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3 stars The latest, and probably the last tour Genesis did couple of years ago, was a great opportunity for a younger generation (myself included) to see some of the classic songs performed alive. The setlist was a nice overview of the band's history, even though the 80's stuff was in the majority. When In Rome was shot on that tour, and sums it up nicely. But I feel that it doesn't serve much other than a documentary purpose, since I'm more into the 70's material. There has been released some good live recordings from the earlier period (like London 1980), a time when the band was doing much more energetic and intense performances, so I would turn on those instead. I think, though, that this is surely enjoyable and more balanced than, for example the Wembley-live, but I still find myself skipping most of the hit songs here (already the third track, No Son Of Mine, is totally unlistenable to me). So, I'm not sure if this one was a necessary release at all. If I should pick one really meaningful moment from here, it would be In The Cage-medley which is, I have to say, quite amazing.
wanderer | 3/5 |


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