"The Fountain of Salmacis"
Phil Collins and Steve Hackett made their Genesis debuts on 1971's Nursery Cryme – but in spite of its historical significance, the album suffers from a flat mix and a tracklist padded with filler. Regardless, the LP's highlights are unimpeachable, especially the oft-overlooked closer "The Fountain of Salmacis." Co-composed by the entire early quintet, this triumphant epic delves into Greek mythology and stretches into jazzy atmospherics. But the biggest goosebump moment is Tony Banks' opening mellotron swirl – a definitive souvenir for the prog-rock time-capsule.