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5 stars "Foxtrot" was my introduction to Genesis. I bought the album without hearing any of the songs, prior to purchase. When I first listened to it I was travelling on a sunny day amidst a beautiful northwest evergreen forest and countryside. This is what I envision when I listen to this album. The album is introduced by a beautiful mellotron from "Watcher of the Skies," which has great rhythm by Mike and Phil. In addition, the always interesting lyrics of Peter. The next song "Time Table" is about a time of honor and valor long since past, lyrically medieval. Perhaps my least favorite on the album, but still being a great song. "Get 'Em Out By Friday" is a magnificent rollercoaster composition. Having that Genesis staple of drifting from loud to soft so effortlessly. Interesting lyrical concept and great playing all around, especially Mike. Mike really gave a unique pulse to the music. "Can-Utility and the Coastliners" is another great song that drifts in and out of sound. Great vocals in this song also, very atmospheric. "Horizons" is an excellent classically inspired steel string acoustic instrumental by Steve. At last, "Supper's Ready." The title really made sense, in the manner that it was the last meal for ears on the album and it's a fantastic meal to digest. Basically 23 minutes in duration, this song is so incredible in its range of emotions, styles, and its brilliant vocals and lyrics. In essence, it's one song, but is split into 7 parts that most of the time sound like entirely different songs. It's amazing that they were able to reproduce "Supper's Ready" in its entirety in a live setting. A pefect starting point for seekers of essential prog artists.

Highlights are: "Watcher of the Skies," "Get 'Em Out By Friday," "Can-Utility and the Coastliners," and "Supper's Ready."

billyshears'67 | 5/5 |


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