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2.48 | 1066 ratings

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4 stars A very good album indeed. It is very important that one does not listen to the tracks with a closed mind, expecting to hear a Genesis album from the 70s era. Life has moved on since then and the band's music evolved with the times. Production has changed and the approach to song writing has changed.

This is the album that Banks and Rutherford composed following the departure of Collins. A brilliant promising singer was brought it - RAY WILSON - and he immediately gives the album a darker orientation than usual - the opening track Calling All Stations makes this obvious from the start. There is a good mixture of compositions on the album, as customary of Genesis over the past years, and the musicianship is first class - including the drumming from Nir Z (an amazing powerful and skilled drummer). Listen to THE DIVIDING LINE and ONE MAN'S FOOL for great longish tracks with lots of instrumental interludes. CALLING ALL STATIONS and THERE MUST BE SOME OTHER WAY showcase Wilson's voice and hint at the hidden potential of this Scottish singer should GENESIS have proceeded to receord a follow-up album.

Repeated listenings is advised to really get into the feel of this album - artificial one or two listenings will not do. Perhaps one could relate this album to DUKE of 1980 - i see a similar style of writing with a bridge between the old and the new styles of this wonderful band. WILSON has a very unique rock voice that immediately commands one's attention - try out his solo albums, there is lots to discover there.

tanc66 | 4/5 |


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