Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Album of Yesterday

Selling England by the Pound, by Genesis (1973): This is another one of those albums I'd take with me to a desert island (if I had sufficient notice and a CD player handy). Selling is the pinnacle of Genesis's golden age, with all five members in fine form. "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" was their first "hit," while "Firth of Fifth" and "Cinema Show" went on to become long-term concert staples. The one track lots of people don't like, "The Battle of Epping Forest" (which tells of a gangland battle in typically surreal Gabrielish terms), I still really like. I'll even forgive Phil for "More Fool Me." :) Classic from beginning to end.

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