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Symphonic Prog

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5 stars The first time Genesis truly sounded like a band. They had been writing music before this but Foxtrot is the first statement. "Watcher Of The Skies" starts with mellotron chords for about 2 minutes and gets rolling with an unusual rhythm. "Time Table" is an underrated song that tells a story about medieval times.

"Get 'Em Out By Friday" is a mini-drama in a song. The story is about a couple who can't afford to pay rent and somehow references a genetic control organization that will shorten people to feed more. "Can-Utility And The Coastliners" is also underrated. It is symphonic prog in its simplest form. "Horizons" is a pleasant acoustic guitar tune by Steve Hackett that serves as an appetizer for the big one, "Supper's Ready".

"Supper's Ready" is the most excellent Genesis song as it gets their humour, musicianship, and thematic storytelling down to perfection. It has Romance, War, Drama, and the Apocalypse all in one song. Gabriel's singing is the most emotional it has ever been, especially in the ending segment "As Sure As Eggs Is Eggs (Aching Men's Feet)". I challenge you to not be moved by it.

So there it is, an album well worth listening to and owning in your collection.

thebig_E | 5/5 |


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