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LIVE OVER EUROPE 2007

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

3.23 | 309 ratings

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AtomicCrimsonRush
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3 stars Buy the DVD to indulge in a beautifully filmed, well-crafted look inside the world of Genesis.

Every track on this incredible live experience is masterfully produced, editing is superb and the sound quality par excellence. Phil Collins gets the audience clapping and singing from the get go and they are having the time of their lives. Even songs that I usually can't stand such as Hold On My Heart, are so well performed that it is inspiring. Tony Banks is absolutely superb and drives every track with his scintillating keyboard work. The drumming is precise and bass and guitar flow evenly throughout.

The highlights on CD1 are the excellent Dukes Intro, Turn It On Again, In The Cage Medley: In The Cage, Cinema Show, Dukes Travels, Home By The Sea, Firth Of Fifth, I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe). Each are masterpeices in their own right on the studio albums but the live treatment is second to none. It was so blissful to hear new versions of Firth of Fifth, and Cage.

CD2 begins with the wonderful Mama and Ripples. But the highlight is the lengthy, awesome Domino. I did not like the pretentious Conversations With 2 Sticks; it was boring on the DVD and a real skipper on the audio CD. Los Endos is as pleasant as ever but they did not perform Dance on A Volcano. Also I wished they had tackled the momentous Suppers Ready. But I guess you can't have everything. The concert ends with the magnificent Carpet Crawlers and the crowd love it and sing every word. What a concert. This is worth at least a 5 star rating on DVD complete with a fantastic documentary. As a purely oral experience it has some merit but no more than 3 stars. it really needs to be seen to be appreciated.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 3/5 |

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