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FOXTROT

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.61 | 2385 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars I feel there isn't much to choose between this record and "Nursery Cryme". I suppose "Suppers Ready" is the difference maker as it has to be one of the greatest Prog tracks ever written. One thing I think we all can agree on is that this is the album that really put GENESIS on the map.

"Watcher Of The Skies" was a concert opener for many years.The mellotron in the intro is legendary as the drums start to build. The vocals and synths deserve special mention as well. "Time Table" is the least complex track. I like the mellow sections with guitar and piano. "Get 'em Out By Friday" is song about a developer who is trying to kick out this old couple. Gabriel plays the parts of the couple as well as the developer. Of course the passages featuring the elderly couple are mellow while the other parts are bombastic. Tempo shifts abound in this one. The flute is a nice touch.

"Can-Utility And The Coastliners" opens with acoustic guitar and is quite mellow. It ends heavier with organ,bass and drums. This is one of my favourites off of this album. "Horizons" is a beautiful Hackett piece. It's an instrumental of acoustic guitar. "Supper's Ready" is a side long suite. It really is the joining together of seven songs. It works very well though. I particularily like the beginning and the ending of this epic.The acoustic guitar dominates for the first 4 minutes. Some great guitar 8 minutes in as theatrical vocals come into play around the 12 minute mark. The final section is so uplifting and emotional, I can't help but wish there was a whole long song made up of this incredible passage.

If I had to pick between this one and "Nursery Cryme" I would have to pick "Foxtrot" although I would take "Selling England By The Pound" over them both.

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |

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