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Poll Question: What is the best track from this Genesis classic?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
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18 [22.78%]
6 [7.59%]
12 [15.19%]
4 [5.06%]
12 [15.19%]
3 [3.80%]
7 [8.86%]
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    Posted: November 04 2013 at 20:06
I voted for entangled.

This is my favorite Genesis album from start to finish. It used to be Selling England but I realized after a while that "battle of epping forest gump" is kind of a mess and "you fooled me" isn't really that great either.  Smile


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It surprises me that Entangled got the most votes. Other than a nice melody there really isn't anything particularly  proggy or special about the track.
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I was not expecting my favourite to be #1 but so far it is.  For me it's all because of the last few minutes, which are a total bliss-out.  Second to Entangled would be Squonk.  Love the way one leads to the next

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Prog_Traveller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2013 at 21:38
Originally posted by dr wu23

It surprises me that Entangled got the most votes. Other than a nice melody there really isn't anything particularly  proggy or special about the track.


Sure there is! The last couple of minutes are total symph prog awesomeness! That choral mellotron is really in your face! Tongue
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Entangled is fabulous!! The combination of the 12 string guitars and mellotron is absolutely haunting and extremely proggy!!
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Los Endos. It has to be Los Endos.

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Ripples, followed by Squonk, Dance on a Volcano and Entangled.
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Some days Squonk, some days Ripples.  Today is a Squonk day.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2013 at 13:53
Voted for 'Ripples'.

This is probably my least favourite LP from classic Genesis era. I prefer 'Wind & Wuthering' over it.
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Originally posted by dr wu23

It surprises me that Entangled got the most votes. Other than a nice melody there really isn't anything particularly  proggy or special about the track.
Dr., how could you say that ??
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Dark Elf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2013 at 12:20
"Dance on a Volcano". While "Entangled" is certainly a beautiful acoustic song and one of my favorites, I think "Dance on a Volcano", and "Squonk" as well, set a tone and sound for post-Gabriel Genesis that proved they could still make astounding music without Pete.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2013 at 20:44
Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Originally posted by dr wu23

It surprises me that Entangled got the most votes. Other than a nice melody there really isn't anything particularly  proggy or special about the track.
Dr., how could you say that ??
Been listening to Genesis from the beginning and bought Trick when it came out on vinyl......I always thought Wind was a better LP. ...and Entangled just doesn't do that much for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2013 at 09:34
^ the main chorus of ENTAGLED doesn't do a whole lot for me. It's the deeply melodic Mellotron solo that grabs me and hits me pretty hard. It's very beautiful. You just gotta go through half the song to hear it though. ;)
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Originally posted by progbethyname

^ the main chorus of ENTAGLED doesn't do a whole lot for me. It's the deeply melodic Mellotron solo that grabs me and hits me pretty hard. It's very beautiful. You just gotta go through half the song to hear it though. ;)

ENTANGLED*
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2013 at 23:08
Originally posted by Michael678


Originally posted by progbethyname

^ the main chorus of ENTAGLED doesn't do a whole lot for me. It's the deeply melodic Mellotron solo that grabs me and hits me pretty hard. It's very beautiful. You just gotta go through half the song to hear it though. ;)

ENTANGLED*


My spelling errors...I do this a lot. You know I meant Entangled? I hope.
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Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by Michael678


Originally posted by progbethyname

^ the main chorus of ENTAGLED doesn't do a whole lot for me. It's the deeply melodic Mellotron solo that grabs me and hits me pretty hard. It's very beautiful. You just gotta go through half the song to hear it though. ;)

ENTANGLED*


My spelling errors...I do this a lot. You know I meant Entangled? I hope.



ahh, well im helping you in fixing this stuff and learn better for next time.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2014 at 19:34
Man. This album still does it for me. Anybody else feel that other than Seconds Out, this is Phil Collins's best vocal performance with the band? I do. ;)
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I could never get into this album. The band lost it's grit and every song on the album has this cheesy "smooth" sound to the playing and production. 
The softer songs, to me, are just really awkward sounding ballads coming from this band.
Though, Dance on a Volcano is probably the song closest to being an actual progression from the Gabriel-prog to Collins-era without failure, But even then, it just has this sound to it where it's like every note is a silk pillow. 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote genbanks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2014 at 20:39
On the top 5 Genesis albums

ThE best for me is MAD MAN MOON an all time favourite of mine followed by Ripples and Squonk
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Definitely  Entangled first then  Ripples and Dance on a Volcano .
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