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5 stars Nursery Cryme is considered by many to be Genesis' first masterpiece, but a lot of people seem to have a problem with the sound quality. For me, the sound quality does not begin to take away from the overall quality of the album. The three long songs on this album (The Musical Box, Return of the Giant Hogweed, Fountain of Salmacis) are all excellent and among my favorite genesis songs. The shorter songs also make good additions to this album. For Absent Friends gives a short calming break between the two epics on the first side of the album. Seven Stones is a beautiful softer song with great vocals and mellotron. Harold the Barrel is a humorous story about a man who is threatening to jump off a roof told through the many voices of Peter Gabriel. This may not sound like a funny idea, but you would just have to listen to the song. Harlequin is another short pleseant break before the final song, which closes the album with a bang. Sometimes listening to The Musical Box I think that it might have made a better close to the album than opening, but The Fountain of Salmacis is still an excellent close to the album.

If you are thinking about getting this album, just listen to The Musical Box sample on this site and you can decide for yourself if the production quality detracts from the music, but I think you will find that it does not and that this is an excellent album. In my opinion, Foxtrot is the only album that would ever surpass Genesis' first masterpiece, Nursery Cryme. This is an essential album for any prog music collection, five stars.

rpe9p | 5/5 |


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