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THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.31 | 3358 ratings

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gok22us
5 stars This might be unusual, but "The Lamb" was actually my first Genesis album. I had previously heard a few tracks, like Watcher of Skies and Dancing With the Moonlit Knight, but these songs just didn't do anything for me. I never understood the hype over Genesis, and Peter Gabriel.

That all changed, as soon as I bought this album for 10 bucks at a used CD shop. I put it on shuffle, and my cd player skipped to track five. In The Cage was the first song I heard on this album.....and any doubts I had about Genesis, instantly vanished upon hearing Tony Bank's flying keyboard solo.

I love this album more and more each time I listen to it. As many have said before, there is some filler, some unnecessary passages (The Waiting Room ticks me off, and the first minute and a half of The Colony Of Slipperman is basically nothing) but the strong moments on this album far outweigh the weaker parts. The album is 94 minutes long. I happen to LOVE 83 minutes of it. There is a ton of good music on this alum.

While the album long, the individual songs are not. Tracks range from 33 seconds to 8:13. You don't have to sit down for 18 minutes and suck it all in (while I love Close to the Edge, and Supper's Ready etc. it can be very hard at first to take it all in.) The songs on this album had an immediate effect on me, and thus this album was a great introduction to a great band.

After listening to "The Lamb," I finally appreciate Genesis, and I have delved into other albums such as the spectacular Selling England By the Pound and Foxtrot. Genesis were amazing, and these albums show it. However, the Lamb holds a special place for me, and if you have not heard Genesis before, this might be a great place to start.

gok22us | 5/5 |

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