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erik neuteboom
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4 stars This evening I watched this DVD, I wanted to write a review but to my surprise there was no inclusion! A good point on Genesis Inside The Gabriel Years 1970-1975 is the balance between the exciting live footage (Italian, French, German and Belgian tv and the famous Shepperton Tapes), the comments by several experts and the fine keyboard explanations by Iain Jennings from Mostly Autumn. It starts with compliments for the powerful track The Knife, "the first song that the Genesis audience made move" and Stagnation, both songs with captivating black and white images from Genesis 1972, I am sure that Fish was inspired by Gabriel his 'microphone act'! During the story about Nursery Cryme it is emphasized that Phil Collins ("a kind of Keith Moon in a way") and Steve Hackett ("the guitarist the band desperately needed") were a huge boost for the band and that Tony Banks was a great composer. We can enjoy Peter Gabriel his legendary visuals with 'the old man mask' during the end of The Musical Box and we can look at the innovative and powerful guitar work by Steve Hackett on The Return Of The Giant Hogweed. Banks bought a King Crimson Mellotron and used it for the first time on The Fountain Of Salmacis and of course later on Watcher Of The Skies. In those days Genesis became famous because of their stage show. The album Foxtrot is called 'a quantum leap' and the epic Supper's Ready is hailed as a splendid example how outstanding Genesis their writing was ("one fantasy flight to another"). There is much time to analyse Selling England By The Pound but few time for The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (short but great live footage from Rael and Slipperman), that's the only negative remark, this is a very captivating Classic Rock release for the many Genesis fans on this site!
erik neuteboom | 4/5 |


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