Gentle Giant/Acquiring the Taste [Remastered]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
This two-fer from the venerable British progressive rock band Gentle Giant features the group's 1970 eponymous debut and 1971 sophomore outing Acquiring the Taste, both of which, along with their classic third release, Octopus, represented career highs. Of the two, Acquiring the Taste carries the most weight, boasting three of their best cuts in "Edge of Twilight," "The House," "The Street, The Room," and "The Moon Is Down," but their inaugural offering is notable for effectively establishing the band's eclectic sound.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
This two-fer from the venerable British progressive rock band Gentle Giant features the group's 1970 eponymous debut and 1971 sophomore outing Acquiring the Taste, both of which, along with their classic third release, Octopus, represented career highs. Of the two, Acquiring the Taste carries the most weight, boasting three of their best cuts in "Edge of Twilight," "The House," "The Street, The Room," and "The Moon Is Down," but their inaugural offering is notable for effectively establishing the band's eclectic sound.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261210951
  • Catalog Number: 6121095
  • Sales rank: 33,451

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Giant (6:24)
  2. 2 Funny Ways (4:23)
  3. 3 Alucard (6:01)
  4. 4 Isn't It Quiet and Cold? (3:53)
  5. 5 Nothing At All (9:07)
  6. 6 Why Not? (5:31)
  7. 7 The Queen (1:41)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Pantagruel's Nativity (6:51)
  2. 2 Edge of Twilight (3:46)
  3. 3 The House, the Street, the Room (6:01)
  4. 4 Acquiring the Taste (1:36)
  5. 5 Wreck (4:36)
  6. 6 The Moon is Down (4:45)
  7. 7 Black Cat (3:50)
  8. 8 Plain Truth (7:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gentle Giant Primary Artist
Paul Cosh Tenor Horn
Gary Green Guitar, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Group Member
Kerry Minnear Organ, Bass, Percussion, Piano, Celeste, Cello, Clavichord, Harpsichord, Keyboards, Maracas, Electric Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Mellotron, Vibes, Group Member
Derek Shulman Bass, Clavichord, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals, cowbell, Group Member
Phil Shulman Clarinet, Piano, Trumpet, Maracas, Recorder, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals, Claves, Group Member
R. Shulman Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Violin, Tambourine, Viola, Vocals, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Electric Violin, spanish guitar, Group Member
Martin Smith Percussion, Drums, Gong, Tambourine, Group Member
Claire Deniz Cello
Technical Credits
Gentle Giant Arranger, Liner Notes
Roy Baker Engineer
Tony Visconti Producer, Liner Notes
George Underwood Artist
David Wells Liner Notes
Andrew Thompson Remastering
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