Posts by OneForTheVine

    That’s correct - the “Black” live box has audio 5.1 versions of the albums only on the DVDs.

    However, in case you might be curious about the “White” live box, some of those do have extras, e.g., the “MAMA” tour DVD has an extra video of the band recording their 1983 eponymous album made by a certain Phil Collins - I think he had just bought his first handheld portable video camera and was using it to document the sessions.

    Ok - the good news is that the DVDs, regardless from which country you are purchasing the DVDs from, are not region-encoded.

    However, if you source a set from the UK or Europe, the DVDs will be in PAL video format (which, of course, is standard in these regions). If you source your sets from North America, South Korea, or Japan, the DVDs will be in NTSC video format (which is standard in these regions). The good news here is that, since they are not region-encoded, the NTSC discs will normally play on DVD players in the UK. I know this from first-hand experience - I grew up in America, but lived in England for about 7 years. The DVDs that I brought from the States all worked there if the DVD was not region-encoded. So, on the DVD front, you are good to go.


    If having the hybrid SACD/CD discs is important to you, you’ll have to source your sets outside of North America: here, these boxsets are only CDs - no SACD-layer is on the discs.

    Good luck in your search! 🍀

    …and I have my ticket for for the Friday, June 14th show at the Keswick Theatre in suburban Philadelphia! ( Christian , I can confirm that on both June 14th and 15th they are playing here, if you wanted to add these dates to your listing on the main site. FYI)

    Anyone else going?

    I’ve seen The Genesis Show last month, now TMB in June is fixed - all I need is a ticket for Steve’s local set of shows (and hopefully an extension of PG’s tour into this year) and I’ll have my full run of Genesis-affiliated shows for 2024! 😎

    Love the desolate city vibe of this song. 15.

    That’s where I am with this song too, i.e., I adore the atmosphere this song evokes - perfect for a closing track on an album; thus, I gave the same score.

    Interestingly, another release in 1983 (“Synchronicity” by The Police) had the same type of atmospheric closing track with “Tea In The Sahara” (on the original vinyl, that is - the cassette and CD versions had the extra song “Murder By Numbers” as the closer, which works as well, just in a different way). 1983 must have been the year for such closers. 😄

    Whoa. I'm in Boston. If this had been on my radar further in advance I would have gotten creative and made it happen. Sounds great! I can imagine closing my eyes at it and feeling I've traveled back in time to a gig I'd love to have been at. Enjoy!

    And I did enjoy it! Very much! 😄

    They do make it up to Connecticut for shows. Two weeks before last night, they played The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT - and that is one of their regular haunts.

    They post their upcoming shows on their website - here’s the link:

    Upcoming Shows | the-genesis-show

    Well, almost exactly a year later, The Genesis Show is recreating the 1980 Lyceum Ballroom show at the Keswick Theatre in suburban Philadelphia tomorrow night! 😎

    Anyone else going?

    As dodo said above, my favorite three are right in a row: “Me And Sarah Jane”, “Keep It Dark”, and “Dodo/Lurker”.

    Having said that, I really like the entire album. The title track is great and was even better live. “No Reply At All” is poppier, but it’s still very good. “Man On The Corner” is more reminiscent of Phil’s solo work, but Tony’s playing makes it properly “Genesis-y”. “Who Dunnit?” always amused me (however, I still have occasions where I wish they had put on “You Might Recall” instead). “Like It Or Not” and “Another Record” always seem to get the most dislike from fans, and yet I really like both songs. It was a great album with a lot of energy with a band firing on all cylinders - a perfect way to announce a new direction in the band’s evolution.

    FINALLY, Ticketmaster fixed their faulty widget. 🙄 So, six days late, I now have a ticket for the first of the three Scottish Rite Auditorium shows in October.

    …and this date happened about a month ago (😄), so I’ll finally give a brief review.

    It was as good as his concerts always are. The band was in top form (as always), and who wouldn’t want to hear all of “Foxtrot” played very well live if you are a fan of Gabriel-era Genesis? The solo selections and extra Genesis tracks were great too.

    Bring on the “Lamb selections” show for 2024! 😎

    (Has he ever done a tour that featured “Nursery Cryme”? I don’t remember one. Maybe he’s saving that one for 2026 for its 55th anniversary? 🤷‍♂️)

    U2 at The Sphere. Las Vegas 9/30.

    I can only imagine what Genesis could’ve done in this building. The sound and screens lived up to the hype.

    I’ll be going myself later this month (the 25th)! I’m glad that the audio and video are as great as advertised! 😎 I also agree that Genesis of multiple eras could have done a lot with a venue like this.

    Thanks for bumping this thread! Looking back, I can’t believe that I didn’t post in this thread back when it was made (I voted, but I didn’t post for some reason. 😄)

    Well, put very bluntly, this is the album that transformed me from merely being aware of and liking the band to being an unabashed fan of the band. It’s still the tour that I wish could have seen first instead of the IT tour. (I still vividly remember my disappointment in not being able to go to one of the Philadelphia shows for the “MAMA” tour - I was old enough to go, but, since parental permission was lacking, I couldn’t go. 😔) Fortunately, one of the shows in the old Spectrum was broadcast on the radio, so I did get to hear one of the three shows there.

    Yes, Side 1 is more cohesive than Side 2, but that doesn’t make Side 2 a total tragedy either. “Just A Job To Do”, “Silver Rainbow”, and “It’s Gonna Get Better” are all great songs - the last two are among my favorites of the trio version of the band. The first two songs on that side are ok, just not as great as the rest of that side.

    I voted for “Mama”, “Second Home By The Sea” (although, like many here, I really consider the two parts to be one long song), and “Silver Rainbow” originally, but “It’s Gonna Get Better” is “top-3 quality” as well. One of my very favorites from the trio. 👍

    I was at this show, and it was phenomenal!

    Since I wasn’t the biggest fan of the gradual rolling out of songs from i/o each month (Peter, of course, had the right to do things this way if he chose to; I just don’t love the concept personally, especially after so many months now), I intentionally didn’t listen to any of the songs before the show.

    This turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I loved hearing these songs for the first time without any preconceived notion as to how they would sound. I just paid a bit more attention to them and accepted what I was given. It made the show, frankly, unique in my concert-going experience. As much as I was looking forward to hearing the songs I knew I would hear, the new songs held up very well in comparison, and many of them were the best songs of the evening. So, along with the outstanding visuals (which you can rely on at a PG concert), the show was brilliant from start to finish. If the cost of the better tickets weren’t so steep, I would see the NYC show later today. Having said that, I do feel that I got my full money’s worth for the ticket for Philadelphia. I didn’t enjoy paying as much as I did when I first bought it; however, now, I feel fully satisfied.

    I wasn’t satisfied with the price of the $50 t-shirts; so, those remained unbought. I did get the $30 tour program, which, while a bit pricey, was worth the money - it’s very nice and informative. All in all, just a great concert experience, just as PG always delivers. 👍

    I really like both Silver Rainbow & It's Gonna Get Better.

    …as do I - they make up a great ending to one of my favorite albums of theirs as a trio.

    I’m always a bit surprised that side 2 of the 1983 eponymous album always gets it in the neck when it’s only the first two songs on that side that haven’t really held up well over time. The last two songs and “Just A Job To Do”, IMHO, are quite good! (JAJTD even got picked up as a theme song to a TV show in the mid-80s here in the States. That caught me by surprise when I first heard it on TV!) Side 1 is obviously the more cohesive and better side, but side 2 is far from being a disaster. To each their own. 🤷‍♂️