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ABACAB

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.90 | 58 ratings

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Guillermo
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2 stars This single has an edited version of "abacab" from the album of the same name. Like the original album version, it shows a then "new" Genesis in sound, with more simple songs. In this case, the song has a very monotonous bass pedals and bass guitar part playing by Mike Rutherford, with some keyboard sounds (also "new" then) by Tony Banks, and very present but also a bit monotonous drums part by Phil Collins, also with a "new" sound thanks to Hugh Padgham, a very good recording engineer / producer who also had worked with Collins and Peter Gabriel as soloists, and with other bands like The Police, and with YES in their "Drama" album. Maybe the best "new" part in the "abacab" album was the presence of Padgham`s very good recording techniques. The song has simple lyrics, and by the end of the song it has good synth /guitar solos interactions which worked very well in concert, also thanks to two drums played along by Collins (playing "lead drums" along with Rutherford and /or Banks) and Chester Thompson. This instrumental final part was cut in the single version.

"Another Record" in the "B" side of this single is the final song from the "abacab" album, with some influences by New Wave music, good drums by Collins, and a keyboard playing some melodies on most parts of the song sounding like an harmonica. With lyrics asking the listener to play "another record" after lsitening to the "abacab" album. "Another Record" was the only song from the "abacab" album which never was played in concert.

Guillermo | 2/5 |

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