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4 stars This is the most polished record Genesis did to that time. It is also very strong musically. That is one thing about the band. They don't make junk. Peter Gabriel is again strong and visual. Steve Hackett is right there with the guitar, playing great stuff! Tony banks is also making terrific melodies. Mike Rutherford is always in the pocket and Phil Collins bangs well!

I won't go into every song, but there are some standouts. My first pick is "The Waiting Room," by Steve Hackett. It is an experimental showcase. It alone is worth the price of the record. Very well done. Another fave is "The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging." Gabriel and company are having a boatload of fun here and it is brilliant. Also, "Colony of Slippermen" is interesting and long.

"Cuckoo Cocoon" is simply a beautiful piece of music. Then there is "In the Rapids," which begins to reprise what went before. The listener will not be disappointed with this release, if they like other Genesis records.

With that said, I really didn't like "The Lamb" as much as I did their previous albums. I just didn't find it as interesting as what they did before. If I could write it in one sentence, I would say, ''There is too much concept and not enough connection idea wise." I didn't identify with the main character that much, "Rael" I believe is his name, and I didn't care about his dilema. It didn't stand out for me like was intended. It is good, but not essential. I can only give it 4 stars for the standouts. At any rate, it is still a good outing for Genesis.

Keetian | 4/5 |


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