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The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (2CD) [Original recording remastered]

Genesis Audio CD
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Disc: 1
1. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
2. Fly On A Windshield
3. Broadway Melody Of 1974
4. Cuckoo Cocoon
5. In The Cage
6. The Grand Parade Of Lifeless Packaging
7. Back In N.Y.C.
8. Hairless Heart
9. Counting Out Time
10. Carpet Crawlers
See all 11 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Lilywhite Lilith
2. The Waiting Room
3. Anyway
4. Here Comes The Supernatural Anaesthetist
5. The Lamia
6. Silent Sorrow In Empty Boats
7. The Colony Of Slippermen (The Arrival/A Visit To The Doktor/Raven)
8. Ravine
9. The Light Dies Down On Broadway
10. Riding The Scree
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When it comes to making albums of epic proportions, few rival this magnificent production that a trip the band took to New York City inspired in 1973. The underlying story is of a street kid named Rael who, thanks in part to the realities of big city life, undergoes a weird and mystical transformation. Containing extended instrumental sections showcasing the extraordinary talents of Tony Banks, Steve Hackett, and Phil Collins, as well as the expressive vocals and often disturbing lyrics of Peter Gabriel, this is the album that located Genesis truly on the map. --Paul Clark

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5.0 out of 5 stars Gabriel's magnum opus with Genesis June 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
English art rockers Genesis released their seventh(and lone double studio) album entitled The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway in November of 1974. The album was created at a time where tensions in the band were astronomically high. Lead singer Peter Gabriel was going through some personal and professional problems while this album was being created(his daughter was born prematurely and uncertainty if his daughter would live(luckily she survived), his failed attempt at a filmscript and his bandmates were angered that Peter was more concerned about his family than the band(in later years, all the members would become parents)). Despite the on-going tensions in the group, Gabriel created one final masterpiece with Genesis before he left the band in May of 1975 after the tour in support of The Lamb. TLLDoB was a concept album about a Puerto Rican kid named Rael whom falls into a netherworld known as New York and struggles to find himself throughout the course of the album. Some of the many standouts on this album are the title cut, In the Cage(arguably the best song on the album), Back in NYC, Counting Out Time, The Carpet Crawlers(a concert staple for many years), The Chamber of 32 Doors, The Lamia, The Colony of Slippermen and the closing track It. I first discovered this album in early September of 1997, when I picked up a used cassette copy(would buy the remastered CD two months later), and I was shocked on how excellent it really is and is today one of my Top 20 favorite rock albums of all time. Unfortunately Peter Gabriel left after the tour in support of this album and eventually guitarist Steve Hackett would quit as well in late 1977. If you want the best of the Gabriel era Genesis, buy this album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easily the best Genesis album June 4 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the most adventurous recorded works ever undertaken, and I'd recommend it to anyone with the urge to hear something new that will, with repeated listens, move you and thrill you. Y'know, like music's supposed to do.
Peter Gabriel has remarked that the main character of the story basically goes on an adventure through which one gets a better understanding of self; the transformation theme. It's curious how listeners debate the lyrical meaning behind this great rock drama. It was perfectly clear to me the first time I listened to it.
Actually, that's not quite accurate. It became perfectly clear to me once I gave the thing a fair chance.
The actual sound of the music is (as always) much more "important" than the mere words in regards to how a piece strikes the ear. In that sense, Lamb can be listened to several dozen times and the ear will continue to catch something new each time. It's a masterpiece.
Eno's involvement was minimal -- Gabriel has said that Eno hardly did anything, and nobody quite knew why they gave him credit. I was glad to read that before I bought the CD. I don't like Eno's "wallpaper music" philosophy.
Rael, the main character in the lyrics, is a cast-off, ignored by the snotty masses, suspiciously eyed by racist policemen (as explained in Gabriel's liner-note narrative) and trying to make a name for himself in some tiny capacity by spray-painting his name onto a subway wall. Gabriel also writes of the "low-market mal-nutritioned." This is Rael. He's a half-Puerto-Rican sacrifice on the altar of Broadway stereotypes, the inferior vagabond who must exist -- and remain hungry -- to support this grand illusion that the avenue's icons contribute to.
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Genesis' greatest work, and perhaps the best thing to come out of the Prog genre, despite a complete nonsense "plot," this record manages to hang together beautifully over four sides of vinyl, a feat not equalled by any of their contemporaries; many tried the double concept album, no one else succeeded in creating something worth listening to all the way through.
The key to this feat was the band's intense focus on SONGS (fancy that), not epic monstrosities (Jon anderson, I'm looking at you here), and tight production. Sure, there are bleeps and bloops and weirdy beardy noisy things going on here and there, but this is no Van der Graaf generator LP. The music is beautiful, and the lyrics, though patently silly (a sin of which pretty much everyone at the time was guilty), are very evocative and contain such gems as "Erogenous zones I love you!" Ranging from Beatles-derived pop to the far reaches of Progressiveness (for want of a better term), the tracks strike a wonderful balance of styles and give the ear more than a few hooks on which to hang its hat. Like "2112" for Rush or "Fragile" for Yes, "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" is the pure unalloyed refined essence of its creators. You really should buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Their finest moment May 30 2004
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I have read many of the reviews here and what possibly could I add to the ones praisng this album. is it prog or pop? i would say it`s more pop heavy than prog,becuse most of the songs are pop/rock chorus heavy with a smattering of instrumentls thrown in.This album on whole is good, solid songwriting. Unlike many of the other prog bands that delved into overindulgent instrumentals, Genesis were a songwriting collective
You have a wealth of musical styles going on in the `Lamb',ranging from pop( Counting out time, carpet Crawlers),Broadway msical style(The title track),instrumentls(Hairless heart,Ravine) rock(Back in NYC),to the avant garde(The waiting Room). This is Genesis at their most creative ,and although they would go on to make some fine albums, they never were as experimental again.
The concept is a coming of age story about a NYC Peurto Rican street punk named `Rael',who undergoes an out of body experience. He also realizes he has a responsibility to others such as saving his brother John.
The concept is also semi-autobiographical when pertaining to Peter Gabriel`s life. Songs such as `In The Cage' is an allegeory for his frustration with the music business and The Chamber of 32 doors is a personal statement on him being torn between his family and the business suits who supposedly have his best interests at heart.
Even if you cant understand the concept,look at this album as a collection of songs and instrumentals. Nearly 30 years on, the music has not dated. If you are looking to purchese an album from the Peter gabriel Genesis era, this should be your first place to start.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best
This album is a MUST have for any genesis fan

