"...the fifth studio album from the English progressive rock band Genesis, released on 12 October 1973 on Charisma Records. The album was the band's most commercially successful to that point, reaching number 3 in the UK and number 70 in the US.
The album was recorded in August 1973 following the tour supporting the previous album, Foxtrot. The group set aside a short period of time to write new material, which covered a number of themes, including the loss of English folk culture and an increase in an American influence which was reflected in the title. Following the album's release, the group set out on tour, where they drew an enthusiastic reception from fans. A single from the album, "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" was released in early 1974 and became the band's first hit single in the UK.
Critics and the band have given mixed opinions of the album, though guitarist Steve Hackett has said it his favourite Genesis record. The album has continued to sell and has reached Gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America. It was remastered for CD in 1994 and 2007. Several of the album tracks became fan favourites and featured as a regular part of the band's live setlist into the 1980s.
1. "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight" 8:02 2. "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" 4:03 3. "Firth of Fifth" 9:36 4. "More Fool Me" 3:10
1. "The Battle of Epping Forest" 11:43 2. "After the Ordeal" 4:07 3. "The Cinema Show" 11:10 4. "Aisle of Plenty" 1:30
THE CLASSIC GENESIS ALBUMS SERIES: DELUXE EDITIONS FEAT. HALF SPEED MASTERING, 2008 MIXES BY NICK DAVIS & GENESIS. PRESSED AT PALLAS GMBH. 180-GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL.
PHIL COLLINS – DRUMS, PERCUSSION, VOCAL
MICHAEL RUTHERFORD – 12-STRING, BASS, ELECTRIC SITAR
STEVE HACKETT – ELECTRIC GUITAR, NYLON GUITAR
TONY BANKS – KEYBOARDS, 12-STRING
PETER GABRIEL – VOCALS, FLUTE, OBOE, PERCUSSION