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Genesis - Live - The Way We Walk Volume Two - The Longs CD (album) cover




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2.90 | 374 ratings

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The Prognaut
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1 stars Don't get me started with Volume Two! If you thought there wasn't anything as unpleasant as the Volume One. well, you were completely, absolutely wrong. "The Longs" is not only the continuation of the already famous "The Way We Walk" set, it is indeed a tedious, long album. I insist, the arrangements for a live album cannot be overlooked the way they were and specially, when it's all about a huge, renamed band of the prog world like GENESIS. Now I can see why Peter GABRIEL wisely decided to quit the band when he still could, so he can never sign up his name on a sloppy production like this and so I can never misuse his good name on a review like this.

The best part of this Volume Two comes when we're slowly approaching to "Drum Duet". Not because of the song's impeccable instrumentation or its incomparable execution, just because it is indeed the last song of this mid-nineties two CD set nightmare (that's entirely the reason of why I'm giving it one lonely star). Don't get me wrong, and don't you dare pointing your finger at me; it was a bad moment. Whether you got this album as a birthday present from a friend or it just mysteriously appeared underneath the Xmas Tree last Holidays, don't blame yourself for it, and mostly, don't hate that person that thought of you. It's not their fault they discovered the prog rocker in you and then mistook your likes for the "versatile music listener" ones you certainly do not have. There's nothing time won't heal, isn't it? The first step to get over it is getting rid of it. And by "it", I mean both CDs.

The Prognaut | 1/5 |


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