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THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.30 | 2892 ratings

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Ivan_Melgar_M
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5 stars GENESIS history is full of contradictions and "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" is one of them. Following the development of their music, after the absolutely dark and imaginative "Foxtrot" came the softer and friendlier "Selling England..." so the logical evolution would have been an even softer album closer to HACKETT/COLLINS era than to any previous release. But Mr. GABRIEL had a surprise, an aggressive conceptual (somehow Kafkian) album designed by and for him, that became the icon of progressive rock.

The songs are shorter but very complex and the concept is hard to understand (Still some fans are discussing what's the central point of Rael's story). It's hard to mention best songs because the whole album is important for the logical sequence of the story and can't be separated into parts without having the risk of loosing the main point of the album.

I believe the claustrophobic "In the Cage" and the tittle song are highlights of this masterpiece that cost me so much time to understand and love.

Ivan_Melgar_M | 5/5 |

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