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4 stars This is THE Genesis live album: a mix of songs from both Gabriel's and Collins' eras. Phil Collins is THE singer! The 2 weak points are the following ones: 1) Rutherford's bass is a bit lazy and timid 2) Banks' keyboards too often consist in the Afterglow-esque floating organ, approximating the subtle keyboards refinements of the studio tracks. "Carpet crawler", with Collins on vocals, is better than the original!! Collins is awesome on the majestic "Supper's ready". The best track is definitely "Firth of fifth": you have to hear the OUTSTANDING combo guitar solo-floating keyboards: unbelievable: those 2 instruments suddenly take all the available room, and that is pretty moving! I also like the modern version of "Supper's ready", featuring Collins on vocals: the guy has nothing to envy from Gabriel! Of course it has no more the strong Baroque dimension present on "Foxtrot", but the modern approach gives an opportunity to appreciate that song from another angle of view, which is totally valuable. The last part of "Supper's ready" presents Collins' echoed, poignant & loud voice, surrounding the incendiary & floating keyboards and the very SLOWED DOWN rhythm: you feel at that moment all the power & inertia of the overall music, and I find this part as good as the original one, if not better! Let's not forget the WONDERFUL "Cinema show"! Less good than the original because of the FLAGRANT lack of bass presence, it is all the same remarkable as reveals the excellent synchronization of the instruments. Unfortunately, Rutherford wakes up at the end, suddenly starting to play his spectacular bottom & complex bass too late! "Los endos" is very good, although the keyboards and drums are not as clean as on the studio version.

Rating: 4,5 stars

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