXL-Review
  • Top 30 songs of all bands / artists (plus top 5 special lists "For Freaks," "For Beginners," "Top Bonus Tracks," etc.)
  • Complete discography
  • Many rare photos

Included bands

  • Amon Duul II
  • Barclay James Harvest
  • The Beach Boys
  • Jeff Beck
  • Colosseum
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • Eagles
  • Rory Gallagher
  • Gentle Giant
  • Golden Earring
  • Gong
  • Journey
  • Judas Priest
  • John Lennon
  • Paul McCartney
  • The Police/String
  • Procol Harum
  • Saga
  • Whitesnake
  • Wishbone Ash