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SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.63 | 2905 ratings

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Prog-jester
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5 stars It's always hard to review album like this avoiding phrases like "what more can I say?" or "you know it better than me, don't you?". I gave myself a promise not to review the albums from Top 100 - there are so many OVERLOOKED Prog Beauties and I MUST NOT waste my time on universal truth - but man, this is GENESIS, my favouritest band, and I reviewed only 3 albums from them (including this one)!

OK, lets pretend that NOBODY EVER HEARD THIS ALBUM and this is my FIRST REVIEW ;) The album of GENESIS begins with "Dancing with the Moonlight Knight" - 8-min epic filled with emotional structural changes yet very melodical and enjoyable. "I know what I like" was chosen as a single (it's simple and whimsy) and it's pretty fun to watch live. "Firth of Fifth" is another epic, more ballad-like, with legendary piano intro and Hackett's solo in the middle. "More Fool Me" is the only weak track here - the cruel Phil shows his voice for the first time, the future creeps in..."The Battle of Epping Forest" (almost 12 minutes long) shows Gabriel's manner of changing voices for each character, and it's great. "After the Ordeal" is a wonderful instrumental piece, almost pastoral in atmosphere. "Cinema Show" begins like a ballad but later turns into powerful and melodical jam in 7/8. It closes with "Aisle of Plenty", reprise of "Dancing..." opening tune.

After all, highly recommended for fans of MARILLION, THE WATCH, RED SAND, IQ, CITIZEN CAIN, RAEL, SIMON SAYS and ANGLAGARD. A Must ;)

Prog-jester | 5/5 |

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