My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Spotify does not have complete album. I was able to listen on Amazon Prime Music.
Brief Background: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway was recorded from August to October 1974 and released in November of the same year. This is the last Genesis album to feature Peter Gabriel as a member.
What I think: It’s interesting that despite how much I can’t stand most Prog Rock, I always seem to enjoy these early Genesis albums. That being said, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is by no means perfect. The story seems contrived (are there any concept albums that actually have a good story?), it’s overly long as a double album, and some of the instrumental parts can be somewhat annoying. It’s still entertaining though. There is something really special when Gabriel’s and Collins’ voices get together, it sounds magic. There is a repeated “On Broadway” vocal throughout the album that is so cool and I would get really excited when I heard it coming. Collins’ drums on the album also sound amazing, just really tight and it sounds like he has about 10 toms that he’s playing on.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? I think it should be here, it’s entertaining and much more listenable than most Progressive Rock.
Rating (Out of 5): 3.5
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Amazon Review (Out of 5): 4.5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (241/312)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 77%