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THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

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genesis24601
4 stars I remember the first time I saw this album. I thought it was some kind of christan rock album made by a band called Genesis, and I was thinking "What is a Christan rock band doing in the pop/rock section?" That was about a year ago. I bought this after listening to A Trick of the Tail. I didn't realize that this had nothing to do with Christianity at all. This is my second Genesis album that I had listened to, but the first I had bought (ATotT was gotten from the public library-more power to the library!)

Since are two discs, I will review the first. The second disc was good, but not nearly as good as the first.

Disc 1

1.The Lamb Lies Down on Braodway- Good song. It's a good way to open an album, but certainly not the strongest.

2.Fly on a Windshield- A "what the hell?" songs. It's okay, but it isn't the greatest on the album.

3.Broadway Melody of 1974-There isn't much to comment on this one, other than it isn't the best filler instrumental I have ever heard, but it's none the less a filler.

4.Cuckoo Cocoon-This is really where the album starts to get good IMO. The guitaring for this is quite good, the singing, although a little distorted, is good, and this is the first time I heard Peter Gabriel play the flute. I really enjoyed his flute playing, but it isn't anything like Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull.

5.In the Cage-The gem of this album! Tony Banks' keyboarding is awesome! Everything in this song is incredible. I absolutely love it. Probably one of Genesis' finest pieces.

6.The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging- Ah, man! What a cool song! I really like how they manipulated the microphone for Peter. This is a great song!

7.Back in N.Y.C.-"You must think I'm crazy...I'm full of shit!" Yes, that is how I think about it when I say that this is a gem! It's truly a great song.

8.Hairless Heart-Good interlude. I have heard better, not many, but still, this is a great song.

9.Counting Out Time-My favorite song! I didn't realize what the words were about, but still, I love it! Especially the sound effect used upon Steve's guitar during his solo.

10.Carpet Crawlers- Another gem! The keyboarding by Banks is again, incredible. I really also like the words to it.

11.Chamber of 32 Doors-"I'd rather trust a country man, than a town man." Yep, and this a good conclusion to the first.

I can't give you my opinion on the other disc because a.)I don't listen to it often and b.)I don't like it.

In conclusion, another great Genesis album. Also, the last of Peter Gabriel. This album is not the best way to be introduced to Genesis because of the complexity. Anyways, I hope you have liked my reviews (so far).

genesis24601 | 4/5 |

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