The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
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1974 Ratings: #30 / 104
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1974 Ratings: #8
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There's a great album in here somewhere. But the concept/lyrics are total bullshit and someone simply just needed to tell Peter Gabriel no on this one in nearly every respect. Phil Collins really was the saving grace of this album though, and some of my personal favorite Genesis cuts as well as prog cuts show up on this album. Just a bit bloated, a bit pretentious, really disorganized, and ambitious to a fault.


Very good.


The best Genesis album in my mind. Ambitious, challenging, interesting but fantastic.

Essential Track - Carpet Crawlers


I mean, it’s alright. I honestly would rather listen to AC/DC sing about rock ‘n’ roll sex then be expected to buy into Peter Gabriel’s mystic, pseudo-intellectual bullshit lol.


Its because of albums like The Lamb that Genesis is considered to be one of greatest progressive rock bands of all time. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway is like going to theatre, you just have to close your eyes and let your imagination do the work. The story mastermind Peter Gabriel created for this is absolutley amazing and magical, creating monsters and ilusions for our main protagonist lost in New York looking for his long lost brother. This is the best Genesis album along side Foxtrot and ... read more


Very good.

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Track List

Disc 1

  1. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
  2. Fly On A Windshield
  3. Broadway Melody Of 1974
  4. Cuckoo Cocoon
  5. In The Cage
  6. The Grand Parade Of Lifeless Packaging
  7. Back In N.Y.C.
  8. Hairless Heart
  9. Counting Out Time
  10. Carpet Crawl
  11. The Chamber Of 32 Doors

Disc 2

  1. Lilywhite Lilith
  2. The Waiting Room
  3. Anyway
  4. Here Comes The Supernatural Anaesthetist
  5. The Lamia
  6. Silent Sorrow In Empty Boats
  7. The Colony Of Slippermen (The Arrival - A Visit To The Doktor - Raven)
  8. Ravine
  9. The Light Dies Down On Broadway
  10. Riding The Scree
  11. In The Rapids
  12. It.
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Added on: August 23, 2013