Released: Nov 1971
Label: Atlantic Records
With Peter Gabriel's, uh, poetry and tripped out medieval gimmickry, "The Musical Box" may be a pinnacle in prog rock nerd-ery but the guitars still sound awesome, more than 30 years later, with a watery, muffled psychedelia, and Gabriel nevertheless plays his part with unmatched drama. "For Absent Friends" features Phil Collins' first turn as a singer and the hammer-on riff that "Return of the Giant Hogweed" is built around could almost be called heavy metal. The real draw here, though, is "The Fountain of Salmacis" which really should be played any time two D&D players are gathered. Genesis - Nursery Cryme 2010-12-01
1971 Philip Collins Limited, Anthony Banks Limited, Michael Rutherford Limited under exlusive license to Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.