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    Posted: December 05 2020 at 04:52
So, NOT counting Supper's Ready, what do you consider the single-best Gabriel-era Genesis Track if you were FORCED to pick just one (humor me for the sake of this thread)?

I did a lot of thinking and I keep reaching the conclusion that for myself, it just might be Firth of Fifth.

Discuss!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2020 at 04:55
I guess Firth of Fifth. 

Supper's Ready was never a favorite of mine when it comes to classic Genesis. Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2020 at 04:57
I know for some it isn't, but I had to make that rule/disclaimer because it's the go-to for a LOT, lol.

FoF is just perfection.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2020 at 05:02
Originally posted by Frenetic Zetetic Frenetic Zetetic wrote:

I know for some it isn't, but I had to make that rule/disclaimer because it's the go-to for a LOT, lol.


that's fine, good idea. Tongue
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I don't want to seem like a copycat, but Firth of Fifth is my favorite Genesis song ever, so I'd pick it too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Heart of the Matter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2020 at 06:23
If everybody go for Firth, this will fastly collapse to sheer boredom.
So, I choose Seven Stones. The entire B-side of "Nursery Cryme" is a perfect LP-side.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2020 at 06:37
Originally posted by Umeda Umeda wrote:

I don't want to seem like a copycat, but Firth of Fifth is my favorite Genesis song ever, so I'd pick it too.

This thread is me proving to myself that by proxy, FoF is the best Genesis Gabriel-era song outside of Supper's Ready Wink.

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Firth of Fifth  has always been the firth of first Genesis song for me, with my firth of fifth song being Supper's Ready. Smile
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For me, it's between Firth of Fifth and The Musical box.
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Nursery Cryme. The epitome of English progressive rock.
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Can-Utility and the Coastliners. English myth concerning King Canute trying to stop the tide and the great interplay between all the bandmembers on that song are quintessential Genesis. There are parts of the song that sound more like Yes than Genesis (and that's a good thing).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2020 at 07:29
Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

Nursery Cryme. The epitome of English progressive rock.


Well that's an album not a track, but I have to go for a track from that album - Musical Box.
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The Musical Box.
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The Musical Box
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Its a tie between "Watcher Of The Skies and The Knife"  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2020 at 10:10
I hate the word "best" in music comparisons........There are too many IMO to pick from. So this doesn't get too boring.
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Single best is a hard call. Can-Utility and the Coastliners is a stand-out for me, with The Fountain of Salmacis close on its heels.
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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

Nursery Cryme. The epitome of English progressive rock.


Well that's an album not a track, but I have to go for a track from that album - Musical Box.

I was in a rush. I meant Musical Box Embarrassed
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I think I'd have to vote for Dancing With The Moonlit Knight.
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Dancing with the Moonlit Knight. I might even like it more than Supper's Ready.
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