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Genesis - Selling England By The Pound CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.63 | 3813 ratings

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Genesis is the only band I know who has two masterpieces (The Yes also be so in my opinion): Your albums "Foxtrot" and "Selling England By Pound" turned it into one of the greatest progressive rock bands of all times.

It is undeniable that say "Selling England ..." is a masterpiece.To beginning to end, their 8 songs have a rock never seen before.Simply perfect! Even though I like their later albums with Genesis, I think this signifies the culmination of the band.

The first song, "Dancing with the moonlight knight," begins with a simple capella of Peter Gabriel, but this will grow until reaching its powerful chorus, which then passes into a guitar solo and even after the chorus is sung again the music starts to decrease, it still retains its beauty. "I know what I like (in your wardrobe)," for that is more accessible, and is still quite entertaining. "Firth of Fifth" is one of the best-loved songs from Genesis-including me. Your introduction, a beautiful piano solo by Tony banks (more present than ever in this album), evolves into a complex and compelling music, especially the memorable guitar solo. "More fool me" is a small music voice-and-acoustic guitar by Phil collins. "The battle of epping forest" is the largest and weirdest of album.Peter gabriel sings falsetto makes, among other things typical of him, yet the music is very good. "After the ordeal" is a very good instrumental song, which I learned to like. "The cinema show" ... what is that song music.and which music! The first 5 minutes are guided by the voice of Gabriel, but the other five minutes they show us the best keyboard solo of all time! Thank you, Banks! The last track, "Aisle of plenty" is a kind of reprise of "Dancing with the moonlight knight," but it's still good.

Conclusion: Like many, I think this album is a masterpiece of prog-rock, I do not doubt it!


-Dancing with the moonlight knight -I know what like (in your wardrobe) Firth of Fifth- -More fool me -The battle of epping forest -After the ordeal -The cinema show -Aisle of plenty


5 stars for sure!

voliveira | 5/5 |


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