Genesis - Selling England By The Pound


Analogue Productions (Atlantic 75 Series)



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Analogue Productions (Atlantic 75 Series)

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Atlantic Records!

Selling England By The Pound — Genesis' gold-selling fifth studio album!

180-gram 45 RPM double LP

Mastered directly from the original master tape by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering

Pressed at Quality Record Pressings

Tip-on old style gatefold double pocket jackets with film lamination by Stoughton Printing

Recorded in August 1973 — the tour for Foxtrot (1972) having ended in May of that year — Genesis' members joined for a short time to write new material which covered a number of themes, including the loss of English folk culture and an increased American influence. Hence the inspiration for the title Selling England by the Pound.

Several tracks from the album became fan favorites and were featured as a regular part of the band's live setlist well into the 1980s. "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)," was released in February 1974 and became the band's first top 30 hit in the U.K. In 2012, the album ranked seventh in Rolling Stone's "Readers' Poll: Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time." Selling England by the Pound reached No. 3 on the U.K. charts and No. 70 on the U.S. Billboard Pop Albums chart.

AllMusic reviewer Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote that Genesis hadn't sacrificed its newfound immediacy of Foxtrot with that album's follow-up. They found ways to infuse with the delicate whimsy that was their calling card since the group began.

"This, combined with many overt literary allusions — the Tolkeinisms of the title of 'The Battle of Epping Forest' only being the most apparent — gives this album a storybook quality. It plays as a collection of short stories, fables, and fairy tales, and it is also a rock record, which naturally makes it quite extraordinary as a collection, but also as a set of individual songs. Genesis has never been as direct as they've been on the fanciful yet hook-driven 'I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)' — apart from the fluttering flutes in the fade-out, it could easily be mistaken for a glam single — or as achingly fragile as on 'More Fool Me,' sung by Phil Collins. It's this delicate balance and how the album showcases the band's narrative force on a small scale as well as large that makes this their arguable high-water mark." 

All the hallmarks of a top-notch Analogue Productions reissue are here for you to savor: Mastered directly from the original master tape by Bernie Grundman and cut at 45 RPM. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, and housed in tip-on old style gatefold double pocket jackets with film lamination by Stoughton Printing.


1. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
2. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
3. Firth Of Fifth
4. More Fool Me
5. The Battle Of Epping Forest
6. After The Ordeal
7. The Cinema Show
8. Aisle Of Plenty

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 7 person(s) rated this product.

The best I’ve ever heard.

posted on 11/28/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Derek
This is one of my favorite Genesis albums, and I’ve owned an original, classic records edition, and now this one. Nothing compares to this release. I’ve heard things I’ve never heard previously, so much detail and clarity. I’m so excited for the next Genesis releases.

Unbelievable! It is the best!

posted on 11/14/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Scott Wilson
I haven't found any 33rpm version can compete with this. I tried early UK, EMI 100 and Classic, and this is simply on another level. See my review on The Pressing Matters Youtube channel. Genesis Selling England By The Pound - AP Atlantic 75 Series Vinyl

As good a pressing as I've come across.

posted on 11/12/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Tracy
This is the first of the Atlantic 75th series I've bought, and won't be the last. This is as quiet and dynamic as many of the UHQR (including older MoDi) & OneStep pressings in my collection. I just finished the 3rd side to take a break to write this review, so it's going to be short so I can get to the 4th side. The sound quality of this is worth the extra flipping and cleaning ritual. So, I have to get back to the music now, thank you RTI & Acoustic Sounds.


posted on 11/11/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Puluche
Such a classic album and it never sounded better. The packaging is beautiful, as well. $60 for these 75 records is a bit much, but in this instance it is worth it.

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