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Genesis - Selling England By The Pound CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

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5 stars i have to be very honest i for one wasn't much of a Genesis fan back then i mean i love Phil Collins and his singing but i tried to get into the Gabriel years of Genesis which seems to be the band at their prime but i was so closed minded that i couldn't get into them. Well all that changed when one day i was listening to AOL radio and heard THE BATTLE OF EPPING FOREST and to honest i was stunned of well that song went and its not even the best song by Genesis. I found out what album it was on big surprise as it was one in my opinion Genesis best album SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND plus it has become one of my favorite Genesis's ablums as well. their is just so much that can happen in 50 minutes worth of prog and i was able to hear that when i got a remastered copy of this album and each and every song just totally made me realize how much i underestimated this band back in the 70s. well lets go over what we have as we start with a great album opener DANCING WITH THE MOONLIGHT KNIGHT as it starts off with a nice melodic Gabriel accopella intro and the song slowly builds up to a nice Steve Hackett solo along with some tight bass and drums followed by some sweet sythns from Tony Banks while the song quietly slows down to a nice little melodic ending. then comes to the very entertaining I KNOW WHAT I LIKE (IN YOUR WARDROBE) people seem to dislike this track but for some reason i like its not that bad as the band continues with some fine music. Then up comes my favorite Genesis track FIRTH OF FIFTH (hard to say sometimes) as this song has nothing but 9 minutes of greatness with great piano and synths by Banks and dude the guitar solo rocks my face off plus the bass really does well staying with the keyboards during that synth line. Then comes another Phil collins lead singing track MORE FOOL ME not alot i can say about this song other than its just nice have Phil doing some lead vocals. Then comes a song that got me started on 70s Genesis THE BATTLE OF EPPING FOREST as this song is pretty good the middle section is pretty i dunno kiddy like i guess but the Synths and Guitar solos just make up for it. Then comes along the beautiful instrumental of AFTER THE ORDEAL followed by one of the most famous Genesis tracks THE CINEMA SHOW as it displays 11 minutes of great progginess as well all i can say is that is has one of my favorite 70s keyboard solos EVER!!!! oh gah dude you just gotta hear to believe it. Then comes along AISLE OF PLENTY which really doesn't appeal to me but it doesn't take away my 5 star rating i'm giving this album. Now people wanna to hear how great the 70s were dude you must get this album trust me it is worth. Because if it wasn't for this album then i don't know how i would love Genesis so much.
Progdrummer05 | 5/5 |


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