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1 stars Yes, this is a bad album. I'm sorry to have to give it one star, but as this is simply the worst album i have in my collection, i really can't give it any more.

Most people who don't like this album blame the production and say that it suffers from the same horrible string arrangment-curse which made Yes' "Time and a word" and Beatles' "Let it be" among the weakest of the respective groups. I am not going to be so generous. The music on this album, in addition to the strings and bad production, is simply bad. One track that i used to like was "That's me", and then i found out that it's not even on the album in the first place, but a bonus track. There are some nice melodies, like in "fireside song" and "in the wilderness", but there is absolutely nothing worth rasising your eybrows for, it's unoriginal, unchallenging, and Tony Philipson's guitar has a terrible sound on most of the tracks, and there is, of course nothing of what consitutes the classic trademark Genesis sound, since Hackett isn't even on board, and Banks isn't yet what we will soon become, banging on his ol' piano.

To be honest, though, i am not a terribly big fan of Genesis to begin with, i have grown a serious allergy towards Peter Gabriel's voice, especially. If you are, i am sure that there will be something of interest on "From Genesis to Revelation", and it will certainly be interesting so see how the band developed in just a few years, but i can't recommend this album as anything other than a curiosity.

Evans | 1/5 |


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