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Mellotron Storm
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2 stars I bought this recording in the early eighties on cassette and it either got lost or wrecked I don't know, but I purchased it again on cd a couple of years ago. My memory of it from the eighties was only that it was pretty good (boy was I wrong) and "Abacab" was the only song I could remember as I looked at the song titles. It had been 20 years after all.

As I started to listen to it "Abacab" still sounded quite good, and as I would soon find out it is the only track that does. As soon as I started to hear "No Reply At All" I remembered it, but the horn section completely ruined it for me. Well it was straight down a steep hill from there, although "Man On The Corner" isn't bad. I was actually embarrassed at what GENESIS had become, these talented musicians being reduced to a pop band. Now I know why old GENESIS fans from the seventies were devastated as they listened to this album when it came out. How the mighty had fallen.

Collectors only.The rest of you run like hell !

Mellotron Storm | 2/5 |


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