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Gentle Giant/Acquiring the Taste [Import]

Gentle Giant Audio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 27, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: BGO Records
  • ASIN: B009DTI2OU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,835 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
"Gentle Giant" and "Acquiring the Taste" has been remastered, reissued and repackaged numerous times to the point to drive most fans of the band insane.

The latest reissue from 2012 by BGO uses what sounds like the same tape provided to previous reissue labels (for example the two minor flaws that crop up constantly on the reissue of "Acquiring the Taste" are present here as well but those flaws were not on the original vinyl). That's both a good and bad thing--the good news is that the mastering here by Jack Thompson (who often works on the BGO reissues) is quite nice with good dynamic range and no weird EQ choices. It sounds exceptionally good and, given that analog to digital transferring equipiment as improved, I don't doubt this would beat out the earliest reissues.

The bad news, as mentioned, is that those two minor flaws are here.

This reissue sounds better than the 2006 reissues mastered by Eroc which added some minor compression. The 2006 reissue by Repertoire done by Eroc also had its own new flaw added (during the track "The Moon is Down" if I recall correctly)caused during the production of the CD. That's not here on this edition.

There are excellent liner notes by David Wild as well as the original liner notes by producer Tony Visconti are included as well.

The booklet also includes lyrics (as did the original issue on vinyl and multiple CD reissues).

Should you pick this up again? Not if you're happy with the editions of this album that you already have but it does improve on the 2006 remasters and the transfers sound at least as good (if not better) than previous editions.

If you're going to pick this up, this is a good set with a solid transfer of the tapes, nice notes and remastering.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! May 29, 2013
By bosco
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One of the greatest prog-rock bands of the 70's.It's good to have these two albums remastered.They sound better than the original CDs on the Vertigo label.
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