The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

by Genesis

The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is the sixth studio album by the English progressive rock band Genesis. It was released as a double album on 29 November 1974 by Charisma Records and is their last to feature original frontman Peter Gabriel. It peaked at No. 10 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 41 on the Billboard 200 in the US. It is currently their longest album to date. While the band worked on new material at Headley Grange for three months, they decided to produce a concept album with a story devised by Gabriel about Rael, a Puerto Rican youth from New York City who is suddenly taken on a journey of self-discovery and encounters bizarre incidents and characters along the way. The album was marked by increased tensions within the band as Gabriel, who insisted on writing all of the lyrics, temporarily left to work with filmmaker William Friedkin and needed time to be with his family. Most of the songs were developed by the rest of the band through jam sessions and were put down at Glaspant Manor in Wales using a mobile studio. The album received a mixed critical reaction at first, but it gained acclaim in subsequent years and has a cult following. The songs “Counting Out Time” and “The Carpet Crawlers” were released as singles in the UK in 1974 and 1975, respectively; both failed to chart. A single of “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” was released in the US. Genesis promoted the album with their 1974–75 tour across North America and Europe, playing the album in its entirety. The album reached Gold certification in the UK and the US. The album was remastered in 1994 and 2007, the latter as part of the Genesis 1970–1975 box set which contains a 5.1 surround sound mix and bonus material.


  1. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
  2. Fly On A Windshield
  3. Broadway Melody Of 1974
  4. Cuckoo Cocoon
  5. In The Cage
  6. The Grand Parade Of Lifeless Packaging
  7. Back In N.Y.C.
  8. Hairless Heart
  9. Counting Out Time
  10. Carpet Crawlers
  11. The Chamber Of 32 Doors
  12. Lilywhite Lilith
  13. The Waiting Room
  14. Anyway
  15. Here Comes The Supernatural Anaesthetist
  16. The Lamia
  17. Silent Sorrow In Empty Boats
  18. The Colony Of Slipperman
  19. Ravine
  20. The Light Dies Down On Broadway
  21. Riding The Scree
  22. In The Rapids
  23. It

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Format Vinyl 2× LP Album Mispress Reissue Stereo Mono (Gatefold, 180 Gram)
Label Charisma
Catalog Number 602567489856
Notes Record one mistakenly cut in mono. Recut to correct this for [r16285764] - which otherwise features identical packaging and labels. Printed on center label of record one: “6478992 Record One” Printed on center label of record two: “6749005 Record One” Both called “Record One” while other releases distinguish between “Record One” and “Record Two” correctly. ⓟ & ⓒ 2018 Anthony Banks Ltd., Philip Collins Ltd., Real World Ltd.,Stephen Hackett Music Ltd., Michael Rutherford Ltd., under exclusive licence to Virgin Records Ltd Universal International Music B.V. Gerrit, van der Veenlaan 4, 3743 DN, Baarn, Netherlands. Comes with download code. Made in the Eu
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