Foxtrot is the fourth studio album from the English progressive rock band Genesis, released in October 1972 on Charisma Records. The album was recorded after touring in support of Nursery Cryme (1971) ended in August 1972. Side two features "Supper's Ready," a 23-minute track split into seven sections that remains the longest song recorded by the band.
Foxtrot was a critically and popularly acclaimed breakthrough album that hit #12 in the U.K. and introduced two tracks that would be live staples for years: "Watcher Of the Skies" and "Supper's Ready."
"If Peter Gabriel remained a rather inscrutable lyricist, his gift for imagery is abundant, as there are passages throughout the album that are hauntingly evocative in their precious prose. But what impresses most about Foxtrot is how that precociousness is delivered with pure musical force. This is the rare art-rock album that excels at both the art and the rock, and it's a pinnacle of the genre (and decade) because of it." -Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
Half Speed Mastering
2008 Mixes by Nick Davis & Genesis
Pressed at Pallas in Germany
Phil Collins, drums, percussion, backing vocals
Peter Gabriel, lead vocals, flute, tambourine, oboe, percussion
Steve Hackett, electric guitar, twelve-string guitar
Mike Rutherford, bass guitar, bass pedals, cello, twelve-string guitar, backing vocals
1. Watcher of the Skies
2. Time Table
3. Get em out by Friday
4. Can-Utility and the Coastliners
6. Suppers Ready