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Absolutely Brilliant - I'm fourteen all over again...
on 2 October 2009
I remember buying this not long after it came out. I was fourteen years old. In fact I bought Foxtrot and Nursery Cryme, on 12in vinyl of course, within a few weeks of each other. This album just blew me away. I would play it loud when my parents weren't home, I loved the whole album and I know it's rather cliche'd, but I especially liked Supper's Ready. I would read the sleeve notes and the words to the songs over and over again until I knew them by heart. I about wore the thing out on the old tin box we laughingly called a hi-fi back then. I have long since dispensed with vinyl but wish now I had kept my favourites, these two Genesis albums and of course Pink Floyds Dark Side to name but a few.
I have owned several CD versions over the years that have come and gone and recently I bought the remastered version. I don't pretend to be an audiophile, far from it, I just re-bought it because Foxtrot should be, and will be, in my library forever.
I have just played it right through, I am alone at home, my wife is at work, and once again I sit and listen all the way through, reading the words and listening to the story lines. I am transported back to my old bedroom, in the house I lived in with my parents and my sister......and, oh boy, such an emotional charge. Supper's ready is of course the very epitome of that group called Genesis, their very essence, their heart and soul, are contained within this piece, a magnum Opus indeed as one reviewer put it. I suppose if I had to pick a favourite subtrack then I guess it would have to be the grand finale, the seventh track "As sure as eggs is eggs". They went on to perform other great music of course, but for me, Foxtrot was, and is, the cream of the Genesis crop.
Yes I remember it like it was yesterday, I was fourteen, I was fully charged with raging boy-hormones, life was innocent then and this album STILL does it for me. Oh happy days !