“Selling England by the Pound” is the fifth studio album from the English progressive rock band Genesis, released in October 1973 on Charisma Records.
One of the ideas that Peter Gabriel wanted to convey with the album was the idea of looking at “Englishness in a different way”. This included his suggestion of the album’s title, itself a slogan adopted by the Labour Party manifesto to ensure that the British press would not accuse the band of “selling out” to America. Rutherford later deemed the title to be among the band’s best album titles.
Original Label. Includes Libretto Sheet. LP Charisma FC 6060 1973 *****