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4 stars Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett got back with Genesis and they're doing new tunes in the old style! What? Oh...

Well, if you were a fan of old Genesis back in 1983, Marillion came along and took up the style that Genesis had abandoned. If you have any doubts, get your hands on the remaster with Grendel, which is pretty much a dead ringer for Supper's Ready, other than having a coherent theme. And why not adopt an abandoned style? It was a really good one, after all. The band would eventually move away from it, but was nice while it lasted

I'm not entirely sure now but for some reason I quit following the band after getting this one even though I really liked Script at the time. I didn't get back into them until they were doing material more imitative of Pink Floyd (Brave/Afraid Of Sunlight). With Hogarth at the vocal helm, they did finally settle into a style of their own where they are stuck to this day.

For newbies to prog this won't be a bad addition to your collection after you've exhausted old Genesis. Assuming of course you've gotten hooked on old Genesis, are craving more, and don't mind an imitative act.

Slartibartfast | 4/5 |


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