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In my humble opinion this has no SWAG whatsoever | Reviewer: mbepis | 2/27/13
As the ones of you who are blessed with the ability to read would probably have derived from the title of this comment, I hold ''Supper's ready'' in exceedingly low regard. The cause of my having such an unfavourable opinion of this composition could be by no means rendered better than by the words of the late Jack Goff (spouse of mrs. Barb Dwire, the renowned gardener) but which I, unfortunately, cannot report in this elucidation, for the excessive presence of profanity would with no doubt cause this writing to be censored if not removed.
Now if you could ezcuse me, my goldfish has died.
No song better!!!!!! | Reviewer: Jeff Howerton | 11/4/12
Supper's ready is a story of a song. The only song that is 24 minutes in length and you never get bored. It is a very strong song that culminates with an unforgetable melody, lyrics and emotion! There is no other band than can match this kind of performance!
Next to Mad Man Moon... Suppers Rerady is one of the best Genesis songs... ever! | Reviewer: Vincent McCabe | 8/17/12
What makes this song magnificent is the variety of transitions, musically and poetically, which reach their crescendo with the arrival of Christ returning to save the world. Visually stimulating when performed live, but still a treat just to listen to, Suppers Ready is a timeless classic. For those who don’t know what the book of Revelation has to say about the second coming of Christ, I encourage you to read it…and then make comparisons with what Peter Gabriel has incorporated into this interpretation. I have sat and listened to this particular song countless times, and it never fails to stir me. What’s not to like? I am an avid Genesis fan and feel privileged to have been able to watch the band progress in all three of their formats, since first discovering them back in 1969. With little good music to inspire the current generation, and with few musicians seeking to emulate, write songs, or follow in the footsteps of bands like Genesis, I am saddened by the current lack of melodic rock music and poetry which bands like Genesis and Yes developed to enthral a different generation. Mad Man Moon remains my favourite Genesis song, simply because Cupid conspired to capture my heart via a stunning young lady, and this was the song we used to play endlessly. Oh to relive those fabulous days!
So many years | Reviewer: Neil Warner | 5/15/12
After more than thirty years of Genesis appreciation, all three versions hold their points. First heard Collins on Seconds Out in '77 went back to Foxtrot then in time the boxed set. I think Foxtrot takes it generally, Seconds Out then the box but the intro's win on the box. "Phil?" "Sorry man." "There's people out there!" "I'm really sorry everyone I wasn't paying attention"
Simply the best piece of live music ever recorded | Reviewer: Jim | 4/15/12
I became a Genesis fan in my teens and now nearly 50 I still find their early work to be magical and timeless.
Supper's Ready on Seconds Out in my opinion is the best piece of live music ever recorded. And I love lots of live music. Live Pink Floyd's Pulse DVDs and Peter Gabriel Secret World DVD and many others.
I am glad to be among all of you other fans of this music. Enjoy!
The seventh saintly shrouded man. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/23/12
I didn't discover Genesis until the grand old age of thirty. Up until then I was a callow young man who had been habitually spoon fed Britpop, telling myself this is what I liked, too lazy and blinkered to go beyond the pale. Now when I name drop Genesis into conversations with folk they immediately retort "how eighties!" "Ah but have you heard of a song called Suppers Ready?" comes my reply. I hardly need to tell you the answer to that question. This song, if it can be called song - more like an orchestral symphony of exquisite musicianship is a journey into the musical equivalent of the cosmos. Some people don't get it and never will, leave them as different strokes for different folks is the motto here, just so long as I can escape into another musical dimension from time to time, then my life is all the richer for it.
A Twenty-Three Minute Epic | Reviewer: Jake King | 2/8/12
Genesis, especially their Gabriel era, was a true musical triumph. I am currently fourteen, and I was introduced the The Lamb at a fairly young age. I still find something new in it each time I listen to it, and it's a masterpiece, both musically and lyrically.
After going to see The Musical Box perform all of The Lamb (which was truly magnificent), I have truly begun to learn Genesis's earlier compositions, such as Nursery Cryme, Selling England by the Pound, and of course, Foxtrot.
