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2.54 | 1213 ratings

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2 stars Not the best start for a band that would become one of the greatest prog rock acts. It's not terrible, it just isn't very memorable. It sounds like other stuff that had come before it (Moody Blues, Bee Gees). This is a pop album and not progressive. The band were supposedly told to write songs loosely based on the bible, and in that case it is not bad. It could've been a lot worse.

That being said, it is not all mediocre. There are some songs that I like a lot. For example, "The Serpent", "In The Wilderness", and "In Hiding" are good songs. "The Serpent" gives a glimpse of what was to come and "In The Wilderness" and "In Hiding" are enjoyable pop songs. The entire album seems to be of a certain time period and has not aged well.

Many refer to Trespass as being their real first album because it has more sophisticated music, also because it is a much better record. From Genesis to Revelation is for the curious listener; it holds a significant historical value. As a record though, it fails to keep the listener's attention. Also, if you buy this album, the money goes to Jonathan King and not the band Genesis. Take from that what you will.

thebig_E | 2/5 |


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