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2.09 | 338 ratings

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3 stars These are wonderful versions of Genesis' most commercial hits (which are mainly taken from the 'invisible touch' and the 'we can't dance' album. I certainly prefer these versions to the studio versions, for the most part. The reason? the guitar shines through here. I'm talking about the solos in 'No son of mine' (brilliant!!), 'Jesus he knows me' (absent in the studio version), 'That's all' (the guitar has a distorted sound here and this makes the track more interesting ). Apart from the solos, the guitar work in general can be heard clearer here. Then there is 'Land of Confusion' which has more drive on this one. Furthermore,'Mama' seems to have more feel here. The rest of the songs are pretty close to the original versions (albeit adding another atmoshere to them)with the exeption of the notable improvisations on 'I can't dance' and a sequence from 'tonight,tonight' that has been left out. But as I indicated the versions are wonderful, so those who loved the original versions should get this one as well. Having said this though, those who prefer progressive rock songs won't find one on this album. That is why I think it was reasonable to have two volumes of this genesis live set.The other one being their progressive rock statement. So everyone can choose what he/she prefers and those who like both sides of Genesis may get both (as I did). I would give this record a '4 star' rating but as this is a prog side I can not do more than give it 3 stars as the songs are not what people listen to progressive rock have in mind.
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