The Cinema Show / Aisle Of Plenty (track) by Genesis
From the album Selling England By The Pound (track #7)
The Cinema Show / Aisle Of Plenty appears on the following album(s) by Genesis:
- Selling England By The Pound (track #7) (this album) (1973)
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This is a strong song. Especially the instrumental section is great. One of the best of the album.
A classic for me and I only put one of other track by Genesis above this, Supper's Ready. It's beautifully crafted with suberb musicality and an instrumental ending that is an orgasm to the ears.
The Cinema Show: What a sweet, bright, charming song about... sex, I guess? The warm instruments and Gabriel's tender vocals are just so pleasant to the ear that even the veiled lyrics are smile-inducing. And that's just the first half. Midway through, everything shifts from slow and swaying to quick and grooving, and it's arguably a change for the better, made apparent by Banks' incredible keyboard and synthesizer work all throughout the second half. I don't think it sticks in the brain quite as well as Firth of Fifth or Dancing with the Moonlit Knight or features the same sheer instrumental genius as those two, but it's pretty close, so I'll settle with a strong 95.
Oh, and I suppose Aisle of Plenty is pretty great too. A short but heavenly track that reprises Moonlit Knight faithfully to close out Genesis' finest record.
Best song in the album imo...
This is to me a near-perfect piece of music. The first half is mystical but musically very fulfilling, and it is supplemented by a spectacular keyboard tour-de-force that provides the climax to this album. Stunning.
Some of my favorite lyrics on the album as well as a brilliant 7/8 time signature in the instrumental portion.
Both a prog rock and a classic rock staple. The instrumental section might seem a little meandering but it doesn't overstay its welcome. It morphs subtly but just enough.
One of my favorite tracks on the album. I love the instrumental part at the end. Tony Banks is vastly underrated as a keyboard player.
Genesis meets Kansas in this overdrawn, sound effects filled, so-called spectacle. It's better than everything else on the album, so far.
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