Gentle Giant ‎– Motive

Mercury ‎– 6381 045
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue


A1 Pentagruel's Nativity 6:49
A2 Edge Of Twilight 3:48
A3 The House, The Street, The Room 6:04
A4 Acquiring The Taste 1:36
B1 Wreck 4:37
B2 The Moon Is Down 4:45
B3 Black Cat 3:53
B4 Plain Truth 7:42

Companies, etc.



Germany only release, reissue of "Acquiring The Taste" (Vertigo 6360 041) from 1971

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 0268

Other Versions (5 of 69) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
6360 041 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album, Gat) Vertigo 6360 041 UK 1971 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
VEL-1005 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(LP, Album) Vertigo VEL-1005 US 1971 Sell This Version
UICY-9688 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Vertigo UICY-9688 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
842 917-2 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste(CD, Album, RE, RP, EDC) Vertigo 842 917-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version



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October 16, 2011
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.