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3.92 | 17 ratings | 1 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Lady Lies

Line-up / Musicians

- Mike Rutherford / all guitars
- Tony Banks / all keyboards
- Phil Collins / drums, vocals

Releases information

1982 UK GREEN 7'' flexidisc featuring an exclusive live version, came free with Flexipop magazine No. 21.

Record Label: Flexipop
Catalogue No: FLEXIPOP021
Country of Origin: UK

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(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (13%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)

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Review by Guillermo
4 stars This live version of "The Lady Lies" was recorded at the Lyceum Ballroom, London, 7th May 1980 (the same concert from which the live version of "Follow You, Follow Me" was released in the "Three Sides Live" album; I found this information in the old and now defunct Forum from Genesis` official website in 2004 and I printed it and I still have it). Well. This live version of "The Lady Lies" is very similar to the live version which was released in their "Archive 2: 1976-1992" Box Set but which was recorded in the 6th May 1980, in the same venue. The first time I listened to this Flexidisc version I thought that it was the same version from that Box Set, but the main differences between both versions are Phil Collins`s vocals and the mxing, particularly of Daryl Stuermer`s lead guitar at the end of the song which is better in the Box Set version. The live versions of this song (which was only played by the band in their 1978 and 1980 tours) were more energetic and better than the studio version from their "...and then there were three..." album, with Collins "acting" the characters from the song, which I consider as one of the best songs from that studio album from 1978. Stuermer`s lead guitar also improved a lot the song played in concert, with this song being one of the highlights from those two tours, in my opinion. Their 1980 tour was the last time the band still played some of their best songs from their Progressive Rock period before increasingly becoming more a Pop Rock band with still some Progressive Rock influences in their next albums and tours from the eighties and nineties. Unfortunately, "The Lady Lies" (composed by Tony Banks) was one of their songs that was forgotten in all their next tours in order to include more then new songs composed by the three members of the band, a thing which became the norm since 1983.

Maybe this live version is now more a rarity since it was released in the U.K. only in this Flexidisc with a magazine called "Flexipop" in 1982. Anyway, it is a very good live version of this song.

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