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SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.62 | 2876 ratings

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5 stars THE BEST OF THE BEST... "Cinema Show" reach the quintessence near the end. Everything is excellent on this record. BANK's keyboards are smoother and more subtle than on "Foxtrot"; the piano is more present. He reduced the presence of organ for the profit of gentle moog keyboards. Mellotron choir also appeared on "Moonlit Knight" and "Cinema Show"; that's very appreciated. HACKETT's guitar is for the first time really sentimentally oriented: romantic solos, never agressive are the new trademark on this record. accoustic guitar is still omnipresent. COLLINS drums are just outstanding, never simple, but they do not take too much place; their sound is rather moderate, giving the album a trend to softness. RUTHEFORD's non monotonous bass is omnipresent and gives a good basis for complex songs. GABRIEL's voice is, as always, colorful and never dull. More sentimental, women could prefer this one to "Foxtrot". Actually, it is the case!

Probably my all-time top album! If we admit reasonably that "A Trick Of The Tail" and "Selling England..." are respectively 3rd and 1st best GENESIS albums, can we imagine how good would have been the album between if the presence of Brian ENO has not been there? "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway", logically, should have been better than "A Trick Of The Tail", and even maybe slightly better than "Selling England...". ENO definitely f**ked up all the things in 1974!! LLDOB is very good, but not excellent!

In many prog polls, "Selling England By The Pound" always arrived first as the best prog album, and the second one was far behind it!! The progger who do not have this record is not a real progger!

greenback | 5/5 |

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