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4.30 | 2979 ratings

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5 stars Oh no, not another Lamb review! "Keep your fingers out of my eye. While I write I like to glance at the butterflies in glass that are all around the walls."

Not quite the ratings king for old Genesis in terms of stars and quantity of ratings. It's hard to believe I've been enjoying this album for nearly 30 years now. I didn't catch it when it was fresh.

I'm rather amused by the reviewers that think this album is overrated or don't get what the concept. For those who go this track or that track is weak kind of miss the point. It's like looking at Dali's Hallucinogenic Toreador and saying "I don't like the little boy at the lower right or there's just way too many venus de milos." The concept is never as explicit as say some of Rick Wakeman's earlier stuff. But I think it is basically a concept album about a very strange dream. It's weird and irrational. Things aren't supposed to be coherent or consistent. I have dreams like that regularly.

One of the cooler facts about this album is that Eno provides "Enossification". Eno gets around.

For whatever the Definitive Edition Remaster did improve on sound quality, the CD booklet only had a good reproduction of the front and back cover art. The inner sleeves on the vinyl version had the lyrics with some cool artwork. Now you just get unadorned lyrics. The artwork that came with the written bit that occurs in the middle of the vinyl cover is also missing. I'm afraid that takes away from it really being a "Definitive Edition".

Slartibartfast | 5/5 |


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