Album of the Day
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Called by Rolling Stone “one of rock's more elaborate, beguiling and strangely rewarding concept albums,” Genesis' THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY was the pinnacle of the U.K. band's progressive rock phase. The double LP would be the group's final release with founding frontman Peter Gabriel, who wrote the set's lyrics about a Puerto Rican gang member named Rael and his journey of self-discovery in New York City. The Atco collection showcases both the group's talent for crafting compelling songs (“Counting Out Time,” “The Carpet Crawlers”) and for inspired instrumental interplay. A personal favorite of both Gabriel and drummer Phil Collins, the gold-certified THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY was released on this day in 1974, and belongs on any good list of the greatest progressive rock albums of all time.