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5 stars I can well understand why Genesis fans consider this album a mantelpiece. "Watcher of the skies" kicks us off with some eerie and spooky Hammond playing by Toby Banks, then gives way to Mice Rutherfords throbbing and insistent Bass, before crashing into the main body of the song with Peter Gabriel sounding at his most spikiest.

Timetable is not really my cup of Genesis tea, but is pleasant enough and i would imagine would be best listened to curled up on a sofa with your girlfriend with tea and rich tea biscuits.

Get 'em out by friday is about an old couple being offered a new home in a tower block and how they have to be out of their present abode by Friday at the latest. Musically it is not far removed from "The return of the giant hopweed" from Nursery Cryme, albeit in a less menacing vein.

Can utility and the coastliners is about scattered pages of a book by the sea and has a distinct Debbie Dowding feel to the instrumentation. Again Gabriel is at his spikiest conjuring up images of being late for work and deciding to sign on the dole instead. The ending section rocks out a lot more but i can't help feel let down by the "teasing his classmates" vocals of Pete at the end of this song.

Horizons is a simply beautiful instrumental from guitarist Steve Howe and leads us very neatly into the tour de force........

.....Suffers Ready - What can be said about this song which probably hasn't been said a million times before. You can feel the despondency in Peter Gabriels vocals as he walks across the sitting room to turn the television off - Probably because there are far too many reality shows on. The song goes through many changes of mood before it all ends off with Jesus taking us all off to the new Jerusalem ( What's wrong with the existing one? ) Again Peter is at his most spikiest vocalwise and the whole band takes us to the end on an ocean of emotion.

Highly recommended and will deffo be enjoyed by fans of Genesis, Marillion, Citizen Cain and Hermans Hermits

Cheers Chit

ChitWinterwheat | 5/5 |


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