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Symphonic Prog

3.98 | 867 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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5 stars At the age of 13 prog rock was too complex for me, I couldn't bear the sound of YES, ELP and KING CRIMSON that I heard from the older brothers of some friends. But at the age of 15 I listened to "Live" from GENESIS and then I got interested. I was mesmerized by the cover picture with the dark figure wearing a strange red box on his head. It matched with the mythical music in all those compelling and alternating compositions on the album "Live", what a great and unique sound: warm 12-string acoustic guitars, fiery, Fripp-inspired electric guitar, mighty waves of the Mellotron, powerful Hammond runs, dynamic and inventive drumming and, last but not least, the wonderful vocals by Peter GABRIEL, from warm and fragile to aggressive and dramatic, his contributions lifts every song to a higher level. It's very hard to choose a favourite GENESIS album but in my opinion this LP was sensational in '73 because of the unique blend of folk, rock and classic. This band could let their audience dream away but also shock the crowd with heavy and bombastic outbursts. Timeless music like the best of Bach, Beethoven and Vivaldi!
erik neuteboom | 5/5 |


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