Even if the album "The Lamb Lies down on Broadway" is considered ba many critics and fans as an indissoluble unit, the famous white elephant, I always liked its songs and listened to them separately. Maybe my favourite one is "In The Cage", a stunning prog song with a lot of strong points. One could mention Peter Gabriel's passionate vocals or Tony Bank's keyboards solo, but this is a "gold era" Genesis song, so there's a value added i.e. the perfect combination of five talents in one consistent product.
Peter Gabriel as Rael in "The Lamb" Tour.
Listening to this track I certainly appreciate this or that idea, this or that passage, but I mostly get emotions, strong and genuine emotions. No matter how strange and puzzling the story of Rael is, I actually sense his fear, his pain, his cries for help. I see those rocks approaching while Mike gives more volume to his bass line, I feel them pressing my own body as Phil and Steve get sharper and I can't breathe when Tony accelerates the tempo and Peter sings his stomach out. If emotion is not the only reason to love music, well, IMHO it's one of the best.
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