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FOXTROT

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.61 | 2506 ratings

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zedkatz
5 stars Maybe slightly less than 5 stars but definitely more than 4!

Now here's a tricky one. As a moment in the development of prog it's undoubtedly a classic outing from the Genesis of that era. Watcher of the Skies and Supper's Ready are two outstanding compositions.

And yet.having grown up with this album and having replaced vinyl with CD version a few years ago, I listened to it again recently and thought: . Some weak stuff (not being a huge fan of Can Utility and the Coastliners, or Timetable). Even Get 'Em Out by Friday didn't appeal as much as it once did. . Gabriel really stretching to hit the notes (I remember reading years later Mike Rutherford saying that it had taken them a long time to realise that sometimes they should change the key they played in to accommodate the singer). At the end of Supper's Ready it really works. On some of the other tracks maybe not so much.

I was about to give it 4 stars but now I find I can't! It has to be 5 regardless of how I view it now. It should be in every classic prog collection.

Phew!

zedkatz | 5/5 |

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