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Sunday, November 16, 2008

GENESIS (ABO #140)


GENESIS
TWO SIDES OF THE STORY
(1970-1997)

I don't think Genesis needs an introduction, they pioneered the 70s progressive rock wave and became the quintessential expression of what progressive quality means. Unlike their peers of King Crimson or Yes, the band's line-up saw very few changes which created a feeling of unity and a slow evolution throughout their career. Even turning pop in the 80s didn't make them lose the Genesis sound altogether.
I've been waiting for the ultimate remasters final box (1970-1975, the Peter Gabriel era) to be released to finally complete this selection so that the sound would do justice to the quality of both songwriting and musicianship and, trust me, it does.
A little word of advice though: I deliberately chose to focus on songs that didn't become planetary hits. Therefore, you will not find the songs that have been overplayed on various radio stations and music tv channels throughout the years. It helped me cook a selection that does not suffer the lack of ambition some of those tracks display. However; if it's the hits you're looking for, you can find it here... (pwd = MOODSWINGS)
I hope you'll enjoy this selection though I'm sure some will think essential classics had been left aside, the hard task of compiling something coherent yet fitting the 3 cds selection lead me to hard choices and I won't deny that all the albums from the 1970-1977 are essential in their entirety but, that, you can find in stores now in terrificly remastered versions!
This is an introduction to the world of Genesis, I hope you'll like it!

Can-Utility and the Coastliners

Blood on the Rooftops

Uncertain Weather





My GENESIS Top Three
1. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
2. Selling England By The Pound
3. Foxtrot


My GENESIS Bottom Three
1. Invisible Touch
2. Mama
3. Calling All Stations

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello! I'm Lucf from MOODSWINGS - please what happened with MOODSWINGS ? :( why? :((((

Ayah Gagöhn said...

Look on the right !
the New Moodswings is here to please you !