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4 stars For those who expected this tour to be focused on the old Genesis material, wake up, this is a reunion of the trio Genesis era, not the Gabriel and/or Hackett era.

Fisrt thing, the setlist. They did a pretty good job to cover most of Genesis' music, exept the fact that the oldests songs are from "Selling England", which is the only weakness. A pop-Genesis fan is surely delighted by the presence of their greatest hits (in terms of popularity). And on the other hand, a progressive fan (I take myself as an exemple) is not disapointed by the choice of old Genesis (yes, there's the fact that I would have liked to see "Apocalypse in 9/8" in there, but anyway). Even if there is nothing from Foxtrot, Nursery Cryme and Trespass, there is still the medley, which is delightful to me, the instrumental section of "Firth of Fifth", "Ripples" and, as an encore, "Carpet Crawlers". I give 3.5/5 for the setlist.

Now, the performance. WOW, totally impressive. I've been litteraly blown away by the quality of the performance. There is one thing that annoys me, the fact that keyboard parts from old songs have been simplyfied. Other than that, Phil Collins is at is best, expecially for the two songs from "The Lamb". It's possibly the best vocal performance he has ever managed to reach in his whole career. I give 4.5/5 for the performance.

The average rating between setlist and performance is 4/5.

proglil49 | 4/5 |


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