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LIVE - THE WAY WE WALK VOLUME TWO - THE LONGS

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.91 | 371 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars This later live release comes out the "We Can't Dance" tour from 1992. At that time, the band was an industry : filling up stadiums night after night. The opener of this CD is a medley from their earlier work. These 19'32" are really nostalgic ones. I wonder who knew those songs in the audience. I can't believe old fans (like I am) could stand a whole Genesis concert at that time just to hear this. Most of the transitions between numbers are well done : smooth and well rehearsed. The vocal section from "The Musical Box" is not very much inspired though (Phil did a better job on "Seconds Out"). The best moment is the guitar solo from "Firth Of Fith". If only this medley could have lasted for longer ! We could have get some more notes from "Your Own Special Way" and "Follow Me, Follow You" which appear just after a short "That's All" section at 16'40" or so. There are also a short "Stagnation" segment (around 17'40"). None of these four moments are mentioned on the sleeve (you have to know some of their repertoire to catch this). The drum duet with Chester and Phil is another good drumming moment. I saw them live in 1977 in the supporting tour for "Wind & Wuthering" and it was quite an experience to watch them playing together (the climax being the dual song "Dance On A Vulcano/"Los Endos" available on "Seconds Out"). "Domino" and "Driving the Last Spike" are also good tracks, although I prefer the studio versions. I never liked "Fading Lights" nor "Home". My opinion will not change with these live renditions. Three stars.
ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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