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SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.64 | 4218 ratings

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toolis
5 stars when i started listening to prog, i mixed an mp3 cd with 10 or more classics such as 'Close To The Edge', 'Animals', 'Thick As A Brick', 'Dawn' and among others was this album... i placed it in my discman and given that i have to take the bus for nearly an hour to go to my work, i had plenty of time to appreciate them...all, but one:SEBTP... i couldn't explain it but sth bothered me about it...still, i wanted to give it more tries..and so i did...and still the same..didn't do much for me...

but what i realised was that i wasn't hearing over and over again just to give it another chance but because i couldn't do otherwise!! soon, i started memorising melodies and lyrics and now i consider it to be one of the best albums ever...

Dancing With The Moonlit Knight is, hands down, the best opening track ever and Firth of ifth the best epic ever... Peter Gabriel's theatrical performance and intriguing lyrics find the best companions in this all star line up... Phil Colins is a jazz drummer in a prog rock band and makes you want to listen to the album just to listen to his amazing parts...Steve Hackett can easily be placed among the pantheon of great guitar players...but allow me to pay my respects to the delicate sound of thu..oops of Tony Banks.. i think his hands are ethereal...excellent orchestration...

in conclusion... a masterpiece....

toolis | 5/5 |

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