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TRESPASS

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

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KeepItDark
4 stars Sometime after purchasing SEBTP and then Live as a teenager in 1974 I had learned a bit about Genesis and their history through an article in a music magazine...There were three albums that I needed to complete my Genesis collection...Trespass, Nursery Cryme and Foxtrot... I was unaware that there was also "From Genesis To Revelation" at this time.

Since these were not available locally this required a train trip to the city (Melbourne, Australia) to a music import shop. For a boy growing up in the outer suburbs this was an adventure in itself.

My brief reviews will follow but there is not much to add to what has already been said by others.

Trespass was another revelation. The train trip home was spent immersed in the glorious gatefold cover of the vinyl (unfortunately Nursery Cryme and Foxtrot were the US imports and I later learned that these lacked the gatefold covers of the UK versions)

Trespass opens with Gabriel pleading "Looking for Someone" and ends with the powerful Knife, the closest track to rock music on the album and then still different. In between there are many magical moments. White Mountain and the violence of the wolf pack, the majestic Visions of Angels, the haunting Stagnation with a most understated keyboard solo, Dusk. All are mature compositions, belying their age of not yet 20.

One of my favourite Genesis albums, although on the softer side compared to what is to follow. The version of knife that appears on Genesis Live is superior to this version...I feel that Ant is about to let go with a blistering solo to end the track but pulls back at the last minute...something which Steve didn't do.

4.5 Stars. Added: They vinyl sound on the US pressing is rather flat but is much improved on the remastered CD and the Box Set

KeepItDark | 4/5 |

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