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Genesis - Live - The Way We Walk Volume Two - The Longs CD (album) cover




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2 stars This companion album to The Way We Walk Volume One as the title suggests captures some of the longer pieces from Genesis. In other words, the ones that are likely to be of most interest to prog fans. Whilst superior to volume one, it lacks the greatness of earlier live albums and still features plenty of their eighties output.

You can't help feeling that the band was visiting their seventies output somewhat reluctantly here. Whilst we get great songs such as Dance On A Vocano, The Musical Box and Firth Of Fifth they appear in heavily abridged form as part of a medley. They're all played competently enough though lack the spark that other live versions and indeed the original studio versions had. Apart from that the rest is made up of less inspiring moments like Home By The Sea/Second Home By The Sea from the 1983 Genesis album and Domino from Invisible Touch.

Overall a bit of a pointless release then being an album that's unlikely to satisfy the bands eighties pop audience or their seventies prog fans despite the slickness of the performance.

Nightfly | 2/5 |


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