Selling England by the Pound

Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
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Based on 85 ratings
1973 Ratings: #6
October 12, 1973 / Release Date
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Charisma / Label
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In each track, Genesis create a different story of England, and, yet, they all intertwine. Be it the humour of Epping Forest, the anger and driving force of the opener, the broad, majestic and sweeping Firth of Fifth, or the supremely delicate and mystical Cinema Show, Genesis convey a great spectrum of emotions all encircling around their proud, foolish, beautiful, sprawling, divided home country. This is the greatest album ever to be dedicated to England, and Englishness, by the greatest ... read more
This album has had the biggest influence on me musically in my life. There's not a single second of boredom throughout this album. I can't count how many times I've listened to it without ever getting burnt out of it. As I changed, this album has changed the way I see music and if I had never found out about this LP, I would not be the person I am today. This has opened me to prog rock, playing instruments, experimental music and indirectly opened me to a lot more genres. I daresay: this album ... read more
It's better Prog album than The Dark Side of Moon TBH.
The best Genesis album, one of the best prog albums, and maybe even one of the best albums of all time. I would argue so. Props to Steve Hackett (along with Jan Akkerman) for inspiring Van Halen to """invent""" tapping and sweep picking.
Dancing with the Moonlit Knigh - 95
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) - 90
Firth of Fifth - 90
More Fool Me - 95
The Battle of Epping Forest - 80
After the Ordeal - 80
The Cinema Show - 80
Aisle of Plenty - 80

Destaques: More Fool Me, I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe), Dancing With the Moonlit Knigh e Firth of Fifth
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Track List

  1. Dancing with the Moonlit Knigh
  2. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
  3. Firth of Fifth
  4. More Fool Me (Vocals Phil)
  5. The Battle of Epping Forest
  6. After the Ordeal
  7. The Cinema Show
  8. Aisle of Plenty
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