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ARCHIVE 2 1976 - 1992



Symphonic Prog

3.00 | 152 ratings

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3 stars This is not the 80's Genesis, but it's also not prog.... There are crappy 12" mixes which sound horrible and also progressive tracks (most notable the live versions of "Ripples", "Entangled", "Burning Rope" and "Duke's Travels / End"). But it's NOT a bad album!!! Listen to the B-side tracks (from "And Then There Were Three" and "Duke"). Why did they cut those wonderful tracks from the albums? The most beautiful of the B-sides is probably "Vancouver". I would have given the "ATTWT" album 5 stars if they had replaced "Follow You..." by this one! "The Day The Light Went Out" shows us another side of Genesis. It sounds a bit like the Beatles (as other Genesis songs also do, for example "A Trick Of The Tail", "The Chamber Of 32 Doors", "Lilywhite Lilith"), and, even if it's a pop song, it would have sounded good on "ATTWT" or "Wind"! The Duke B-sides are real gems. I always wondered why they had not put "Evidence Of Autumn" on Duke instead of "Misunderstanding" or "Turn It On Again"! "Open Door"? Very good song. "Submarine" is one of the "Abacab" B-sides which would have been a good closer. Compare it to the silly "Another Record".....! It's a pity that "Match Of The Day" or "Me And Virgil" aren't included, just because Phil didn't like them anymore! ("Me And Virgil", in my opinion, is the best track on the "3 x 3" EP!) But "It's Yourself" is another gem, and "On The Shoreline" shows us they still had the old Genesis power in the "WeCan't Dance" times! The tracks from "Spot The Pigeon" (the INCLUDED tracks, becuase "Match Of The Day" is also a "Pigeon" track) are good, "Pigeons" is a ditty like "That's All", but it's still much better than later songs. "Inside And Out" is another reason to buy this one. Just listen to it....incredible!!!

the Sorcerer

| 3/5 |


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