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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby Matt Wilson » 02 May 2020, 23:06

I've been saying that about Lamb for years. But I'm playing all the '70s Gabriel Genesis albums again since I got them in 5.1 yesterday. Trespass was the only one I didn't know, and it wasn't bad but not a great album either. The sound was there, but not the songs.

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Postby Matt Wilson » 03 May 2020, 00:08

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Genesis Nursery Cryme

Okay, so this one is definitely better than Trespass. "The Musical Box" is better than anything on the previous LP. That pastoral vibe is still present, and the addition of Hackett and Collins is just what the band needed to kick it up a notch. Gabriel is coming into his own as well. I always forget that it's Phil who sings "For Absent Friends," to me he sounds similar to Pete. If I liked "The Fountain of Salmacis" better I'd say the album was great.

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Postby C » 03 May 2020, 00:55

Matt Wilson wrote:Image
Genesis Nursery Cryme

Okay, so this one is definitely better than Trespass. "The Musical Box" is better than anything on the previous LP. That pastoral vibe is still present, and the addition of Hackett and Collins is just what the band needed to kick it up a notch. Gabriel is coming into his own as well. I always forget that it's Phil who sings "For Absent Friends," to me he sounds similar to Pete. If I liked "The Fountain of Salmacis" better I'd say the album was great.


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Postby Matt Wilson » 03 May 2020, 01:02

It's a great song, and I'm probably being too hard on "Salmacis."

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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 03 May 2020, 08:59

Matt Wilson wrote: Don't know why this box got mediocre reviews on some sites. Maybe the stereo layer is compressed or something - haven't played that yet.


Yes, Nick Davis compressed the shit out of it
he applied compression to individual tracks and then some more in the mastering
to much
if your hearing is intact (we are all getting older)... this is unlistenable
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Postby robertff » 03 May 2020, 14:44

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They sounded very different at the time to anything else that was out there, broad church. Great band.



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Postby Neil Jung » 03 May 2020, 15:18

Matt Wilson wrote:How about a band where every album was better than the previous one? Genesis. The first five LPs are all better than the one before. I would say the first six albums, but I don't like Lamb better than Selling England.


I’d agree with this assessment. SEBTP is generally considered their best album by the Prog fraternity, although admittedly some prefer The Lamb and Foxtrot and some old folks even rate Nursery Cryme!
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Postby C » 03 May 2020, 15:34

robertff wrote:Image


broad church



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Not 'arf!













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Probably not as robust as the afternoon show - Agharta. More laid back and not quite so intense

Seminal and full of music nonetheless







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Postby C » 03 May 2020, 15:54

There is some nice water drums on the aforementioned Miles Davis album.

Unrelated, this is very good:

Nice wet tubs!









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Postby robertff » 04 May 2020, 19:15

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Great stuff.


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Really good album


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Another really god MS album


NP

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So many great tracks on this.


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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby C » 05 May 2020, 13:56

NP

The great late Ronnie James Dio - possibly/probably my favourite hard rock* vocalist

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* = Broad church prog









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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby robertff » 05 May 2020, 15:23

C wrote:NP

The great late Ronnie James Dio - possibly/probably my favourite hard rock* vocalist

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* = Broad church prog

:lol:





But C. you think Lee Jackson is/was a great vocalist!



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Postby C » 05 May 2020, 15:47

robertff wrote:

But C. you think Lee Jackson is/was a great vocalist!



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:o





Come on Rob - surely even you would acknowledged the talents of Ronnie....?

[not Ronnie Wood!]









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Postby robertff » 05 May 2020, 16:41

C wrote:
robertff wrote:

But C. you think Lee Jackson is/was a great vocalist!



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:o

Come on Rob - surely even you would acknowledged the talents of Ronnie....?

[not Ronnie Wood!]


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He was better than Lee Jackson, I'll give you that, and Ronnie Wood :D


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40 years ago tonight

I was there. On the floor about 15ft from the stage. Dead centre.
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Postby Lord Rother » 06 May 2020, 20:52

Finally got around to ordering this, and what an absolute beauty it is. AOTY contender for sure.

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby Matt Wilson » 06 May 2020, 23:09

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Genesis - Foxtrot

Well, in continuing with my premise that each Genesis album from their early years is better than the last, I've come to Foxtrot, the best yet. The acoustic guitars are still here, but the vibe is different. It rocks, for one thing. I don't know what Pete's on about in "Supper's Ready," but I guess it doesn't really matter. It's epic in every way, and "Watcher of the Skies" opens the LP in the grand manner reminiscent of "The Musical Box" on the previous record. The 5.1 mixes of these early albums are outstanding. I've always had issues with the muddiness of the CDs, but the clarity of the SACDs is eye-opening (or should I say "ear-opening?).

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby C » 07 May 2020, 10:55

Matt Wilson wrote:Image
Genesis - Foxtrot

Well, in continuing with my premise that each Genesis album from their early years is better than the last, I've come to Foxtrot, the best yet. The acoustic guitars are still here, but the vibe is different. It rocks, for one thing. I don't know what Pete's on about in "Supper's Ready," but I guess it doesn't really matter. It's epic in every way, and "Watcher of the Skies" opens the LP in the grand manner reminiscent of "The Musical Box" on the previous record. The 5.1 mixes of these early albums are outstanding. I've always had issues with the muddiness of the CDs, but the clarity of the SACDs is eye-opening (or should I say "ear-opening?).


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Postby Matt Wilson » 07 May 2020, 18:20

And here's the complete Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JszTrQd ... gs=pl%2Cwn