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2 stars A money-grabber released by Som Livre in the wake of Genesis visit to Brasil. Altough it cleary says in the cover "IN CONCERT" and "The Best Moments of the Brazilian '77 Tour", it is just an compilation of studio recordings.

The lame cover looks like Yes' Topographic Oceans made by Betty Swanwick's worst student. the back cover is even worse, with a mini Genesis discography that includes Steve Hackett's Voyage Of The Acolyte (?), and a musician listing that (among other mistakes) tottaly ignores the existence of a guy named Peter Gabriel (even though is him singing in almost the whole album).

Of the songs, what can I say? This is Genesis at their top. If you ignore that you were fooled expecting to buy a live album, and all the other gross mistakes made by Som Livre, you got yourself a pretty good compilation (but rather short), and a nice entry-album for anyone who never heard Genesis before (that's why 2 stars).

For anyone else, is a collector's only LP. It's poorly executed by Som Livre, short and with a horrible wanna-be cover, it only stand up as a rare, brazilian-only record.

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Posted Sunday, February 28, 2010 | Review Permalink
Tarcisio Moura
1 stars Oh, Yeah, I do remember this one. And Iīd rather not see it again. It was just the way a local recording company found to cash in when Genesis played in Brazil in 1977. Although the name In Concert suggests a live recoding (fueled by the sub title īBest Moments Of The Brazilian 77 Tour`) it is actually a compilation of sorts, and it contains studio tracks only, in one of the most dishonest ways to fool record buyers into getting this turd.

The songs themselves are, of course, of very good quality, as was anything Genesis had released up to that point of their career, but the tracklist is a mixed bag putting together stuff from different times and line ups: two tunes from Selling England By The Pound (I Know What I Like, Dancing With the Moonlit Knight), one from Foxtrot (Can-Utility And The Coastliners), one from Trespass (Stagnation), one from Nursery Crime (Fountain Of Salmatics) and one from A Trick Of The Tale (Ripples). Hardly their best and I really donīt understand why they didnīt include The Carpet Crawlers (maybe Genesis most well known song by the Brazilian audience at the time).

Iīm quite ashamed that such thing exists. It should be viewed as a curio only. Even the liner notes on the back cover have several mistakes and misinformation. I canīt recommend this album to anyone. Even the most hardcore completionist will find it useless. Itīs an embarrassment and should be avoided at all costs. Fortunately it was not released in the CD format as far as I know and I surely hope it will never be.

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Posted Monday, March 1, 2010 | Review Permalink
4 stars A good compilation. Dont understand why its called 'In Concert', but the song selection is for once, excellent. So refreshing to have 'Stagnation' rather than 'The Knife', and 'Ripples' as the lone Collins sung track, instead of something like 'Squonk' or 'Your Own Special Way'. So if there happen to be anyone interested in delving into the pastoral and complex side of early Genesis, for the first time, this would be the one. 'Dancing With The Moonlit Knight', 'Can-Utility & The Coastliners' and 'Fountain of Salmacis' also are highlights, all excellent tracks and nicely representative of Genesis at their best, rather than Genesis at their most commercial. The cover is also engaging, and in fact, its the confusing title that takes away from what would be a five star compilation.
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