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5 stars Ok, that`s my first review on this site. Being a fan of Genesis, from Trespass till Calling all stations, I wasn't always a fan of the Progressive Rock, but since some years I'am now. So my first review might be from Genesis, and of course for, in my opinion, their best work, and the best work on the progressive rock ever, Selling England by the pound. Not all the album is perfect, but there were three tracks wich are more than perfect, and that is enough for five stars. Many people think or say that Peter Gabriel was the musical leader of Genesis, or overrate the Steve Hackett role, but this masterpiece shows that the true is that the main man behind all is Tony Banks, and then Mike Rutherford.

Firth of fifth: The maximum into the progressive rock. If someone wants to know what is or was the Progressve rock, just listen this track. Is perfect. Acoustic classical piano, stand out keyboard solo, the best guitar solo, and a great drum work. Even a flute by Peter Gabriel. Great lirycs for me too, even when the Genesis guys don't like it. The main composer of this song was Tony Banks, with the principal collaboration of Steve Hackett to evolve the Banks melody into the guitar solo.

Cinema Show: Epic that shows another great example of the progressive rock could be. Composed by Banks, Rutherford and Collins. The acoustic guitar intro by Rutherford is fantastic, and the Banks solo, is maybe the best Keyboard solo in the history of the rock music. Of course, the live versions sounds better than the studio version.

Dancing with the moonlight knight: A complete group effort. Great lyrics by Gabriel, prog guitar solos, mellotron choirs, great chorus, great drum work, etc. Everything is here, in a perfect open for this great album.

The rest are good, but not excelent.

Five stars, and sorry by my writing

genbanks | 5/5 |


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