Foxtrot

Foxtrot

by GenesisGenesis

CD(Remastered)

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Overview

Although better known for their platinum-selling pop of the 1980s, Genesis in 1972 were a prog-rock band struggling to be heard. Early that year the band were saved from the brink of oblivion when their third album, Nursery Cryme, became a hit in Italy. So this time, Genesis set out to make their most balanced, ambitious, and artistically successful album -- the one the band forever after felt it had to top. Opening with an eerie, drawn-out Mellotron solo that announces the "Watcher of the Skies" and closing with the triumphant strains of the 23-minute epic suite, "Supper's Ready," Foxtrot makes a strong case for the surreal theater-rock Genesis was developing in the early '70s. Orchestral keyboards dominate amid a variety of textures, but Steve Hackett's bizarre, singing guitar sounds hold their ground throughout, and Peter Gabriel's surreal lyrics and idiosyncratic voice lend the band the personality that burned itself into people's memory.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/1990
Label: Wea Int'l
UPC: 0075678267420
catalogNumber: 7826742
Rank: 16826

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Genesis   Primary Artist
Phil Collins   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Peter Gabriel   Flute,Percussion,Cello,Bass Drums,Oboe,Tambourine,Vocals,Voices,12-string Guitar
Steve Hackett   Bass,Guitar,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar
Tony Banks   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Voices,12-string Guitar,Mellotron
Mike Rutherford   Bass,Guitar,Cello,Vocals,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,bass pedals

Technical Credits

Phil Collins   Composer
Peter Gabriel   Composer
Genesis   Arranger
Steve Hackett   Composer
Tony Banks   Composer
John Burns   Engineer
David Hitchcock   Producer,Audio Production
Mike Rutherford   Composer
Paul Whitehead   Cover Design
Gruggy Woof   Producer
Richard MacPhail   Engineer

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