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5 stars Wow, Foxtrot. Another Genesis epica.

Starts off with the haunting, majestic Watcher Of The Skies. The bass playing really starts to shine on this record. This a wonderful complex song, very well written. (9/10)

Time Table, honestly, should have been released as a single from the record. It's a great short song. Piano driven, good singing and overall beautiful sounding. (9/10)

Get Em Out By Friday, I didn't really find all that interesting. Sort of slow and boring. (6/10)

Can Utility And The Coastliners, completely makes up for the last song! This song satrs off very nice, a little like For Absent Friends. But the singing in this song is beautiful and the guitar playing is very majestic. The instrumental section blows me away. It was very great, especially the synth going into it. (10/10)

Horizons is a short classical guitar interlude. Nothing more than that, it's wonderful. (9/10)

Now, the big one. Supper's Ready. I'm going to go by sections.

Lover's Leap, starts off very folky with the 12 strings ringing. The singing is beautiful and I love the chorus. Hello babe, with your guardian eyes, so blue. Hey now baby, don't you know our love is true. It kills me, it's poetic, it's magical.

I know a farmer, who looks after the farm

The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man, is the more heavier section of the first ten minutes. Beauitful soloing by Hackett really caught my ear. Especially the unison near the end of the section.

To be quite honest with you, we all know it's a good song. To be even more honest with you, I'm lost at what point some of the sections start and end. I just want to say this:

I was listening to Love (60's band) a lot a few years back. I can remember the magic of listening to their records. I whipped one out the other day, I listened to it. The magic was gone. Last year, there was a section of a few months where all I would ever listen to was Genesis. The magic was always there. Last night I pulled out Foxtrot and Selling England By The Pound. The magic is still there. Shows what kind of band these guys are. They have stood the test of time for me. They are all amazing geniuses, and Suppers Ready pulls a tear to my eye at each ending. It's breathtaking. (15/10)

This record is a landmark in prog, because it was one of the first prog records to make an epic song that long. These guys are trailblazers and they have earned their rightful place in the hall of progressive rock.

Treasure | 5/5 |


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