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Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway CD (album) cover




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4.30 | 3217 ratings

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5 stars Like all Concept Albums, this one is hard to review. The first listen is always akward, but once you understand the story, and link all the pieces, it starts to make sense.

After 20 listens, i can review it. And it basically comes down to disk 1 and disk 2. Disk 1 is a masterpiece. As good as anything they have ever made. Starting with the title song, which has some of the best singing in Gabriels career, to the masterfull Carpet Crawlers, this disc nails it. In the Cage and Back To NYC make you feel on the streets of NY. The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging, Counting out time and Cukoo Cocoon are more happy oriented, and give you another feel to the story of Rael. Musically its aweosme, and all five musicians give their best performances posible.

The second disc is another story. It starts out a little weak with Lilywithe, then has some noisy tracks that dont give that much to the whole story... Anyway, is not that good of a song, but The Lamia, The Colony of Slipperman, and In the Rapids, save it from being ho hum. Slipperman and most of disc two has some of the strangest lyrics i have ever heard, and the story is very debatable to the day.

Overall its a masterpiece. Even with its shortcomings, TLLDOB has classic Genesis songs everywhere that will be rememeberd forever.

Give it a chance like i did. I didnt like it at first, but now i absolutely love it

9.0 out of 10.0

juanvalverde | 5/5 |


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