Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×12" Vinyl 11 + 12 ATCO Records SD 2-401 [none]
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×12" Vinyl 11 + 12 Charisma CGS 101 [none]
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×12" Vinyl 11 + 12 Charisma 6641226 [none]
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×12" Vinyl 11 + 12 Charisma 6641226 [none]
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×12" Vinyl 11 + 12 Charisma SFX-10022~3 [none]
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×12" Vinyl 11 + 12 Charisma 66 41 226 [none]
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×CD 11 + 12 Charisma CGSCD 1 [none]
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×CD 11 + 12 Charisma, Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 28VD 1030/1 4988006605350
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×CD 11 + 12 ATCO Records 401-2 075679030429
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×CD 11 + 12 ATCO Records CD 401 075679030429
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×CD 11 + 12 Virgin Japan (1988–1992) VJD-25011 4988037002647
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×CD 11 + 12 Charisma CGSCD 1 5012984500129
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×CD 11 + 12 EMI-Odeon S.A.I.C. (Argentine division of EMI, copyrights, distribution, founded ca. 1970s) 7243 8 39774 20 724383977420
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×CD 11 + 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) CGSCDX I 724383977420
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×CD 11 + 12 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 82677-2
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×CD 11 + 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) VJCP-68096, VJCP-68097 4988006766464
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×12" Vinyl 11 + 12 ATCO Records, Classic Records (audiophile reissues) SD 2-401 [none]
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×Digital Media 11 + 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) [none]
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×CD 11 + 12 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 82677‐2 075678267727
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×Digital Media 11 + 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) [none]
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×Hybrid SACD (CD layer) + 2×Hybrid SACD (SACD layer) + DVD-Video 11 + 12 + 11 + 12 + 49 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 509995 1956325
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×CD 11 + 12 Rhino (reissue label) R2 516782 603497896004
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (2008 Digital Remaster and Stereo Mix) 2×12" Vinyl 11 + 12 Rhino (reissue label) R1 518005
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (2008 Digital Remaster and Stereo Mix) 2×CD 11 + 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) GENCDY 5 5099926570228
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×SHM-CD 11 + 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) VJCP-98019, VJCP-98020 4988006553248
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×SHM-CD 11 + 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) UICY-40098/9 4988005858153
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2×CD + DVD 11 + 12 + 23 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) R2 513945

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Counting Out Time
The Carpet Crawlers / The Waiting Room
included in: 1970–1975
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000650187 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/29256 [info]
Wikidata: Q753867 [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Genesis:The_Lamb_Lies_Down_On_Broadway_(1974) [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/genesis/the_lamb_lies_down_on_broadway/ [info]
https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/8011/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/pgn8 [info]

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It's no wonder that Peter Gabriel left Genesis after this album. It's the sound of a leader moving sharply in the opposite direction to their band. A showman onstage and a painfully shy man off, he'd been approached by The Exorcist *director William Friedkin, impressed with short story Gabriel had written on the back of *Genesis Live, with regards to him writing a screenplay. Gabriel took himself away from the rest of the group, who retreated to the country to write the music for what was to become The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. Although the film idea came to nothing, the resulting album is occasionally confused, yet frequently brilliant.

The first disc contains some of the most visceral, thrilling music the group ever recorded – the dense "In The Cage" condenses the side-long pomp of previous epics into eight exhilarating minutes; "Back In N.Y.C", later covered by Jeff Buckley, is raw, aggressive rock; "The Chamber Of 32 Doors" contains one of Gabriel's most soulful vocals; and "The Carpet Crawlers" gave the group a standard which remained in their live set for years. The second disc, some very real highlights aside ("it." "Lilywhite Lilith"), could have benefited from editing. However, it is never less than interesting and still impossible not to listen to all the way through.

The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, along with Tales From Topographic Oceans by Yes has come to be dismissed as reductive shorthand for all that is grim about progressive rock. However, concept aside (a sort of modern day *Pilgrim's Progress *centering on Rael, a Puerto-Rican leather clad street punk), this is dense, brittle music, that looks as much to harder-edge rock than to anything resembling a madrigal. The problem was, the rest of the band would have rather gone down the madrigal route. At the end of the world tour to support the album, Gabriel left the band.