CAS despite its limits (lacks a hit song and RW's voice is not exciting) it has the advantage of being an album not too pop oriented like IT and WCD.
I like your opinion:
"Though the album lacks some of the knockout epics of even recent works like Up’s “Signal to Noise,” each sonically immaculate track contains layers of intrigue".
Maybe the only I/O song with political lyrics (but not too much).
A great hit!
The 1986 album Please is a must have!
The RS eat the Maneskin in one bite!
I am very sorry.
I judged the song for its melody and emotion.
I made the mistake because Father, Son PG sang it at his father's funeral.
I like it.
Better than Father, Son.
15 points, Outstanding.
I didn't know anything about SH and I discovered it with the Genesis R-Kive CD.
The next step is SH Access All Areas live CD, which started with Camino Royale.
It was fantastic!
1. When did you buy Selling England By The Pound (or have received it as a gift)?
In 1978, I buyed a used cassette.
2. How old were you when Selling England was released?
3. Was Selling England your first Genesis album? If not, how many Genesis albums did you own before getting Selling??
After A Trick Of Tail, Nursery Crime, Foxtrot.
4. If you had to rank all Genesis albums, where does Selling England stand?
5. Which track was your favourite when you bought the album?
Firth Of Fifth.
6. Which track is your favourite today?
I Know What I Like.
7. Which track do you think is the best track on the record despite your own taste?
Dancing With the Moonlit Knight.
8. How many versions of the album have you bought / owned? (Vinyl, CD, Remaster, Cassette, SACD etc).
If he didn't say "fake" I would have taken it as an authentic Genesis Jam!
It's the album I love least, because I don't see IMHO great melodies, like the Duke album, IT and WCD.
I think this period (1981-1983) is quite interesting in the history of the band :
- Phil Collins first solo album, totally different from Genesis;
- Genesis most radical album ever (Abacab);
- Steve Hackett releasing a "pop" album (Cured);
- Mike doing the same (Acting Very Strange);
- Then Tony doing the same (The Fugitive);
- Anthony Phillips playing pure-synth stuff;
- Then the same Anthony Phillips playing "pop" (Invisible Men), although it seems he wasn't very fond of it.
You see what I mean ? At this point of time, it's like all were trying not to even evoke what they were supposed to be (musically, I mean).
Punk & Disco!
Elementary, my dear Watson.
For me an interesting excerpt:
"In the wake of Punk and Disco, soft lyricism was out and roughness and rhythm ruled the day: I stumbled across a compromise really by accident, courtesy of the Roland CR78 Drum Machine - keep the rhythm going but try and use interesting harmonies on top!"
The Roland CR78 dictatorship!
I read somewhere that Ant didn't have money to play with better instruments.
"It was told, that PG has rehearesed Shock The Monkey on soundchecks...".
I was afraid that he had left this song in oblivion.