View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Acquiring The Taste on Discogs. Label: Vertigo - VEL • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Promo, Reissue • Country: US • 5/5(4). In I discovered Gentle Giant through their "Octopus" album. I then worked my way backwards to "Three Friends" and "Acquiring The Taste". I recall I liked a lot about "Acquiring The Taste" but I played it less than Octopus and "Three Friends", because I looked at it as an album where Gentle Giant were finding themselves as writers/5(90). Jul 19, · Label: Vertigo - • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo Gatefold 1 Press UK • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock Gentle Giant - Acquiring The Taste (, Gatefold 1 Press UK, Vinyl) | Discogs/5(87).
They are still one of the most misunderstood and underrated bands of the '70s. They maintain their cult status with pride to this day. Hard core fans and completists would likely seek out this version though even the US one is streets ahead in design as I've explained earlier. Still value for money though, Black Cat - Gentle Giant - Acquiring The Taste (Vinyl.
The liner notes say it all: ''we have recorded each composition with the one thought - that it should be unique, adventurous and fascinating. The stunning vocal parts reach a complexity previously unheard of Black Cat - Gentle Giant - Acquiring The Taste (Vinyl rock. The interplay is inventive and innovative: combinations of sounds that we have not heard before, still completely clear and misleadingly facile. You never hear the efforts that must have gone into this recording, everything sounds as if it's totally natural.
In an interview of March in 20th century music magazine Ray Shulman states: ''I think Acquiring The Taste, our second record, was probably the purest in terms of making music. We just made music and it was never for any other reason. There were no business concerns because we weren't even known. I think that is when you make the purest music because you don't even have an audience. Some 35 years later this still pays off! There is some room to quibble anyway, of course.
Some moog-explorations sound dated and the plain rock songs aren't that exciting. On the other hand, the first two tracks are nothing less than masterpieces of inventive rock and there is so much to explore inside the arrangements, that the album will easily outlast the even most diligent listener.
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Pantagruel's Nativity. Edge Of Twilight. Acquiring The Taste. The Moon Is Down. Black Cat. Plain Truth. Sell This Version. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Great music from a group of musical Giants. Never boring and beyond the time in what musicians had to offer. To compare Giant to ELP, Yes and other "Prog Rock" acts is to deny the individual groups their own outstanding contributions at that time and beyond.
Exellent double album from these guys. Truth be known this is prog rock at it's best. I was a little kid when these treasures were released.
However a few years later I got into prog and they hardly ever left my turntable. Not as complex as later releases but both albums rock. Highly recommend. Both albums have never sounded so good.
If you are a GG fan, this is a must-buy. This is a great package! Sounds better than ever and it's a good value. One of the greatest prog-rock bands of the 70's. It's good to have these two albums remastered. They sound better than the original CDs on the Vertigo label. Great set. I really wish these guys were still recording. Nobody did it better! One person found this helpful. All right, all ok, thanks See all reviews from the United States.
Top international reviews. Translate all reviews to English. This is the fantastic debut album and the incredible follow up "Acquiring The Taste" from these masters of Progressive Rock music. Getting both albums together makes this great value for money.
The first album "Gentle Giant" is perhaps a bit rough around the edges in places, but it's still a great album with fantastic musicianship and creativity, and "Acquiring The Taste" is a classic. As always with great prog albums, they need a few spins before you really get into them, but then they just get better with each play. If you enjoy challenging and complex prog rock then buy these two albums and you won't be disappointed. Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. Nice double CD, I was after "acquiring the taste" remixed and this was only marginally dearer, so I purchased this and I;m not disappointed at all. Read other reviews for the music content as all I can say is I like it! This release has now been corrected! The sound on this edition is very good indeed, not compressed or tweaked with. BUT sadly, the well known "out of key" error is present on track 4 on "Acquiring the Taste" on this edition as well.
The error, as far as I know, first occurred on it's very first CD release and has plagued every edition since then. The same goes for the incorrect track splits between some of the tracks on "Gentle Giant". I've written BGO records and informed them about this and as soon as I get their reply, I'll update this review with their thoughts about this. To be continued Review update, May 14th ! The errors has now been corrected with assistance from me and are NOT present on the 2nd press! Load more international reviews.
Translate review to English. Good old tunes. Great memories. These 2 albums planted the seeds of many masterpieces to Black Cat - Gentle Giant - Acquiring The Taste (Vinyl.
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Acquiring The Taste, LP, Black, Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket, Rock, Label: Vertigo - VEL • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock Canadian Editions got title and vertigo logo in black on front cover. Other Versions (5 of 64) View All. Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year; Gentle Giant: Acquiring The Taste (LP, Album, Gat) Vertigo /5(26). Other songs like "Wreck," and "Black Cat," simply don't work for me. So, while others consider "Acquiring the Taste" a brilliant expression of "progressive rock," I view this 2nd album from Gentle Giant as an interesting stepping stone to much greater things/5(89).
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referencing Acquiring The Taste, LP, Album, Gat, An almost incredible leap upwards and forwards compared to the debut, this album still stands as one of the highlights of early British prog-rock. Acquiring the Taste is the second album of English progressive rock band Gentle Giant, released in It was the final album by the band to feature original drummer Martin Smith. Contents.
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The first album "Gentle Giant" is perhaps a bit rough around the edges in places, but it's still a great album with fantastic musicianship and creativity, and "Acquiring The Taste" is a classic. As always with great prog albums, they need a few spins before you really /5(34). Apr 10, · Buy Gentle Giant - Acquiring The Taste [LP] [Black, Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket] at sioprovcabradeperfscormarcodenmenssol.co Music: Rock:
Gentle Giant were a rather more determined beast than their name suggested when they released their second album, Acquiring The Taste, on 16 July Setting out their stall before the record.
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