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PETER GABRIEL (1 - "CAR")

Peter Gabriel

 

Crossover Prog

3.50 | 446 ratings

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Erik Nymas
3 stars Out of the scenery of course!

Introduction

First of all, I just love his voice and the way how he uses it: after you get caught by Gabriel's great gift everything seems to be shining under your eyes. This is to say that someone who comes from the early Genesis may feel discordant emotions listening this release, don't forget about Wind & Wuthering's One for the wine and the shame when Collins sings All in a mouse's night. What a waste of good opportunities!

Main Theme

Talking about the disc we got a very nice start with Moribund..., fullfilled with digressions in Gabriel's voice and the mood in many parts of the album share the same feeling of The Lamb..., but while in few listening you fall in love with the lyrics (watch in Solsbury Hill, Here comes the Flood and the perfect opening), the music overall lacks of a real outstanding performance and apart from some tiny pieces in Humdrum & Down the dolce vita we got some plain tracks, the decadent piano in the jazzy Waiting for the big one maybe is the lowest point in the whole album. While this album may have a nice group of followers since its easy sound, sure Gabriel got a lot of weak parts where you miss a lot Bank's keyboards and Hackett's guitars, after all the poetry in Gabriel's composition is enough and with great moments like Here comes the Flood you can say easely that he got the point, too bad we don't have any flute part and this is the greatest missing in this album!

Coda

I must admit I like this album, even if it brings a lot of sadness, lasts a lot in the mind even if you put it away! The great moments are like a remembering of some time past which will never come back (I'm talking about great milestones of prog made with Genesis), in conclusion Gabriel understood before his former colleagues which path the music took in the 80s and he shifted into a more poppish attitude. Don't miss this ''Car'' if you liked Genesis compositions & lyrics, a good addition to everyone else but not essential since it's not prog! 3 stars.

Erik Nymas | 3/5 |

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