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A TRICK OF THE TAIL

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.27 | 1760 ratings

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tdfloyd
5 stars With apologies to PG fans, this is the best of what Genesis has to offer. There is a slight easing of the lyrical content, but I believe this is good as some of the earlier work (see the Lamb, Supper Ready) is so convoluted that it is almost indecipherable. While still having excellent, interesting and more understandable lyrics, the music has really been kicked into high gear. The first track, Dance on a Volcano, lets everyone know that Genesis is going forward without Gabriel and they are not looking back. Entangled, Ripples and Mad Man Moon are tracks of uncommon beauty. Robbery Assault and Battery is an excellent story song that Genesis has always done well. The songs alternate between hard and soft, climaxing with the excellent Los Endos instrumental.

In short, A Trick of the Tail, the first with Phil Collins on the mike as the frontman and more importantly the first of the Tony Banks era, something that most Genesis fans don't acknowledge. Banks get a writing credit on all of the songs and if there is a slight negative to this album, it's that the balance is a little too keyboard oriented. A little more Steve Hackett and this would have been perfect.

Still a masterpiece. 5 Stars.

tdfloyd | 5/5 |

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