Genesis – Selling England By The Pound (1973/2014) [Blu-Ray Audio Rip 24-96]

Genesis – Selling England By The Pound (1973/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 53:37 minutes | 1,24 GB
Blu-Ray Audio Rip | Sourced Track – LPCM 2.0 Stereo | Artwork

Genesis proved that they could rock on Foxtrot but on its follow-up Selling England by the Pound they didn’t follow this route, they returned to the English eccentricity of their first records, which wasn’t so much a retreat as a consolidation of powers. For even if this eight-track album has no one song that hits as hard as “Watcher of the Skies,” Genesis hasn’t sacrificed the newfound immediacy of Foxtrot: they’ve married it to their eccentricity, finding ways to infuse it into the delicate whimsy that’s been their calling card since the beginning. This, combined with many overt literary allusions — the Tolkeinisms of the title of “The Battle of Epping Forest” only being the most apparent — gives this album a storybook quality. It plays as a collection of short stories, fables, and fairy tales, and it is also a rock record, which naturally makes it quite extraordinary as a collection, but also as a set of individual songs. Genesis has never been as direct as they’ve been on the fanciful yet hook-driven “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)” — apart from the fluttering flutes in the fade-out, it could easily be mistaken for a glam single — or as achingly fragile as on “More Fool Me,” sung by Phil Collins. It’s this delicate balance and how the album showcases the band’s narrative force on a small scale as well as large that makes this their arguable high-water mark.

01 – Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
02 – I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
03 – Firth Of Fifth
04 – More Fool Me
05 – Battle Of Epping Forest
06 – After The Ordeal
07 – The Cinema Show
08 – Aisle Of Plenty



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