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It was released on their album Selling England by the Pound. The song was originally going to be titled "Disney". The song was developed from several brief piano pieces composed by frontman Peter Gabrielwhich were later combined with some of Steve Hackett 's guitar figures to make up the song.
Gabriel contributed English-themed lyrics to "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight", because the music press thought that Genesis were putting too much effort into appealing Dancing With The Moonlit Knight - Genesis - Live In Newcastle 1973 the American audiences.
He also included some references to Green Shield Stamps in the lyrics. The song's ending, which contains a number of string guitar figures, was Stop By - Rahsaan Patterson - Rahsaan Patterson supposed to segue into "The Cinema Show" another song on the album to make a song of around 20 minutes in length. This idea was scrapped, because it was too similar in length to the minute song " Supper's Ready " from Foxtrotthe band's previous record.
That tune started off with the influence of a Scottish song, then it moved into something that I think of in a more elegiac way — something nostalgic and wistful, and common to a lot of Genesis tunes. Then it bursts forth, it fights off its shackles, really takes off like a rocket, into another section, which seems to borrow from something that sounds more Russian in a way. The song was performed in and the year after, but was dropped from the band's setlist once The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway was released, and only rarely did it show up afterwards.
Genesis' guitarist Mike Rutherford said that he thought the song was a good opener for Selling England by the Poundbut he was less happy about the whole song overall, as he said it was "a bit busy". Ultimate Classic Rock wrote that despite the puns in the song being a bit over the top at times, the band performs at its musical peak Maldita - Placton - A "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight".
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