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A TRICK OF THE TAIL

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.27 | 1728 ratings

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Ivan_Melgar_M
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Symphonic Prog Specialist
4 stars This album is almost exactly what I expected, Genesis had lost their unique vocalist, excellent lyricist and charismatic frontmant, so they weren't able to do anything as complex as the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway or dark as Nursery Cryme Foxtrot or Trespass, so it was logical to expect a release much more similar to Selling England by the Pound.

Even though "A Trick of the Tail" is a transitional album, it's still progressive and complex but much more friendly and warm than any previous release, Peter Gabriel is missed, but the results without him couldn't be better at that point.

Dance on A Volcano sounds like a PG era track with a slightly different voice, good an explosive. Entangled and Ripples are soft and more in the vein of Phil Collins.

Squonk can be compared with I Know What I Like and Robbery, Assault & Battery with Battle for the Epping Forest, also two very good tracks. And of Course Los Endos is an excellent closer for any concert.

Mad Man Moon deserves special attention, is totally different to any Genesis song previously released, but it's beauty resides in that difference, soft and warm but explosive in some parts, a wonderful song, perfect for Collins voice.

Maybe the weakest point would be the title track, pretends to keep the interest on the lyrics but it's weak and repetitive.

Great album, not as solid and atmospheric as any previous but still keeps the interest of the progressive fan.

Ivan_Melgar_M | 4/5 |

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