The words and
music of this song were written by the multi-musician Tony Banks who was a
member of the group Genesis. The
song was recorded by them for inclusion on their 1976 album A Trick of the Tail.
It has been
written that it was never performed by the group live due to the complexity
of the piano solo that is in the middle of the song.
The same notes
that start this song are the ending for “It’s Yourself”
which was released as the B-Side to “Ripples” even though it
was eventually scrapped for the album.
The song has
been covered by the pianist Renato Britta Costa and there is now a Genesis tribute band
called Mad Men Moon.