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Still a Classic
on November 5, 2012
I'm not really a huge Genesis fan, but this album is amazing. I fell in love with this album in college back in the 80s and then lost it when the '94 Northridge earthquake destroyed all of my vinyl (water damage). I don't know what made me think of this album again and buy it as an Amazon download, but it's still a classic.
The tunes are good and the lyrics all tell stories in a very Lord of the Rings kind of way, with stories of underdogs in battle.
There's one track that stands out as a "single" and seems somewhat misplaced as more of a pop tune, but it's probably the most well known track as one of Genesis's few "love songs".
Most of the tracks are long enough that they seem to segue from one to the next, which makes a nice long uninterrupted mood, but if you pay attention you can still tell where Side 1 ends and Side 2 begins.
This is a great album for cold nights when you don't want to turn on the TV.