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WIND AND WUTHERING

Genesis

 

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SouthSideoftheSky
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5 stars My own special Genesis

Wind And Wuthering is together with A Trick Of The Tale two of my favourite albums. This period of Genesis is in my opinion the strongest one with these two masterpiece albums in a row. Wind And Wuthering might not be as groundbreaking as earlier Genesis albums, but this is still a masterpiece! Phil once again makes an incredible vocal performance and I think he is every bit as good as Gabriel ever was!

The amazing guitar work of Steve Hackett is heard here for the last time on a Genesis album. He would leave after this album to pursue a solo career and he still plays today, performing some Genesis songs live, including the occastional song from this album. And just as Phil would step up and take the role of Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford would step up and take over guitar duties when Steve Hackett left and then there were three.

Guitars, drums and keyboards are once again excellently played. Wot Gorilla? and Unquiet Slumbers For The Sleepers/In That Quiet Earth are this albums counterparts to Los Endos from the last album and feature extremely good playing from all members.

Some complain over Your Own Special Way being commercial, but I think it is a beautiful song that fits well into the album as a whole. An album full of only songs like this would be tedious, I agree, but I find nothing objectionable about this song being here. This is still very much the progressive Genesis. Indeed, just the Genesis I love most.

A personal favourite - simply wonderful music!

SouthSideoftheSky | 5/5 |

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