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The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Import]

Genesis Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (20 Sep 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000002J1S
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 183,682 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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 Crawlers
See all 11 tracks on this disc
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
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Product Description

When it comes to making albums of epic proportions, few rival this magnificent production that a trip the band took to New York City inspired in 1973. The underlying story is of a street kid named Rael who, thanks in part to the realities of big city life, undergoes a weird and mystical transformation. Containing extended instrumental sections showcasing the extraordinary talents of Tony Banks, Steve Hackett, and Phil Collins, as well as the expressive vocals and often disturbing lyrics of Peter Gabriel, this is the album that located Genesis truly on the map. --Paul Clark

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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE LAMB STILL STANDS UP 11 Sep 2002
Format:Audio CD
A curious one this; a mass of contradictions. A sprawling, pompous prog-rock concept album packed with taught, snappy tunes. A showcase for the virtuoso musicianship of this most British of progressive bands, but featuring some of the most awesomely tight ensemble playing you will hear this side of a Bartok string quartet. This was the sort of music that punk rock was invented as an antidote for, and yet its obession with the phenomenology of inner city street life was two decades ahead of its time (rap is still going down the same graffiti-strewn alley today).
The story behind the stylish, surrealistic lyrics is that of Rael, a young Puerto Rican graffiti artist on the streets of New York, who finds himself catapulted into a symbolic underworld (a sort of Jungian Hades) where the meaning or possibly the meaningless of his former street life is played out in a series of surreal cameos involving a cloning (The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging), religion (Carpet Crawlers), various sexual urges and anxieties (The Lamia, The Colony of Slippermen, The Doktor, etc.), disorientation (The Chamber of 32 Doors), and death (Anyway, The Supernatural Anaesthetist). The final message about saving one's own self through self-sacrifice is almost but not quite religious, and its curiously cautious optimism does not at all clash with the rest.
This was the last album Genesis made with Peter Gabriel as principal lyricist and vocalist, and the last but two featuring the astonishing Steve Hackett (now a successful solo artist in his own right) on lead guitar. Provided you can cope with the odd few minutes of self-indulgence it ranks as one the band's best albums. It certainly contains some of the best playing and one of the best studio productions of their career.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best concept album ever created!! 18 Mar 2001
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Format:Audio CD
Brilliant! Moody, dark, mysterious and humerous all in one fine prog package. Even for those who can just take or leave Genesis this is a worthwhile purchase for anyone into prog or the concept album. Check out the keyboard work on 'In the cage' and 'Broadway melody' This album is timeless and strangely didn't sell to well on it's release in 1974. This is the last album Gabriel made with the band and in my view the best thing he has ever done.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I was very fortunate to have seen the band on the UK Lamb tour back in 1975 with two nights at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. Absolutely brilliant and I can still remember the biggest impact visually on the first night was the identical figure of Peter Gabriel dressed as Rael and an identical dummy on the opposite sides of the stage at the start of the track, IT. Then it was a major stage stunt. It was impossible for a few seconds to understand what was happening with explosions and strobe lights but by today's on-stage graphic techniques probably very tame.

I have the original vinyl and the first CD released from 1985 (in my view this is a very poor recording). I also purchased the re-mastered UK vinyl box set but due to poor pressing of some of the other albums I gave up. Recently I managed to get a copy of the Atlantic/Rhino USA vinyl box set. Now I finally have a full vinyl re-mastered set that I am happy with. The Lamb re-mastered vinyl is excellent. In my view it lacks the higher frequency range in places vs the original but the bass/percussion is much cleaner and more pronounced in the mix. It gives a softer, less harsh sound.

Although in my view this album was the best recorded/produced of the albums from 1970, it was never one you could use to highlight the sound quality of your Hi-Fi system like for instance the Pink Floyd albums. For me with Genesis this never happened until ABACAB was released when Hugh Padgham joined the fold.

So to the re-mastered CD stereo mix, I find it excellent. Like all the others 2008 re-mastered CDs it has a different sound mix vs the original vinyls. I find it has what I like in a good CD: clear, clean, sound low background noise and the music fills the speakers.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Lamb Lies Down - Rock Theatre Masterpiece 20 July 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is a very odd album. It is the last of the early Peter Gabriel's Genesis recordings and has the air of a coming down to earth experience following albums with Greek myth, fairy story and dream songs on them - even "The Battle of Epping Forest" was mainly humerous. This isn't a funny album at all as Gabriel explores the experiences of a New York street punk, an obviously hallucenogenic drug abuser, called Rael. The loud bits are the best, "Back in NYC" especially, making this more like Who's "Quadrophenia" - as is the story; switch from London and pills and gin to New York and mescal or acid and you've got the same search for the real self - here the all pervading "IT" of Indian mysticism instead of Townshend's God of Love. I'm sorry if I seem to undermine the originality of the record, no one else has mentioned the parralel to my knowledge before - but I mean to praise "Lamb".
Gabriel's vocal performance is one of his finest ever, the music is distinctively Genesis - as differant from any other band as you can get.
But above all "Lamb" is an exercise in Rock Theatre. At a time when David Bowie and Alice Cooper, among others, were doing largely theatrical shows this came with weird costume changes, props and a back-of-stage movie presentation.
When they played it in the States the audience were so spellbound that they often fell silent - misinterpreted as a dislike by some music critics and this was a time when, slowly but surely, Genesis were just beginning to become popular in the States - they have since become one of the biggest bands in the world and "Lamb" is regarded universally as a prog. rock masterpiece.
If you like this get the, later, "Duke" album and the "Foxtrot" album with the extended "Supper's Ready" number - but it doesn't really compare musically with any other rock groups' works
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Creative Tour-de-Force or Utter Nonsense
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is a double-album that can be viewed as a creative tour-de-force or utter nonsense depending on how you like your rock music from the 1970s. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Andy Norton
5.0 out of 5 stars As never before, nor after.
This fantastic album reveal The Genesis at it's hight. The formidable complex, but yet very 'friendly', music,along with Peter Gabriel's fantastic sarcastic and funny lyrics,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Henrik Andersson
5.0 out of 5 stars Genesis - "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway"
This is a CD fantático this band. This CD shows the band enough versatility and boldness with his progressive rock theater. Read more
Published 1 month ago by José Henrique
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
I have the vinyl which is a bit worn by now, so fantastic to get a chance to listen to it all again. Read more
Published 1 month ago by ALISON IN FRANCE
4.0 out of 5 stars GENISIS at there best
Good sound quality , the CD brilliant ,some really classic Genisis at there prime ,with the band interacting well ,Phil takes a back seat
Published 1 month ago by Graham John Cowell
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I bought this when it first came out. It is a long record, and is uneven in quality with some weak songs, and a bit of a weird story. Read more
Published 2 months ago by K. Prygodzicz
5.0 out of 5 stars The best themed album from Genesis, one of the best ever
Genesis with Peter Gabriel at their very best. Keyboard playing of Tony Banks is extraordinary. The music has not dated.
Published 4 months ago by Stephen
4.0 out of 5 stars Peter Gabriel's magnum opus births Genesis' 1974 prog-rock oddysey
This renowned prog-rock concept album from 1974 is the culmination of the Gabriel-era Genesis, different in character from anything the band composed before or since. Read more
Published 4 months ago by The Guardian
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
This is best thing they ever did .. being a bit nerdy, it was better before being remastered, but still great.
Published 5 months ago by JRev
5.0 out of 5 stars A timeless epic from Genesis
A real classic album that tells the story of Rael a Porto Rican Punk , Sadly for some the end of an era . Read more
Published 5 months ago by Andy Phillip Hatchett
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