The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (2CD) Original recording remastered
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|1. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway|
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|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|
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|1. Lilywhite Lilith|
|2. The Waiting Room|
|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)|
|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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without going into great detail about it, all I have to say is it ok... ok u ask?
yes, just ok I'm more of a Phil fan not as much of a Peter.
With that said there are some really great song to chose from in this 2 CD set, but you really have to sift through it.
With "Selling England by the Pound" Genesis mastered beautifully all the many elements that gave them their very own distinctive voice and wove them all into a magnificent tapestry that was never excelled afterward. For me, "Selling England" had everything, all in the right proportions and balance. Each member of the band sounded better on it than at any other time. Each one of them contributed evenly and seamlessly to a truly masterly work of words and music.
Songs like "Firth of Fifth" and "The Cinema Show" are two of the greatest pieces of music in the entire "progessive canon", performed and recorded with such skill and taste that they still induce goosebumps DECADES later. The album was the very best thing they had done to date. The "Selling England" tour has now reached mythical status and those who saw it when it was fresh and new will NEVER forget it.Read more ›
On the positive side, the stuff that is good here is some of the best Genesis ever did with Peter Gabriel. If a rock opera is what they had in mind, the top of the opening title track is the lights going down, the orchestra starting the overture, and the layers of curtains opening and lifting in grand fashion. The words of the album's title are the first lyrics you hear, and they're sung with so much pomp and circumstance, that all it takes is one listen and you will never forget the hook.
The mood then goes from the fanfare of the title track, to dark imagery on "Fly on a Windshield" and "Broadway Melody of 1975", to the ray-of-sunshine relief of the pretty guitar and piano melodies of "Cuckoo Cocoon", before wandering into the dark and dangerous alley of the album's highlight, the desperate, complex, and rocking "In the Cage." It's a shame the best and most climactic song on the album (especially a double album) comes within the first fourth of the record. Side 1 is topped off with the ultimately quasi-cataclysmic "Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging."
The next 5 tracks (side 2 of album 1) start out promising with "Back in NYC", a keyboard-driven song that shifts between rhythms in 7/8, 6/8, 4/8, and 3/8, but somehow never sounds forced or awkward. And for all those who only know Phil Collins as love song cheese ball, it's so cool to hear him pounding out time signatures worthy of Neil Peart and Bill Bruford.Read more ›
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I had a hard time to understand which version is which and which one had been remastered and when. This is a remaster from 2008. Read morePublished 6 months ago by J. Bournival
Amazing album... This is the CD version that was remastered in 2008. Must get!Published 14 months ago by T
The lamb is more than an album, has Peter says, it is a "spiritual journey". For me it is the best prog album of all time. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sylvain Breton