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GENESIS 1976 - 1982



Symphonic Prog

3.93 | 139 ratings

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Queen By-Tor
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3 stars A whole era contained in one nice little box!

Reviews for each album can be found elsewhere, this is a review of the whole thing (and my views on the new DVD discs that accompany each album). I finally bought this set after much debating with myself, being that I'm a large fan of the Garbiel era Genesis and actually hadn't heard anything past Selling England By The Pound (so I can't comment on how the new mixes sound compared to the old ones). Not only am I pleasently surprised with the music (more on that in later reviews), but the boxset as a whole was very much well worth the investment. For those who haven't made the switch to CD or simply don't have these albums this is a great way to start. For those who already own these albums, I still recommend this set. Complete with a 48-page book that documents each album in the set and a bonus cd/dvd of unrealeased (on cd anyways) material, this one is great for all the collectors.

As for the recently released CD/DVD remasters of all the albums, they are also quite worth it! I originally thought that the only difference between the cds and the cd/dvd sets was the fact that the music was also on dvd (whoopie....) and it cost about twenty (Canadian) dollars more. I wasn't exactly sure who'd go out of their way to buy that. As it turns out, the Dvds contain promo videos, (a lot of) live material from the corresponding tour of each album or TV bootlegs (except, I think, Abacab has no live stuff on it) and tourbooks as well as the music being on the dvd as well. That, my friends, is well worth it.

So, in conclusion, this one's for those who need these albums (whether they've never heard them, or just don't have them on cd), collectors and people who have enough money to afford the darn thing. Lucky me, I found it for relatively cheap, and it was apperently just about to go up in price (by a lot). Anyways, 3 stars, definately good an worth it! But by no means essential.

Queen By-Tor | 3/5 |


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