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4.15 | 2425 ratings

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3 stars Although this one is without Phil Collins, I rather like this album. Maybe because it's the feel of urgency, and the usage of flute, organ, mellotron and other early symphonic-rock instruments.

The thing with this album is: there are no real songs on this album. Only musical pieces. WIth song I mean: pop or rocksong with an obvious verse-chorus-verse-chorus-structure. And that's exactly what early art/prog rockband intended.

Mayhew is an excellent drummer, although a little sloppy here and there. His drumming sometimes remind me of the early drumming of Queen's Roger Taylor. The rest of the band (Philips, Gabriel, Rutherford, Banks) fit perfectly together. There's an obvious romantic approach to the music and most of the music is meant to support the vocals of Peter Gabriel. It's like listening to a theatre-play. No musician on this record is trying to show his musical skills too much and everybody plays together. And that's what makes this album so relaxing. Almost like early Barclay James Harvest.

Favorite song on this album is: Stagnation, because of the laidback feel.

Kingsnake | 3/5 |


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