200g it weighs more than most of the older 78s
Published 4 months ago by K-tel
4.0 out of 5 stars Lamb is long
I'm not a big fan of the old music but i've heard good thing about LLDOB so i picked it up.
without going into great detail about it, all I have to say is it ok... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Dan Clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars The last
Great remaster
Some including myself would say this is the last album Genesis made
Phil should stick to the drums
Published 6 months ago by boomer89
4.0 out of 5 stars Genesis's Best
Probably the peak of Genesis with Peter Gabriel at the helm, has to be listened to all the way thru at once !!!!
Published 16 months ago by Bill Hackney
5.0 out of 5 stars RADICAL Genesis
"The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" is Peter Gabriel's swan song to his participation in the band he had a great hand in making famous. Read more
Published on Sept. 4 2009 by Richard S. Warner
5.0 out of 5 stars Jeff fell down the hole, screaming simultaneously...
I have been doing reviews for quite a time now but have only just plucked up the courage to do a genesis review. Read more
Published on July 7 2004 by Oymaprat
5.0 out of 5 stars sublime
This is probably one of the greatest albums ever made to the music enthusiast and musician, certainly right at the top of all the Genesis/Pete Gabriel efforts.
Published on June 19 2004 by D Word
5.0 out of 5 stars The Young Ovis Aries Prostrates Itself in the Big Apple
Genesis is an acquired taste. They are a little too arty for many people, and I would never play them in the car with my co-workers on the way to lunch. Read more
Published on June 17 2004 by K. Gittins
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best album
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway is the longest album Genesis ever made, only double studio album and final album with Peter Gabrial. Read more
Published on June 17 2004 by Brian Ogilby
What a great album its by far the best album with peter gabriel. The album takes you on a rollercoster of emotions from start too finish. Read more
Published on June 17 2004 by E. J. Perry
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