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Foxtrot Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Import


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  • Audio CD (1 Jan. 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000002J1M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 300,108 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Watcher Of The Skies
2. Time Table
3. Get 'Em Out By Friday
4. Can-Utility And The Coastliners
5. Horizon's
6. Supper's Ready: Lover's Leap/The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man/...

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Foxtrot marked a decisive point in Genesis's career. An emerging art-rock band who were building up a growing cult following with a busy touring schedule, this album was an artistic and commercial landmark: It was their first album to chart, reaching Number 12 (rather bizarrely, it made it to Number One in Italy!). Including the classic "Watcher Of The Skies" and Peter Gabriel's whimsically compassionate slice-of-life "Get 'Em Out By Friday", the highlight was the ambitious side-long epic "Supper's Ready". Comprising seven linked subsections, it is a story of two lovers and the struggle between good and evil; certainly it was the most innovative and entertaining piece the band had produced to date. Depending on your perspective, the relatively low production values of the recording could be said to detract somewhat from the impact of the album or to add a pleasantly rough edge to what might otherwise be a somewhat prim sound. --James Swift

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Donvad on 11 Jan. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I have nothing to add to the music - this is a very fine Genesis album, which deserves nothing less than 5 stars.

As I hear it - the actual remix is absolutely very well done, but the mastering doesn't sound optimal on my fine stereo... It is too hard compressed, which takes away some of the relaxation in the all-over sound and also the bass is a bit undefined/muddy in the sound at times. Lately I've heard that they have stopped following the sad trend of too loud mastering, exactly for the reasons described here.

I've never seen the point though - if you want the music louder, just turn up your stereo?!? - with an overpowering level in the mastering, you looses the depth and headroom and when you do turn it up, it gets annoying/tiring to the ears in the long run, which probably wasn't anyone's intention in the first place. In other words, the softer parts in the music will appear too upfront - and the powerful places will sound harsh and muddy - because there's no headroom - not enough place for the individual instruments to stand out - simply put, you'll sadly just end up with less dynamics.

All this said it is definitely not a totally disaster and it do appear with a more lively and defined sound that the "Definitive Edition Masters" series - and on most standard stereos (like two speakers and a subwoofer) you probably won't even notice it. But if they do reprint again some time in the future, I definitely hope that they will consider a new and more musical mastering - the music definitely deserve that.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By B. N. Elbaum on 29 April 2009
Format: Audio CD
I have to disagree with the previous reviewer. This sounds several times better than the previous edition.

I, too, own the definitive edition from 1994. I only bought it a couple of years ago. Compared to more recent remasters from my other favourite prog bands like Yes and Jethro Tull, I always thought the definitive editions sounded very thin. Not only that, but there was audible hiss and distortion on all of them (particularly nursery cryme, the musical box sounded horrible in parts) to some degree.

These recent reissues do sound much better. Though there are some issues with compression, the improvement is absolutely phenomenal. In particular, Gabriel's voice and Collins' drumming are crisp and powerful. These songs actually sound like they are being played by a ROCK AND ROLL band, if you know what i mean. A very important part of the genesis sound is the contrast between etheral melodies and a sort of dark menace. Here, the menace hits harder than ever before, and makes the songs all the more palatable.

If you got the recent remaster of Trick of the Tail and were horrified at the compression, fear not. This is way better (as are all the 1970-1975 remasters) and worth your pretty penny.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is the album where Genesis first showed what a talent they really were. Not one track is throwaway here and the best ones include "Watcher of the Skies". This classic is superbly atmospheric and its opening sounds like modern trance music. Gabriel's voice has clearly matured and provides some in depth character performances on numbers such as "Get 'em out by Friday,". "Time Table," is suitably melodic and has some great piano riffs in it. "Can utility and the Coastliners," has some great guitar solos from Hackett and has stood the test of time well. "Horizons," acts a melodic filler before the superb "Supper's Ready," which features great work from all the band members and is as good as any other equivalent prog-rock compositions of its time. An essential recording by Genesis - one of their best, if not the best.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Karl Morgan on 9 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album illustrates quite simply some of the best prog-rock songs ever created, and culminates in the 20-minute masterpiece that is 'Supper's Ready', a fairy-tale/adventure story which is broken up into a number of different sections, of quite markable contrast (my personal favourite being the head-twistingly impossible 'Apocalypse in 9/8 (Co-starring the Delicious Talents of Gabble Ratchet)' , which sees the band cruising along effortlessly in a 9/8 time-signature in perfect synchronicity as if they were playing 12-bar blues!).
My advice; if you're looking for something challenging, or fancy diversifying your record collection a bit, then buy this album. It's definitely a "sit down and listen to in one go" type of album; and its quite possible that your first listen might leave you saying "huh..? what the heck?", but it seriously grows on you and reveals something new on every listen. Now how many albums can you honestly say that about?
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Oct. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Foxtrot was the album that catupulted Genesis into the spotlight,and followed on from the good work produced on Nursery Crime. It contains some fantastic pieces of brilliance,and well crafted Peter Gabriel lyrics. 'Watcher of the Skies' is a powerful opening track,followed by the beautiful 'Timetable' and the sing-a-long 'Get Em Out By Friday.' Gabriel brings power and thought to his singing,balanced well by Phil Collins,who provides crisp and solid druming. 'Horizons' is a beautiful instrumental,conjouring images of a quiet and serene paradise,with atmospheric acoustic playing by Steve Hackett. The epictrack of 'Supper's Ready' has several brilliant moments... the fun of Willow Farm and All Change,a great Hackett electric guitar solo,the lyrics,Tony Bank's keyboards,the great rythmn section of Collins and Rutherford,and the line about Narcissus...'a flower?' Foxtrot is worth buying for all this and much,much more! Buy it NOW!
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