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Firth Of Fifth

Lyrics

The path is clear
Though no eyes can see
The course laid down long before.
And so with gods and men
full lyrics
The path is clear
Though no eyes can see
The course laid down long before.
And so with gods and men
full lyrics

Features of This Track

a subtle use of vocal harmony
mild rhythmic syncopation
varying tempo and time signatures
chromatic harmonic structure
acoustic rhythm piano
mixed minor & major key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
a prominent flute part
prominent organ
acoustic rhythm guitars
emphasis on instrumental arranging
intricate arranging

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Comments

An incredible song by an incredible band. Selling England serves as a gateway album for those getting into prog rock and what better way to get into prog rock!
I really enjoy the drumming.
Yeah classic Genesis back when they told stories in their music peter Gabriel sung and Phil played his style on the drums headphone music
this is the first time I hear this song from Genesis boy did I miss out or what
This was the album that made me love Genesis. Not Lamb. Not Foxtrot (though Supper's Ready was certainly amazing). But this one has a magic that none of their other work acheived, at least to me.
Such magnificent themes in this!
Right, Dean. Seconds Out rocks. Reminds me of a drummer I used to play with, the late Mike Byrd. He loved Seconds Out, particularly Firth of Fifth and Squonk. Spun that vinyl countless times in entirety.
The version on seconds out is excellent. When the Taurus kicks in ,it shakes my walls. (Large subwoofer ,you know).....
cowniew
Actually was fortunate enough to see this performed live with Peter Gabriel at the helm. One of their best.
I'm glad to have been young when this music was being written,and recorded...
Um...AWESOME
I agree, this guitar solo by Hacket is incredible! So powerful and full of emotion that brings tears to my eyes!
One of my top ten all time guitar solos. I love the live version as well (Seconds Out). Phil doing the singing does not really detract for me as the lyrics take a background to the awesome music within the song.
This song, actually this album, is a masterpiece of prog rock! Selling England by the Pound is a must buy for anyone who likes prog rock. This song is one of the best songs on that album. Like putting Ambrosia next to fine wine.
One more guy saying the damn thing...

Absolute landmark guitar solo. Stops me dead in my tracks every time!
Great song for Steve Hackett to do HIS thing. A guitar becomes a siren. A SOLO FOR THE AGES!!! ONE OF THE BEST EVER!!!
cseskar
Thanks for this one! Without a doubt one of their best.
Great song for Tony Banks to do his thing!
Good stuff!
alfredofilm
That's what happen when talented artists get together! They create complex beauty!
probably my favorite genesis song. WOW!
Yeah, Pandora! THAT's what I'm talking about!
Kick "a" Genesis
A masterpiece. Genesis didn't get much better than this.



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Deffinately a GREAT song from a GREAT album!!!!! A prog Rock Staple
Selling England by the Pound - far and away the greatest album ever recorded. Period.

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