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5 stars This album was my entry to the band. I purchased it in November 73 (I was not even 15 at that time). Great day the day I bought it : it was together with the triple "Yessongs" album! Can you imagine the shock for a 14 year-old boy ?

I consider this album a great album (although a double one would, almost, have allowed to represent the entire show of the era). The five tracks are amongst the best ones that the band ever wrote.

Discussion remaining to know whether the live versions are better than the studio ones. I guess everyone has his own opinion. Since I first discovered the live versions, I have considered for some time that they were all superior but after a few months, I changed my mind and I prefer now the studio version of "Get'em Out" and "The Knife". But all in all, it does not really matter.

I would consider this LP as a short "Best Of Genesis Live". What I do regret the most, is that the introduction stories by Peter are missing (short of space ?). It was quite unusual at the time (and still is in 2006) that the lead singer was introducing almost each song in such a brilliant and theatric way.

They were just magic moments (you need though to grab some "boots" to get them). Peter was (is) a marvel of an actor (although I never could follow him in his solo carreer). Five stars for this one (for what the tracks represent in the band's history). It will climb to Nr. 9 in the UK charts.

ZowieZiggy | 5/5 |


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