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TRESPASS

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.16 | 1596 ratings

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Atkingani
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4 stars Impressive and provocative. All songs are great and some real prog-classics. Band members were entering their 20s and showing skill and expertise. Gabriel seemed totally defined as an artist and a frontman.

Unfortunately this album was made available in Brazil long after the series ranging from "Nursery Cryme" to W&W. It is necessary to adjust the mind back to 1970 and take in account that this particular work is inserted in the early progressive stream.

'Looking for someone', opens the album in a grand manner, all those variations and mysteries so typical of Genesis works are present here. A great song but many times overlooked.

'White Mountain', this song could be part of any other Genesis album released in the 70s. The way the band transport us to the wilderness atmosphere is chilling, almost haunting. A classical.

'Visions of angels' has an apparent cheesy appeal but Gabriel's whispering voice reminds us to hear beyond the sound and after getting into the song it's like a feeling of loss, of uncertainty. Amazing.

'Stagnation' is another classic; notoriously splendid. Playing and singing reach their peaks here. The best track in the album.

'The knife', much more powerful and astonishing in the live version, even so it's a great song.

'Dusk', a forgotten gem, the guitar intro followed by Gabriel's cutting vocals prepare us to a marvelous journey. Choir and instruments accompaniment are awesome.

Minus 0.5-star for some recording problems, minus 0.5-star for the studio version of 'The knife', weaker than the live version. A great album, indeed: imperdible. Total: 4.

Atkingani | 4/5 |

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