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Symphonic Prog

3.46 | 534 ratings

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2 stars Please note this is a review of the 1982 version which starts with Turn... and ends with the It/Watcher medley. That's the version listed on the top of this album presentation.

This album is a game of two halves. The pop stuff dominates the first half and the symph prog stuff is at the end of this album. A disjointed affair, in other words.

Turn It On Again is by all standards a very bad song. It is bravado kitsch with no refinement. It is like a 99 cents teddybear from a tacky shop in any tourist destination in USA. The same goes for Dodo / Lurker. Fine. The band has put the worst stuff in the beginning and the album really gets better and better for each song until the final three songs which is all very good.

My gripe is that none of the versions here is anywhere near as good as the versions presented on any official or bootlegs live albums. Not to mention the studio albums. Following the cheap and nasty kitsch theme, this is exactly what this album feels like. Cheap and nasty. It is hard to give two stars to an album featuring some of my alltime favorite songs, but I see it as my duty to warn readers from buying substandard albums. This album is substandard. Another gripe is also the pretty flat sound on this album. It is lifeless and I cannot remember hearing Genesis with so little blood and life. Giving two stars is my only option if I am honest. I do my best.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |


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