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5 stars Is It a guitar or a keyboard?

Up until this point genesis were a really great prog rock band with already incredible albums such as Nursey Cryme & Foxtrot. But when they released ''Selling England By The Pound'' none of those albums were even close to the utter brilliance that is displayed here. One of the reasons on why this album is so great is how the album is presented. ''Dancing With The Moonlit Knight'', ''Firth Of Fifth, ''The Battle Of Epping Forest'' & ''The Cinema Show'' are like the main attractions in the album and the songs after them are like a pause between the other s gongs. It's gives the album a lot of dynamic and space. They're much more subtle and quiet in their approach.

Another reason why i enjoy this record so much is the damn instrumentation on this. Everyone here is at their peak. Tony Banks gorgeous and ethereal keyboard work gives the songs here so much beauty. Hackett's sometimes attacking riffs and solos but other times mellow guitar melodies creates a lot of dynamic in the music. Peter Gabriel's singing on this is also great, the occasional oboe and flute playing by him give the songs a lot of substance and shows that he dosen't have to overuse so it becomes overwhelming. And lets not forget the rhtym section here, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins.

This record has probably their greatest songs, i'm just scratching the surface really on this one.

Tluk22 | 5/5 |


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