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Genesis - Live Over Europe 2007 CD (album) cover




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3.23 | 305 ratings

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3 stars OK so we didn't get the tour we all wanted. The much anticipated Lamb tour was shot down by Peter Gabriel and all we were left was the Three Man band. So it didn't work out. Terrible isn't it? Not for many who never saw Genesis in any form. I was at show with someone who had never seen them it was like trying to see Genesis through their eyes. The thing is this tour wasn't horrible. This was not the We Can't Dance or Invisible Touch tours of the band reigning over their audience of popery. This really was a celebration of 40 years of the band. I wish the visuals that were present during I know What I like would have brought a tear to any fan of the band were present in the recording. It was a complete celebration of who they were to who they are without one member unrepresented.

This CD is a complete representation of the concert and really there is about 80 minutes of this CD MOST Genesis fans can enjoy. For all the hype of their demise the fact remains these are great musicians that are masters of harmony and melody even in the basest of their pop songs. Yes, the songs are played in lower key so shoot them for that. This is not essential and there is a tendency to maybe make this for fans only but I won't. The Cage medley and other parts of Duke and Selling England By the pound are present and is it the fault of these three members of the band that the other two were not with them? No it isn't but many fans would crucify them for simply existing in this form. If any of you feel that way then you need to let go of the grudge.

This a beautiful played well produced live CD by an standards and it deserves a three star rating and maybe higher by others that this was the only introduction to the band live. Realizing this may be the last gasp I think it is valuable. To the older fans I say let it go and give at least the progressive songs a listen.

Garion81 | 3/5 |


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