Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Genesis - Selling England by the Pound CD (album) cover

SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.64 | 4379 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Rosescar
5 stars At first, I was not a fan of Genesis at all. Still, I bought this album (as it was cheap) and so it has become my first Genesis album. The first time I listened to it, I put on the "Battle of Epping Forest" as I vaguely recalled someone claiming it was good.

Big mistake.

However, a month or so later, "Firth of Fifth" completely grabbed me with its sublime piano. Not much longer, Dancing with the Moonlit Knight took over my aural surroundings. Some of the other tracks are very skip-worthy (I Know What I Like, More Fool Me, Epping Forest), not because they're bad, but because they aren't as good as the others.

After the Ordeal is a short instrumental break that sounds very good.

The Cinema Show seems like a failed attempt of recreating Supper's Ready, but after the first 5-6 minutes this song because terribly praiseworthy.

And Aisle of Plenty is the epilogue, which copies the prologue from Dancing with the Moonlit Knight in a not-so-subtle way but still is effective.

Get this one if you don't have it, and get Foxtrot too.

Rosescar | 5/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this GENESIS review

Social review comments () BETA







Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.