Poll: Favourite side of 'The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway'?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Rufus rag, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Rufus rag

    Rufus rag Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Side one or two will probably come out on top but stranger things have happened at sea? Too many awkward moments on sides three & four that drags it down IMO

    Side One is the winner for me! The title track, , Fly on a Widshield, In the Cage & Broadway Melody are my favourite songs on the album.
    Side two also has some great moments, particularly In the Cage which was ahead of it time. Carpet Crawlers & Lilywhite Lillith also Great songs.

    Overall The Lamb is still an album I rate highly & like to spin.
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  2. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Baja Virginia
    You need to add a poll! :D

    I, too, vote for side 1. The whole sequence is just sublime, but especially Lamb -> Fly -> Melody. Unforgettable, unworldly stuff.

    Unlike you, though, I rate Side 4 almost as highly. Maybe it's because Side 3 has a little too much slow material, but when the music (and the storyline) picks up again with "Slippermen", it powers through to a highly satisfying, er, climax.

    Side three overstays its welcome a little by the end of "Silent Sorrow", IMO. Over the years, I've come to find "Lamia -> Silent Sorrow" to be extremely similar in tone to "Carpet Crawlers -> Chamber" at the end of side 2, and I start to itch for the fast-forward button.
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  3. JimSpark

    JimSpark Forum Resident

    Definitely Side 1. Side 2 is next best.
  4. Wally Swift

    Wally Swift Forum Resident

    Brooklyn New York
    Side 3 by a small margin over side 1.
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  5. Zach Johnson

    Zach Johnson Forum Resident

    Toronto, Ontario
    Side 3.
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  6. bmoregnr

    bmoregnr Forum Rezident

    1060 W.Addison
    Flip that record for me.

    Neat question and probably poll worthy for sure.
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  7. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

    Has to be the one with Carpet Crawl, B
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  8. yarbles

    yarbles Too sick to pray

    1 or 2, can't even remember what's where tbh. All I know is side 3 was very weak...no way should this have been a double, IMO.
  9. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Forum Resident

    Bakersfield, CA
    Extremely tough choice but I’m gonna go with side 4, which to me is perfect. But I’m really fond of side 3 which flows amazing but a couple songs are weaker than others, however Lamia into Silent Sorrows... is as beautiful as Genesis gets. Side 1 and 2 are freaking amazing as well. One of my favorite albums of all time.
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  10. Scott6

    Scott6 Forum Resident

    Side 1 - easy.
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  11. forthlin

    forthlin Forum Resident

    Side 1, but the music is best consumed in its entirety (i.e. similar to the White Album)
  12. Front 242 Addict

    Front 242 Addict "I'll drink the moonlight from your hands"

    Tel Aviv ,Israel
    Fantastic album! I totally agree with everthing you wrote . I choose the first side but as you said the second side also has great moments.

    For me Carpet Crawlers is one of the most magnificent/ Gorgeous Genesis songs, there is so much emotion in the vocals and in the Music, the melodies Filled with magical beauty , the music and the vocals are very touching , the Chorus is very powerful and beautiful at the same time.

    The Lamia is also a perfect song, Steve Hackett solo in the end is Marvelous!!!!!

    One of my favorite Genesis albums :)
    I always listen to the all album.
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  13. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

    Side 1, for sure. The title track, Fly on a Windshield and In the Cage are three of my favorite songs from the whole record (along with The Lamia and It), all of which are on Side 1. Side 3 is particularly outstanding as well.
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  14. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Sorry I can't stick to one avatar. I get bored.

    Here's my answer exactly. :righton:
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  15. tspit74

    tspit74 Forum Resident

    Woodridge, IL, USA
    Side 3. Very Tony Banks.
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  16. raimiz1991inc

    raimiz1991inc Forum Resident

    La Paz, Bolivia
    Side 1 > Side 4 > Side 2 > Side 3
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  17. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Baja Virginia
    This is the correct answer. :D
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  18. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Side 1 of course. I was so pumped when Gabriel and genesis did almost the whole side at the reunion.
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  19. Norbert Becker

    Norbert Becker Forum Resident

    Side 1 by a country mile. The playing alone wins it.
  20. Tristero

    Tristero Forum Resident

    Side one is an amazing tour de force. I'll never forget receiving this as a Christmas gift when I was young and just being riveted. After that, the other sides felt more uneven to me and I didn't explore disc 2 as much, but over time, I've come to appreciate the full piece. Yeah, there's some filler in there (I could live without the faux oriental opening to "Colony of Slippermen"), but it's all part of the journey, Rael's phantasmagorical trip. Still, I think that side one is the most powerful and consistent.
  21. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    Side 1

    I like each side less and less as the album progresses. 1>2>3>4
  22. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    a poll on this one would have been nice.
  23. Side 1. In my opinion the album gets slightly worse with each side.
  24. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    Side 2, for me. I have to have Counting Out Time.
  25. Rufus rag

    Rufus rag Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Sorry, I forgot to hit the 'create poll' button & once posted it wouldn't let me edit or create one!
    Looking at the answers it would suggest side 1 is tops with 2 a close second as predicted!
    There are some songs that I just can't attach a tune to it with ''anyway' being a prime example but mostly all of side 3 would apply. Side 4 does pick up some momentum but by that time you've already heared the strongest material!

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