Nursery Cryme is the third studio album from the English rock band Genesis, released in November 1971 on Charisma Records.
The opening piece, “The Musical Box” combined the band’s trademark mix of twelve-string guitars with harsh electric guitars and keyboards. The song, a macabre fairy story set in Victorian Britain, became the inspiration for the album cover, and went on to be a live favourite.
The album is the first with drummer Phil Collins and guitarist Steve Hackett in the band’s line-up.
Original Label with Fold-out jacket. LP Charisma CAS 1052 1971 NM*****