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Genesis - From Genesis To Revelation CD (album) cover




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2.57 | 1054 ratings

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Frankie Flowers
3 stars I really like this album! As many reviewers have said, From Genesis To Revelation can't be compared to the majesty or complexity of the band's later works but it's still very enjoyable. Musically, it's best described as psychedelic pop. I can acknowledge some similarities to Moody Blues and early Bee Gees.

It was recorded in 1968 and I must say that it wasn't at all groundbreaking at the time, though the lyrics are different and quite interesting. The boys already had a knack for melody too and the strings and horns, as well as backing vocals bring out a nice relaxing mood. I also love the piano and organ work.

Overall, this release is loosely based on the bible, and the songs are sequenced together like a concept album, with no gaps in between the tracks. Over the years, I've come to feel that everything here is very good but the most delightful moments are; Fireside Song, The Serpent, The Conqueror, Window and Silent Sun.

I recently played this early one morining and it made me feel extremely mellow for the rest of the day, so it has a certain power to it. I think it should be in every Genesis fan collection. The bonus cd is an extra plus, very nice to hear a bunch of teenagers taking their first steps to stardom.

If you can enjoy Piper at the Gates of Dawn and eponymous debuts from Yes, Fairport Convention, Caravan etc without undue critical comparison with later masterpieces, do give it a go. Of course, the bags of talent these lads had would be shining through full blast by their next release. Three stars.

Frankie Flowers | 3/5 |


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