Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genesis fans MUST HAVE THIS!!!!!!@#
R. Recchia | blodgett mills, ny | 05/26/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm very surprised and disappointed that this EP is not available on Amazon right now or that nobody else has reviewed this yet, for this is a must have if you are a fan of Genesis during their earlier progressive years. The three songs on this were recorded by Genesis during the sessions for Wind and Wuthering. I'm not sure why they were left off that album and it's a shame that they were left off, for I think all three songs on this are better than half the songs that made Wind and Wuthering. Spot the Pigeon was released in 1978 but was not available in the U.S. Two of these songs, 'Pigeons' and 'Inside and Out' would eventually surface on the Genesis Archives, Vol 2 boxed set, though I'm baffled why 'Match Of The Day' didn't. Perhaps the record company thought the song was too 'English'! Anyhoo, let me briefly describe the songs before I take my morning bath...
'Match Of The Day'- Phil Collins talks about an English Football Match (known to us Americans as 'soccer') and gripes about the referees in this quaint, pleasant progressive pop song. Heavy on synthsizers and organ, but not overly so and you can hear all the other instruments. Rutherford gets in a catchy, but melodic bass line. Very good song!
'Pigeons'- Collins actually uses the four letter 's' word in this rather odd but short tune that deals with pigeons and their poop and attempts at cleaning up their poop and it also talks about politicians. The line 'none of us are getting any younger' would pop up again in the tune 'Down and Out' from 'And Then There Were Three'. It sounds like either Rutherford or Hackett play banjo. The same melody is played throughout the song's three minutes and ten seconds. My least favorite of the three songs here, but still quite good.
'Inside and Out'- Not to be confused with Phil's solo tune 'Inside Out'. At six minutes and 42 seconds, this is the longest song on the EP and not surprisingly, the most progressive. The first four minutes are mellow and acoustic and a bit dreamy and features some beautiful singing from Phil. Absolutely gorgeous! The last two and a half minutes see Genesis rocking out and features a very Steve Howe-like guitar solo, which I think is the highlight of the entire EP. It should have gone on Wind and Wuthering!
A must have for Genesis fans!!!@#"