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




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5 stars May I start this review by saying that this is my favourite album of all time, and I think that it always will be. There is so much about this album to love: the music, the lyrics, the incredible concept and story line- you name it, if you're a prog fan, I guarantee there will be something for you in this album. The only double album from Genesis, "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" was to be Gabriel's final effort with the band. There are too many great songs on this album to mention, so I shall list my favourite track from each side. My favorite form side one is "In The Cage". This 9 minute song has more musical styles and influences than you can shake a stick at, as well as mighty vocals from the man himself, Peter Gabriel. Side two's highlight is the infinitely beautiful "Carpet Crawlers", a great progressive ballad that gets me every time. The third side is slightly less spectacular than the first two, but it still has a lot to offer, my personal favourite track being the romantic and surprisingly accessible "The Lamia", which shows real musical diversity from the whole band as well as an incredible closing solo by Steve Hackett. FInally, the higlight of side 4, and in my opinion the best track on the album is another tearjerker-"The Light Dies Down On Broadway". Not much can be said about this track other than there are very few pieces of music that move me to tears, and this is one of them. An absolutely mind blowing album. 5 stars.
cynthiasmallet | 5/5 |


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