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2 stars #13 Review

This is where it all started, the band released this album in 1969 but it probably started production when the band conformed in 1967, already over 18 years old the members of the band where when the ablum released, composed of Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Peter Gabriel, Anthony Philips and Chris Stewart (Drums).

I really don't have that much to say on this album, so i'll get into reviewing the songs as always.

1.- Where the Sour Turns to Sweet 5/10 I dig the style on this one, but the song really falls short and it never gives that "moment", it's like a joke that lacks the "punch-line". Still a nice and interesting rythm to start but this is not near what the band will accomplish one year later.

2.- In the Beginning 4/10 Another nice rythm, but this song shows even more that early "garage-made" album quality sound. It feels more repetitive than the last one and it gets boring quickly.

3.- Fireside Song 6/10 Tony Banks showing himself as the heart of the band here, this song feels like a nice departure from the last 2, it's really pretty and feels warm... but gets repetitive as well.

4.- The Serpent 5/10 All instruments are making a bigger presence here, but the song still gets repetitive quick, specially when the instruments stop.

5.- Am I Very Wrong 7/10 The flute appears here, and the atmosphere of this song makes it feel closer to the next Genesis album, this is the best song so far, just the voices need a little more polish... as well as the sound, obviously.

6.- In the Wilderness 5/10 Another song that feels warm and nostalgic, but this song it's mostly made by the chorus, so it gets repetitive as well, the piano ending adds something a little special.

7.- The Conqueror 4/10 I expected this song to be darker judging by the intro, but it got like any other average song from this album. Too repetitive near the end, almost annoying. The guitar ending saves this song from being a 3/10.

8.- In Hiding 6/10 I like the lyrics and what Tony Banks does here, this is another song that's near Trespass, but not quite.

9.- One Day 8/10 What i like in this album it's done in this song, Piano, Violin, Trumpets and a choir in the back, it's another pretty song with nice lyrics. This should be the song that guided this album, it marks what the album should've been in its entirety.

10.- Window 6/10 This song gets increasingly better, the mood is clearly set but i can feel the lyrics through the music, really well done, a little repetitive tho.

11.- In Limbo 5/10 Another song that i expected to get darker for some reason, and also more atmospheric, but it lost it quickly, and then when it got back to those first chords, it's already too late, the "pop" alredy kicked in. It's still not a bad song tho, just average to this album and repetitive as well (with good lyrics).

12.- The Silent Sun 4/10 Similar case as the last song, except that it's worse, like it was made from the most average parts of this album.

13.- A Place to Call my Own 6/10 1 minute with lyrics and the rest with instruments, the instrument part it's really nice and it feels like a testament to what's to come, a nice ending indeed.

13 songs and 1 stands out more and 5 others are better than average, but it has one song that almost made the top worst from the band, or it'll probably be. I give it a 55/100, better score than "Abacab" but the same amounts of stars, i think that i did a pretty fair review, it was though to make, i did this review like 3 times, the first time it was like a 40/100, the second time was a 62/100 and now i inspected it a little more (and also compared a little more with their other works) and it came out this way.

As a side note, i have heard people say that side 1 is better, but i think that both are equally enjoyable.

FalconBleck | 2/5 |


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