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FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.55 | 1343 ratings

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Mcgraster
4 stars Alright all you purists . . . . . ! Eighty percent of the reviewers on this site have rated this album with three stars or LESS. Why? Is it because it's not SEBTP or FOXTROT? Me thinks there's something to that. IMO, this is one of the most underrated records in rock music. How about instead of comparing this to their 1973 release, and thereby rating it downward, try rating this in light of the fact that the songs on FGTR were written between 1967-69 and Genesis were literally teenage schoolboys. It's like saying the best boys football team in the land are rubbish because they could never compete againts the best seasoned professionals. Unfair comparison! Besides, this does rate!! Where the Sour Turns to Sweet, The Serpent, Am I Very Wrong, Silent Sun - these are great late 1960's pop/prog songs. A lot of people compare this album to the early Bee Gee's sound. OK, I guess, I'll grant you that on one or two tracks. But to my ears, FGTR compares much more favorably to early TRAFFIC, especially with all the shakers and tambourines. I can hear Steve Winwood singing most of these songs. Another thing to consider. . . . when an interviewer asked GENESIS themselves, "Which do you think is your worst album", not a one of them said this one!!!!! In fact, they all said AND THEN THERE WERE THREE. Straight from the horses mouth! So why does that CD fare better by most fans than this one? It sure doesn't with me. As a consumer alert, do not put this album on if you want to veg-out and get lost in the music. But I highly recommend it at parties, or when you're working around the house, or driving in your car. Come on all you Moonlit Knights . . . ."We're waiting for you, Come and join us now, We want you with us, Come and join us now"
Mcgraster | 4/5 |

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