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CEREMONY: Selling England by The Pound - Genesis

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SolidSnake   Paws Up 2,515
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Forgot to post the album cover oops. 

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SolidSnake   Paws Up 2,515
SolidSnake

Which song do you think will be last? 

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Oriane   Paws Up 3,916
Oriane

Maybe one of the short songs ?

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Rumours1977   Paws Up 15,254
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Hi!

I’d say “After the Ordeal”. 

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SolidSnake   Paws Up 2,515
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#8 After the Ordeal -  Rating 7.6 

"After the Ordeal" is an instrumental written by Hackett; the song originated as more of an electric piece but neither he or the other band members could adapt it into something that they felt worked, so it was transformed with an acoustic introduction with an electric guitar solo to finish. Banks and Gabriel did not want to include the song on the album, but Hackett insisted it should be kept; Banks expressed little interest in its "pseudo classical" style. It was ultimately left on after Gabriel and Banks argued about the length of "The Cinema Show", which meant everything was included as a compromise. Banks later said the compromise led to the album overrunning its desirable length on vinyl, resulting in a sound quality he thought came out as "pretty rough"." - Wikipedia. 

Lowest Rating - @Rumours1977 - 5.5 

"It's hard for me to compare an instrumental piece to others that contain vocals. For that reason, I have to give it a lower score. This was pleasant enough to listen to, but I would honestly skip it on next listen. That being said, the musicianship again is good" 

Highest Rating - @KING - 9


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Oriane   Paws Up 3,916
Oriane

Aisle of Plenty ?

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SolidSnake   Paws Up 2,515
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#7 - Aisle of Plenty - Rating 7.75

The album closes with a segue from the end of "The Cinema Show" into "Aisle of Plenty", a reprise of "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight" which gives the album a book-end effect. The track uses word play such as "Easy, love there's the safe way home" and "Thankful for her fine fair discount, Tess co-operates", referring to British supermarkets. 

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Lowest Rating: TIED @Oriane and @Rumours1977 both with a 6

"An interesting yet predictable way to end the album. This could not really be (in my opinion) viewed as a standalone track if separated from the album. That along with its short length make its score be slightly lower than it could have been" - Rumours 

"I like it but it’s too short, I would have liked a full song based on this." - Oraine 

Highest Rating:  @That J with a 10 

"10.5? Or 10 lol.  This is my other 11. I LOVE THIS SONG. Funny how the shortest song on the record strikes such a chord in me.  This is a strange one, maybe a little Sgt Pepper-esque and I love that type of stuff.  Theres just a strange magic to this song that I love. Literally a tie with track one as my eleven but I could only pick one"

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Rumours1977   Paws Up 15,254
Rumours1977

I’m pleased with these results thus far :)

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SolidSnake   Paws Up 2,515
SolidSnake

I'm honestly not surprised these were the two to go. 

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That J   Paws Up 7,623
That J
2 minutes ago, SolidSnake said:

#7 - Aisle of Plenty - Rating 7.75

The album closes with a segue from the end of "The Cinema Show" into "Aisle of Plenty", a reprise of "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight" which gives the album a book-end effect. The track uses word play such as "Easy, love there's the safe way home" and "Thankful for her fine fair discount, Tess co-operates", referring to British supermarkets. 

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Lowest Rating: TIED @Oriane and @Rumours1977 both with a 6

"An interesting yet predictable way to end the album. This could not really be (in my opinion) viewed as a standalone track if separated from the album. That along with its short length make its score be slightly lower than it could have been" - Rumours 

"I like it but it’s too short, I would have liked a full song based on this." - Oraine 

Highest Rating:  @That J with a 10 

"10.5? Or 10 lol.  This is my other 11. I LOVE THIS SONG. Funny how the shortest song on the record strikes such a chord in me.  This is a strange one, maybe a little Sgt Pepper-esque and I love that type of stuff.  Theres just a strange magic to this song that I love. Literally a tie with track one as my eleven but I could only pick one"

Wow I'm shocked!!

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Makes me wanna pray, pray you'll always be here.

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That J   Paws Up 7,623
That J
1 minute ago, SolidSnake said:

I'm honestly not surprised these were the two to go. 

I guess I'm alone in my final track adoration! Ha

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Makes me wanna pray, pray you'll always be here.

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That J   Paws Up 7,623
That J

Well my 11 is still in so fingers crossed.  

Makes me wanna pray, pray you'll always be here.

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