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5 stars Masterpiece. More than 5 stars

Could a live album be a masterpiece? I think that with Seconds Out, everything is possible. Many things converge here to make this album something different into the live albums universe. The band was pure energy at this time, beginning a new life. The set list was incredible. The live singer (Collins) sings better than the original singer (Gabriel), even better than the studio versions. Two monsters of the progressive rock (Banks and Hackett) sustain all this fantastic music. The sound is great. About the tracks:

Squonk: Not better than the studio version, but in the same level. The ending is great.

Carpet crawlers: A very polished version, in wich Phil sings in a very melodic way. The keyboard ? guitar base is fantastic.

Robbery, assault and battery: The live performance carry this song to an unexpected levels. A great version. The instrumental section is incredible.

Afterglow: Not as good as the Three sides live one, but great too. Much passion in the Phil's voice.

Firth of fifth: What can I say? That Tony ommited the piano intro? No problem, the track is the most, and this live version is superb too.

I know what I like: One of the best versions of this song. The "when the sun beats down?" verse and the subsequent instrumental (including parts of Stagnation) are great.

The lamb lies down on Broadway: The best version I ever heard of this song, by far.

Musical box (closing section): Of course I would like they played the complete track with Phil's voice. I can say that just because I was listened this closing section. Without words, just listen it.

Supper`s ready: The inclusion of this track in the album is a goal. The band job is superb, and Phil's voice is extremely great. Apocalypse in 9/8 sounds really powerful and mystical.

Cinema show: Far better than the original. Perfect version of this icon of the progressive rock.

Dance in a volcano: The only one that is in an inferior level than the studio version. It can`t reach the aggressiveness of the original, and of course has not the superb keyboard solo at the end. Good but not the best.

Los Endos: The best version ever. Tony was never repeated this keyboard sound that made here in this track. A perfect closing for a live masterpiece.

genbanks | 5/5 |


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