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2.37 | 52 ratings

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3 stars ........oooookkkkkaaaaayyyy, now, before you rip up the chainsaws to slash me with after looking at the rating (first off, it's just THREE stars, at least be THAT relieved), this IS my personal opinion regarding this very controversial release from Genesis. And my opinion says that this does a good job at doing what the band's original intention was for it (much better than the documentary companion), and this is a good compilation from this album. Granted, it's not essential as this rating implies, as The Platinum Collection does the best job at representing the band's whole discography (without the solo stuff!). In fact, this is pretty much The Platinum Collection except with new artwork (which I don't mind to be quite honest), solo stuff, a chronological order, and the 2007-08 mixes for a majority of the Genesis tunes. The essay here is also pretty enjoyable as most (if not all) of the tracks included are explained here (or in case of Mike Rutherford, why some of his stuff didn't appear on this album). Here's my personal favorite tracks from each disc on the album:

Disc 1

well, er.......all of them actually (except maybe Back in N.Y.C. though that's a great tune as i got into a lot as time went on)

Disc 2

Ripples, Afterglow, Solsbury Hill, Follow You Follow Me, Biko, Turn It On Again, In the Air Tonight, Mama, That's All

Disc 3

Invisible Touch, Land of Confusion, I Can't Dance, No Son of Mine, Signal to Noise, Nomads, Siren

If you want to buy this album like I did (yes, I did, as I don't own any other Genesis album besides it, so thanks to Pennsylvania Best Buy for that one!!!!), go ahead, I won't stop you (but everyone here might, *gulps*). Good luck, and prog the fuck on!

Ciao, and now if you'll excuse me I will go to my room horrified of the people now currently on the run to flippin' kill me. *Runs out the door into the dead of night*.

Michael678 | 3/5 |


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