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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Gentle Giant  (Group)
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  Наименование CD :
   Gentle Giant. Acquiring The Taste

Год издания : 1970/1971

Компания звукозаписи : Ars Nova, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Prog-Rock/Art Rock

Время звучания : 1:16:56

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Rock (Album Rock)      

2 LP on 1 CD

## 1-7 "Gentle Giant" - 1970 Polydor (4*)

Astonishingly daring debut album, not as focused or overpowering as King Crimson's first but still crashing down barriers and steamrolling expectations. The mix of medieval harmonies and electric rock got stronger on subsequent albums, but the music here is still pretty jarring. Kerry Minear was probably the only prog-rock keyboard player of the era who allowed his synthesizers to sound like themselves and not mimic orchestras; Gary Green's guitars are alternately loud and brittle or soft and lyrical, and always surprising; and the presence of saxes and trumpets (coutesy of Phil Shulman) was unusual in any rock band of the era - all of which explains how Gentle Giant managed to attract a cult following but hadn't a prayer of moving up from that level of recognition. "Funny Ways" was the softest prog-rock song this side of Crimson's "I Talk to the Wind," but a lot of the rest is pretty intense in volume and tempo changes. "Nothing At All" by itself is worth the price of the CD, the release of which marked the first appearance of this album in the U.S. catalog, 20 years after it was recorded.

- Bruce Eder (All Music Guide)

## 8-11 "Acquiring The Taste" - 1971 Polydor (4.5*)

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 (All Music Guide)

  Соисполнители :

Chris Thomas (Synthesizer)
Claire Deniz (Cello)
Derek Shulman (Bass, Guitar, Vocals)
Gary Green (Guitar, Vocals)
Kerry Minnear (Bass, Percussion, Cello, Keyboards, Vocals)
Marvin 'Smitty' Smith (Drums)
Paul Cosh (Horn)
Paul Kosh (Trumpet)
Phil Shulman (Trumpet, Saxophone, Vocals)
Ray Shulman (Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Violin, Vocals)
Tony Visconti (Producer)

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Наименование трека



   1 Giant     T       0:06:26 Minnear / Shulman / Shulman / Shulman
   2 Funny Ways     T       0:04:25 -"-
   3 Alucard     T       0:06:04 -"-
   4 Isn't It Quiet And Cold?     T       0:03:56 -"-
   5 Nothing At All     T       0:09:08 -"-
   6 Why Not?     T       0:05:31 -"-
   7 The Queen         0:01:42 -"-
   8 Pantagruel's Nativity     T       0:06:55 -"-
   9 Edge Of Twilight     T       0:03:54 -"-
   10 The House, The Street, The Room     T       0:06:08 -"-
   11 Acquiring The Taste         0:01:42 -"-
   12 Wreck     T       0:04:42 -"-
   13 The Moon Is Down     T       0:04:51 -"-
   14 Black Cat     T       0:03:56 -"-
   15 Plain Truth     T       0:07:36 -"-


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