Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Genesis - Selling England by the Pound CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.64 | 4292 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Prog Reviewer
5 stars The first prog album I ever listened to. I remember as a little kid I was listening to ...And Then There Were Three... and I loved it, but that album is closer pop/rock then prog/rock. So one day my dad hears me listening to the record and he gives me a tape of SEBTP. He thought I was going to hate it out of my mind becase at that point I was more into poppy music. So I listened to it one day, and I simply never stopped. I was whistling the flute solo of Firth of Fifth in bed and in the following days I listened to it at least 4 times a day...

It's years later and this masterpeice still charms me. From the heavy guitar riffs in Dancing With The Moonlit Knight to Phil's beautiful vocal in More Fool Me, This album is one of the greatest albums of all time.

Dancing With The Moonlit Knight- 4.5/5 stars, A wonderful harder rocking song of Genesis with a great opening, but the 2 minute downtime ending I never quite understood.

I Know What I Like- 5/5 stars, The song is reletively poppy for Genesis at that time, but nonetheless, a great song

Firth of Fifth- 5/5 stars, Easily one of the greatest songs of all time from the classical opening to the perfectly executed jam session in the middle, a masterpeice.

More Fool Me- 5/5 stars, A great acoustic song with Phil on vocals adds a lot of greatness to this already awesome album.

The Battle of Epping Forest- 4.5/5 stars, a really good opening and ending, but the middle feels too all over the place. Also, I like this song, but I could picture many people saying it is way too acquired taste for them.

After The Ordeal- 5/5 stars, a great folky opening which can easly prove why Steve Hackett is my favorite acoustic guitarist. The second half is highly emotional and Steve sounds great on the electric guitar as well.

The Cinema Show- 5/5 stars, an amazing acoustic opening with Tony Banks' keyboard solo at the end perfectly executed with great sound and playing.

After The Ordeal- 5/5 stars, basically a reprise of the first track, but it such a great reprise that it makes SEBTP easily have one of the greatest endings to an album of all time.

If I haven't said enough yet, just simply buy this album and you will not once regret it.

J-Man | 5/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this GENESIS review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.