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3 X 3



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1 stars #32 Review

It's been a long, long time... hasn't it? 14 reviews later, almost a year since my last Genesis review and almost 3 months since my last review here, i said i was going to review Steve Hackett but i have got problems in getting around with it, once i get into one i feel like i'm going to stop when i complete half of the discography, wich is something i don't want to do, i want to complete it like i have done with anything else.

But now i came back for a short Genesis review, so i can easily acoustom myself again to reviewing, and also because i'm going to start with one of the Genesis Revisited albums. This is one of the 2 EPs released by Genesis, so its weird that i stopped reviewing Genesis without reviewing all the EPs.

The cover art is really weird, they're falling into a container filled with singles money, also this is one of the 3 instances of them refering to the number 3 on an oficial release. Yes, i know that the cover art its a parody of The Beatles and the title a parody on The Rolling Stones, i just wanted to give a different commentary on the topic.

- Paperlate 5/10 This is hit material, wich usually doesn't appeal to me, it feels really like Phil Collins because of the horns. They said that they wanted to make a song based on a phrase from a previous Genesis song, and this one doesn't have anything similar to that song (wich is Dancing with the Moonlight Knight) except for the use of the word "Paperlate". I remember thinking that this song was better than No Reply At All, wich right now i don't agree with because someone told me the other week "No Reply At All has more similitudes to The Lamb than Paperlate" or something like that, because of the piano part in that song, while this one is much more simpler, both songs bore me eventually tho but this one does a little more. Fun fact, this song was played without horns once, search for Genesis (Band) Special on youtube, and the playlist (done by me) has the song... but if you just want to skip it, it was played on August 13th of 1982.

- You Might Recall 6/10 I remember liking this one a little, but it never grew more than that to me, doesn't have much interesting going aside from the first few seconds. I classify this as more than average, its catchy, repeats itself a little too much but it's exciting.

- Me and Virgil 3/10 This song was written by Phil Collins himself and he has said that this is one of the worst pieces that he has ever written. I think that this song has an older appealing quality, but at the same time it doesn't succeed to impress and to capture one into another time, feels like one of those attempts that bands make to some older, even the mixing is odd, wich is something i don't usually complain, so in the end the composition ends up being boring and the lyrics kind of bad, as the writer said. Almost at the end, the song takes almost a completely different form, and i think if that was the bigger part here, it could've been something much more better.

So in the end, this was rather disapointing, i'm glad it wasn't added to Abacab, but at the same time i'm not really happy with what Abacab offers, i think that they should've added the Dodo Suite. Also, i want to point out, that if i update my Abacab review, it'll probably get a worse score, because songs 4, 8 and 9 would have a 3 instead of their scores, Dodo would have 1 point more and Me and Sarah Jane 2 more, it's now my favorite song of that album, aside from the Dodo Suite.

Final score its 47/100 wich is the minimum amount, second time i give this score, the first time was Acting Very Strange by Mike Rutherford, wich has only 1 good song... well, this only has one average song wich i care that i couldn't get into.

FalconBleck | 1/5 |


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