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Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway CD (album) cover




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4.29 | 2731 ratings

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5 stars Perhaps one indisputable fact in relation to Peter Gabriel's Genesis is that each of their albums produced between 1970-1974 was different from one another. "Trespass" was calm and folk, "Nursery Crime" was dark and aggressive, "Foxtrot" was dreamy and epic, while "Selling England By Pound" was pastoral and highly symphonic.

This brings us to "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway", the swansong of Gabriel, his final act before leaving the Genesis.This album unlike anything the band had already done, as a blend: epic like "Foxtrot ", folk and pastoral as" SEBP "and" Trespass", but mostly dark as "Nursery Crime ", or maybe even more.

The concept is one of the most famous in rock history: the journey from Puerto Rican Rael (pun Gabriel) for the underworld in search of his missing brother ... or was it himself? What matters is that the letters of Peter are at its best, as if he was creative at the apex of the letters (there were people who thought it was real Rael).

While the letters please me, the music does not suit me. "The Lamb" is completely foreign to me: he was never one of my favorite albums of the band, but I can not give less than 5 sound is difficult for him and bizarre, with trials ever done before in his music represents the weakest point of the album, because I can not stand bullshit like "The waiting room", "Ravine" (being my most hated songs of Genesis for me ) or the introduction of "The Colony of Slippermen. " Importantly, the CD 1 is far superior to the CD 2.

Despite these criticisms, there are more positives than negatives.These here are the songs I like best:

Disc 1-The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, "" Fly on the Windshield, "" Broadway Melody of 74 "," In The Cage "," Hairless Heart, Counting out time, "" The Carpet Crawlers "and" The Chamber of 32 doors "

Disc 2 - "Lilywhite Lilith, " "Here Comes The Supernatural Anaesthetist", "The Colony of Slippermen, " "The Light Dies Down on Broadway", "Riding the scree, " "In the Rapids" and "It "

4,5 stars.One of the strangest and most bizarre masterpieces of progressive rock, but essential to hear

voliveira | 5/5 |


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