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FOXTROT

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.61 | 2465 ratings

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Progbear
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5 stars The pearl in the Genesis shell. My, but 1972 was a banner year for progressive rock!

The 23-minute "Supper's Ready" song cycle is Genesis' crowning achievement. Never before or since have they created such an epic work that played to all their strengths as much as this. Elsewhere the band's individual members get to stretch out on the shorter pieces: Collins displaying some of his most intricate and memorable drumming on "Watcher Of The Skies", Banks adding some gorgeous piano to "Time Table", Hackett stretching out on "Can-Utility and the Coastliners" and the acoustic showpiece "Horizons" and Gabriel performing at his theatrical best on "Get 'Em Out By Friday".

Some will point to other albums, but for me they peaked early with this. It wasn't exactly "all downhill from here", but the band never quite managed such a unified, bold statement as this anywhere else in their career. The one to get if you can only get one.

Progbear | 5/5 |

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