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3.97 | 95 ratings

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4 stars The Shepperton concert was originally an official film, produced by Tony Stratton- Smith, who was until mid 1973, Genesis`manager and he also was the owner of Genesis`label Charisma Records. The film starts with "Watcher of the Skies", in semi- darkness, with Peter Gabriel wearing a costume which had "batwings". In "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight" he appears in the beginning of the song wearing a "Brittania" costume. In this song one can appreciate Steve Hackett`s guitar technique in the lead guitar section. In "I Know What I Like" Gabriel looks a bit like a "hippie" wearing a hat. "The Musical Box" starts with Gabriel telling the story related to the song, and in the mid of the song, Hackett and Banks trade very good solos. In the end of the song Gabriel wears his "Old Man Mask". "Supper`s Ready" is very interesting and very well played. Gabriel changes costumes several times, and the song ends with energy while he wears a silver coloured costume with the lights reflected very well in his costume while he has a fluorescent cross in his hands. A great finale to this song.

In conclusion, this film, while done at a film studio with audience present, is well done, and maybe it is the best document of a Genesis concert with Peter Gabriel . The sound and picture have good quality for a concert filmed in the early seventies

Guillermo | 4/5 |


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