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4 stars In 1973 Genesis released their first and last official live record in Gabriel's era. A lot of people find this work crude and not in harmony with the way that Genesis play in studio. I really don't understand what people wants to a live exhibition. Live exhibition must be quite different from the original! Otherwise I will play only the studio recordings.

This live recording brings all the distinctive "Genesis' style". Although the sond isn't ever perfect, the sense of the songs remains the same. The mellotron introduced "Watcher of the Skies" denounce a lack of power in some parts, but is still a good performance, like the controversial and articulated "Get' em out by Friday", with good musicianship from every single member of the band. "The return of the Giant Hogweed" is played with all the maestry that Genesis had, above all the ending part, with more power than the original song. "The Musical Box" is a must in '70. It is played well and nothing is lost though the live exhibition. "The Knife" is the most rock song of the entire live and the performance is ever great, in all its parts.

So, in my opinion, this live exhibition is an excellent work by Genesis. For me they gave the best of them live in concert. The pathos is enormous.

dodaro | 4/5 |


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