Foxtrot is the fourth studio album by the English progressive rock band Genesis, released in October 1972 on Charisma Records. It was their first album to chart in the UK, reaching No. 12, and features the 23-minute track "Supper's Ready". The album was recorded following the tour in support of their previous album, Nursery Cryme (1971), which saw them gain popularity, including a well-received slot at the Lincoln Great Western Festival.
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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(56%). The first album that I listened from GENESIS was "Nursery Cryme" in early 1979.
Foxtrot, while certainly following in the occasionally amateur-dramatic footsteps of its predecessor, is also a marked progression. Eschewing the occasional naïveté of the band's earlier penchant for over-wordy imagery, it concentrates more on texture and mood - the Viking epic "Can Utility and the Coast-Liners" is excellent and, though the album is certainly dominated by "Supper's Ready," other showcases abound. Plus, the sepulchral organ that fanfares "Watcher of the Skies" remains one of the most impressive openers to any period LP.
Nursery Cryme was another milestone for Genesis, improving on their previous effort in every possible sense and allowing their imagination to run wild, thanks to the successful chemistry and combined ability of the classic five-piece. The first of four essentials. 04. A Trick of the Tail (1976). The material that’s on offer here appears more conventional at first, but may actually take more time to sink in and be fully appreciated. When that happens, A Trick of the Tail reveals itself to be truly a quality Genesis album. If Trespass was a practice run and Nursery Cryme merely a first realization of Genesis’ potential, their fourth record shows a power that’s fully unleashed. Foxtrot is grander in sound and simultaneously manages to rock harder. With a great deal of progressive fans listing it as their favourite within the classic period, it can be ranked among the.