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5 stars My own experience about listen this album for a first time was incredible. The intro of Watcher of the Skies was to me something never equaled in rock music. Something unique, pompous, mystical? Banks said that the rest of the song never reached the same level of the intro. That's true, but it's just a fantastic track. Of course the main thing on Foxtrot is the epic of the epics into the prog rock history: Supper's Ready. The kind of lyrics and the way in which those lyrics fits with the music are simply great. And of course the music is superb and varied. The hightlights are Lover's leap (a perfect combination of 12 chords guitars motive with unique Gabriel voice) and Apocalypse in 9/8 with a monstrous symphonic keyboard solo over an aggressive bass drum line, that reaches the peak y in the "666" verse. This peak is something unequalable, unless you listen the live versions. In my opinion the live versions of this song, specially Apocalypse, are better and more dramatic than the studio one, specially when they were sung by Phil Collins. Behind of those two tracks, we have other great tracks like Get them out by Friday, Can utility and the coastliners and Time table. Finally al little gem by Steve Hackett, the eternal Horizons. If you are looking for the best exponents of the golden age of progressive rock, here you can find it. Five stars without doubts.
genbanks | 5/5 |


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