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Selling England by the pound-A Magum Opus,
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1980.Listening to Radio One.Steve Wright in the afternoon.6th form school common room.On the radio a song is being played.It sounds different and not you're usual radio one song being played in the early eighties.I became curious to know what the song is and who is performing it.Peter Gabriel.Games without frontiers. Days later and I'm in the local music shop.Playing on the turntable is an album by the group Genesis.I know who they are - Turn it on again;Follow you Follow me but the music being played here sounded very different to the music of Genesis of the eighties.The vocalist is different too. I enquire from the assistant the name of the album that is being played.Selling England by the pound.She then shows me the album.The cover painting is striking.The guitar solo at the moment is hauntingly romantic.Fifth of Fifth.Turning over the album they're the song titles and personnel.One name stands out.Peter Gabriel. Genesis previous albums were all excellent.Each album increasing in song writing and all-out song structure. However with this album they achieved something extra.That something extra in song writing and performance. A classic album and I recommend it to anyone who likes they're prog rock and who are into all things English.