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SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.64 | 4053 ratings

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TrickedTail
5 stars This is a terrific album, definitely up there with the most important prog albums of all time.

It begins with Dancing with the Moonlit Knight, a very good starter song and sets the tone for the rest of the album but a good song on it's own merit, as well. I know what I like was one of the two inevitable pop songs on the album, with More Fool Me, but as pop songs go it isn't the worst. Firth of Fifth is an interesting one. Loved by Hackett fans but for me it's just a very good song. Battle of Epping Forest is lyrically clever and has some nice melodies but as epics go doesn't quite compare to what's coming soon enough. After the Ordeal was the biggest surprise for me on the album. A very short song in between the two epics but it's an immensely good one, there couldn't be any better a set up for Cinema Show which words alone cannot describe. One of the best ever.

Dancing with the Moonlit Knight - 17/20, I know what I like - 14/20, Firth of Fifth - 17/20, More Fool Me - 14/20, Battle of Epping Forest - 17/20, After the Ordeal 20/20, Cinema Show - 21/20, Aisle of Plenty - 17/20.

Overall album score: 90%.

TrickedTail | 5/5 |

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