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Genesis - Selling England By The Pound CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.63 | 3825 ratings

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5 stars Not much to add to what so many people have said about this album. It represents Genesis at pretty much the peak of their prog career. This and Lamb Lies Down are probably my personal favourites.

It's hard to believe this came out only the year after Foxtrot. The production is so much clearer and it just sounds more 'modern'. I don;t know whether it's the synths that Banks started using, or the richer bass sound that Mike Rutherford obtained. At least part of it is down to Steve Hackett though. Gone is the scratchy fuzz and in comes a wonderful rich guitar tone, best illustrated on Firth of Fifth.

And lyrically Peter Gabriel was on top form too. Battle of Epping Forest is a prime example. They could never match his humour and characterisation after he left.

And a word for Phil Collins too. I've always thought he was a great drummer, making the tempo and time signature shifts seems effortless. I can forgive him his solo outing on More Fool Me. Actually I don't mind the song.

I really can't believe I first heard this in 1973!

zedkatz | 5/5 |


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