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What would you do if you hear the above?

And if you ask me with the same question, my answer is pretty damn simple: Totally Numb! Yeah, because I know that what follows is really a wonderful rock music that stirs my adrenalin to explode and reaches a true musical orgasm. Galileo man! I mean it. Well, all of you know that "In The Cage" is originally performed by Peter Gabriel as lead singer under The Lamb album. But, in this live set Phil Collins does his job really W-O-N- D-E-R-F-U-L! He does not need to emulate how Gabriel voice is. He's just doing it his own way and the result is truly a good and powerful voice combined with energetic music full of energies and inspirations. I bet you with my neck, if you have ever loved the original version of "In The Cage" you would definitely love this version to death. The total arrangement is tight and crispy; it's performed much much much more dynamic than the original studio. And Yes, Genesis has taught us that this is what rock music should sound. It sticks to your heart and brings your emotion to an uplifting mood. Really powerful man! "In this pain. Get me out of this pain ". The power of this song performed live is the combination of fast-speed keyboard work, fast speed guitar solo and . dynamic drumming which in some parts are performed by two drummers at the same time: Phil Collins and Chester Thompson. This dynamic drumming happens right after the end of lyrical parts: "Keep on turning, Keep on turning, Turning around, Spinning around. (round, round, round, round...) ". It flows to medley "Cinema Show - Slipperman" followed with the encore of "Afterglow".

Even though "In The Cage" only has justified you to purchase the CD, I need to add that some other tracks are also excellent performance. "One For The Vine" is performed flawlessly with great melody and powerful composition. "Fountain of Salmacis" is another touchy song with great composition. Bruford also performs in "It / Watcher of The Skies". Of course, "Behind The Lines - Duchess" is another great rocker to enjoy. Even, I have to admit that even though I do not in particular appreciate "abacab" album, but two songs from this album, ie "Abacab" and "Dodo" are performed with great live vibes here in this live set.

Well, this album bears so many memories for me when it was released as at the time we have a great local band COCKPIT who covered Genesis songs wonderfully during that time. Even in mid nineties I still remember vividly that I enjoyed the music with my other rock-mates consultants. We locked ourselves (four of us) inside my car, turned the engine and aircon on - turned on the soundstream power and played "in The Cage" LOUD. We had a great time while playing this track because during that playing time all of us were singing "keep falling on my head 3x" while letting our hands emulate how Phil plays his drum. What a crazy time man! Yeah man, talking about rock music, we sometime must go "insane". What do you think?

Progressively yours, GW

"Outside the cage I see my brother john, He turns his head so slowly round. I cry out help! before he can be gone, And he looks at me without a sound."

Gatot | 4/5 |


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