Genesis - Trespass CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.17 | 1718 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
4 stars Looking For Someone is one of those typical A Capella intro that The Gabe (Peter ;-) has gotten us used to in later albums. White Mountains, although a little simple in the lyrics dept, is one of those quest themes (ala One For The Vine or A Trick OF The tail) and Visions of Angels is a normal tune (where Anthony has written the text as loving the singer's wife without the knowledge of the singer).

On side 2 Stagnation is a gem only waiting for you to discover how deep it is, and The Knife is their first tour de force, and will quickly become a favourite. It is widely regarded as their first classic, but the whole album is excellent bar Dusk which is slightly sub-par.

But I think that most people forget how instrumental the roles of Rutherford and Phillips on 12-strings were: they paved the way for Hackett and his arpeggios. I think of it this way: Phillips taught what he knew to Rutherford (and a little to Banks) who kept it has they had no guitarist for a few months and as Hackett came in, the bassist passed it on but also kept playing it.

Sean Trane | 4/5 |


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