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FOXTROT

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

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Daniel1974nl
5 stars Another towering achievement of the Classical Line Up....a fantastic record that was eventually the album that made Genesis famous (Their first breakthough in Italy, where Genesis got famous more earlier than in other partsof the mainland, which resulted in playing the songs Can Unility and Seven Stones only in Italy and after that never again).

The album opener was user for many years as a concert opener and was played during the The Lamb tour as an encore together with The Knife (only occasionaly) and the Musical Box. The song should be abble to count as an equally perfect opener as Pink Floyd's Shine On 1. The slow build up.....beginning with a mellotron, then phil's drumming, Mike's base, Steve's guitar and ultimatly Peters vocals.....really take you to another world. The song is now mainly legendary for the excesive use of the melltron, but we should also not forget other contributions...beginning with Peter's voice.....yes, but also Steve's guitar is contributing some nice and harsh moment.....the song ends in a fully blown out all playing together....that is nothing short but stunning.

The second great song on the album is...get Em Out By Friday....that is showing one of Peter's greatest role playing on stage. Like mentioned before...he is playing 3 characters at the same time...and all have their own voice....All of that is as usually guided by some great music....Get Em Out By Friday...long came to me as rather agressive but eventually I began to really aprececiate this album.

The biggest chuck of music on this album and also the band's most legendary and anticipated song is Suppers Ready....by the band itself regarded as their absolute magnus opus...and if played in the early years usually played as last song because after this the band had nothing left to order that was worth playing.....A fantastic journey...that takes you through very much different styles and moments...theatric to bloodpumping emotion.....where all members are contributing an equal share that cumulates in one of the greatest achievements in Progressive Rock....If there was a Hall of Fame for sogs this one should be in itwith no doubt.

Now..that leaves is the beautifull composition Horizons from Hackett that I always regarder as a really good intro into evetually SR, but because of the quality og the last song, this one failt short a bit.....it works much better as a stand alone piece.....the way Hackett is often playing it....on his tours now.

The other song worth mentioning is Can Utility Coast Liners.....the middle intrumental bridge keeps on blowing me away time after time.....so bad that this song is never performed again.....after these few times in Italy......One of Genesis more underestimated songs for sure.

Daniel1974nl | 5/5 |

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