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5 stars Why is this album barely on the Genesis radar? Quite frankly, this is one of the best Genesis albums EVER. My favourite is probably Wind & Wuthering, followed very closely by this gem. It's like the band suddenly got up and said "Right, pop sucks, let's make some stuff like those Crimson boys are doing". And they certainly did. Musicianship all-round is perfect, Peter Gabriel sounds just as he would in his later years during the 80s, Tony Banks uses his organs to their full capacity, and Mike Rutherford provides his usual inspired bass/12-string work. Looking For Someone - Honestly, this is one of the best induction songs ever. The way the vocals come in right from 00.00.00 catches your attention immediately and never let up. It is an incredibly tight, amazingly arranged prog song, and is one of the high points of the album. 5 stars. White Mountain: Another very strong track, most people say this and the final track are there favourites from this album. I can definitely see what they mean! 4 stars. Visions of Angels: This song reminds me "In The Court Of The Crimson King" as it is a dreamy, epic ballad type song with very heavenly and angelic imagery. 4 stars. Stagnation: A Genesis classic. Or is it? Yes it is, but it doesn't get the credit it deserves. This track opens on a positive, acoustic note and is wonderfully beautiful all the way through, right up to the closing "I want a drink" section. Amazing. 5 stars. Dusk: Although this track is the weak point, it's still not all that bad. It's about half the length of all the others and doesn't really accomplish much, but it is classic Genesis all the same. 3.5 stars. The Knife: What do I need to say about this closing track? Everyone knows this, and it is a Genesis staple. Amazingly disciplined guitar work from Anthony Philips, who creates very fluid passages of guitar mania. 5 stars. Excellent album, don't overlook it just because it is old and unheralded. And yes, it gets 5 stars.
Publius | 5/5 |


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