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ARCHIVE 1967-1975

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.26 | 192 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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3 stars I have little to add to those who wrote reviews on this four CD boxset before me. In fact I have mixed feeling towards it. While I loved Disc 3 a lot, with the inclusion of such rare tracks like Twilight Alehouse and Happy The Man (a truly 5 star live recording), and could stand the ´raraties´of Disc 4 (for hardcore fans of their very early period, exclusively), I´ve always found hard to swallow the redone live version of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. I Mean, I could live with some overdubs like 95% bands do, but knowing that ALL vocal parts were rerecorded (plus a good chunk of instrumental parts) was just too much. I much rather stand the raw, off key original version, since no one expects perfection on a live recording. And it would be more honest to the audience. Still, it was very decent of their part to announce it and not trying to hide it from the public like so many have done.

For all that this boxset promised, I found little real reward in the end. Maybe I expected too much and the information I got before I bought it at the time was not complete. And I´m still waiting for a DVD of this tour (if there is one).

In conclusion I must say it is a worth addition to the Genesis fan collection. Not really essential (except disc 3, a great find!), but for the seasoned Genesis fan, good overall. 3 stars.

Tarcisio Moura | 3/5 |

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