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2 stars A Disappointing Performance. A "scaled" down .

Four months before the first European tour was started in June 2007, I with my i-Rock! colleagues conducted a workshop or seminar "An Appreciation for Genesis" featuring music appreciation and performance by ITB (Inspiring Tribute Band) at Mario's Place, Jakarta, February 2007. Some audience who attended the seminar also said that they had purchased the tickets for GENESIS upcoming European Tour. They were very excited. It was one of the topics discussed in the seminar: "Would Genesis be able to play as good as previous live shows?". Some of the audience doubted but some were very optimistic about it.

When the show was conducted, a friend who joined in local rock music community made a post in the mailing list that he was disappointed watching Genesis live at Helsinki. He made a very detailed comment pertinent to the show. I was lucky that finally I was not going to watch the show.

The DVD will be available February 2008, while the CD version was released in November of 2007. The CD contains the entire set of the Turn It On Again reunion tour, although each song was recorded at a different location. The album is like a live compilation from various venues. Turn It On Again Tour setlist was trying to balance between old and new, trying to satisfy both the die hard fans and the fans of the more commercial period. There are three meddleys. The first is the opening track which consists of instrumental version from Duke's album: Behind The Lines and Duke's End.

The second medley is legendary 18-minute history of Genesis which contains full versions of In The Cage and Afterglow with Tony Banks' solos from Cinema Show, Riding The Scree and Duke's Travels in between. The third medley is basically the ending of The Old Medley of the 1992 tour, with the solo of Firth Of Fifth continued to I Know What I Like.

Unfortunately, the whole music has been scaled down in terms of register notes / signatures so that when the vocal of Phil enters the music it sounds very disappointing and sounds like no energy at all. Not only that, when he sings Turn It On Again he enters too quickly before it should be. It sounds really bad and I am not interested to continue the music without energy like this.

Overall, it's a live set for longing die hard fans only, not the beginners. The good part about this live set is the sonic quality is excellent and te duo drum solo by Collins and Thompson is really cool.

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 2/5 |


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