|1. Down And Out - Genesis|
|3. Ballad of Big|
|5. Burning Rope|
|6. Deep In The Motherlode - Genesis|
|7. Many Too Many - Genesis|
|8. Scenes From The Night's Dream - Genesis|
|9. Say It's Alright Joe - Genesis|
|10. The Lady Lies - Genesis|
|11. Follow You Follow Me - Genesis|
Wind & Wuthering, for example, seems to reflect a lot of this album with the songs "all in a mouse's night" "afterglow", and the main parts of "eleventh earl of mar". However it is Steve Hackett's touch that keeps that album more interesting, such as the accoustic interlude in "eleventh earl of mar" or the classic introduction to "Blood on the rooftops." Mike Rutherford could not fully duplicate his elegant style, and therefore Tony Banks takes a more dominant role to further fill in the gap that Steve left.
That being said, I enjoy listening to this album. The creativity is definitely still with the three remaining members. The production is above average, the compositions have nice quirks and touches to them. Phil Collins does some inspired, non-typical drum/percussion work in addition to his relaxed vocal stylings. Its middle way between the early 80s efforts and the 70s progressive efforts, so its no surprise that this album can be enjoyed by those on both sides of the tracks. I'd give it 5 stars, but in comparison to previous genesis works its only a 4 star album.
I recently re-discovered And Then There Were Three, and to my surprise, I found out this album to be one of Genesis' best, both musically and lyrically. Oddly enough, my least favourite track here is the most commercially known (Follow You), as the other songs, when slowly digested, have many different and interesting things to offer.
This is not The Lamb, Selling England, et all... and it is definitevly not the horrible sellout of the band's post-releases. This is simply darn good music! I challenge hardcore Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett's aficionados to really listen to this album and to finally give credit where is due.