Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
Took a break from my GG marathon today to continue my exploration of Genesis in 5.1. This one is my favorite as I've mentioned before. The lyrics still mean almost nothing to me. Gabriel's brand of Englishness is fun in a quaint way but I usually just concentrate on the music when listening. I love his voice though, and would rather hear him sing than Jon Anderson or even Ian Anderson - Peter's only real competition as prog frontmen in the '70s. This is a really long album and maybe we could've lost Phil's song, but I'm not complaining. "The Battle Of Epping Forest" still has issues with too many words and not enough musical passages, but I'm not bothered by that as there's plenty of long instrumental sections in these songs usually dominated by Tony Banks' atmospheric solos.
Their best? Probably. Either this or Foxtrot
. I'll revisit Lamb
next week and see if a reassessment is in order.