New York based artist Nathaniel Barlam has illustrated the whole of the classic Genesis album The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway.
The sprawling 1974 double album, the last to feature original singer Peter Gabriel, is often regarded by fans as one of the band's very best, featuring longtime classics such as The Carpet Crawlers, In The Cage and the title track. Now you can listen and watch all one hour and thirty five minutes of the album accompanied by Barlam's illustrations.
This is not the first time the artist and architect has tackled the band's work. Back in 2017 we spoke to him after he tackled the band's 23-minute epic Supper's Ready from 1972's Foxtrot album.
Then he said "Working on these videos is in part my way of thanking musicians whose work has had a deep impact on my life, and my hope is that through my illustrations I can share these songs with other people who haven’t heard them before.
"I definitely want to keep making these, but it comes down to a matter of time and inspiration. Because I do these in my spare time, it takes a lot of assurance in my mind for me to commit to starting a new one, but once I start I’m dedicated to finish."
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Sandra Tranah Thursday, 05 March 2020 12:59 Comment Link Report
My Husband has been following Gensis from early 70's with Peter Gabriel then Phil Collins. Bought most of their albums. He saw genesis live at Wembley. We all went to see Phil Collins at Wembley early 80's. We are still playing all the albums to this day. Sadly in 2017 my Husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at the young age of 57years. This year is his big 60 May 16th. I would dearly like to do something special for him. Then I see that Genesis are touring. We are in Essex so would have liked to have gone to see them at the O2. His Sister Tina is also a huge fan of Phil's and went to see his last gig in London but sadly she was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer last year. She is only 58 years of age. I checked the prices but sadly we can't afford the tickets so I was wondering if you could help us at all. My Husband Steve and his Sister Tina do not know I have written to you.
I know all this is a big ask but if nothing can be done, I'll understand