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Wind And Wuthering

2 April 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 2 April 2007
  • Release Date: 2 April 2007
  • Label: Virgin Catalogue
  • Copyright: (C) 2007 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2007 Virgin Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 50:49
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  • ASIN: B001J8ZRB4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,752 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By stigglesworth@aol.com on 22 Oct. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Simply put, IMHO, the last great Genesis album before it all went downhill. They hadn't had a bad album from 'Foxtrot' to 'Trick of the Tail', and Wind and Wuthering is the last of this great era of Genesis albums.
The Album opens with Eleventh Earl of mar, which is really the stand out track for 'theme' of the album, that, and One for the Vine are just amazing. If you like the instrumental sections of genesis work, then wind and wuthering is definetely no exception. Two tracks in one 'Unquiet slumbers for the sleepers.... and ...In that quiet earth' is a suberb 10 or so minute instrumental that eventually crescendos to a very funky rendition of the Eleventh Earl of Mar theme (which i might add, is my favourite few bars of the album, and i can't help but Bounce to). Other Stand out tracks are 'All in a mouse's night' which for some reason reminds me of 'Robbery, assault and Battery' from Trick in it's structure - (and in it's place, at the start of side two), actually overall Wind and Wuthering is a very succesful evolution from Trick of the Tail, developing a new side of Genesis, that unfortunately only lasted these two albums (although i feel they recaptured some of the magic on 'duke'). another great track is 'Your own special way', which i hated at first, because i can't stand ballads, but after the Middle Eight section with the mellotron, When it kicks back in, really got me interested - Now i love it. Overall, A great album, but needs a few listens to get used to.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By "alan_padgham" on 24 Jan. 2004
Format: Audio CD
An absolute masterpiece as Genesis albums go. 11th Earl is a first-class opener, and it just gets better from there. Phil, having taken over as lead vocalist on "A Trick of the Tail", continues to lend his own unique style to some beautiful lyrics. "Blood on the Rooftops" has a poignancy as it was one of Steve Hackett's last contributions to the band before he left. A stunning finale - the last 3 tracks are segue, a winning formula later repeated on "Duke", with that good old trick of reminding the listener of previous tracks. (In that quiet earth has a great riff from 11th Earl). "Afterglow" really rounds it all off with its powerfully romantic sound. Certainly worth every penny!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan P. Hughes on 8 Oct. 2009
Format: MP3 Download
Ah, 1970s prog rock...
We loved our odd time signatures and our obscure lyrical content - oh, and virtuosity was a given. Mediocre players needn't apply.

So it was with Genesis before it began to fall apart with Peter Gabriel's departure after 'The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway'.

Everyone assumed that Genesis would fold instantly; but Phil Collins, as it turned out, could sing. So, whereas you might not have had the benefit of Peter Gabriel's "characters" within a song, or the opportunity to get all metaphysical whilst trying to talk to your stoned mates about the deeper layers of meaning contained within 'Trick of the Tail', at least we had a passably good album. 'Los Endos' was excellent, actually.

'Wind and Wuthering' was the last album before Steve Hackett's departure. It has its high points ('Blood on the Rooftops')and its low points ('All in a Mouse's Night'). In the case of the former, you have an achingly lovely classical guitar intro, some fantastic chord (& key?) changes that really push you into that 'other place' - the place in your head, where your dreams happen - and a well-characterised, bittersweet lyric. This is what we'd learned to love about Genesis. Lovely. In the case of the latter, you're not far away from trite synth-pop.

'Rooftops' was Steve Hackett's contribution. If Wikipedia is to be believed, he had more to offer to this album, but was faced with opposition from the other members. Subsequently, he left and over the last three decades has produced some fantastic music (provided he doesn't sing... Sorry, Steve).

After 'Wind and Wuthering' came 'Then There Were Three' - in which Genesis, stripped of its personalities, became a pop band.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By M. Blackwell on 30 Nov. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Whenever I hear this album, thoughts go back to the gig in 1977 at Birmingham Odeon, when I saw the boys on the "Wind" tour. The most brilliant concert I have ever been to, showcasing their most brilliant album (more so than Trick of the Tail). This album represents the high-water mark of Genesis's career, before the sad decline through "And Then There Were Three", and "Duke", to the appalling "ABACAB".

Prog-rock is often criticised as just self-indulgent twiddling, but listen to the epic story-telling of "One for the Vine", the lush romanticism of "Your Own Special Way", and the semi-orchestral "Blood on the Rooftops", with its witty lyrics (the Queen, Errol Flynn and Mother Goose mentioned in the same song?) - I'm getting a bit carried away, but you get the picture. If you want the finest example of 1970's British prog-rock, this album is close to perfection. If your acquaintance with Genesis began in 1979, buy this album and hear what you missed.

Incidentally, I know I'm not supposed to comment on other reviews, but I can't let previous comments on "All in a Mouse's Night" go without offering a different view. A weak track? Let's run it through the checklist for Genesis classics: 1. Whimsical/nursery-rhyme lyrics - check. 2.Sublime guitar from Hackett - check. 3. Movements with different time-signatures - check. 4.Climactic, multi-layered ending with Banks playing everything including the kitchen sink - check. Yep, sounds like a classic to me. Definitely one of the best tracks on the album. But hey - don't believe me, buy it and judge for yourself!
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