This is an original British Charisma pressing with A1/B3 stampers, complete with the thick inner sleeve. This one plays super quietly for an early UK Genesis record and sounds excellent throughout. I go through a ton of Genesis pressings looking for copies like this and believe me, they are the exception and not the rule!
It is TOUGH to find great Genesis sound. I've done extensive shootouts for most of the albums and more often than not it's a chore. And even the best pressings I can find often leave a lot to be desired. I was absolutely thrilled when I brought this one home and it delivered in a way that I just don't expect. So many pressings are murky and opaque sounding, this one is dramatically more transparent and clear. I go through so many copies hoping to find ones that do what this one did. It's also one of the quietest original copies I've heard -- I've struggled with surface noise on more Genesis records than I care to remember. You will have an exceptionally hard time finding a copy that does as many things correctly as this one.
4 1/2 stars Allmusic: "This is about the sound of the band playing, not individual songs, and it succeeds on that level quite wildly "
Vinyl: VG+ (clean)
Cover: VG+ (strong)
Play notes: An awesome record -- plays unusually quietly and sounds wonderful
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