Acquiring the Taste was the second album of English progressive rock band Gentle Giant, released in 1971.
This was a departure from the blues and soul styles found on their self titled debut. It was more experimental, more discordant, and with more various instrumentation.
The recording was made at the following studios
Advision Studios - (Engineers Martin Rushent, Big A & Garybaldi) A.I.R. Studios, London - (Engineer Bill Price)
"Pantagruel's Nativity" – 6:50
"Edge of Twilight" – 3:47
"The House, The Street, The Room" – 6:01
"Acquiring the Taste" – 1:36
"Wreck" – 4:36
"The Moon Is Down" – 4:45
"Black Cat" – 3:51
"Plain Truth" – 7:36
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
Paul Cosh - trumpet, organ
Tony Visconti - recorder, bass drum, triangle
Chris Thomas - moog programmer
All songs written by Shulman, Shulman, Shulman and Minnear and arranged by Gentle Giant.
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