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The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - Genesis

The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway – Genesis 1

The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is the sixth studio album from the English rock band Genesis, released as a double album on 18 November 1974 on Charisma Records. It is their last album recorded with Peter Gabriel as lead vocalist before his departure from the group in May 1975. Its concept centres around a Puerto Rican youth in New York City named Rael and his spiritual journey of self-discovery and the characters he meets on the way. Recording was met with several incidents, including Gabriel’s temporary absences and his insistence on writing its lyrics, which put strains on the group.

The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway was released to initial mixed critical reception, though it has since been met with critical acclaim. It peaked at No. 10 on the UK Album Chart and No. 41 on the US Billboard 200. Two singles were released, “Counting Out Time” and “The Carpet Crawlers”. Genesis toured the album in North America and Europe, playing the album in its entirety across 102 dates. The album continued to sell, and reached Gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales over 500,000 copies in 1990.

Released: 18 November 1974

Recorded: August–October 1974 at Glaspant Manor, Carmarthenshire, Wales with Island Studios’ mobile recording equipment

Genre: Progressive rock, Art rock

Length: 94:22

Label: Charisma

Producers: John Burns and Genesis

Singles released from the Album:

Counting Out Time” Released in November 1974

The Carpet Crawlers” Released in April 1975

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