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SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.64 | 4035 ratings

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Norbert
4 stars The best album of the entire prog history? Or just the best album by Genesis? Well, neither really. The album starts wonderfully .Dancing with the Moonlit Knight is a masterpiece in itself. The acapella section is incredibly goodland shows well what a masterful vocalist Peter Gabriel is. The song contains a superb guitar solo by Steve Hackett. The lyrics are excellent, too. The almost pure intsrumental Firth of Fifth is truly gorgeous. One of the best performances by Tony banks and Steve Hackett shines again. Very catchy and uplifting track. The Battle of Epping Forest is another excellent track. Very well done lyrics and weird vocals by Peter. How great song can be written about a stupid gang fight! After the Ordeal is a good transition track with nice melodies. The Cinema Show/Aisle of plenty concludes the album perfectly. Great instrumental pasasges and emotional vocals. More Fool me spoils the album a bit. It is sung by Phil Collins, but not this fact is the problem. This song is simply boring. Better to skip. Quite annoying after Firth of fifth. I Know what I Like is significantly better, but it's not a great song either. Summary : The album provides great musicianship and excellent songwriting, it contains many great solos by Steve Hackett(this is always good news.), but because of the two weaker songs, I don't rate it with 5 stars. A must for any collection , though.

Norbert | 4/5 |

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