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5 stars Selling Genesis by the pound

What could I possibly add about an album that has over 300 reviews already? Not much, really. I too think that this is a masterpiece and thus that its status here is well-deserved. This is one of those albums that defines progressive Rock. If you don't know what progressive Rock is (as you surely do if you entered this website) then you should take a listen to this album (in addition to a few other ones by Yes, Jethro Tull, etc.).

The distinctive voices of Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins, the unique and distinctive guitar sound of Steve Hackett, the fantastic keyboard playing, bass and drums by Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins respectively are extremely impressive. These five extremely talented people were all in the same band! Also, all five of them had that certain special something that you might call "star quality" (and as you probably know they all had more or less successful solo careers). Yes is the only other band I know of that could make that claim. Not even The Beatles had as many as five unique talents among their ranks.

Selling England By The Pound was the peak of the Peter Gabriel-era Genesis. It has some of Genesis' very best and most classic material on it. I cannot mention any favourite tracks because I would end up listing them all (possibly apart from More Fool Me which is slightly out of place here, but has its qualities).

A Prog classic if there ever was one. Absolutely essential for absolutely everybody!

SouthSideoftheSky | 5/5 |


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