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CALLING ALL STATIONS

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.49 | 1014 ratings

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Undertow
4 stars I hadnt heard this CD until 8 years after it was released. I had heard in the past that Collins had left but didnt give it a chance until then. It was great to hear the first chords of Calling All Stations, so raw and heavy. First thing that came to mind was "about time"! Second thing I noticed was no drum machine. Finally a Genesis album without it since ATTWT. Ray's voice is great, earthy and with an emotional punch as well. This CD could have easily been 4.5 stars if they would have left off some tracks, Shipwrecked, If Thats what you need and added Anything Now, Run Out Of Time and Sign Your Life Away. Instead 4 is the max. This isnt cheezy like Invisible Touch and We Cant Dance. Both of which made me loose interest in the band. All the material put out during this time including the B-sides were decent offerings. My only wish is that they continued with Ray and had him in on the writing process from the beginning. Perhaps their next release would have been 4 stars.I absolutely love Ray's solo stuff so could only image what Genesis could have sounded like if Tony and Mike would have given it a chance, the public as well. Finally a good "Rock" album from them and they call it a day. Too bad.
Undertow | 4/5 |

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