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Quote from: FiorinaFury161 on Sep 09, 2017, 01:22:42 AMPink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds (music from the film 'La Vallée')
Quote from: FiorinaFury161 on Jan 14, 2018, 03:01:59 PMThere are many reasons why Genesis are my favorite overall band... this album could be the number one or two reason. Many of the band members were going thru interesting points in their personal lives, especially Peter Gabriel, when they were writing and recording this double album. PG announced he would be leaving the band, and Phil jokingly said "Well, we will just become an instrumental band (laughs)." It is a concept album about a juvenile Puerto Rican youth named "Rael", and his insane adventure in (then) 1970s NYC underworld. Some people describe this album as the monumental "Acid Rock" album SpoilerAnd I can confirm this after tripping on it [close]and it is surprisingly looked oddly at by the band years later. When the tour for The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway began, the band played the entire album every night (they were exhausted when it concluded) and did not know what to expect from the fans coming in expecting to hear classics from Foxtrot, Selling England By The Pound, etc. The band was shocked to learn everyone really enjoyed it and did not mind missing the classics. After playing the album, the band would end the concert with inter-tying tracks of The Musical Box and Watcher Of The Skies. While no full concert footage exists, many hardcore fans created what they could with bits and pieces of footage that was recorded.Much like the synchronization of Pink Floyd's Darkside of the Moon with The Wizard of Oz, someone mixed TLLDOB with Disney's animated classic Alice In Wonderland and it works too. My friend burned me a copy on DVD and I am very glad he did, as it was taken down a few months later and has never returned since. So, I certainly could go over every track (23 overall), but I will not. All I can say is this album changed my life forever and holds a special place in my musical heart. If the band could have ended Peter's time in the band perfectly, it is this album. Simply mind blowing music by the band and hauntingly real lyric (and flute solos) by PG. Classic tracks like The Carpet Crawlers, The Lamia, The Colony of the Slippermen, Counting Out Time, it. and so many more. When I saw Steve Hackett (the guitarist) live in 2010, he shockingly played my favorite song (posted below) and I was in bliss to hear it live. I was literally feet away from him too in the first row. While I highly doubt the band will ever tour again, to hear what I could live with SH and the Canadian cover band The Musical Box (the only authorized band by Genesis to recreate their 70s era concerts) I will always treasure. Infinity/10http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k9X2QtzCvBQ
Quote from: FiorinaFury161 on Jan 18, 2018, 12:34:45 PMYep. Here it is. IMO, the greatest album of Progressive Rock ever. Worthy of a track by track breakdown? You bet.Dancing With The Moonlit Knight - Holy shit, this is amazing in every sense of the word. Outstanding, euphoric, everything. I Know What I Like - Only PG can write lyrics about a lawnmower and a lazy guy and make it sound fantastic. Firth Of Fifth - Some of the greatest keyboards and guitar solos I have ever heard all bundled into one song. More Fool Me - Who knew what was to come with that drummer taking the lead vocals...The Battle Of Epping Forest - Now here is a quite interesting song. Tony Banks has said he never really cared for this song, but the story and music are great. After The Ordeal - Pretty much a complete Steve Hackett solo as a song. Bliss.The Cinema Show - How can a band round out a perfect, unbelievable, unforgettable album? By creating the most epic song ever. The final four minutes of this are just insane to think one person is on keyboards (Banks). Why aren't you listening to this album yet?!?!Aisle Of Plenty - Again, Banks has said he doesn't care for this song and thought of it as filler. Blending into TCS, we are revisited by hints of Dancing With.. to complete the album. Wow.As you can tell, I adore and treasure this album. Highly likely this music is what you hear in heaven. Infinity X infinity/10
Quote from: FiorinaFury161 on Feb 01, 2018, 10:12:50 PMAnother Genesis album worthy of a track by track breakdown, but I will sum it up in one sentence:From the beginning chords of Watcher Of The Skies to the final moments of Suppers Ready, it is a euphoric experience comparable to morphine.Legendary Prog Rock classic in its finest moments.Infinity/10http://img.discogs.com/SxtnD4WJ2Llk6tsTwpnKayMS5mE=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-1907830-1381776432-5498.jpeg.jpgGenesis lost Anthony Phillips on guitar and picked up some guy named Steve Hackett. Oh, they also replaced the drummer with some homeless looking guy named Phil Collins. Think it turned out okay. Although a tad uninspiring, but they all so young and were just finding their signature traits. The Musicial Box and The Fountain of Salmacis are two of my top 8 Genesis songs, which are present here. Infinity/10https://img.discogs.com/jlaqlgFP_PIlGOn573lvSlAGIiw=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-824159-1381773004-9152.jpeg.jpgTheir unofficial debut album, is a heavily underrated piece of art. Extremely mellow and folky, it has an atmosphere they were never able to repeat, which is ok. White Mountain, Looking For Someone, and The Knife are great listens, especially during sad times. Interesting to think how the direction of the band's sound would have been if Anthony Phillips stayed in the band...Infinity/10https://www.metal-archives.com/images/5/0/4/3/504378.jpg?1017A revisit to my Pagan Black Metal days. Kinda sounds like they had Summoning - Lugburz on their mind when recording, as it sounds like Lugburz Part II. Which certainly is a good thing! Good stuff from Germany.7/10
Quote from: FiorinaFury161 on Feb 08, 2018, 11:46:51 PM@ Whiskey: FGTR is their debut, but many unknownst people think Trespass is their first true Genesis album (even tho it isn't )http://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/g/genesis~~~~_live~~~~~_101b.jpgTheir first live album, and dayumm it is great. Great recording and mixing (especially for 1973), shame we didn't get Suppers Ready bc the cover shows Peter in the Magog costume, but that's ok. SpoilerRumor has it some original copies from Belgium DO have the track... [close]Absolutely fantastic in every way, even further listening proof Genesis is my favorite band of all time.Infinity/10
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