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IN TOO DEEP

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.07 | 45 ratings

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FalconBleck
2 stars #52 Review Continuing with the YT available singles that are the same in there as described in here, its the turn of this single's 7" version, i have literally found nothing about the 12" version (or a 7 minute version of I'd Rather Be You) so i don't know what that's about.

1.- In Too Deep: Exactly the same as the album version, the closest you will get to a naked piano sound in this album, and what a weird track though, behind its ballad mask there are some pretty interesting decisions made by Tony Banks. The track has a nice progression into different sections, they don't feel extreme at first hear, but in more listens you will notice that the changes are there and constantly. I would rather listen to this one everyday than Throwing It All Away, but that's my opinion, that track is pretty too, is just that this one has the weird edge that wins for me.

2.- I'd Rather Be You: A fun B-side that sounds like a Sega Genesis/Mega Drive sonic song, maybe because the sound chip that the Sega Genesis uses is the exact same that many popular keyboards used in 80s, i haven't done my research but there's a chance that the keyboard used in the song has the same chip. Overall, its very repetitive, very pop, with just one cool change really, the bass is very classic 60s pop though, similar to a Phil Collins cover song called "You Can't Hurry Love", but with a Genesis twist, so its more layered and with the change already described. Of all repetitive pop b-side songs that Genesis did, this one is the least annoying and it doesn't overstay its welcome, it lasts as much as it needs.

Back then this was probably the only way to listen to this B-side officially, then it was the turn of the compilations, almost 14 years later, but now its online, so this is really just a collectors item, there is not much especial about this release, and also, i just read that in the UK this single came up with Do The Neurotic, wich is a fantastic track, but regardless, only collectors would want this nowadays, and even i don't care much because both songs are on Archive 2 that i own.

FalconBleck | 2/5 |

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