The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

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The Lamb is Gabriel Era Genesis‘ swan song. Probably the best Rock Opera written and arguably the best album in their catalog. Gabriel’s lyrics accompanying these tracks are stunning and masterful. Everything fits on this album. There was a lot of controversy during the album’s creation and subsequent tour. Gabriel insisted on writing the vocals in seclusion, and the band felt that he’d undermined their creative contributions. There was also resentment in that Gabriel was considered the essence of Genesis by their fan base and the rest of the members merely his backing band.

This is one of the most sorrowful tunes on the album and I’ve turned to it often since my teen years when experiencing depression and hopelessness. The Lamia is a poetic masterpiece.

Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats…