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A TRICK OF THE TAIL

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.27 | 1728 ratings

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Lambtrot
5 stars This album is simply amazing. The first thing you hear when you turn it on is dance on a volcano. That songs has a fantastic instrumental and is really the finest example of why the loss of Gabriel was really not as severe to the band as the loss of Hackett was. Entangled is an example of why Hackett is a genius and when you put a genius with a bunch of other geniuses you get a masterpiece like that. That solo at the end gives you the goosebumps like you've never had them before, absolutely haunting stuff. Then squonk which is very innovative and imaginative, lyrics and guitar-wise. That songs is probably the most neo-prog of all the songs on the album. Then Mad mad moon which probably took many takes to get right, it has a very difficult sounding keyboard section by Tony Banks, once again very innovative and excellent stuff. Then Robbery,assault and battery which is in my opinion the weakest songs on the album but still very good. And I'm too young to say for sure but it probably sounded amazing in concert. Then probably the best song on the album, Ripples. It contains some excellent piano by Banks and really this song is the one that will make you think that this is a very sad and somber album. Then the title track, this song is the height of the album emotionally. It tells the story of a creature who lives deep beneath the earth, somewhere that humans have never discovered. The creature leaves his home (the city of gold) in search of a life. Then the chorus is probably the creature speaking to himself saying that they have no hors or tails and they don't even know that we live here. He then goes to circuses and freakshows until he convinces the humans to show him his home. When they get there in a blink of an eye he was gone. Then the final songs, an instrumental wrapping up the album. This song gives the book-end effect because his comes back with stuff from squonk and dance on a volcano. I highly suggest this album, seriously listen to this.
Lambtrot | 5/5 |

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