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Encyclopedia > The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway cover
Studio album by Genesis
Released November 18, 1974
Recorded August-October 1974
Genre Progressive rock
Length 94:22
Label Charisma/Virgin (UK)
Atco (original US)
Atlantic (remastered CD)(U.S.)
Producer John Burns and Genesis
Professional reviews
Genesis chronology
Selling England by the Pound
(1973)
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
(1974)
A Trick of the Tail
(1976)

The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (sample ) (sometimes called simply The Lamb) is a two-record concept album recorded and released in 1974 by British progressive rock band Genesis. It was their seventh album (sixth studio album) and the last album by the group to feature the involvement of lead singer Peter Gabriel. Image File history File links Lamb74. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Genesis are an English rock band formed in 1967. ... A blonde haired, very skilled worker with a 70s look. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Charisma Records was a record label started by former journalist Tony Stratton-Smith in 1969. ... Virgin Records is a British recording label founded by British entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 5_stars. ... Robert Christgau (2007) Robert Christgau (sometimes abbreviated in print to Xgau), born April 18, 1942, is an American essayist, music journalist, and the self-declared Dean of American Rock Critics[1] His first reviews were published by Esquire in 1967. ... Genesis are an English rock band formed in 1967. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A Trick of the Tail was the first studio album by progressive rock band Genesis following the departure of original vocalist Peter Gabriel. ... Image File history File links Genesis_TheLamb. ... A double album is an audio album of sufficient length that two units of the medium in which it is sold (especially records and compact discs) are necessary to contain the entirety of it. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Genesis are an English rock band formed in 1967. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ...

Contents

Overview

The album tells the surreal story of a half-Puerto Rican juvenile delinquent named Rael living in New York City, who is swept underground to face bizarre creatures and nightmarish dangers in order to rescue his brother John. Several of the story's occurrences and places were derived from Peter Gabriel's dreams, and the protagonist's name is a play on his surname. It should be noted that in an interview Phil Collins remarked, "It's about a schizophrenic." This would make the tale similar in some ways to the film "The Fisher King". Another interpretation comes from Gabriel himself who says it is about a "split personality". In this context, Rael would believe he is looking for John but is actually looking for a missing part of himself. The individual songs also make satirical allusions to everything from mythology to the sexual revolution to advertising and consumerism. The title track, as well as "The Carpet Crawlers" and "In the Cage", are live favourites for the band and both "In the Cage" and "Carpet Crawlers" have been included in the current Turn it on Again tour,with "Carpet Crawlers" played as the closing number. Yves Tanguy Indefinite Divisibility 1942 Surrealism[1] is a cultural movement that began in the mid-1920s, and is best known for the visual artworks and writings of the group members. ... Rael is a character in Genesis 1974 concept album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Schizophrenia (from the Greek word σχιζοφρένεια, or shjzofreneja, meaning split mind) is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a mental disorder characterized by impairments in the perception or expression of reality and by significant social or occupational dysfunction. ... The Fisher King is a comedy-drama film made in 1991, written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam. ... Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) (DSM-IV Codes 300. ... The word mythology (from the Greek μυολογία mythología, from mythologein to relate myths, from mythos, meaning a narrative, and logos, meaning speech or argument) literally means the (oral) retelling of myths – stories that a particular culture believes to be true and that use the supernatural to interpret natural events and... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Commercialism redirects here. ... Consumerist redirects here. ...


Most of the music on the album was written by band members Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Steve Hackett, and Mike Rutherford, without Gabriel's participation. Gabriel insisted on writing the story and all the lyrics himself, which caused friction, in particular because Rutherford had originally suggested another project for the band - an album based on Antoine de Saint Exupéry's The Little Prince. Gabriel was absent from the album's writing and rehearsal sessions due to personal problems — his wife was having difficulties with her first pregnancy — which added to the strain. However, Banks and Rutherford wrote the words for "The Light Dies Down on Broadway", as Gabriel could not come up with a linking piece between "Ravine" and "Riding the Scree". // Music is an art form consisting of sound and silence expressed through time. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... (L–R) Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, Tony Banks in November 2006, promoting the upcoming Turn It On Again tour Anthony George Tony Banks (born March 27, 1950) is an English songwriter, pianist/keyboard player, and guitarist. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English singer, songwriter, drummer and actor. ... Steve Hackett (born Stephen Richard Hackett on February 12, 1950, in Pimlico, England) is a writer and guitarist. ... Michael John Cleote Crawford Rutherford (born October 2, 1950 in Guildford, Surrey) is an English musician. ... Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in Toulouse Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (June 29, 1900 – July 31, 1944) was a French writer and aviator. ... The Little Prince (French Le Petit Prince), published in 1943, is French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupérys most famous novel, which he wrote in the United States while renting The Bevin House in Asharoken, New York, on Long Island. ...


During the album's pre-production, Gabriel was contacted by filmmaker William Friedkin, (at the time enjoying great success with The Exorcist), about a possible film project, after Friedkin read Gabriel's short story on the sleeve of Genesis' 1973 live album. Despite his bandmates' disapproval, Gabriel left them to work on some early script drafts. However the project came to nothing (Friedkin instead working with Tangerine Dream to make his next film, Sorcerer), and Gabriel returned to the band. Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... William Friedkin (born August 29, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American movie and television director, producer and screenwriter best known for directing The Exorcist and The French Connection in the early 1970s. ... The Exorcist is an Academy Award-winning 1973 American horror and thriller film, adapted from the 1971 novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty, dealing with the demonic possession of a young girl, and her mother’s desperate attempts to win back her daughter through an exorcism conducted... Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music group founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. ... Sorcerer is a 1977 film produced and directed by William Friedkin, starring Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal and Amidou. ...


