Gentle Giant ‎– Acquiring The Taste

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6360 041 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, Gat) Vertigo 6360 041 UK 1971 Sell This Version
VEL-1005 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP) Vertigo VEL-1005 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
VEL-1005 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album) Vertigo VEL-1005 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
VEL-1005 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album) Vertigo VEL-1005 US 1971 Sell This Version
20.003 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album) Vertigo 20.003 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
6360 041 L Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360 041 L Italy 1971 Sell This Version
6360041 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360041 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
6360 041 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, Gat) Vertigo 6360 041 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
VEL-1005 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, Promo) Vertigo VEL-1005 US 1971 Sell This Version
6360 041 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Swi) Vertigo 6360 041 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
VEL-1005 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, RE) Vertigo VEL-1005 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
VEL-1005 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Vertigo VEL-1005 US 1974 Sell This Version
VEL-1005 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, RE) Vertigo VEL-1005 US 1974 Sell This Version
6360041, 6360 041 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Vertigo, Vertigo 6360041, 6360 041 UK 1974 Sell This Version
6360-041, 6360 041 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Vertigo, Vertigo 6360-041, 6360 041 UK 1974 Sell This Version
6360 041 D Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Vertigo 6360 041 D Germany 1974 Sell This Version
6360 041 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360 041 Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
RJ-7236 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, Promo) Vertigo RJ-7236 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
6381 045 Gentle Giant Motive(LP, Album, RE) Mercury 6381 045 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
LICD 9.00726 O Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE) Line Records LICD 9.00726 O Germany 1989 Sell This Version
842 917-2 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 842 917-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
842 917-2 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 842 917-2 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
PHCR-4202 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo PHCR-4202 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
none, FTCD-5535 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА", First Town Records none, FTCD-5535 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
SW 189-2 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW 189-2 Russia 2004 Sell This Version
REPUK 1072 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Repertoire Records REPUK 1072 UK 2005 Sell This Version
REPUK 1111 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Repertoire Records REPUK 1111 UK 2005 Sell This Version
UICY-9688 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Vertigo UICY-9688 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
UICY-94271 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, RE, RM, SHM) Vertigo, Universal Music UICY-94271 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
UICY-20127 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Vertigo UICY-20127 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
CRLP 014 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, Gat) Classic Reissues CRLP 014 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
TPT 257 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Tapestry Records TPT 257 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
EW0120CD Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE) 4Worlds Media, Eastworld Recordings EW0120CD UK 2012 Sell This Version
842 917-2 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 842 917-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
842 917-2 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 842 917-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
842 917-2 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 842 917-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
842 917-2 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 842 917-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
842 917-2 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 842 917-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
842 917-2 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 842 917-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
842 917-2 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 842 917-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
842 917-2 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 842 917-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
842 917-2 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 842 917-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
842 917-2 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 842 917-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
842 917-2 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE, RP) Vertigo 842 917-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
842 917-2 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE, RP) Vertigo 842 917-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
SRM-1-1155 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, RE) Mercury SRM-1-1155 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
6360 041, 6360 041 L Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, RE) Vertigo, Vertigo 6360 041, 6360 041 L Italy Unknown Sell This Version
6360 041 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, RE) Vertigo 6360 041 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
6360 041 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Vertigo 6360 041 UK Unknown Sell This Version
VEL-1005, VEL 1005 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, RE, Ter) Vertigo, Vertigo VEL-1005, VEL 1005 US Unknown Sell This Version
6360 041 L Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, RP) Vertigo 6360 041 L Italy Unknown Sell This Version
VEL-1005 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, RP) Vertigo VEL-1005 US Unknown Sell This Version
6360 041, 6360 041 L Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, RP) Vertigo, Vertigo 6360 041, 6360 041 L Italy Unknown Sell This Version

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Panurge71

Panurge71

June 17, 2018
referencing Acquiring The Taste, LP, Album, 6360 041 L
I have a version of this LP with D.R, no Stero Caption, an additional Made In Italy to the bottom centre and the first type of SIAE Logo. he also have an [L] code on rear sleeve.
can I consider it as a first Italian Pressing?
19newvinyl64

19newvinyl64

April 16, 2017
referencing Acquiring The Taste, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat, TPT 257
Can anyone let me know if this Tapestry records release is a good one? Not a needle drop? Cheers!
drsnejridic

drsnejridic

December 1, 2016
referencing Acquiring The Taste, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat, TPT 257
mine's got switched labels. but i have to enter 6 more words.
progfan97402

progfan97402

July 19, 2014
referencing Acquiring The Taste, LP, Album, Gat, 6360 041
I own two LPs of this, the American spaceship Vertigo pressing, and the UK swirl original. There's an audio glitch at the beginning of the title track that sounds like it was playing too fast, then it slows down to normal speed. This glitch is on the American pressing, but when I got the UK original I noticed this glitch is absent, so if you want to hear this piece without the error, get the UK original. I understand the compilation Edge of Twilight also features the error-free version of this cut as found on the UK original.
sposato

sposato

October 16, 2011
referencing Motive, LP, Album, RE, 6381 045
This is a reissue of Acquiring the Taste from PolyGram Germanys Motive budget series. This may have come out after the band split in the early '80s. The cover is inaccurate as the long term lineup are shown as they were in the late '70s, and the sleeve doesn't show founding former members Phil Shulman and the late Martin Smith, yet it has John Weathers, who joined a year after the original album was released.
You don't get the eye-catching graphics or lyrics that came with the first edition, which would make this a bargain bin find three decades ago, yet I paid maybe over $10 US for mine (around as much as on here), and its five times as much on eBay! Still I wanted the album on import and this is how I would get it in person by chance and without going online.
Acquiring the Taste couldn't have been a better title given the bands sophisticated and perplexing styles many of their prog peers hadn't even touched upon. GG never were fashionable or an image type act if you like. They are still one of the most misunderstood and underrated bands of the '70s. They maintain their cult status with pride to this day.
Hard core fans and completists would likely seek out this version though even the US one is streets ahead in design as I've explained earlier. Still value for money though.
marcelrecords

marcelrecords

February 1, 2008
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Acquiring The Taste, LP, Album, Gat, 6360 041
An almost incredible leap upwards and forwards compared to the debut, this album still stands as one of the highlights of early British prog-rock. The liner notes say it all: ''we have recorded each composition with the one thought - that it should be unique, adventurous and fascinating.'' It is a rare event, that this is not only expressed in words on the cover, but actually hearable almost everywhere in the music. The stunning vocal parts reach a complexity previously unheard of in rock. The interplay is inventive and innovative: combinations of sounds that we have not heard before, still completely clear and misleadingly facile. You never hear the efforts that must have gone into this recording, everything sounds as if it's totally natural. In an interview of March 1998 in 20th century music magazine Ray Shulman states: ''I think Acquiring The Taste, our second record, was probably the purest in terms of making music. We just made music and it was never for any other reason. There were no business concerns because we weren't even known. I think that is when you make the purest music because you don't even have an audience.'' Although the last part of this statement maybe doubtful, it perfectly sums up from which angle the music was made. Some 35 years later this still pays off! There is some room to quibble anyway, of course. Some moog-explorations sound dated and the plain rock songs aren't that exciting. On the other hand, the first two tracks are nothing less than masterpieces of inventive rock and there is so much to explore inside the arrangements, that the album will easily outlast the even most diligent listener. Top-notch.