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GENESIS 1976 - 1982

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

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tdreamer
4 stars Well where do you begin . This lavish and depending on where you decide to buy very expensive set may seem to some a gamble. The good thing is that all the albums have a seperate release as well. First things first I suppose to fully appreciate these remixed albums is to own either a dvd or sacd surround system (sadly I do not). However. As soon as the first notes of Dance on a Volcanoe kick in and then the album starts . I was amazed just how well this long project has worked. The sound and clarity of an otherwise dare I say muddy album 'A Trick of the Tail' is IMO jaw dropping. The guitar , Keys , Drums and most of all PC's vocals sound so much more clear . Moving on to 'Wind & Wuthering' and more of the same. Being my favourite Genesis album It sounds like it was recorded yesterday and not 30 years ago. ATTWT is not a lot of folks fave Genesis record but it is one of mine. Again every track is so much better even than the definitive remaster. IMO it was the Last Genesis record with the classic Genesis sound which by the time Duke came alng was almost gone. Duke although a decent album does seem to me to border between prog and pop. Although it does contain some great songs this edition seems to enhance some of the more mediocre songs. Abacab also has much more depth and doesn't sound as sparse as previous editions. It's probably my least fave Genesis album but the title & Dodo/Lurker make it worthwhile. The bonus disc has b sides and outakes and maybe only for completists has a few gems included.

On all the accompanying DVD's there is concert footage some of which is very poor in quality and IMO shouls ahve been left off.

I have a lot of remixed , remastered albums in my collection but these albums are THE best I've ever heard.

tdreamer | 4/5 |

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