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SECONDS OUT

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.28 | 679 ratings

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Rune2000
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4 stars This is definitely my favorite out of the official Genesis live album releases even though both As Good As Gold and The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, from the Archive - Volume 1: 1967-1975, have been played more by me.

Not only does this recording sounds as a much cleaner production but it also shows that the quartet didn't loose any of their enthusiasm as a live band. Seconds Out has a fantastic set-list that picks up just where Genesis Live ended and gives us a mix of material that mainly comes from Selling England By The Pound, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway plus the two new releases, A Trick Of The Tail and Wind And Wuthering. There are quite a few amazing moments on this release but my favorite would have to be the blow-out version of Cinema Show which actually sounds even better than the studio version that I'm so accustomed to.

I must admit that the classic quintet-era Genesis material overshadows most of the newly recorded tracks here. This is conclusion that I came to only after rating every performance individually on its own merits and then summing up the results. Maybe this has to do with the fact that the contrasts between the band's two eras are still highly distinguishable by this point in their career. Still it would have been interesting to see how the quartet would have progressed if Steve Hackett didn't leave the band right just around the time of the live album's release.

Seconds Out is undeniably a gem of the Genesis live performances. Anyone who is remotely familiar with the band's 70's output should recognize that this release is a strong one just by looking at the material featured here.

***** star songs: The Carpet Crawl (5:27) Firth Of Fifth (8:55) The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (4:59) Cinema Show (10:58)

**** star songs: Squonk (6:36) Robbery, Assault & Battery (6:03) Afterglow (4:24) I Know What I Like (8:42) The Musical Box (Closing Section) (3:18) Supper's Ready (24:32) Dance On A Volcano (5:09) Los Endos (6:30)

Rune2000 | 4/5 |

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