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Firth Of Fifth

Features of This Track

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

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dschrammie
Not quite the same as Invisible Touch or Land of Confusion! ;) Hahaha! I kid. This was the Genesis that I loved. So way way way ahead of its time!
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oh my God, this is so beautiful... . . . . . .
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In my opinion, this track boast the best guitar solo EVER recorded in the realm of rock music.
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The best Genesis album, this track and Cinema Show are their best tracks ever !
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john_wallick 8
One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite albums!
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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!
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I really enjoy the drumming.
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Yeah classic Genesis back when they told stories in their music peter Gabriel sung and Phil played his style on the drums headphone music
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this is the first time I hear this song from Genesis boy did I miss out or what
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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.
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Such magnificent themes in this!
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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.
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The version on seconds out is excellent. When the Taurus kicks in ,it shakes my walls. (Large subwoofer ,you know).....
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cowniew
Actually was fortunate enough to see this performed live with Peter Gabriel at the helm. One of their best.
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I'm glad to have been young when this music was being written,and recorded...
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Um...AWESOME
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I agree, this guitar solo by Hacket is incredible! So powerful and full of emotion that brings tears to my eyes!
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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.
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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.
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One more guy saying the damn thing...

Absolute landmark guitar solo. Stops me dead in my tracks every time!
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Great song for Steve Hackett to do HIS thing. A guitar becomes a siren. A SOLO FOR THE AGES!!! ONE OF THE BEST EVER!!!
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cseskar
Thanks for this one! Without a doubt one of their best.
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Great song for Tony Banks to do his thing!
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Good stuff!
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alfredofilm
That's what happen when talented artists get together! They create complex beauty!
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probably my favorite genesis song. WOW!
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Yeah, Pandora! THAT's what I'm talking about!
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Kick "a" Genesis
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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
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Selling England by the Pound - far and away the greatest album ever recorded. Period.

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