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2.26 | 113 ratings

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5 stars Carpet Crawlers 99' is simply great. Peter Gabriel sounds as good as ever and the whole band is back at least for this one track. I find the remixing tasteful and successful in creating a single feel with Carpet Crawlers. The added gloss and percussion/synth works very well. A must have. If you can't like this song, you either have a heart of stone or ears filled with wax - 99' brings tears to my eyes. As for the rest of the CD... no good! Not that I don't like the songs included but they have all been edited down and are punchless without being surrounded in the proggy bits which genesis has always had - admit it! - even on follies like Abacab. I'm sure most will agree with me that they would much rather listen to Turn It On Again than their wife's or mother's with-the-times collection of true pop "artists." Collins and the crew are pros and they do have a soft spot for us proggers, witness tracks like The Brazilian and Dominoes, Me And Sarah Jane, Cul De Sac, Duke's Travels and Fading Lights. These aren't lures, don't think they need the 70's cult. If you listen to Turn It On Again through say, twelve times, unless you really are the Machine Messiah of prog music, you'll take a liking to the simple good music of Genesis, commercial and populist as it may be. At least fall for the illusionary reunion! Five Stars.
mcgoverntj | 5/5 |


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