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TRESPASS

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.16 | 1613 ratings

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J-Man
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5 stars This is where proggy Genesis began. Their debut album From Genesis To Revelation was good for 1969, but not progressive at all in any right. This is where it really all began for Genesis. TRESPASS is the last album of Genesis with Anthony Phillips on guitar, and the last before their classic lineup in 1971 began. This is probably one of my favorite Genesis albums for tons of reasons. Not only is the recording quality some of the best for Genesis, Anthony Phillips guitars sound great, and it contains some of Peter Gabriel's best singing.

THE MUSIC:

The album kicks off with Looking For Someone. This really is an overlooked gem. While Stagnation and The Knife are a little better, this is really underrated song that's an incredible opener to an incredible album. Next comes White Mountain, which is also underrated. I love the organ on this song, and the acoustic guitars are great too. Visions of Angels is a really beautiful piece with nice piano and superb singing. Stagnation is one of the best songs on the whole album. It is a short epic with a great ending. The song starts out acoustic, and slowly builds into an awesome theme at the end. Dusk is a short folk rock piece that I enjoy, but is mainly overlooked. The Knife is the closer to the album, and is really incredible. The organ sounds great, and I love how Peter Gabriel's voice is synthed. A great song, however I almost never listen to the studio version. Once you hear the live version, it's tough to go back to listen to this version for various reasons.

This is a must buy for any Genesis fan or just a prog fan in general. The only album in an era, and contains some of Genesis's masterpieces. Buy this mostly underrated gem, and you'll be very satisfied.

J-Man | 5/5 |

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