Watcher Of The Skies (track) by Genesis
Watcher Of The Skies appears on the following album(s) by Genesis:
- Foxtrot (track #1) (this album) (1972)
- Live (track #1) (1973)
- 1970-1975 (track #14) (compilation) (2008)
- The Story Of Genesis (track #3) (compilation) (1978)
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This track is rated in the top 1% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 88.8/100, a mean average of 88.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 89.4/100. The standard deviation for this track is 11.9.
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This opener sets the stage. We are in for a ride. I love the build-up and how it explodes. Keys and drums are especially top-notch.
Simply fantastic. One of the best Genesis songs ever and an incredible way to open the album. There might not be a more iconic use of the mellotron in progressive rock than in those opening minutes. Then the way it builds into the lyrics before finally exploding... genius. Keep an ear out for Hackett's guitar and Collins' percussion too. Just incredible in every way imaginable.
A pulsing, brooding track with some very odd rhythms and drum tracks. And of course one of the most iconic uses of mellotron in rock music.
What. An. Opener. One of the best opening segments of any form of entertainment ever.
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