Genesis Live (Live) CD (1994)

Artist: Genesis

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Product Overview


Label Wea/atlantic
SKU 60148798
UPC 075678267628
UPC 14 00075678267628
Format CD
Release Date 10/18/1994
Author Genesis
Associated Artist/Work Classic Rock String Quartet
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Palmer, David (Jethro Tull)
Associated Artist/Work ReGenesis
Technical Info
Producer Genesis; John Burns
CatalogID 82676
Lable Name Atlantic (Label)
Released 09/20/1994
Original Release 1973
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 46m : 46s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 00075678267628
Album Notes and Credits
Genesis: Tony Banks (vocals, guitar, electronic piano, organ, Mellotron); Michael Rutherford (vocals, guitar, bass, bass pedals); Peter Gabriel (vocals, flute, bass drum, tambourine); Phil Collins (vocals, drums, percussion); Steve Hackett (guitar).
Recorded at The De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England and The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England in February 1973.
Digitally remastered by Nick Davis, Geoff Callingham & Chris Blair (The Farm, Abbey Road, England).
Personnel: Peter Gabriel (vocals, flute, percussion); Tony Banks (vocals, keyboards); Phil Collins (vocals, drums, percussion); Mike Rutherford , Steve Hackett (guitar).
Audio Remasterers: Chris Blair; Geoff Callingham; Nick Davis .
Recording information: De Montfort Hall, Leicester (02/1973); Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England (02/1973).
Photographer: Bob Gruen.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Peter Gabriel; Tony Banks.
Aside from a portion of the box set, this is the only commercially available live document of vintage Gabriel-era Genesis. LIVE was recorded at the group's 1973 peak, and features hardcore fans' favorite lineup, including Gabriel and guitarist Steve Hackett. The flawless song selection favors tunes from the beloved albums FOXTROT and TRESPASS. The semi-baroque keyboards of Tony Banks and the whisper-to-a-scream dynamic of Hackett are displayed in all their glory.
The songs tend toward the long side (not one is under eight minutes long--prog-rock heaven!), giving the group ample time to work its complex, time signature-shifting, contrapuntal magic. Though we're denied the visual aspect of Gabriel's notoriously elaborate costume changes and onstage antics, the energy of his performance comes through in his urgent vocals, and he delivers some of his most sharply penned lyrics. Subsequent Collins-era live albums serve the legacy well, but this is the Genesis concert album with which to start.
Professional Reviews
Q (11/96, p.64) - 3 Stars - Good - "...a splendid record of a classic progressive rock group taped for US radio..."
Q (12/94, pp.162-3) - 3 Stars - Good - "...the oddest and most interesting [of Genesis' live albums]..."
Mojo (Publisher) (3/01, p.82) - "...Acceptable account of the FOXTROT-era set..."
Disc 1
1 Watcher Of The Skies
2 Get 'Em Out By Friday
3 Return Of The Giant Hogweed, The
4 Musical Box, The
5 Knife, The
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