Although Genesis would truly enter their “classic” phase with Nursery Cryme in 1971, its precursor Trespass not only hints at what was to come but features several standout cuts as well. “The Knife,” “Waiting For Someone” and “Visions Of Angels” all have the stamp of the best of Genesis’ work. Trespass is also notable as the last Genesis record featuring guitarist Anthony Phillips (who went on to a fruitful solo career) and drummer John Mayhew.
The following year, Phil Collins and Steve Hackett would join Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks to record Nursery Cryme, the album that served as a stepping stone into stardom for one of progressive rock music’s greatest groups.
Listen to songs from Nursery Cryme here: