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SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.63 | 2925 ratings

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Gabriel.V
3 stars Genesis finest hour?

I still remember the first time I have listened to "Dancing With The Moonlight Knight" on the radio. I was about fifteen and was my first contact with Genesis. I loved this band at that time. Well, I was a teenager and since that years, I had listened to many albums better than this one.

The first three tracks are excellent, and enough to justify the presence of this album in any prog collection. There are frequent changes in style and great instrumental sounds, especially guitar and keyboards, as many reviewers explained in this site. "Firth Of Fifth", is my favorite Genesis song. The music is simply astonishing, and after 4 minutes and 45 seconds, begins a section of about two minutes with one of the most wonderful tunes I ever listened to. The following two tracks ("More Fool Me" and "The Battle Of Epping Forest") are, at least in my opinion, far below the rest of the material. I really dislike this two songs and the reason why I can not give more than three stars to this album. "The Cinema Show" is really good but not enough to make me forget the two previous tracks.

I have something like twelve Genesis albums (vinyls, cassettes and cd's) and I can really assure that some of them are better than "Seling England By The Pound" though I find here two of their best songs.

In my opinion, "Seling England By The Pound" is an overrated album; nevertheless I recommend it to anyone who wants to get in touch with the music of Genesis.

Gabriel.V | 3/5 |

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