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Old 02-07-2011, 10:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
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^ Yes, of course, Dotoar, just a matter of taste. Thank you for not being offended !
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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A matter of topical taste, I guess. I really dig Gabriel's character assassinations as displayed in songs like "Epping Forest", "Cinema show", "Get 'em out by friday" etc., quite like Ian Anderson used to do it although set to a more mythical backdrop. But then again, I'm quite cynical myself.
While "The Battle of Effin Forest" and "The Cinema Show" are on Selling England by the Pound
"Get 'em Out By Friday" is on Foxtrot.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:12 AM   #13 (permalink)
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While "The Battle of Effin Forest" and "The Cinema Show" are on Selling England by the Pound
"Get 'em Out By Friday" is on Foxtrot.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:25 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Absolute brilliance!

I have used "Dancing Out" as my vocal warm-up song for decades.

It's perfect to get the voice ready, and hypes me up so I can kick ass on stage.

One of my fave albums of all time.

(oh, and my Bass warm-up, is the Barney Miller theme )
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:43 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I love this album so so so much. I love the silliness of Epping, but what makes it for me is the strong melodies in the parts that get repeated (THIS IS THE... BATTLE... OF EPPING FOR-EST and the part where Phil keeps going AAaaahhhahahAAAAaaaaaaaaaahhahahhaAAAAAAaaaahhhh). While far from my favorite song on the album, it never seems overlong to me.

More Fool Me's the only slight dropping point for me, similar to what Lisnaholic already said.

And as for the Cinema Show, I didn't really get it at first. It's far from offensive, but it never grabbed me like most of the rest of the album. But now, whenever that little synth solo hits (Should have been reprised in the guitar at the end bahhhhhhhhhhhh) I find myself really loving the song. And *parts* of Gabriel's vocal melody give me the same feeling.

And all the rest is classic.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:24 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Good album man, it's a slice of old Britannia.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
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The thing I like about Genesis is that they have to be the most absolute boring band in the world. That being said, they never fail to hold your interest (except for that post-Lamb stuff, which I never really liked). I mean, Selling England By The Pound has to be one of the least interesting albums I've ever heard in my entire life, but it's also one of my favorites. I hope that doesn't sound too insane.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:34 PM   #18 (permalink)
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More Fool Me is a great song, dammit!

you people has no idea of what awesomeness is
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:36 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Trespass and Foxtrot kick SEBTP's ass in my opinion, but to each their own.
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:26 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Selling England is a beautiful album by a great band. Phil's drumming is brilliant and More Fool Me is one of the best songs with him on lead vocals. Gabriel's storyteller vocal style is excellent, as well as the subtle but tasteful guitar parts by Hackett. Bank's shows that he had definite skill on keyboards/piano at this time, even though his later work with Genesis may have tarnished his reputation a little. The synths are well used here to his credit.

Add this to lyrics that transport you to an England in another time and you get the prog masterpiece that is this album!
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