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Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway CD (album) cover




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5 stars An album often seen as ripe for deconstruction, the truth is that whether a comment on 70's western culture, schizophrenia or an alternate 'Alice in Wonderland', 'The Lamb' never fails to intrigue and amaze. From the easily accessible title track and 'Back in NYC' through the sublime 'The Lamia', 'The Carpet Crawlers' and 'The Colony of Slippermen' and on to the experimental improvisation of 'The Waiting Room' 'The Lamb' is a true classic.

Fusing (70's) cutting edge technology, exquisite Mellotron and complex classically tinged arrangements this was the high point of Genesis' creativity. If you are a fan of the bands more recent material then this album probably isn't for you. Peter Gabriel left shortly after they toured with it because the other menbers felt that the theatrical concepts were getting in the way of the music.

If you wanted to dive in at the deep end of creativity then i would recommend side 4 in it's entirety.

For true breathtaking originality and amazing concepts, there is no better album than this.

tribeca | 5/5 |


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