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5 stars Wow! That is all I can say. This is an absolute essential for Genesis fans. The documentary on the third disk is worth the price alone. It is about 2 hours going from the first rehearsals in New York in October 2006 up to the first show in summer 2007. Was very interesting to see the band work together and have FUN! The insight into the mammoth task of getting the stage and visuals all correct was unreal, it is hard work and obviously time consuming. So many people work to make that show great, it is a real treat to see everything broken down and explained. Then the section about the shows in the terrible rain was quite scary, the lightning threatening to stop the show! All good stuff to watch.

Then if that is not enough, EACH song has its own extras on the two show disks, it amazing to see how they alter the songs to cater for the depleted range of Phil's voice and how easy they deal with it. Its weird to think that it seems most of the songs were played in completely different keys on the tour, compared to the originals. The behind the scenes sections also clearly show that Tony Banks is the real center of the band, he seems to know the songs WAY better than everyone else and steers the others in the right direction.

As for the actual show, jeez, 500,000 people, that is a lot for one show. The crowd just looks insanely huge! As to be expected the visuals and sound are spot on and the song selection (which we all know) is varied enough through all the band's periods that it works very well. My only MINOR complaint is that the large visuals are favored in place of close of the guys playing solos. This is very minor though.

Great show, great extras, great package, great DVD set. 5 stars easily.

transend | 5/5 |


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