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5.0 out of 5 stars Genesis's 'Dark side of the moon', 19 Oct 2006
This review is from: The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Audio CD)
One of the greatest masterpieces ever committed to vinyl. Gabriel's weird, wonderful and surreal story of youthful alienation is turned into a musical tour de force by the brilliance of the world's greatest ever 5 piece band. Tony Banks carries the album with such inspired and original keyboard work, which, I for one, don't think has been equalled to this day. But that's undermining the efforts of the whole band who all contribute to a highly elaborate and complex musical feast.

The album is chock full of classics. The title track, 'In the Cage, 'The Carpet Crawl,' 'In the rapids,' 'Grand Parade,' 'Broadway melody,' - all are creative masterpieces. There are also several shorter (and stranger) pieces that on their own might not merit putting on your iPod, but are essential in the overall landcape of the album and the flow of the storyline. The album is a journey - one to listen to from start to finish without skipping songs.

This was Gabriel's last hurrah with the band, and a fantastic way to bow out. It's a crying shame that over 30 years on, there is no DVD, video or any visual record of this remarkable album. Maybe one day...
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