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5 stars Genesis best live album. Here, Steve is still there and we have Chester on drums (Cinema Show has Bill Burford) so we are still in progressive territory. It opens with Squonk which has a very powerful quality to it compared to the studio version. With Carpet Crawlers, Phil does a fantastic job singing this piece(Better than Peter IMHO). Robbery and Afterglow are both great as well. Firth of Fifth blew me away even though the piano intro is missed. I Know What I Like always a show stopper with the Phil-era. The Lamb kinda lacks. Musical Box not bad but does work better with Peter.

Supper's Ready. Yes earns a new paragraph. I was never a fan of the studio version but this version convinced me that this is a defining work not just for Genesis but Progressive Rock in general. The Cinema Show has a striking new arrangement with Bill Bruford on drums (only track he's on) really showed me that Bill is fantastic as always. This great live album ends with Dance on a Volcano/Los Endos and ends on a fantastic note and has the "book-end" feel like Trick of the Tail and Duke.

Overall, highly recommend this album if your new to Genesis or want a great live album. 5 stars. Highlights: Squonk, The Carpet Crawlers, Afterglow, Firth of Fifth, I Know What I Like, Musical Box (Closing Section), Supper's Ready, The Cinema Show, and Dance on a Volcano/Los Endos

criticdrummer94 | 5/5 |


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