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A TRICK OF THE TAIL

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.27 | 1784 ratings

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sukmytoe
4 stars Gabriel had left the band and Collins took over the mike duties. I was very sceptical at the time whether Genesis could continue and keep the magic without Gabriel.

"Dance on a Volcano" - A very solid track. The old Genesis magic is still there. The track is less wordy fare from the band. The musical pyrotechnics later in the track are very good and somewhat of a change for Genesis.

"Entangled" - Nice fragile dreamlike track.

"Squonk" - Brilliant track - majestic and soaring.

"Mad Man Moon" - Very beautiful softer piece.

"Robbery, Assault & Battery" - quirky track that I can't say I enjoy until around the halfway mark when it fleshes out into a Genesis jam. For me this track is the low point of the album.

"Ripples" - Lovely track. I heard somewhere that the original lyrics of the track had to be changed as they were too bawdy to begin with.

"A Trick of the Tail" - Flighty track that I don't dislike but I don't like it much either - to me it points toward the future of what Genesis would become.

"Los Endos" - Very powerful instrumental piece. I love the drum work on this.

To me this signalled that Genesis weren't dead at all - they recovered well from the loss of Gabriel. I do pick up a lot of hints on this album pointing to the "pop" music band that Genesis would later become. I really enjoy the majority of this album's tracks. There are one and a half tracks that I don't enjoy all that much - a half because I do enjoy some of "Robbery, Assault and Battery". From me a four star rating where the weaknesses are very adequately made up for by the strengths.

sukmytoe | 4/5 |

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