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3 stars Like other recent reviewers of this LP, I, too, have come back to this after quite a long lay off, and it is not nearly as bad as some reviewers would have.

Sure, it deserves no more than 3 stars, but, having said that, for fans of Genesis since the old days, no LP since Duke has, with most of us hanging on to longer Banks inspired tracks and the odd gem of a single such as No Son of Mine.

I like Ray Wilson's voice, and I saw them live on this tour. I thought that Wilson was somewhat hard done by.

The title track is excellent, and I also like the atmosphere in Alienm Afternoon. One Man's Fool is a good bookend to the opener, and I quite like the quirky humour in Alien Afternoon.

Yes, Congo is awful, but the remaining tracks are certainly not out of synch with other later Genesis LPs and at least they tried something different rather than a Collins clone.

All Genesis fans retain their love for Gabriel and the earlier Collins era prog records. However, the later LPs all have their moments, and this one is no different.

lazland | 3/5 |


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