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Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.27 | 2368 ratings

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4 stars This album, along with Wind and Wuthering, are Genesis' last progressive works before falling to the tempting ways of commercial pop. Being their first album without the majestic vocals and lyrics of prog legend Peter Gabriel, they did alright. Better than alright, actually. This is one of Genesis's best studio albums. It's much softer than what Genesis usually does, which is nice for a change. The focus is piano and acoustic guitar, with fewer electric sections, and more milky atmospheric songs. The album is very beautiful and memorable. This, actually, is one of my first Genesis albums. In fact, it's one of my first prog albums: my father introduced me to Proggressive Rock with this album, "Supper's Ready" from Foxtrot, some Gentle Giant, ELP, and various Jethro Tull. With that being said, this makes a great starter prog album, and will remain an important memory in the psyche of an experienced prog rocker.

Collins does well making up for Gabriel on the vocals. The lyrics, as well, aren't too shabby. One of the very few faults of this album's is there isn't a large amount of inspiring moments, or musical diversity. Some of the tracks seem to repeat themselves endlessly, which isn't awful, since they are, in fact, good moments. The rocking-out sections aren't as complex as they were back in the good ol' days, or as adrenaline-pumping. But Banks' writing is at a peak here, and the piano sounds he generates are so entirely spooky, eerie, moving, and unique, that buying it is certainly worthwhile. The album art is nice, and sound quality is great. A good album any Symphonic fan, Genesis fan, or general prog fan seeking to know Genesis better must buy. Enjoy.

Shakespeare | 4/5 |


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