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3.98 | 867 ratings

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4 stars A premature live album, in my opinion. It was released to promote the band for a bigger audience and to give the band a rest from touring while they were composing the material for their next studio album. It is a strong live album, with a great cover design too. "Watcher of the Skies" is more energetic than the studio version. "Get `em out by Friday" is "dramatic" and is one of the best examples of Gabriel`s theatrical vocals in concert. "The Return of the Giant Hogweed" has a very good interplay between the keyboards and the guitar. The song is sung in unison by both Gabriel and Collins. The end of this song is great. "The Musical Box" is the only song in this album where Rutherford plays guitar and bass pedals, and it is a very good live version, with another interplay by Banks and Hackett and more theatre by Gabriel. This live version of "The Knife" is better than the studio version, because Collins`s drums are more "heavy" and Hackett also plays a very good distorted heavy lead guitar. I have the remastered version of this album in CD, released with "miniature" cover and made in Japan. It sounds very good.
Guillermo | 4/5 |


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