The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway met with mixed reviews, and reached #10 in the UK, while nearly cracking the U.S. Top 40, reaching # 41 and eventually going gold. The band went on a world tour upon its release, performing the album in its entirety 102 times. The Lamb Tour was slated to begin on October 29, 1974; but due to an injury to Steve Hackett's hand, the tour was postponed until November 12, 1974; days prior to the album's release to the public. Opening night for the tour commenced at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois; November 20, 1974. The final show on The Lamb tour was May 27, 1975 at the Palais Des Sports in Besançon, France. Early into the tour, Gabriel decided he would be leaving Genesis, although he would finish the tour amicably with the band and not go public until August 1975. The album eventually would go Gold in the US in later years. City flag City coat of arms Motto: Utinam (Latin: If God wills) Citadel Vauban of Besançon Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Franche-Comté Department Doubs (25) Intercommunality Grand Besançon Mayor Jean-Louis Fousseret  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land area¹ 65. ...


A digitally remastered version was released on CD in 1994 on Virgin in Europe and on Atlantic in the US and Canada. The remastered CD's booklet features the lyrics and story that came with the original vinyl although some of the inner sleeve artwork was not re-produced.


A SACD / DVD double disc set (including new 5.1 and Stereo mixes) is planned for release in late 2007/early 2008. Super Audio CD (SACD) is a read-only optical audio disc format aimed at providing much higher fidelity digital audio reproduction than the compact disc. ...


Aftermath

  • In 1994 Kevin Gilbert and his band Giraffe performed the album at Progfest '94, celebrating its 20th anniversary.
  • In 2004 and 2005, the entire Lamb was performed by a Genesis tribute band called The Musical Box during their worldwide tour, celebrating its 30th anniversary.

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Track listing

All songs are credited to Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, and Phil Collins. Lyrics by Peter Gabriel, except "The Light Dies Down on Broadway" by Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford. Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Steve Hackett (born Stephen Richard Hackett on February 12, 1950, in Pimlico, England) is a writer and guitarist. ... (L–R) Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, Tony Banks in November 2006, promoting the upcoming Turn It On Again tour Anthony George Tony Banks (born March 27, 1950) is an English songwriter, pianist/keyboard player, and guitarist. ... Michael John Cleote Crawford Rutherford (born October 2, 1950 in Guildford, Surrey) is an English musician. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English singer, songwriter, drummer and actor. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Tony Banks can mean: Tony Banks the musician, from Genesis Tony Banks the politician, MP for West Ham Tony Banks the NFL quarterback This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Michael John Cleote Crawford Rutherford (born October 2, 1950 in Guildford, Surrey) is an English musician. ...


Disc 1

  1. "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" – 4:50
  2. "Fly on a Windshield" – 2:45
  3. "Broadway Melody of 1974" – 2:10[1]
  4. "Cuckoo Cocoon" – 2:12
  5. "In the Cage" – 8:13
  6. "The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging" – 2:46
  7. "Back in N.Y.C." – 5:43
  8. "Hairless Heart" – 2:13
  9. "Counting Out Time" – 3:40
  10. "Carpet Crawl" – 5:15
  11. "The Chamber of 32 Doors" – 5:41

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Disc 2

  1. "Lilywhite Lilith" – 2:42
  2. "The Waiting Room" – 5:25
  3. "Anyway" – 3:08
  4. "Here Comes the Supernatural Anaesthetist" – 3:00 (called "The Supernatural Anaesthetist" on some versions)
  5. "The Lamia" – 6:56
  6. "Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats" – 3:07
  7. "The Colony of Slippermen (Arrival - A Visit to the Doktor - Raven)" – 8:14
  8. "Ravine" – 2:04
  9. "The Light Dies Down on Broadway" – 3:33
  10. "Riding the Scree" – 3:56
  11. "In the Rapids" – 2:24
  12. "It" – 4:17

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Personnel

Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... The flute is a musical instrument of the woodwind family. ... The oboe is a double reed musical instrument of the woodwind family. ... Steve Hackett (born Stephen Richard Hackett on February 12, 1950, in Pimlico, England) is a writer and guitarist. ... The classical guitar typically has nylon strings. ... (L–R) Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, Tony Banks in November 2006, promoting the upcoming Turn It On Again tour Anthony George Tony Banks (born March 27, 1950) is an English songwriter, pianist/keyboard player, and guitarist. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... Michael John Cleote Crawford Rutherford (born October 2, 1950 in Guildford, Surrey) is an English musician. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... The twelve string guitar is an acoustic or electric guitar with twelve strings, which produces a richer, more ringing tone than a standard six string guitar. ... Bass pedals are an electronic musical instrument. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English singer, songwriter, drummer and actor. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... A percussion instrument is any object which produces a sound by being struck with an implement, shaken, rubbed, scraped, or by any other action which sets the object into vibration. ... A typical Ludwig-Musser vibraphone. ...

Additional personnel

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Charts

Album

Year Chart Position
1974 Billboard Pop Albums 41

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Certifications

Organization Level Date
BPI – UK Gold February 1, 1975
CRIA – Canada Gold May 1, 1978
RIAA – U.S. Gold April 20, 1990

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Notes

  1. ^ The 1994 CD remaster of the album tracked "Fly on a Windshield" at 4:23 and "Broadway Melody of 1974" at 0:33. In fact, the songs merge together seamlessly and seem to be divided only for lyrical reasons, which led to an error by the manufacturer.

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External links

  • The Annotated Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - An interpretation of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
  • "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" at All Music Guide

 
 

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