The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
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Based on 2 reviews
1974 Ratings: #31 / 95
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Based on 94 ratings
1974 Ratings: #15
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November 18, 1974 / Release Date
LP / Format
Charisma, Atco / Label
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Everybody looks up to Foxtrot or Selling England as the quintessential Genesis albums, and I hope a lot more people think of this one. I can wholeheartedly say that the concept of this album is so magnificent that it's better than Pink Floyd's The Wall. There's always something new to listen for, and you can listen to this album fifty times over and still have the same reactions (trust me, I've tried). Also, the band itself is at its peak performance and musicianship. Mr. Gabriel ... read more
An amazing concept album! This album is the skill peak of the band, and it just has so many great tracks. A few of them do not work as single songs, as the lyrics of the album to a high degree are telling a continuing story, but the album as a whole is just fantastic - Especially with the lyrics in front of you.
Best Songs: The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway; In the Cage
Worst Song: The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
An expansive progressive rock opera, not the first band to make one, and thus nothing majorly groundbreaking, like early 70's prog-rock concept albums; however they were really free to explore, and give us an expansive, theatrical almost literary take on a more elaborate Genesis record.
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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