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Genesis – Foxtrot (2018 Reissue on 180g Vinyl)

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Released on 6 October 1972, Foxtrot is the fourth studio album by Genesis. The album features their longest recorded song; the 23-minute epic 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 Great Western Express Festival, Lincolnshire in May 1972. The album was written over the summer of 1972 and combined songs that had already been performed live with new material worked out in jam sessions. Recording began in August with John Anthony, but sessions were prone to tension and disagreements. After a short Italian tour, sessions resumed with Dave Hitchcock taking over production duties. The cover was the final Genesis work to be designed by Paul Whitehead, featuring a fox wearing a red dress. Frontman Peter Gabriel wore the dress and a fox’s head on stage for the following tour, which gathered press attention and greatly improved the group’s profile.

Foxtrot was the first Genesis album to chart in the UK, reaching No. 12, and received largely positive reviews. A non-album single Happy the Man was released at the same time. The album has continued to attract critical praise.

 

Track Listing

Side One

  1. Watcher of the Skies
  2. Time Table
  3. Get ’Em Out By Friday
  4. Can-Utility and the Coastliners

Side Two

  1. Horizons’
  2. Supper’s Ready
i. Lover’s Leap
ii. The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man
iii. Ikhnaton and Itsacon and Their Band of Merry-Men
iv. How Dare I Be So Beautiful?
v. Willow Farm
vi. Apocalypse In 9/8 (Co-starring The Delicious Talents of Gabble Ratchet)
vii. As Sure As Eggs Is Eggs (Aching Men’s Feet)

 

Format: Vinyl / 12” Album

Label: UMC

Barcode: 602567489795

Release Date: 3 Aug 2018