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4.64 | 4292 ratings

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5 stars Well in coincidence with the first dates in Italy (among other dates:22nd April 2004-Milan) by "Musical Box", the cover band of Genesis, representing such "Selling England by the Pound Tour" in a remarkable way, I like talking about the most important album within the Romantic Progressive scene of all time!!

As a matter of fact this album is almost perfect as well as the greatest reference (among all the references suitable to represent the whole "Romantic Progressive scene" in the UK, in the seventies...). Nevertheless, if I want to be honest, there are a few weak moments, where Phil Collins in a small number of circumstances begins to take part within the melodic composition of the songs. Besides the mainstream song "I know what I like in your wardrobe" (a successful hit single) is totally strident in comparison to incontestable masterpieces like "Firth of Fifth", "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight" and the mini-suite "Cinema Show", true "must-have progressive numbers" .However, apart from these considerations, the album offers a variety of situations regarding a true artwork and also a theatrical funny effort like "The battle of Epping Forrest", without forgetting such a good exploration of the harmonic solutions too, which indeed make this work the most important issue by the early Genesis!! For this reason the rate is "5 stars", even though a different score - a bit lower- should be righter . Essential work anyway!!

lor68 | 5/5 |


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