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5 stars Easily one of the best live albums out there. The drum duets are especially worth it! usually I hate two drummer bands, but these guys make it work in a way that few do.

A couple weak spots in the record. Gabriel fans will miss PG. Though his voice was never better than Collins' it was always more true to the songs. Collins already has his pop flourishes that damage the mood. Example: "When the laaaamb (Oh the lamb!) lies doooown (down, down, down!) ...." Phil, we can do without your crap pop embellishments on classic songs. Also, Squonk in particular is a little simplistic and flat. Heck, can;t blame them, they are touring to promote an album, but there are better songs than Squonk to perform. Others, like Dance on a Volcano, work great. Afterglow is a preview of the pap Genesis would become, and could also be left out. But the classics that real prog fans love are in general done very well.

Just an aside: I saw the "Genesis Concert Movie," made from this tour, in 1984 when I was in high school. It is what made me go out and buy all the classic Genesis albums, because it was such a great show, and such great performances. In spite of a few annoying points (oh the lamb!), it still manages to charm.

4.5 stars

Wormboy | 5/5 |


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