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5.0 out of 5 stars
How Did I Miss this for 30 years ?, 14 Feb. 2011
I have a curious feeling that I must have had the blinkers on for 30 years since this was first released ! My first ever Genesis album was "...And Then There Were Three", quickly followed by the entire back catalogue. Subsequent years have seen my racks being filled with the entire works of Collins, Hackett, Gabriel and Rutherford, including box sets of Genesis SACDs, but nothing from the guy at the heart of Genesis, Mr Banks (OK, apart from Seven). Still, there is no time like the present for getting acquainted with this work and I have to say that I really like it ! It's the kind of album which grows after a few run-throughs, and now I find myself waking up with a particular sequence or phrase running through my head and lasting the whole day. If I had one tiny dislike it is that "Somebody Else's Dream" is about 2 minutes too long, it's a very challenging piece if you listen intently. However, the reward for sticking with it is the next track "Waters of Lethe" which has just about everything for die-hard Tony fans ! A good 9.5 / 10 for me, and I promise not to wait so long next time !