Sven B. Schreiber
There's no denying - Pete Jones is one of the big ones in the prog world. I've been converted from a sceptic to a fan this year, the scepticism stemming exactly from albums like this one, which seemed to fit perfectly into my "I don't like tribute albums" habit. Well, I was wrong... he's not a guy who just borrows fame from the glory of an era that passed by long ago. His "Tiger Moth Tales" are superb original works, and his cover versions... well, I just love them! Pete Jones does it right. He breathes new life into his remakes of old classics, and I like the selection of songs he provides on this album and its twin, "Seven Stones Turned". Yeah, it's true that he picked a couple of very short "Genesis" songs here, although this band is most renowned for its epic works. But coincidentally, several of those songs are among my most cherished favorites, like "Firth Of Fifth", "Cuckoo Cocoon", "Harlequin", and "For Absent Friends", for instance, which I'd name as some of the most essential "Genesis" songs ever.
Favorite track: For Absent Friends.