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Frankie Flowers
5 stars What a beautifully crafted album. All the songs are very melodic, telling poetic stories. Peter Gabriels voice completely devours them in a much more delicate way than on later albums. There is no other groups that sound like early Genesis.

The arrangements are gorgeous, subtle and sensitive, especially the interweaving acoustic guitars with the piano and organ. 'Looking for Someone' and 'White Mountain' open the album launching you into a mystical realm.

'Dusk' still manages to leave me agog every time I hear it...'this passerby..born to die' It's almost spiritual. 'Stagnation' is a really fun, ever changing track which ends with one of the best and most uplifting instrumentals they ever wrote. I absolutely love the flute work among the other touches.

The album ends with 'The Knife' which the band used for encores and Gabriel would dive into the crowd. The energy is quite amazing. I will never get over the fact that they were 19 or 20 when they recorded this! And how can I not mention 'Visions of Angels' It is quite simply magical.

This is a real treat and no prog collection is complete without it. I cannot recommend this enough. The newest CD remaster does the record more justice and sounds more beefy. Some tracks sounded a bit wishy-washy on tape, vinyl and on the earlier CD.

Frankie Flowers | 5/5 |


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