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The Crow
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4 stars What a wonderful album!

After the awful (in my opinion) "From Genesis To Revelation", came the album that made the "real" Genesis debut, because this is the first album that sounds to Genesis, although the classic members (Steve Hackett and Phil Collins are missed in "Trespass"...) were not still here, the spirit and the quality of their music are in every track of this great album...

I specially like the Anthony Phillipīs work on guitar here. He played very beautiful acoustic passages in this disc, in a softer and calmer style than Steve Hackettīs playing... This fact make "Trespass" very special, because itīs a soft album, and the strong moments are very few... In later Genesis efforth the Hackettīs playin gives a lot of force and electric feeling, while the Tony Banks keyboards gains protagonism along the albums... But I think the real protagonist of this album (apart of Gabrielīs voice, of course...) is the marvellous Anthony Phillipīs guitar... His playin sometimes is very evocative and epic (White Mountain), sometimes itīs just soft beautiful (Visions of Angels, Dust...), and sometimes itīs strong too (The Knife).

I like very much the Steve Hackettīs playing, but the Phillipīs one itīs maybe more enjoyable and accesible... And this is the best thing I find in "Trespass"!!!

Best songs for me: Looking For Someone (great opening and a clear presentation of the otstanding Genesis potential...), Stagnation (for me the best song of the album, with an impressive keyboard solo...) and The Knife (an advance of the Nursery Crimeīs sound...). But I must say that every song here itīs very good, there isnīt weak songs in this album (maybe Visions of Angels itīs a little repetitive...)!!!

I will give "Trespass" "only" 4 stars, because this album is easily surpased by later Genesisīs efforths and because I donīt like very much the John Mayhew drumming! But itīs a must for all the 70īs prog lovers in itīs softer and relaxing way!!!

The Crow | 4/5 |


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