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ARCHIVE 1967-1975

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.27 | 197 ratings

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Gatot
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5 stars I remember vividly that I pre-ordered this box-set through my friend who lived in United States and had planned to take an annual leave for Jakarta. I was afraid by the time the box set was sent to his apartment, he's flown home. Finally . the box set arrived just two days before flight schedule. Uuggghhh . I was so relieved .Thanks God! And when I received this box set, I was so excited with the package - perfectly wrapped with a promotional sticker on it. When I opened the package .. wow!!! There was an excellent color booklet on the history of the band. The story about Gabriel leaving the band was wonderful one.

The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, the double CD album, is played live in its entirely and featured in CD One and Two. I give full five stars rating with these two CDs. It's not the album that is a masterpiece one, but also the live performance of this album that I had never heard it before. Gabriel and the band played the album with full energy and had made the music much more dynamic than the original version. My favorite tracks include: Fly on A Windshield, In The Cage, Hairless Heart, and many more. Well . actually all tracks in The Lamb album were stand out ones with the exception of The Waiting Room that's too explorative for my ears.

Disc Three is another masterpiece as it contains a wonderful performance of Selling England By The Pound tracks: Dancing With The Moonlit Knight (7:05), Firth Of Fifth (8:29), More Fool Me (4:02) with Phil Collins on vocal, and I Know What I Like (5:36); also the legendary track from Foxtrot album: Suppers Ready (26:31). WOW!!! All of these classic tracks were performed marvelously. Unfortunately, Firth of Fifth was not performed with the classical piano work that served as intro under album version. It's a regret but overall they performed excellently. In addition, this disc contains wonderful track Twilight Alehouse (7:48) that I never knew before. It's a masterpiece disc!

Disc Four contains some tracks that I was not familiar before and they're all classic! It's basically the records during very early Genesis era - during and before the From Genesis To Revelation album. Overall, this disc is far from being masterpiece but for Genesis fans it's a collectible item. I give three-and-a half stars rating for this disc.

Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! And . keep on progGing' ..!!!

Progressively yours,

GW

Gatot | 5/5 |

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