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Gentle Giant


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5 stars As I've said in my review about GENTLE GIANT "Gentle Giant", the "seeds" of their next albun "Acquiring The Taste" was launched partially in the Track 5 "Nothing at All" of the first albun. I've said that due to the melancholic theme in the opening of this track and their sequence where appear a heavy riff. In "Acquiring the Taste" the track 1 " Pantagruel's Nativity " bring to us an overture with a very similar "atmosphere" with 12 strings guitar, mellotrons and a soft vocal with leads the track to an eletric guitar "eruption riff", following a melody played by flute and trumpet and again the "eruption riff" and the music return in cycles and for the first time arises one of "trade marks" of GENTLE GIANT'S style : the counterpoint vocals, another detach is the vibraphone solo by Kerry Minnear. In the track 3 "The House, The Street, The Room" a new heavy riff makes the "scenery" to "Derek Shulmann's vocals in their main theme and the track climax is the hallucinating Gary Green's wah-wah guitar solo. The track 5 "Wreck" have another heavy riff . The track 8 "Plain Truth" is another heavy theme where the great attraction is theRay Shulmann's wah-wah violin solo . In spite of themes such track 2 " Edge of Twilight" and the track 6 " The Moon is Down" with more classical/medieval music "flavor', I think "Acquiring the Taste" is the more "close" heavy-prog work form Gentle Giant. My rate is 5 stars !!!
maryes | 5/5 |


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