Wonks wrote:Certainly on Duke.
Yes, not their finest hour.
Each to their own on this. Certainly there's some foreshadowing of the pop orientation of Face Value which was released the following year, but we'd already seen bits of this on 'And Then There Were Three ...'.
According to wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_(album
) most of the album was originally intended to be a 30min extended suite starting with 'Between the Lines' and ending with 'Duke's End' and I rather fancy that the playing order remains faithful to the original sequence, with the only proviso that 'Turn It On' was thought to be strong enough to be a song in its own right rather than a section of a song. If you strip out the faff you're left with one glorious slice of music that stands firmly alongside Trick or Wind.
And forgive me for being contrary here, and as much as I love the Gabriel era, four piece Genesis remain the highlight of the band, the lack of PG allowed Hackett and Banks to really dig into the instrumental sections.
Anyway I digress. I am now utterly torn. Odyssey or Quadra?