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2 stars Phil Collins openly stated on the 'Live In Rome' doco that the band began to garner a female audience and this only occurred when the music changed. If that's what the band wanted, to branch out on their target audience, that is what they received, but at the expense of glorious progressive music. Genesis' music changed to such an extent that if you listen to the prog material such as 'Duke' and compare it to this they are from alternate universes, at polar opposites from one another. I don't mind a band experimenting with styles but this is selling out by the pound. The single smash hit 'Jesus He Knows Me' is proof positive that Genesis know how to write songs and do it well, and it is perhaps a highlight of a very mediocre album. The song has some interesting lyrics and overall a catchy beat but it soon fades into obscurity over the years and rarely is heard these days.

'Hearts on Fire' is okay but quite forgettable and I doubt that a rehearsal version of 'Land Of Confusion' will excite many. Overall this single is rather bland and is a sign of where the band were heading in this era when Genesis became immersed in pop culture.

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