Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Gentle Giant - Acquiring The Taste (1971)







Second album by these masters of progressive music.


The title just about says it all. If you have it then this is essential for all lovers of adventurous flavorfull prog rock.

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Pantagruel's Nativity (6:50) 






2. Edge Of Twilight (3:47)
3. The House, The Street, The Room (6:01)
4. Acquiring The Taste (1:36)
5. Wreck (4:36)
6. The Moon Is Down (4:45)
7. Black Cat (3:51)
8. Plain Truth (7:36)

Total Time: 39:01

Line-up / Musicians

- Gary Green / 6 string guitar, 12 string guitar, 12 string wah-wah guitar, donkey's jawbone, cat calls, voice 




- Kerry Minnear / electric piano, organ, mellotron, vibraphone, Moog, piano, celeste, clavichord, harpsichord, tympani, maracas, lead vocals
- Derek Shulman / alto sax, clavichord, cowbell, lead vocals
- Phil Shulman / alto & tenor sax, clarinet, trumpet, piano, claves, maracas, lead vocals
- Ray Shulman / bass, violin, viola, electric violin, Spanish guitar, tambourine, 12 string guitar, organ bass pedals, skulls, vocals
- Martin Smith / drums, tambourine, gongs, side drum
- Assisted by Paul Cosh (trumpet, organ) and Tony Visconti (recorder, bass drum, triangle)













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