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Acquiring The Taste

Album: Acquiring The Taste
# Song Title   Time
1)    Pantagruel's Nativity More Info... 6:50
2)    Edge Of Twilight More Info... 3:47
3)    The House The Street The Room More Info... 6:02
4)    Acquiring The Taste More Info... 1:37
5)    Wreck More Info... 4:36
6)    The Moon Is Down More Info... 4:46
7)    Black Cat More Info... 3:51
8)    Plain Truth More Info... 7:36
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Performer Notes
  • Issued in 1971, Gentle Giant's second album, ACQUIRING THE TASTE, finds the British prog-rock band honing its signature sound under the guidance of producer Tony Visconti (who would later collaborate with David Bowie on some of his finest records). While the ensemble justifiably garnered comparisons to contemporaries such as Yes and King Crimson, Gentle Giant often proved to be more whimsical than those acts, as revealed on the lilting "Pantagruel's Nativity," which is lined with medieval flourishes, and the bouncy title track. Though the group would become a bit more popular with a relatively straightforward sound, this outing showcases Gentle Giant in a wildly inventive and playful mode.
Professional Reviews
Q (5/97, p.138) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...the music had gone barmy: hard rock, string quartets and avant-gardist tendencies pulling the music into unrecognisable but wonderful shapes..."
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