High Fidelity Pure Audio edition of the Genesis album Selling England By The Pound. High Fidelity Pure Audio is a range of physical HD audio products from Universal Music Group which uses Blu-ray technology to deliver the ultimate listening experience to the user. High Fidelity Pure Audio discs are playable through all Blu-ray devices.
Genesis proved that they could rock on Foxtrot but on its follow-up Selling England by the Pound they didn't follow this route, they returned to the English eccentricity of their first records, which wasn't so much a retreat as a consolidation of powers…
Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Genesis features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players) and 2008 digital remastering. Genesis mini-LP SHM-CD reissue series consists of the following 5 titles: "Trespass," "Nursery Cryme," "Foxtrot," "Selling England By The Pound," and "THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY."
"Selling England by the Pound" is the fifth studio album by the progressive rock band Genesis and was recorded and released in 1973. It followed "Foxtrot" and was the band's commercial peak so far hitting #3 in the UK where it remained on the charts for 21 weeks. The album went gold in the US in 1990. It was also a major breakthrough in terms of critical reception.
5th studio album presents Genesis at their creative peak. Contains 'Firth of Fifth' with famous Hackett's guitar solo. The album cover is a painting by Betty Swanwick called 'The Dream'. The original artwork did not feature a lawn mower; the band had Swanwick add it later as an allusion to the song "I Know What I Like."
Maze of Time cites its closest influence as Genesis from the "Selling England By The Pound" or "Trick Of The Tail" period and have a sound reminiscent of recent groups such as Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings, Like Wendy and Marillion. Though leaning more to the Neo-progressive rather than Symphonic, Maze of Time has virtues from the Symphonic form of progressive rock with lush keyboards, poetic lyrics and lengthy compositions.
In early 1973, Genesis allowed the taping of a couple of live shows for broadcast in America as part of the King Biscuit Flower Hour syndicated radio show – most of their current set, drawn from their albums up through 1972's Foxtrot, was represented. A few months later, Tony Stratton-Smith, the head of Charisma Records, to which the group was signed, approached them about allowing him to fill the extended gap between Foxtrot and their next album, Selling England by the Pound, by releasing a live album from this same taped performance.