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2.26 | 113 ratings

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2 stars Having been fortunate enough to see the Collins led Genesis 6 times before they turned commercial, My only regret of course was having missed the Peter Gabriel led version. At the time, I was in my early teens and the closest they came to New York was the Capitol Theatre in NJ. And I consider it a waste of time to go see any Genesis tribute band, because none of the musicians in these bands can close to the passion of the real thing.

The release of Carpet Crawlers 1999, is great but sad reminder of how good Genesis was at full strength, with all five members present. Instead of a greatest hits album, if only they could have gone back and redone the Lamb or the Cinema Show with all five guys in the studio. It would be have been amazing to see what they could have done with modern studio equipment to those tunes. This is kind of hinted at by Hackett on his GENESIS REVISITED cd. I would have prefered to see the classic lineup of Hackett/Rutherford/Collins/Gabriel/Banks do a GENESIS REVISITED cd. But alas, we only have the release of Carpet Crawlers 1999 and I know what I like as tease of what this project could have really been about. If you need more copies of the hits, I guess this is the collection for you, but out of the 18!! tracks on this cd, the only ones that are really essential for Genesis fans are tracks 9 and 18, cause at least you are actually getting the full strength Genesis that is sorely missed in today's musical landscape.

drziltox | 2/5 |


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