Cliff Barton (Robert Taylor) risks his career over love and business in this Oscar -nominated adaptation of Howard Swiggett’s best-selling novel. Engaged to the niece of George Salt (Burl Ives), his ruthless boss and mentor, vice chairman Barton is sent to London, where he’s been ordered to trick a firm into a merger and take control of their company. Asked by Mrs. Salt (Mary Astor) to check out a local charity project, Barton meets its director, Austrian refugee Miriam Linka (Elisabeth Mueller), and the two soon fall in love. So when he returns home without a deal and abruptly breaks his engagement, an enraged Salt sets out to use rumors of Linka’s past to force Barton’s resignation.
Following the masterful In A Glass House and preceding the band's commercial apex Freehand, The Power And The Glory is a gem amongst gems, mixing Gentle Giant's restless energy and invention, with beautiful melodies and potent (complex) Rock riffage. This digipak cd/blu-ray edition features 2014 stereo and 5.1 mixes by Steven Wilson, a flat transfer of the original mix, plus instrumental mixes and two bonus tracks. The blu-ray is NTSC, Region 0.
The Power and the Myth is the fourth studio album and the first since the reunion, by House of Lords, released on August 3, 2004. The album marks the return of original members Chuck Wright, Lanny Cordola and Ken Mary, but is the first not to feature keyboardist, main songwriter and founding member Gregg Giuffria. Then Mr. Big drummer Pat Torpey co-wrote many of the songs on the album.