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Acquiring The Taste

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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 (check out Gary Green's first guitar flourish on "Pantagruel's Nativity") 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.
© Bruce Eder /TiVo

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1
Pantagruel's Nativity
00:06:50

Ray Shulman, Bass Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Derek Shulman, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Kerry Minnear, Organ, Vibraphone, Vocals, Synthesizer, Mellotron, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - CHRIS THOMAS, Programmer - Martin Smith, Drums, Tambourine, AssociatedPerformer - Gary Green, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Visconti, Producer - Gentle Giant, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Shulman, Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1971 Mercury Records Limited

2
Edge Of Twilight
00:03:46

Ray Shulman, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Violin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Derek Shulman, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Kerry Minnear, Harpsichord, Hammond Organ, Piano, Xylophone, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - CHRIS THOMAS, Programmer - Martin Smith, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Visconti, Producer - Gentle Giant, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Shulman, Clarinet, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1971 Mercury Records Limited

3
The House, The Street, The Room
00:06:02

Ray Shulman, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Violin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Derek Shulman, Percussion, Vocals, Clavichord, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Kerry Minnear, Cello, Hammond Organ, Piano, Vocals, Xylophone, Synthesizer, Clavichord, Celesta, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - CHRIS THOMAS, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Smith, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Gary Green, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Visconti, Producer - Gentle Giant, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Shulman, Clarinet, Piano, Trumpet, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1971 Mercury Records Limited

4
Acquiring The Taste
00:01:36

Ray Shulman, ComposerLyricist - Derek Shulman, ComposerLyricist - Kerry Minnear, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - CHRIS THOMAS, Programmer - Tony Visconti, Producer - Gentle Giant, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Shulman, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1971 Mercury Records Limited

5
Wreck
00:04:36

Ray Shulman, Bass Guitar, Tambourine, Violin, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Derek Shulman, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Kerry Minnear, Harpsichord, Piano, Vocals, Synthesizer, Mellotron, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - CHRIS THOMAS, Programmer - Martin Smith, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Gary Green, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Visconti, Producer - Gentle Giant, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Shulman, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1971 Mercury Records Limited

6
The Moon Is Down
00:04:45

Ray Shulman, Bass Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, 12-String Acoustic Guitar, ComposerLyricist - Derek Shulman, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Kerry Minnear, Harpsichord, Hammond Organ, Piano, Vocals, Mellotron, Digital Piano, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Martin Smith, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Gary Green, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Visconti, Producer - Gentle Giant, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Shulman, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1971 Mercury Records Limited

7
Black Cat
00:03:51

Ray Shulman, Bass Guitar, Viola, Violin, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Derek Shulman, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Kerry Minnear, Cello, Tambourine, Vibraphone, Maracas, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Martin Smith, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Gary Green, Electric Guitar, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Visconti, Producer, Triangle, Drum, AssociatedPerformer - Gentle Giant, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Shulman, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1971 Mercury Records Limited

8
Plain Truth
00:07:36

Ray Shulman, Bass Guitar, Electric Violin, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Derek Shulman, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Kerry Minnear, Piano, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Martin Smith, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Gary Green, Electric Guitar, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Visconti, Producer - Gentle Giant, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Shulman, Vocals, Maracas, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1971 Mercury Records Limited

Album Description

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 (check out Gary Green's first guitar flourish on "Pantagruel's Nativity") 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.
© Bruce Eder /TiVo

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