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The Ace Face
2 stars First of all, I know Genesis was this huge live act due to Peter Gabriel's Antics, but on a cd, you can't hear them. Nor were the songs as good live because of the absence of a grand piano, replaced by a corny electric that doesn't do justice to any of Banks' glorious piano parts. Second of all, Collins may have sounded a little like Gabriel on the first two albums with him singing, but that doesn't mean he can do the old songs as well. Firth of Fifth sounds strained, due to the lack of piano and Collins not coming up to the power of Gabriel. Supper's Ready cannot be done at all well without Gabriel, as he is the main star, and the other classics are ruined. the reason this isn't getting the full one star is because of Afterglow and the Dance/Endos medley. Afterglow sounds great and epic with the drum duel, as does the closing medley. other than that, even good ones like squonk aren't as good live. Overall, the death of a Great Band and the birth of a terrible one.
The Ace Face | 2/5 |


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