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THREE SIDES LIVE

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

3.41 | 356 ratings

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2 stars Beware of side 4!

Since this album was release around the time of Genesis migration from a great prog band to a Motown/funk tribute combo (OK slight exaggeration there!), it contains a strange mix of fine music, and average pop. The latter is more in evidence than the former, with the Gabriel era medley, consisting primarily of "In the cage" and "Cinema show", being the only real beacon of fine music. "Abacab" is at least marginally enhanced by an instrumental section, but even that's not a patch on what they were capable of.

The "fourth side" of the album (i.e. the last quarter) is worthwhile, featuring as it does the magnificent "One for the vine", plus two other Genesis greats. Unfortunately, there were two versions of "Three sides live", and the one I have foregoes the live fourth side, for a poor collection of rejected studio tracks from the Abacab and Duke sessions. (hence the title "THREE sides live"). Of these, only "Evidence of autumn" is of even passing interest, sounding more like it belongs on "And then there were three".

There are far better live Genesis albums (indeed there are far better albums!) than this.

Easy Livin | 2/5 |

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