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SECONDS OUT

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.28 | 669 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars Peter Gabriel departed, Phil Collins arrived. Well, moved some steps forward from the drums and out to the limelight at the front of the stage. And a good move it is, too.

This album presents some of the best Genesis songs from that era. Well, the track selection is always up for debate. There is not any songs from the Live album (the Peter Gabriel era's only live album) on this album, if I am not wrong. The result is a more softer, melodic album. A couple of ballads was even introduced here. Which is the only thing I do not like about this live album. So let's move onto the good things about this live album.

The songs, with exception of those two ballads, is delivered with great musicianship and joy. Supper's Ready is a joy to behold here. Firth Of Fifth too is excellent. The jazz part on Robbery.... is excellent. The inclusion of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway is heart warming. The Musical Box is superb, although it is not the full song. Cinema Show, Dance On A Volcano and Los Endos is superb. I actually always tend to play the last four songs on this album because I regard them as the main dish of this album. I love them.

This is in my view one of the great live albums from the prog rock scene. It is a good last hooray from the classic Genesis era. It is also a very symphonic prog live album which is bordering to jazz at times. It is one album to fully enjoy.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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