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Selling England By the Pound [VINYL] Original recording remastered

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  • Vinyl (6 May 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00ANMA9L0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Blu-ray Audio
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,097 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight (2008 Digital Remaster)
2. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) (2008 Digital Remaster)
3. Firth Of Fifth (2008 Digital Remaster)
4. More Fool Me (2008 Digital Remaster)
Disc: 2
1. The Battle Of Epping Forest (2008 Digital Remaster)
2. After The Ordeal (2008 Digital Remaster)
3. The Cinema Show (2008 Digital Remaster)
4. Aisle Of Plenty (2008 Digital Remaster)

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Record Collector – April 2013 - ****
“Hitherto untapped clarity and punch”

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4.7 out of 5 stars

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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Neil Pedliham on 27 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray Audio
I'm assuming anyone interested in this disc is going to know the music already so this is simply a review of the first of the new format that I bought.

I have the 2008 digital remaster CD for comparison which is not a bad disc as Redbook CDs go.

My sound system is mid to high end with a universal disc player going through a matching AV receiver, distributed to a subwoofer, 2 large floorstanding main speakers with a small double at the centre and small singles at the back and rear.

The packaging of this disc is pretty basic with nothing more than was on the CD really. The leaflet inside seems to have been put together in haste and with cost in mind (see if you can spot the mistake in the lyrics) and there's no detail about the content other than lyrics and one basic track listing. A bit disappointing.

But to the music itself. The options on the disc are:

2.0 stereo LPCM
2.0 DTS Master Audio
5.1 LPCM
5.1 DTS Master Audio

I listened to all 4 versions back to back using one track only - The Cinema Show, as I feel this has the most variety of sounds and instruments.

I like to play all my audio discs (CDs, SACDs, BluRay) using analogue out from the player but because of the way this disc is set up, I had to launch it using HDMI out in order to get the menu on screen and then switch back to analogue. The normal colour button navigation does not seem to work for me on this disc and in the absence of any help from the inadequate sleeve notes, it was the only option.

Firstly, any one of these versions is a marked improvement over the CD with noticeable improved detail, separation and clarity. To my ears, there is no audible difference between the LPCM and DTS MA 2.0 versions.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Touring Mars VINE VOICE on 16 Feb. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Produced before Genesis were a singles band, 'Selling England By The Pound' hasn't got as many (if any) really well-known songs (with the possible exception of 'I Know What I Like'), but don't let that put you off. At times, this is Peter Gabriel's Genesis at their best. Note-perfect throughout and full of Gabriel's surreal humour, the lyrics are a real strong point... infact the album's title was taken from a Labour Party manifesto, which claimed that the Tories were 'Selling England By The Pound', and this theme is taken up (immediately) at the beginning of 'Dancing With The Moonlit Knight' (which is effectively the title track)... it begins the album brilliantly, with Gabriel singing unaccompanied "Can you tell me where my country lies?"
Ironically, "I Know What I Like" was Genesis' first 'hit', but didn't pander to popular taste (as they later would do frequently). Rather, it's as eclectic and weird as anything that Gabriel's Genesis are famous for. With crazy lyrics ("There's a future for you in the Fire Escape trade...") and an incredibly catchy chorus, it remains a staple favourite of Genesis fans. But at a mere 4 minutes, (a more conventional song length), it was unusual territory for a band still prone to 8-10 minute tracks.
"Firth Of Fifth" showcases the talents of the musicians in the band, specifically Tony Banks on piano (and keyboards) and the brilliant Steve Hackett on guitar. For me, this is the stand-out track on the album, and summarises what pre-Collins Genesis was all about. "The Battle of Epping Forest" is a typical Gabrielesque tale, but is a tad overlong and takes away some of the impetus of the album. "More Fool Me" is a prelude of things to come, with Phil Collins coming out from behind the drums to lead vocals.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Ratnaz on 19 Oct. 2006
Format: Audio CD
This sort of stuff evidently isn't for everyone. "Prog" rock in general, and Genesis in particular, have had abuse heaped on them over the decades, and there is no sign of the torrent slowing down. Adjectives such as "pretentious", "overblown", and my favourite, "self-indulgent" should ring a few bells.

I can only assume by the sense of rage which which most of the insults are slung, that there is a great deal of frustration and anger on the part of the slingers. Not everyone can handle listening to 15-20 minutes of continuous music without feeling at best bored, at worst threatened. It depends on your attention span.

Anyway, to the album..... this is perhaps Genesis' most "threatening" album if you go by the above sentiments. If you want a bunch of catchy songs which make you feel cool and rebellious, please don't go anyware near it - get something by the Buzzcocks.

The music shows incredible depth and richness, unheard of in "popular" music in my opinion. This is particularly prevalent in Firth of Fifth and the awesome Cinema Show (which I think is my favourite Genesis track). There is a huge degree of originality here; I'm sure Genesis were a prime influence on music in the later 70s and 80s, whether you think this is a good thing or not.

Apart from the tracks mentioned, Epping Forest and Moonlit Knight stand out: frequent, well-judged, fascinating tempo and mood changes you can't keep up with. Wardrobe is perhaps the most accessible track but with plenty of weirdness to go around. I think another reviewer mentioned this track was on TOTP, and Tony Blackburn hated it because he didn't understand it. What better advert do you need?

Anyway, probably my favourite Genesis album, or at least equal with Foxtrot...... Long live prog rock!
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