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TURN IT ON AGAIN - THE HITS

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.26 | 113 ratings

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AtomicCrimsonRush
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2 stars Ladies and Gentlemen presenting the hits of Genesis with all the prog zapped out of them leaving an empty shell of pop kitsch to grace the music charts and set women's hearts afire. This is quite abysmal with the occasional ray of light with magnificent Turn It On Again with the proggish drum tempo changes and it's followed by the sacharinne sweet sugary syrup of Invisible Touch, and ha ha ha haaaa Mama, Land Of Confusion with nice melody but nothing can save I Can't Dance with that corny tune and meddling dance step.

It gets slightly better with lovely ballads Follow You Follow Me and Hold On My Heart, attracting the female audience to concerts. Abacab (hits edit) is okay and the Gabriel era I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) is a crowd pleaser. No Son Of Mine (hits edit) is definitely a terrific song but I am not keen on Tonight, Tonight, Tonight (single edit), In Too Deep , or Congo (hits edit). Admittedly I'm a fan of Jesus He Knows Me with its catchy hook and lyrics.

This is followed by dreary That's All, Misunderstanding and Throwing It All Away. The version of Carpet Crawlers (1999 Re-recording) is not an improvement and really should stay on Lamb Lies Down on Broadway where it belongs.

So overall it's Genesis for the non prog fan and it is not a pretty picture by any standards. Certainly grab it if you see it in a bargain dollar bin but its a mere decoration for collectors only.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 2/5 |

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