Thursday, 12 November 2009

Genesis -Selling England by the Pound (A True Prog Classic. must hear!)

***Psychelatte says: if you like this you should also like/love "Adonis" by Anyone's Daughter.***
-Another of the greatest prog albums of all time. Hear Phil Collins at his best!
Great lyrics, awesome music, cheerful, funny, again with those essential Medieval touches and references to a bygone age..."See the Green Shields Stamp(s) and shout!"

"Often overshadowed by its immediate successor--The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway--this 1974 album features Genesis concert favorites such as the baroque "Firth of Fifth" and the epic "Cinema Show." It yields the group's first British hit, "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)." Singer Peter Gabriel's heady mixture of dark drama and cryptic commentary is tied to some of the band's most stunning arrangements: Steve Hackett's violin-like guitar melodies on "Firth of Fifth," Tony Banks's synth arpeggios on "The Battle of Epping Forest," and crisp, tight drumming throughout from Phil Collins. Collins makes his Genesis lead vocal debut on the acoustic "More Fool Me." The complex structures and poetic risks taken here may throw fans of later Genesis hits such as the cute "Abacab," but it's well worth coming along for the ride." --James Rotondi

1. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
2. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
3. Firth Of Fifth
4. More Fool Me
5. The Battle Of Epping Forest
6. After The Ordeal
7. The Cinema Show
8. Aisle Of Plenty

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