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5 stars The first proper Genesis album, the previous "From genesis To Revelation" can be considered a youth sin based on undetermined direction and naivity, but with this album Genesis has made up their mind about their future direction, and the direction was Progress, for the coming years they will continue to explore the progressive scene, but never as good as on this album (IMO).

The line-up that would reach world fame was not yet in place. Gabriel was still with Genesis, and Phil Collins' seat was kept warm by John Mayhem, and they even had a guitarist. On this album the guitar was played by Anthonie 'Ant' Phillips, who suffered from stage freight, and was replaced with Steve Hackett after this album.

Even though most people consider Trespass and also Nursery Cryme to be a warm-up for the coming classic albums (Trespass till The Lamb) I think it stands out as one of the most beautifull intricate melodic albums I know, with soft arrangements, delicate drumming, and fabulous bass and piano/keyboard interplay that builds up the songs to climaxing finals. Genesis' music is more based on structural symphonicaton of the songs than on individual solo's, and on Trespass they manage to make the songs really cohesive and with sense of purpose. Just Fabulous.

The best songs on "Trespass" are; "Looking For Someone", slow soft build up, posponing the ultimatly strong final section, really fabulous, especially the drumming and keyboards make this song fabulous. "White Mountain", A song about Fang a wolf from the White Mountain, who defy's his destiny and challanges One Eye for leadership of the pack. Beautifully set to music. "The Knife" Brilliant rock song you just have too listen to it yourself. "Some of you are going to die. Martyrs of course to the freedom that I shall provide"

I didn't mentioned every song, but there's no need for that since I think all of you should get up and buy this record emidiatly, and listen to it yourself. IMO this is Genesis' best record to date, maybe the production seems a bit lacking, but that doesn't alter the fact that this is one great album. GET OUT AND BUY THIS :)


DeathRow | 5/5 |


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