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Genesis - Live - The Way We Walk Volume One - The Shorts CD (album) cover




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2.09 | 338 ratings

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1 stars This is one of two live albums released by Genesis in the early nineties. The second one captures the bands longer pieces and this one as you've probably guessed from the title sticks to the shorter songs. In other words Genesis at their very worst on all that slick and insipid eighties pop.

Even the band realised that it was perhaps not the best idea to separate the set into longs and shorts, something they redressed when these were rereleased on the live box set. As this stands if you didn't enjoy their eighties commercial years then there's nothing to excite you here. It's all very competent as you'd expect but very dull and bland with barely a redeeming feature. Genesis were capable of writing a great pop song as they proved with Turn It On Again but even that is absent from this uninspiring choice of songs. As a matter of interest it does appear on the aforementioned live box version.

You won't find any prog here, just eighties pop, so steer well clear unless you need a live album of this once great band at their lowest ebb.

Nightfly | 1/5 |


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