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TRESPASS

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.14 | 2649 ratings

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Arsillus
4 stars And thus is begins.

After the train wreck From Genesis To Revelation was, Genesis somehow got their act together and released their first classic album in 1970, Trespass. The short, poppy songs that dominated the first album have been replaced with longer and more complex passages, not to mention the "classic" Genesis sound that would dominate until Peter Gabriel's departure. The album is full of Mellotron, flute, lush melodies and acoustic guitar, giving it a special and ethereal quality apart from the rest of the Genesis catalogue. Gabriel's lyric writing already seemed full bloom by this time as he presents focused writing, as strong as anything else he did with Genesis.

Of note is the band's line up, yet to include guitarist Steve Hackett and drummer Phil Collins, currently with Ant Phillips and John Mayhew (respectively). Don't let this turn you away, though- Trespass is an essential Genesis album along with the likes of Foxtrot and Selling England By The Pound. While subsequent versions of songs off Trespass may be stronger with the "classic" Genesis line up, they can't match the special quality found on Trespass. In all, Trespass proves to be a great progressive rock album that no prog fan should miss.

Arsillus | 4/5 |

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