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2.61 | 1292 ratings

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3 stars Following the high standard of Duke, I was expecting something similar from Abacab. Overall, however, my expectations are not meet, consistent with 60% of ProgArchive Reviewers who have given Abacab either 2 or 3 stars.

Abacab (7:01), Me and Sarah Jane (5:59) Dodo/Lurker (7:28) are the longest and best songs. Keep It Dark is a personal favourite and tells of a man abducted by aliens but unable to admit to it. Interesting lyric. Another Record is also good but would have fitted better into the Duke Suite from Duke.

Whodunnit is something out of left field and generally considered Genesis's worse song (it's not, the worse song is Hold On My Heart from We Can't Dance). The problem is that Whodunnit goes on for too long. It should have been 1:22 not 3:22

No Reply At All, Man On The Corner and Like It Or Not are good radio friendly songs and would have been better on a Collins or Mechanics album (Tony out voted again?)

A short album (total time 46:52), it lacks enough good material and I cannot consider it as essential. You can get Abacab, Me and Sarah Jane and Dodo/Lurker on Three Sides Live.

3 Stars. Not essential, even to Genesis fans.

KeepItDark | 3/5 |


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