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Genesis - Live - The Way We Walk Volume One - The Shorts CD (album) cover




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2.09 | 338 ratings

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2 stars Short on appeal

One can only guess what the logic was for separating the "Shorts" from the "Longs", and releasing them as individual CDs rather than as a double CD collection (which they eventually did). The definition of the term "short" is also questionable, with three of the tracks clocking in at around 7 minutes. By taking these, the generally more commercial tracks out of context and placing them sequentially, it only serves to dilute the overall impact of a Genesis performance. Surely one of the most importance aspects of a live gig is the correct balance between the deep and the superficial.

These songs are all from the post Gabriel era, and indeed from the post good entire album by Genesis era (i.e. nothing from "Trick of the tail", "And then there were three" etc.)

There's an understandable leaning towards the then current album "We can't dance", and the performances are certainly still as competent as ever. You can't help but feel however that what your listening to is little more that a live, hand-clapping, pop concert.

Easy Livin | 2/5 |


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