Genesis and The Lamb

We started a new week this morning with Genesis and one of their most ambitious musical efforts, 1974’s The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway.

Peter Gabriel was still the lead singer but in many ways he was so much more than that as he acted out the part of the main character in the live version of this rock opera that he helped to create.

Like a lot of concept albums from this period, the story line isn’t always linear nor does it make perfect sense. But the music ranks among some of the finest ever attempted by Genesis. This would be Gabriel’s final effort with the band as he would soon embark on his long running and sometimes leisurely solo career.

We listed to Side 1 this time highlighted by the title track and “In The Cage”.