It’s hard losing a charismatic front man like Peter Gabriel. In 1975, Genesis needed a new singer and drummer Phil Collins was reluctant to fill PG’s shoes. They auditioned some 400 singers before choosing, uh, Phil Collins. But you knew that already.
A Trick of the Tail was the band’s first post Gabriel LP, and one of its best. The cover art by the good people at-you guessed it, Hipgnosis-depicts the characters from the songs and is reminiscent of Victorian book illustrations:
I couldn’t find a better scan of the cover in all its gatefolded glory so I used the one above. Here’s a scan of a print ad for the LP that is a bit clearer:
Here’s the LP on Ye Olde YouTube: