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THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.28 | 2025 ratings

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Mr. Mustard
3 stars The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway is as much Peter Gabriel's baby as The Final Cut is to Roger Waters. Gabriel wrote almost all of the lyrics, but that isn't my problem. I like the concept, even if it is a bit odd. However, the music seemed to have taken a wrong turn. There are great moments on the album for sure, but they are buried amongst Gabriel's theatrics. Instrumentally, a lot of the songs go nowhere, especially on disc two.

'In the Cage', 'The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, ''Back In N.Y.C,' Carpet Crawlers, Here Comes the Supernatural Anesthetist, and the Light Dies Down On Broadway are the highlights for me. But even then, Genesis has done better. I will command Peter though; this is easily his most vocally diverse album as he experiments thoroughly with different styles and emotions. But the rest of the members don't seem to up to par.

Overall, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway is just too bloated to work for me. It could have been shortened to a simple 45-minute LP, but then that may have ruined the story. This is something I will listen to rarely, but when I do, I try to pay attention to the story and that makes it more enjoyable.

6/10

Mr. Mustard | 3/5 |

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