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5 stars To complete my reviews of the four "classic line-up" studio albums; another masterpiece of prog. This album deserves 5 stars if for no reason other than Supper's Ready which is with the possible exception of Firth of Fifth, the greatest prog song of all times. Supper's Readyis an absolute masterpiece. The interplay between Hackett and Banks is incredible, and Rutherford laid down some of his best bass lines ever in this piece. And of course, Gabriel's vocals and flute fit in perfectly. I had the pleasure of hearing this work done twice live (Unfortunately without Gabriel in the first 2 post Gabriel tours), and live, Hackett's guitar work in this piece may have been the best live guitar I have ever heard. Then, you have an incrdredible openner in Watchers of the Sky. This was the song that got me into Genesis. Another piece of brillance in Get Them Out By Friday, and Hackett's beautiful accoustic work in Horizons. There are no weak songs here. While I prefer both Selling England By The Pound (the greatest album of all times) and Nursery Crymes (just slightly) to Foxtrot, this album is an absolute must for any proghead, or any music lover. I try not to give too many five stars, and some of my favorite albums have not been given five stars in my reviews, Selling England By The Pound, Nursery Cryme and Foxtrot all are easily five stars.
rjeffreyr | 5/5 |


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