Best Songs From Genesis's The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway


The Top Ten

1 In the Cage

Fantastic, epic, obscure, absolutely brilliant, the Gabriel voice is very awesome!

2 The Carpet Crawlers

An absolutely beautiful song from one of the greatest albums ever made if not the greatest. A truly beautiful song from (in my opinion) the best prog rock group ever.

Pretty easy choice, this is quite an epic song. - fidelcanojr

3 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway


4 Back in N.Y.C.

I get this song stuck in my head a lot, one of my favorites from Genesis definitely.

5 Hairless Heart

Simple and trance-like. Great combinations between Tony and Steve

6 The Lamia

Absolutely lovely tune. It's clearly Tony Banks style, except for the lyrics wrote by Gabriel as part of the story. This piece should have been rated as one of the top five of the album. Beautiful melody emotively sung by Gabriel.

It's because of the scent of garlic that lingers on my chocolate fingers...

7 The Colony of Slippermen

This and The Lamia should be higher.

8 Counting Out Time
9 The Chamber of 32 Doors

My absolute favorite of this overall fantastic album. As said by others, it is an incredible underrated track, which in my opinion lies with the groups very best. Just love that guitar intro!

Very underrated, way better than Back in NYC, Carpet Crawlers, Waiting Room, etc.

Gabriel's vocal on this track his best ever just awesome

Gabriel's closing section is sublime!

10 It

The Contenders

11 Anyway

This song is very underrated. It's not my absolute favorite from the album, but the lyrics are great, and the awesome instrumental section between the verses is fantastic, even though it's fairly short. I feel like this song would get so much more love if it were like 10 minutes long with a really extended piece of amazing instrumental in between. While that would improve the song, it doesn't have to be long to be good, and this song sounds incredible already!

12 The Waiting Room
13 Cuckoo Cocoon

No. 11 you're joking!

14 Fly On a Windshield

It's epic. Should be top 5.

That drop when the fly smashes is fantastic followed by Hackett bliss!

Progressive rock at it's fineness.

Come on, you can't be serious. The bass, the drumming and steve's solo. It's one of his standout pieces for god sake. Who's doing this pole Nigel Farage down the pub?

15 The Light Dies Down on Broadway
16 Broadway Melody of 1974

A few minutes of true Prog at its finest.

17 In the Rapids
18 Riding the Scree
19 The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging

From the start, even from the previous marching beats that close "In the cage" I always been a fan of "The grand parade". Building up the tension slowly (""Carpet" will do the same trick), adding percussion and vocal aggresive tones in every new verse makes it irresistible. A top five of mine.

20 Ravine
21 Lilywhite Lilith
22 Here Comes the Supernatural Anaesthetist
23 Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats
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List StatsCreated 30 Oct 2011
Updated 12 Feb 2018

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Top Remixes

1. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
2. In the Cage
3. Back in N.Y.C.
1. In the Cage
2. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
3. The Carpet Crawlers


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