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LIVE - THE WAY WE WALK VOLUME TWO - THE LONGS

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.90 | 365 ratings

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White Shadow
3 stars What a nice surprise.

This album has live versions of some of their best stuff released in the eighties. Hearing the songs shortened and out of context in the medley is hard at first, but it is superbly done. The strongest section is the "Firth of Fifth" one. Despite how people feel about Daryl's solo, I like it a lot. Sure, it's a lot flashier and isn't as powerful as Steve's version, but Daryl is one heck of a replacement. I wouldn't want to see anyone else, except for mabye Anthony Phillips (and obviously Mike plays guitar too), playing guitar with them, if Steve isn't there. I wish on the "Lamb" section Tony played his piano intro, but that's ok, you can't have everything.

The other songs are as good, if not better, than the studio versions. "Home by the Sea" and "Fading Lights" are the best of the next four tracks. Then there's the drum duet. Finally, one that wasn't the beginning to "Los Endos" made it on an album. Phil and Chester are both so great, especially together. Overall, "The Longs" is very good and well worth multiple listens.

White Shadow | 3/5 |

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