6 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s sometimes hard to imagine a harmonious (much less fun) relationship between art and rock. Yet this 1972 Genesis album, their fourth, is proof that opposites attract, and the progeny can be disarming, powerful, and even beautiful. From the mellotron-stoked science fiction of “Watcher of the Skies” (which climbs to anthemic levels) to the character-driven fusion of “Get ’Em Out by Friday” and the biblical prog-rock suite of “Supper’s Ready,” the conflict and precociousness—already so embedded in the lyrics—find common musical ground. Foxtrot is an art-rock masterpiece where detachment and passion work together unflappably.

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s sometimes hard to imagine a harmonious (much less fun) relationship between art and rock. Yet this 1972 Genesis album, their fourth, is proof that opposites attract, and the progeny can be disarming, powerful, and even beautiful. From the mellotron-stoked science fiction of “Watcher of the Skies” (which climbs to anthemic levels) to the character-driven fusion of “Get ’Em Out by Friday” and the biblical prog-rock suite of “Supper’s Ready,” the conflict and precociousness—already so embedded in the lyrics—find common musical ground. Foxtrot is an art-rock masterpiece where detachment and passion work together unflappably.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
185 Ratings

185 Ratings

Yesdoc ,

Fantastic new sound on the remixed Foxtrot

I had lost my original CD to Foxtrot and tonite downloaded the "new stereo mix" of the album and was absolutely floored at the incredible high quality of the sound. The definition of each intrument, the separation of "voices" and especially the high definition sound of "Supper's Ready" give the listener a taste of what Gabriel, Banks, Rutherford, Hackett and Collins must have heard on the studio playback. This is a must buy for the true Genesis fan.

Scott "the Yesdoc" Richards

davidbyrne77 ,

Supper's Ready is the greatest!

This album is where the classic lineup of Genesis really starting perfecting their musicianship skills and coming together as a tight knit group. The last song itself is well worth the money. In my opinion the album sans Supper's Ready is not that great, except for maybe "Watcher and "Get Em Out", but the last track is epic and is possibly of one the greatest progressive rock songs of all time. After listening to this album you will feel that Tony Banks is the greatest keyboardist of all time. A great album to buy if your getting into early Genesis, and you will be enthralled by its beauty, intesity, and its difficulty.

Cremnlin ,

Never Let Go

Here's the best way to describe it: Once you get it, you don't lose it.
This album is not one of those that hook you from the very begining. To get into it, you need to listen to the entire thing a couple of times, and then you wont be able to put it down. This masterpiece will stay with you for the rest of your life, if you let it.

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