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4 stars I just picked this collection up, and to be honest, I was immediately put off by the way that the collection was organized (the songs go from newest to oldest, while the accompanying booklet tells the story from oldest to newest...???) Also, disc 1 is basically unlistenable. I hadn't heard "I Can't Dance" and "Jesus He Knows Me" in 10 years or more, and I had forgotten just how bad those newer songs were. And they haven't aged well....but disc 2 and 3 are OUTSTANDING, and the remixes are really worth it. The vocals and some of the instruments are much clearer on many tracks, and I really enjoyed the "different" versions. Another drawback is the inclusion of "Jesus He Knows Me" and "Throwing It All Away" (which makes me want to lose my cookies by the way), and no "Watcher Of The Skies", or "Dance On A Volcano", or "In The Cage", or "Robbery, Assault and Battery"??? Whoever selected the tracks for this collection was either stoned or stupid, but DESPITE all advice to hardcore Genesis fans....just get it for disc 2 and 3 and leave disc one in the box for all eternity......but YES, YES pick this up...its definately worth it.
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