This song really defines and foreshadows Genesis at its best. The fantastic music is standard for them, but it also uses a plethora of Greek mythological references, which would become common in Genesis, used before in "The Fountain of Salmacis" and would be used later in "Cinema Show."
I can say for certain that there's just nothing modern that this music can even be compared to. I hope that more people can rediscover these gems instead of worshipping pop music artists that turn out the dreck we hear on the radio today. Genesis is one of those gems, and Supper's Ready is a fantastic representation of their greatness.
Supper's Ready is a masterpiece | Reviewer: Dave | 12/23/11
PG's lyrical style no matter how induced it may have been, is timeless and relates to many of us fans in its own way. This song is a magnificent accomplishment for Genesis and the standard of Prog Rock they fell into back in the 70's. They held their own both musically and their musicianship among their peers. If Prog was still as Epic as it was back in my teenage years, I'd still be listening to it! Great music never dies, it just gets better with time!! Still hoping to see the mates - Peter, Steve, Mike, Tony and Phil Reunion in my lifetime, as hearing these songs performed with just Mike, Tony and Phil are good but NEVER as great as it was with Peter and Steve.
The defining album of my late teens | Reviewer: Nick Hubbard | 12/12/11
I studied for my 'o'-levels to 'Seconds Out' in 1976. I knew the album word for word.In 1978 I spent 6 months in Israel living on a kibbutz. We were taken to Jerusalem on a trip and the end of 'Supper's Ready' was in my head when I saw the place for the first time.. I'd also met a lovely Canadian girl who had 'guardian eyes so blue'. Brilliant.
Supper's Ready | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/8/11
It is by far, the song that defines my love of music and humorous lyrics, as well as wistful and important lyrics. The music brings tears to my eyes, from the first time I've ever heard it to the 233rd time I have listened to it. And, like the person above, I will never understand folks who don "get IT." This is a glorious song, written by guys in the prime of their passions! You simply can't describe it to anyone. If you find anyone who is open to listening to it, they have to "experience" it for themselves, and draw their own conclusions. Meanwhile, don't worry about "those folks", just sit back and listen to it again and again and thoroughly enjoy the connection. I suppose that sounds pretty damned "cosmic", but to the few who don't "get it", that's their problem, not mine, nor your's.
Let me second that Mike | Reviewer: Mike | 11/17/11
I too, am thrilled, almost relieved, to hear that there are young people who are discovering this important, inspired, and hopefully timeless music. And yes.. please, please, please, if you are reading this... you MUST see The Musical Box. (I will be next wed night)
Great Song from a superb album | Reviewer: NuenenAl | 9/2/11
Seconds Out: From the moment you hear the words 'Supper's Ready', there is this fabulous roar from the crowd... and justifiably so. I never studies all the lyrics in those days as you couldn't just google stuff. Now in my 40's tha't is precisely what I will now do...along with the rest of this simply divine album.
Glory to God | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/2/11
When I was young my friends and I would drink and smoke a lot of weed listening to Seconds Out. Now that is is in my past and I am with the Lord this song takes on new meaning. I don't no if Genesis were believers but this tune definitely glories Christ.
what is wrong with the world? | Reviewer: liam | 6/25/11
Why do people not get this. I seriously don't understand why the majority don't see how amazing this music is. I play my friends various genesis, rush, pink floyd, dream theatre ect and they just say I'm weird. But I listen to this music and it annoys me that I can't talk to anyone about it. Maybe I am a weirdo and should start listening to pop. Ha. Like thats ever going to happen .
Suppers ready | Reviewer: Anke S | 5/24/11
It was 1978 and I was 16 and lost my virginity while listening to this song. Oh how bitter sweet. Saw Genesis in concert many times in Hannover Germany - one time they played Suppers Ready. it rocked. I've know the song word by word since 1978 - I don't have to hear it for a few years, but then when I do it all comes back to me as if it was yesterday. Oh to be 16 again and in love
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