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3.98 | 863 ratings

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5 stars It's hard for me to be objective about any PG era Genesis release but I'll try to be...

This was the first Genesis album I bought and that was a long time ago. I was browsing the LP shelves in our local Woolies (Woolworths) and this album caught my eye. I'd heard of Genesis and had even heard Supper's Ready once, in its entirety - on the radio! But PGs costume and the story on the back of the sleeve got me curious enough to buy the LP and take it home. Then, when the first notes of "Watcher" vibrated out of the tinny speaker of my little mono record player I was hooked.

All of the tracks on this album are Genesis classics and all are played brilliantly. They are very close to the originals and as another reviewer says they do "seem less forced than the studio cuts". PG as ever generates a gravity and atmosphere of his own and his then unique vocal style adds a layer of drama. The other members are as tight as ever excepting of course Mr. Rutherford's "unaccompanied bass-pedal solo". Perhaps the only weak element here is the version of "The Knife" which is somewhat down tempo and lacks the pounding drive of the original and of many other live performances. Nevertheless this is an essential release and a great introduction to this period in the history of Genesis.

scarista | 5/5 |


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