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3 stars The Light Dies down on Broadway ////// Thanks to many Collaborators , i had the chance now to improve my reviews to the best i can regarding our opinion in progressive works in general .. About The lamb Lies down now , this double release since 1974 still confusing me up till now . Simply because i've been through many Genesis releases between 1969 & 1974 . So ,,, it was not easy to accept this work after Selling England , Nurcery cryme , Foxtrot . It's a good work indeed , but not after 4 masterpieces , cause in my opinion it's not . Reviewing this double album ( i have it on vinyl) as it must be done , due to many facts . It came to my mind an idea that this album must be called The light dies down on Broadway ,, WHY ........................ A satisfying entrance ( i like it much more on the double live ) This track puts you in the mood of the act . 4 stars . Here comes the flood with Fly on a windshield , one of three best tracks of the album , Peter's voice is taking the right space to deliver the message of the lyrics , but no sign of the group in general . 4.5 stars . The story continue with Broadway melody of 74 , the strings entrance simply magical , but it's not essential in 0.38 seconds . Still , cannot be separeted from the whole work . 3.5 stars Cockoo cocoon , easy going but has a lot of meaning for the story told by peter . 3.5 stars The Cage ( 8.13 mnts ) A very well crafted track , simply the Genesis team in action , progressive at best stages , satisfying keyboard touch fromBanks , Phil at his best on the drum kit , Amazing vocal from Peter . 4.5 stars . Now it's time to divide side one into two stories . Nice & acceptable start with the Grand Parade , by using wisely the Genesis usual march to remind us that they are still performing . 4.5 stars . Back to 1974 , when i first had the chance to discover this album , honestly i could'nt tolerate peter's vocal at that time , but after many times it was OK , after all i love his voice . 3.5 stars Hairless Heart , the same old trick from Genesis to keep you in the mood of their act . Really satisfying keyboards touch , but , instrumental on the first place . 3.00 stars . Counting out time , the Genesis style after 1982 , i can still skip it anyway . 2 stars . The carpet crawl , Peter's dominating again with his superb voice , but no sign for the team as soloist , only some assistance . 3.5 stars . Lily white Lilith , i can also skip it for the sake of the whole work . 2 big STARS . The Waitig Room , progressive rock crossing the high points . But ,,, Just satisfying . 4 stars . Anyway , like many other tracks , but when you love Peter's voice , you have to shut up and listen . Simply 3 stars . Here comes .... In many ways an oriental touch is involved in it . Still , I love this track for many reasons , and , cannot be separated from the concept . 4 stars . The Lamia , is a repetitive touch from old releases from Genesis , nice piano touch & good vocals in it . 3.5 stars . Silent Sorrow ... 2 stars , annnnd , don't ask for the reason please . Colony of slipperman , as always in this album , peter's voice is dominating , , no sign for Hackett or Banks , not even Collins , with some minor exceptions . 2.5 stars . Ravine ................... 2 stars . Riding the scree , it's in fact the only track that belong to Tony Banks in this album . 4 stars . THE LIGHT DIES DOWN ON BROADWAY .............. Exclusively best track on the album . it worth the entire work in general , i even spend my pennies to get only this track . Really Amazing entrance full of feelings , intoducing the band in perfect shape . 5 Stars indeed . CONCLUSION ,,,,,,,,, After all this was a Peter Gabriel 's work . Apparently proggers must be divided in rating this album . Still , it satisfies me more to say that i really liked it , but in my opinion it's not essential work from GENESIS . So Sorry to be honest in this regard .... Tracks Toni ..

trackstoni | 3/5 |


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