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2.11 | 350 ratings

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1 stars If you couldn't stand the pop rock garbage output of Genesis in the 1980s and early 1990s, chances are you'll absolutely hate listening to them all performed live. And that's what this is.

Genesis Live was released in two separate CD's, vol. 1 containing "The Shorts" and vol. 2 containing "The Longs." I don't recall exactly why these were released this way, rather than a 2-CD set. Chances are it was for some sort of contrived marketing purpose. Genesis as a group may or may not have been aware of the two different camps their fans were divided into, but if they were it seems "The Shorts" was designed for their newest pop-friendly listeners. Perhaps they didn't think a 2-CD set would sell that well among them since it seems they were unfamiliar with their older material, didn't like long songs in general, or simply didn't care (at least according to interviews with the group). "The Longs" must have been for the "old farts."

Thus, we have a live recording of the group's pop hits from the 1983-1992 period. Since there is hardly a hint of progressive rock on this CD and the bulk of the material is insipid at best, one star seems like the perfect rating. Only for completionists.

progaardvark | 1/5 |


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