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5 stars After "Trick of the Tail", GENESIS comes back with a surprisingly well made album, very progressive and less fusion than their previous one. BANKS' keyboards are more floating here, despite he is still rhythmic and melodic. Hackett's guitar is very acoustic, and the electric guitar solos are very melodic and mature, fitting very well with the floating keyboards. The best track on this album is the song "One for the vine", a subtle, delicate/structured, graceful & beautiful epic masterpiece, very progressive, full of changing airs: actually it is one of my favourite tracks from GENESIS: its end reaches the quintessence, when the melodic keyboards + guitars suddenly take all the available room, creating really moving sounds capes. COLLINS' voice is more timid than usual here, giving some tenderness to the ensemble. On the poignant and floating "Blood on the rooftops", he sings perfectly, quite like on Ripples! His drums can be very fast and complex, except here he seems to take a break. The country-esque & cutie "Your own special way" really opens a door to Collins solo career, as reveals his excellent lead & backing vocals. "Wot gorilla" is a drums-keyboards performance, which I find rather good but incomplete. "All In A Mouse's Night" has at the end one of the best guitar solo ever recorded among the Genesis albums: the combination floating keyboards-electric guitar is indeed very appreciated: the guitar is melodic, expressive and VERY emotional. "Unquiet Slumbers For The Sleepers... In That Quiet Earth" really demonstrates COLLINS performance on drums + HACKETT's wonderful electric guitar solo. Finally, the ultra floating "Afterglow" has its magical moments, very atmospheric and relaxing. This album is excellent, that's the least we can say!
greenback | 5/5 |


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