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A TRICK OF THE TAIL

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.27 | 1787 ratings

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Menswear
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4 stars "When Peter Gabriel left Genesis, I thought the band was as good, if not...better." said Ray Wilson, Genesis last singer.

Some worship the era that A Trick of the Tail marked with a deep scar. Lost of memories are attached to that record to many people. They were about 17 when this record came out, and they were there to witness almost a miracle. Yes, the graceful and charismatic actor Gabriel left the ship with no anchor on board. A positive and honest Collins said: "We'll just continue as a four piece instrumental band!" After auditioning over 400 singers, Phil tried and succeeded. This is the beginning of a new period, inbetween the dollar-showering and the theatrical majestics. A very good period, indeed.

The "feel" is still there...thanks to the remaining presence of Banks and Hackett. Mellotron, 12 strings and superior drumming. Most of the elements are there...except the talent of Peter for writing delicious tales. But, the lyrics are still decent and sometimes...funny. A great cover (my favorite in general) by Hypgnosis that gives a great feel of mystery and you gotta admit it looks fantastic. Simple but attractive.

It's a "bronze medal" classic, but still deserves a handclap for above-average songs and a vintage feel that aged well. At last: Dancing on a Volcano, Entangled and Robbery Assault & Battery...three butt-kicking acts. Try it.

Menswear | 4/5 |

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