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WIND AND WUTHERING

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.09 | 1344 ratings

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ProgMetaller2112
5 stars So After the success of "A Trick Of The Tail," Genesis decided to continue on with the Proggy bits and pieces. What came next was a great one in my opinion. This album "Wind & Wuthering" is one of my very favorites by Genesis and my favorite with Phil Collins on vocals. There is just this quality that I just absolutely adore about it, it sounds very romantic and awe-inspiring!!. I also love Tony's keyboards, piano and synth works on this album(I think it's my favorite work of his with Genesis!!). After this album Steve Hackett left and never came back(what the heck??).However, Steve did say that he is very fond of this album!!. The line-up consisted of Phil on vocals and drums, Steve on guitars (acoustic and electric, I think there' s a harp in there too!!) Mike on bass guitars and of course Tony on the keys!!. On with this underrated classic of an album!!

Here is the track-listing for Wind & Wuthering(1976) an underrated classic in my opinion!!

1. Eleventh Earl Of Mar- This begins in a rather strange manner with Tony's keys and cymbals(it sounds rather spacey and out of this world). Then we get hit the lyrics "The sun had been up for a couple of hours"(I just love that line,haha). Overall it's just a great piece, I love everyone work on this song. This is the legendary Genesis that you hear about on this site!! The way Phil sings " I'm fighting, gravity falling, my daddy won't let them get me,A voice screams seems to be calling. The face turns features are burning"" is enough to bring chills down one's spine. Classic Genesis. 10/10

2. One For The Vine- One of the greatest pieces of music I've ever heard. I will not be going into much detail here, just listen for yourself. Probably my favorite Genesis song!!(I don't know though,haha) Classic Genesis yet again!! 10/10

3. Your Own Special Way-Some people tend to not like this one but I love it, it's so full of emotion. it's just a pastoral tune. Great song in my opinion.10/10

4. Wot Gorilla? - People probably think that this piece is a filler but it's anything but a filler. If you listen closely you'll hear that there is quite of bit going on.The keys, the bass, guitar and drums, it's one heck of an instrumental!! 10/10

5. All In A Mouse's Night- I like this one a lot though the lyrics are quite cheesy(you could make an omelette or a grilled cheese sandwich out of it) I don't know why I like it, I just do. Steve's solo near the end makes this a memorable piece for me. I like it a lot. Those keys that Tony plays are chilling. 9/10

6. Blood On The Rooftops- Ah this one, I love(As a guitarist, I've been able to almost play the intro to it!!!). Steve opens it up with a great acoustic guitar intro setting you up for the rest of the song. This song is just too beautiful yet haunting at the same time(I can't really describe it). Just listen to the song. It gives me the chills. Perfect song 10/10

7. Unquiet Slumbers For The Sleepers... - This song should been made into one along with .. In That Quiet Earth, but look at the title. By the look of the title it sounds like it should sound like chaos but it doesn't it's actually quite soft. 7/10

8. ...In That Quiet Earth- This one is really good, Steve Hackett shows you what he can do here(If only Steve had stayed!!!!). This song is really tailored to his playing. He plays some of the best solos he ever laid out with Genesis. By the sound of the title it sounds rather soft but it is anything but soft. It's got some pretty dark moments in it(hahaha). Listen for the reprisal of "Eleventh Earl of Mar" I love it.10/10

9. Afterglow- I love this one. It's one of those song to bring in a lighter in Concert. People say" Free Bird" but I say "Afterglow". People say it's filler but don't listen to them.I love it.So full of emotion. 10/10

This album ended Steve Hackett's career with Genesis(Noooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) but what an album to end it.It is an underrated classic in my opinion!!. Buy this motherf***** if you don't already own it.

Overall it gets an 86/90.5 Stars easily!!! Classic. Genesis Masterpiece with Phil Collins on vocals!!!! I only hold Selling England and The Lamb in higher regards!!. Buy this one if you don't already have it!!.Peace Out!!!

ProgMetaller2112 | 5/5 |

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