Album of the Day
Wind And Wuthering
Forty years ago this month, Genesis' WIND AND WUTHERING blew into record stores. The eighth studio set from the U.K. band would prove the last with guitarist Steve Hackett, who with the core trio of keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist Mike Rutherford and vocalist/drummer Phil Collins brought the group's progressive rock phase to a memorable close. A touch less whimsical than its predecessors, the album features Genesis' first U.S.-charting single ("Your Own Special Way"), loads of moody atmosphere and some of the most brilliant instrumental work of the band's career (as on the dazzling epic "One For The Vine"). Banks himself cites the Gold-certified WIND AND WUTHERING as a personal favorite, noting with pride "It's definitely the most musically complex of all our albums, and it has a mysterious quality to it."