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    Posted: March 25 2017 at 13:44
How would you rank the tracks on "Selling England by the Pound" by Genesis. Here's my order:

1. Firth of Fifth
2. Cinema Show/ Aisle of Plenty (I consider them one track)
3. Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
4. After the Ordeal
5. I Know What I Like (In your wardrobe)
6. The Battle of Epping Forest
7. More Fool Me


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1, 2, and 3 switch around every now and again, but 9 times out of 10 I think I'd put them in this order:

1. The Cinema Show/Aisle of Plenty (I too consider them to be one track)
2. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
3. Firth of Fifth 
4. After The Ordeal
5. More Fool Me 
6. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
7. The Battle of Epping Forest (Possibly the worst Genesis song, period)

1-5 are all good or great songs, the last two not so much.
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Firth of Fifth
The Cinema Show/Aisle of Plenty
Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
After The Ordeal
I Know What I Like
The Battle of Epping Forest
More Fool Me

The top three are untouchable, the next two are great, Battle is decent, More Fool Me is tolerable

Edit: Just realized I have the exact same listing as the OP. Not bad... 


Edited by mechanicalflattery - March 25 2017 at 14:54
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Firth of Fifth
Cinema Show/Aisle of Plenty
Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
Battle of Epping Forest
After the Ordeal
I Know What I Like
More Fool Me
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I had to think about it a bit if I was going to put "dancing" above "after the ordeal" but ultimately I decided to. "After the ordeal" is one of the best prog instrumentals imo though. I also had to think for a second if I was going to put "battle" ahead of "more fool me" since both are at the bottom of the barrel for me. At least "battle" has a lot going on and goes by fast even though I don't like it nearly as much as some of the others. "More fool me" is pleasant enough I suppose but it's hard to view it as anything other than filler. "I know what I like" I actually like a lot because it's catchy but it's admittedly a prog pop song(maybe one of their very first). 

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Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
Firth of Fifth
The Cinema Show/Aisle of Plenty
After the Ordeal
Battle of Epping Forest
More Fool Me
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
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1. The Cinema Show
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Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
Battle of Epping Forest
After the Ordeal
Cinema Show/Aisle of Plenty

Firth of Fifth

I Know What I Like












































































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Originally posted by mechanicalflattery mechanicalflattery wrote:

Firth of Fifth
The Cinema Show/Aisle of Plenty
Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
After The Ordeal
I Know What I Like
The Battle of Epping Forest
More Fool Me

The top three are untouchable, the next two are great, Battle is decent, More Fool Me is tolerable

Edit: Just realized I have the exact same listing as the OP. Not bad... 

 
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Dancing
Firth
Cinema

Ordeal
Know
Aisle

Battle

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Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Originally posted by mechanicalflattery mechanicalflattery wrote:

Firth of Fifth
The Cinema Show/Aisle of Plenty
Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
After The Ordeal
I Know What I Like
The Battle of Epping Forest
More Fool Me

The top three are untouchable, the next two are great, Battle is decent, More Fool Me is tolerable

Edit: Just realized I have the exact same listing as the OP. Not bad... 

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not my favorite genesis album, that title goes to foxtrot. still an amazing, 5-star effort

1. dancing with the moonlit knight
2. firth of fifth
3. after the ordeal
4. the cinema show/aisle of plenty
5. the battle of epping forest
6. more fool me
7. I know what I like
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Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

1. The Cinema Show


yeah.. that about about sums it up... 

5 star album? my ass  .not with 3 easy 1 star clunkers on it. Fanboys... you all need to get out more.
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Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

1. The Cinema Show


yeah.. that about about sums it up... 

5 star album? my ass  .not with 3 easy 1 star clunkers on it. Fanboys... you all need to get out more.

So what is your favorite Genesis album?

I actually don't like it as much as I used to. At one point it was my favorite but now that title would go to ATOTT.
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Duke Thumbs Up  Great songs from start to finish.. I don't give a sh*t if they are prog or not. I love music. Simple as that.  And that something earlier Genesis failed at IMO.  Great songs.. and they had some...mixed with absolute crap which they had plenty of...
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I won't say I like the 80's Genesis as much as the 70's but I will say that I probably like it more than most prog fans seem to. I think part of it is I grew up as a teen in the eighties and that was my first exposure to them(not the seventies stuff). However, after I started going backwards in the Yes discography I soon did the same thing with Genesis and that's ultimately how I became a prog fan. 
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Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

How would you rank the tracks on "Selling England by the Pound" by Genesis. Here's my order:

1. Firth of Fifth
2. Cinema Show/ Aisle of Plenty (I consider them one track)
3. Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
4. After the Ordeal
5. I Know What I Like (In your wardrobe)
6. The Battle of Epping Forest
7. More Fool Me


I'll go with this order as well.
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Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

How would you rank the tracks on "Selling England by the Pound" by Genesis. Here's my order:

1. Firth of Fifth
2. Cinema Show/ Aisle of Plenty (I consider them one track)
3. Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
4. After the Ordeal
5. I Know What I Like (In your wardrobe)
6. The Battle of Epping Forest
7. More Fool Me




Precisely this ranking for me too!
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1. The Cinema Show / Aisle of Plenty
2. Firth of Fifth
3. Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
4. The Battle of Epping Forest
5. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
6. After the Ordeal
7. More Fool Me

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1 Dancing wit the Moonlit Knight
2 Cinema Show/ Aisle of Plenty
3 Firth of Fifth
4 Epping Forest
5 I Know What I Like
6 After the Ordeal
7 More Fool Me

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