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Gentle Giant - Acquiring The Taste





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AALU 059
UPC: 804471000640
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

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1971 US Pressing/ Gatefold

Gentle Giant's second album on 180-gram LP — reissued for the first time in decades!

Featuring original gatefold jacket and artwork, plus lyrics!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of their debut album, prog rock icons Gentle Giant are releasing their first four albums — Gentle Giant, Acquiring Taste, Three Friends and Octopus — as vinyl special editions. Gentle Giant's self-tiled debut was produced by Tony Visconti and released in October 1970. Visconti also produced the follow-up, Acquiring The Taste, the following year.

Three Friends — produced by the band — was released in 1972, and was followed the same year by the classic Octopus.

"The band's second album is a major advance on its first, featuring superior singing, playing, and songwriting, as well as a more unified sound, without sacrificing the element of surprise in the first record. Many of the melodies and even the riffs here have a pretty high haunt count, and all of the musicianship displays an elegance seldom heard even in progressive circles — but the record also, amazingly enough, rocks really hard as well. Elements of hard rock and Gregorian chants mix freely and, amazingly enough, well throughout this album." — AllMusic

Side 1
1. Pantagruel's Nativity
2. Edge Of Twilight
3. The House, The Street, The Room
4. Acquiring The Taste

Side 2
1. Wreck
2. The Moon Is Down
3. Black Cat
4. Plain Truth

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