Header
Genesis - Selling England By The Pound CD (album) cover

SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.63 | 2924 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Phil
4 stars Just about my favourite Genesis album, includes (IMHO) two great tracks - Firth of Forth and Cinema Show - and several very good ones; also showed the way Genesis would develop towards pop orientated material, with "I Know What I Like".

As with all Genesis stuff it comes across as very middle class and sometimes a bit too "nice" even though "Battle of Epping Forest" is about a gangland fight! For me Genesis were never quite up there with the real giants of prog like Yes or Floyd but sometimes they shone, like on parts of this album; when Steve Hackett gets in full flight backed by Collins et al, they really were at their peak; they stood losing Peter Gabriel well, but not their guitarist.

This album should be obtainable in a bargain bin (where I found it - vinyl copy long gone....) and it's worth rooting out. Whether it deserves this web-sites listing as (at time of this review) second only to Yes' Close to the Edge as the ultimate prog album is a different matter - but then every one is entitled to their opinion!

Phil | 4/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Share this GENESIS review

>

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.03 seconds