Foxtrot

~ Release group by Genesis

Annotation

Some releases have track 5 as “Horizons”, some as “Horizon’s” it seems.

Supper's Ready” has parts: (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)

Annotation last modified on 2016-02-13 00:43 .

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Foxtrot 12" Vinyl 6 Charisma CAS 1058 [none]
Foxtrot 12" Vinyl 6 Charisma 9211-1058
Foxtrot 12" Vinyl 6 Charisma 6369 922 [none]
Foxtrot 12" Vinyl 6 Charisma CAS 5301058 [none]
Foxtrot Cassette 6 Charisma ZCCAS 1058 [none]
Foxtrot CD 6 Charisma CASCD 1058 [none]
Foxtrot CD 6 Charisma CASCD 1058 5012984505827
Foxtrot (Japanese reissue) CD 6 Charisma 32VD 1027 4988006605268
Foxtrot CD 6 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7 81848-2 07567818482
Foxtrot Cassette 6 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7 81848-4 075678184840
Foxtrot CD 6 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 82674-2 075678267420
Foxtrot CD 6 EMI-Odeon S.A.I.C. (Argentine division of EMI, copyrights, distribution, founded ca. 1970s) 7243 8 39779 25 724383977925
Foxtrot (definitive edition remaster) CD 6 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) CD 82674 075678267420
Foxtrot CD 6 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) CASCDX 1058 724383977925
Foxtrot CD 6 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) VJCP-68093 4988006766396
Foxtrot 2×Hybrid SACD + DVD-Video 6 + 6 + 19 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) CASCDR 1058 5099951955229
Foxtrot Digital Media 6 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) [none]
Foxtrot CD 6 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 50999 265700 2 0 5099926570020
Foxtrot CD 6 Rhino (reissue label) R2 516778 603497896028
Foxtrot 12" Vinyl 6 Rhino (reissue label) R1 518005 9990504085539
Foxtrot SHM-CD 6 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) UICY-40096 4988005858139

Relationships

included in: 1970–1975
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000196095 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/28853 [info]
Wikidata: Q745724 [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Genesis:Foxtrot_(1972) [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/genesis/foxtrot/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/68dp [info]

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Following the identity-sealing statement that was Nursery Cryme, Genesis were now intent on capitalising on their momentum. They continued to play every college gig going while writing song suites about godlike entities overseeing our destiny and dressing like a fox on stage. An average life for a mid-level band in the UK in 1972, then.

They'd fully incorporated the blast of a Mellotron into their sound and Phil Collins jazz leanings were pushing them in a slightly more interesting direction, away from the ponderous prog nonentity that awaited contemporaries like Gentle Giant. What's more their live sound had become bolstered by the addition of Mike Rutherford's bass pedals, allowing him to add yet more ringing twelve string into the mix while blasting the front three rows with his feet. Opener "Watcher Of the Skies", with its tricky time signatures, displays this power to the max.

What follows is a consolidation of the promise shown on Nursery Cryme. The first big difference is the production, which suddenly brings all that chiming acoustic filigree up close and personal. The songs flow easily and the cod-historical tendency is toned down in favour of science fiction ("Watcher..."), an ill-judged 'contemporary issues' song ("Get 'Em Out By Friday") and biblical allegory ("Supper's Ready"). You do still get the history-as-moral song with "Timetable" and one more which, for no good reason at all apart from the awful pun contained in the title, is about King Canute: "Can-Utility And The Coastliners".

But the really big stuff on Foxtrot resides in their first bona fide masterpiece: The side-long epic, "Supper's Ready". These days Peter Gabriel himself probably couldn't tell you exactly what the whole thing's about, but it involves more puns, the Book of Revelations, atomic war and flowers. Someone probably has a webpage explaining it all...But never mind, for it's an exhilarating, if slightly lumpy ride through some of the band's best writing and playing. The best sections include the multi-voiced romp through insanity of "Willow Farm" and the clever-cloggery of "Apocalypse in 9/8 (co-starring the delicious talents of Gabble Ratchet)". Guess which time signature that was in...

It allowed Gabriel to do even more dressing up, making their shows the hottest tickets in town. Unfortunately the album still stalled on the brink of the big league which contained proggers like Yes and Crimson. Genesis just needed one little extra push. And their next album would supply that. But with Foxtrot everyone had begun to take notice.