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FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.59 | 771 ratings

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Guillermo
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3 stars My Stereo L.P. copy is called "Rock Roots: Genesis", released by Decca in 1976, and it was the first time this album was released with the 4 bonus tracks:two singles and their "B" sides (with Chris Stewart on drums, all Mono recordings). I begin with the review of the singles. "The Silent Sun" is a Mono version of the song called "Silent Sun" and also released in the original "From Genesis to Revelation" album. It sounds different, of course (it is in Mono), but as this single was recorded and released when original drummer Chris Stewart was in the band, I can`t say if Stewart is also in the album version of this song (John Silver played the drums in "From Genesis...") , and apart from the mixing, I can`t say if it is the same recording. This is one of my favourite songs in the album, but I prefer the Stereo version. Good orchestral arrangements. The B side of this single, "That`s me", is also good, without orchestra, with teenage lyrics. "A Winter`s Tale", the second single, is another good (love) song, without orchestra. "One Eyed hound", the B side of the second single, is also good, and also without the orchestra. Most of my favourite songs from the "From Genesis..." album are in the Side Two of the L.P. : "One Day", "Window", "In Limbo" (the best of all, with a very good lead guitar and very good drums, and here the orchestral arrangements really worked well with the song), and "Silent Sun" . "In the Wilderness" from Side One is also one of my favourites. This album is good, and it shows that Genesis had an own style since the beginning of their career. But this album was promoted in a wrong way: the original cover was a black cover with the words "From Genesis To Revelation" printed. Yes, it sounds like the Bee Gees in some places, but the Bee Gees of the sixties were in their peak, I think (in comparison to "Saturday Night Fever"), so, if they were an early influence, it was a good influence. GENESIS still sound inmature in this album, but being an album recorded when the members of the band were 16-18 years old, it is still good. The original full Mono album version of "From Genesis to Revelation" (originally released without the singles and the B sides, of course) is not only different due to the mixing. The songs also were edited differently. Some songs are longer, others are shorter, than in the full Stereo version of the album.
Guillermo | 3/5 |

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