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LIVE - THE WAY WE WALK VOLUME TWO - THE LONGS

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.91 | 371 ratings

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Easy Livin
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3 stars Fading lights

This is much more like it, at least the Phil Collin era Genesis went out with a decent live album, with plenty of prog leanings. It's almost as if this album was issued by way of an apology to Genesis traditional fan base for losing the plot so badly.

While the "We can't dance" album is once again given plenty of exposure, the tracks selected are the best ones from it. "Fading lights" was a superb prog swansong for the Collins era band, sounding as good if not better in a live environment.

The "Old Medley" has a good number of the classics, but it is a bit disappointing the hear them in extract format, rather than as their original complete masterpieces. "Home by the sea" is as ever terrific, and given a fresh lick of paint here.

It is debateable whether it was better to extract the "Longs" and gather them together without the "Shorts", as this album is infinitely better than its volume one predecessor. Had they kept the entire concert intact though, the shorter tracks would undoubtedly have benefited from sitting alongside their illustrious peers.

It's good to know Genesis could still deliver when they made the effort.

Easy Livin | 3/5 |

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