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erik neuteboom
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5 stars This is not my favorite album but I see it as a historical album: the press had lost their belief in them after Peter Gabriel's departure but Genesis took revenge with the best way to do, THE MUSIC! In fact Hackett, Banks, Rutherford and Collins had often jammed together during the "The lamb lies down on Broadway" sessions because Peter Gabriel often left the studio because he wanted to telephone with his pregnant wife. So they had some experience to act without their frontman and this resulted in a wonderful progrock album entitled "A trick of the tail". In my opinion it is a logical successor to "Selling England by the pound" but with a more lush keyboard sound and more captivating interplay between Hackett and Banks. It's no coincidence that the most commercial track "Robbery, assault and battery" is co-writtten by Collins, it could have been written for "And then there were three"! Without Peter Gabriel Genesis emphasized their hugh instrumental potential, that's why so many instrumental interludes and tracks on this album are so beautiful, from "Dance on a volcano" to "Los endos". AN ESSENTIAL ALBUM!
erik neuteboom | 5/5 |


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