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




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4.30 | 3023 ratings

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3 stars 3.4/5.0

I would like to give a higher rating to this album, but sorry I can't! This is simply an overrated album, period! I just LOVE Genesis, from Genesis to Revelation, Trespass, Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Selling England by the Pound... But sorry The Lamb lies down on Broadway is just not as good as many of those album. Sure, it is a great addition to any collection, but the feeling is not there anymore, the show is over, this is the end of the track, Gabriel is now preparing his exit...

I had a hard time deciding between giving 3 or 4 stars to this album (actually, I was hesitating between 3.4/5.0 or 3.5/5.0), but after some thinking I decided that 3 stars is not bad anyway, and it just shows that this is not as strong an album as the previous ones.

Another question: is this prog anymore? I mean, there clearly are some prog songs there, but where is the feeling, the emotion? I enjoy very much the end of the second side, with lot of emotion, but very often there is some "filling" there and there because the album was made so it could be played theatrically and the musicians had to give some time to Gabriel for changing his costumes.

This is a good album, probably essential if you want to understand how Genesis imploded, but 3.4/5.0 seems like a far rating to me.

belz | 3/5 |


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