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3.98 | 867 ratings

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the philosopher
4 stars In the case of live records it's sometimes hard to rate a record. Some bands give extended jams alive, others just play their songs really tight and some play stuff alive which was never released on studio record. Genesis Live is a performance with no jams or new material, but the band plays tight and the song selection is great.

The record is chronologically going back in time. Beginning with two songs of Foxtrot, followed by two songs of Nursery Crime and at last a song of Trespass. Because of the decision to keep it just on one vinyl record there was no room for more. The performance is great with lot's of difference in volume and plenty of small details. The vocals of Peter Gabriel are as good as ever.

The front and backcover contain nice photo's of the liveperformance which show the theatrical aspect of the show with different masks (of a bat and of mathematical abstract forms). This livematerial is a good overview of the early period of Genesis; my favourite period. While having nothing new this is a nice addition for Genesis fans, because of the convincing performance alive and this could also be a good start to introduce people to the early period of Genesis because of the good song selection, which makes it some kind of "best of".

the philosopher | 4/5 |


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