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4 stars I'm not even trying to say what's this album about. OK putting it very short (it won't tell you anything anyway) this is a controversial story of guy named Rael. Peter Gabriel should rot in jail for that story but seriously it's a bit shocking and a bit bizarre. Never mind. Everytime I listen to In The Cage I know why it's the best Genesis release. Because it's more dynamic than anything they've ever done. Well to be honest I can find some pretty thrilling elements on Nursery Cryme or Trespass but this time Genesis decided to go further. Back In NYC is so agressive and I almost hear Peter Hammill in that song. Yes, Gabriel had mighty voice. Unfortunatelly he didn't show it too often. But this is thrilling. Hairless Heart as one of the few instrumental pieces on here is probably the best part without vocals on the album. Very good melody. Counting Out Time is Beatlesque pop tune. I really enjoy this one especially lyrics and this catchy chorus. Lillywhite Lilith is amazing short piece of music. It's probably the most innovative track on the album. The proportions are very similar to what hard rock bands did later in 80's. Decade later! Lamia is beautiful pure progressive rock song with really touching lyrics. I love this one. Colony Of Slippermen like In The Cage, complex and very dynamic. I don't really dig last few tunes after the Light that Dies Down On Broadway and that stupid experimental Waiting Room (King Crimson's complex?). The rest of the album is brilliant. The first I bought this album on tape and it was the whole thing on one tape. When I bought 2 CD set I still listened to that tape anyway. To me it sounded better on tape but guess it's the best when listened on analogue album. 4.5 stars.
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