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4.16 | 2128 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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4 stars Great to notice that so many reviewers on this site found a challenge in writing something about this second album from Genesis. After their promising debut LP they were released from the commercial thinking producer Jonathing King who spoiled some very fine tracks by adding smooth string-arrangements. This second album showscases the wonderful, very distinctive voice from ex-drummer Peter Gabriel: the first words in "Looking for someone" sound so emotional, so desperate. And in fact Peter was an emotional traumatised man, his father had no time for him and his mother used to find more inspiration in his sister! But also the 12-string acoustic guitars from Rutherford and Phillips were an extra dimension and gave the sound a warm, folky flavor. The keyboard colouring from Tony Banks is very tasteful and Anthony Phillips has some fine moments. But in the exciting track "The knife" (the proove that Genesis was not a boring hippie band) he sounds a bit tame, later Steve Hackett would blow away the Genesis fans with his fiery contribution. I still love this album because it sounds so warm and the huge potential from Genesis started to shine. A WONDERFUL 'PROGROCK DEBUT'!
erik neuteboom | 4/5 |


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