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A WINTER'S TALE / ONE-EYED HOUND

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.61 | 29 ratings

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Matti
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3 stars 20-Year Chronological... pt Six: 1968.

Unlike almost every other 7" single review I've written here, this one's understandably got several reviews already. Encouraged by some airplay on Radio Luxemburg of their debut single Silent Sun / That's Me, the young Charterhouse students under the guidance of producer Jonathan King (who also christened them as Genesis) went on to release this second single in May '68.

'A Winter's Tale' is a good representative of the early GENESIS prior they became the legendary and beloved Symphonic Prog band. The mellow, piano centered parts are slightly syrupy what comes to Peter Gabriel's vocals, while the more powerfully performed chorus parts are actually quite impressive in the emotional sense. Not necessarily as good as the best songs on the album From Genesis to Revelations, but close.

The B sider, a light-hearted little song 'One Eyed Hound', is pretty charming in its own modest way. All in all, it can be said that the extraordinary gift for delicate nuances and dynamics heard in the later prog masterpieces started faintly to exist already on their 60's recordings.

Matti | 3/5 |

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