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The genesis of Genesis . . .,
This review is from: From Genesis To Revelation (Audio CD)
So, what are you looking for in a Genesis album? Well, that normally depends on whether you're a Gabriel or Collins fan. I tend to like them both, as the evolution of the band from the progie 70's to the latter-day stadium rock of the 90's is interesting to listen to.
This however comes slightly out of left-field (as did Trespass to those who bought this one). As 60's albums go, it's not too bad. As a Genesis album, it's unrecognisible!
It's twee, and a wee bit airy-fairy. It's students feeling about for their prefered sound and not quite finding it. There's a feeling of conforming rather than doing their own thing. The truth of this is confirmed in their recognised 'first' release which was to follow.
For me, no real standouts as such, just a good, well-rounded album with no clue whatsoever of the tidal-wave which was to be subsequently released.