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Peter Gabriel


Crossover Prog

3.56 | 626 ratings

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Sean Trane
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3 stars Being a Genesis fans in the later 70's and being a Torontonian at the time , this album brings a lot of memories. It was recoded in Toronto and produced by "local boy" Bob Ezrin (ex-ali9ce Cooper and future Floyd's The Wall). I still remember friends stalking all possible studios in the city to spot The Gabe, even to undue hours of the nights. ;-)

when this album finally got released , it went under intense scrutiny from all of us Genesis addicts, deconstructing the song lyrics for hints. yes Solsburry Hill actually gave us the reasons for him leaving Genesis. But to have called this album prog rock (or art rock), was pushing it a bit. Moribund has cool prog tones , but this is the only track that could be classified as such IMHO. We could be talking of a sort of progressive pop, but anyway what an outstanding pop album it is. Certainly a wide spectrum of tunes are presented to us , from the blues Waiting For The Big One , to the poppiest Solbury Hill. Please not that there is a more definitive version of Here Comes The Flood on Fripp's Exposure solo album.

Outside Fripp, the cast of musicians also gained a lot of recognition from this album and became Gavriel's backing band for a while with Larry Fast and Tony Levin coming to the forefront. If memory serves me well , Wagner and Hunter were the two feuding guitarists in Cooper's Welcome To My Nightmare film. Over all a good pop album but really not a prog one.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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