I think Pete has close to zero interest in singing a Genesis song at all, let alone with Genesis. It almost seems like Pete was goaded into singing those couple of lines of Moonlight Knight by Sting on their duo tour. It certainly didn't seem like something he would have done on his own.
Very interesting picture... I think it's rather his 1976-1978 drumkit since it is a Premier, not a Gretsch or a Pearl (he had those later I believe, but I'm not a drummer, so I'm not a specialist).
Phil had a different Premier kit on the Duke tour (check out the Lyceum concert video) that has a lighter natural birch finish. His Lamb/Trick Tour kit was a darker, mahogany finish.
I'm not convinced yet. The article is very light on full sentences and it's mostly a couple random words joined together by a lot of editorializing.
Well, it's strange because he said he couldn't play in the documentary...
Was the kit left-handed ?
Because if not, I think it's "only" Nic's second drumset, a smaller one, for the acoustic medley (if this happens...).
Here's the pic from the last email... It seems to be Phil's Duke Tour set. And it's clearly set up for Phil.
I'd love to hear Watcher in any way/shape/form on this tour, and I also thought the new Gear Used email might be a hint, but they also showed Phil's rehearsal drumset in the previous email, and that seems unlikely to happen now, so I'm really not sure what to think anymore...
I think there's something in this. I've thought the same and hope it's true.
I agree. The complete songs we saw were all completely expected (and helped fill up the runtime of the show) but several more only ran as instrumental underscore, and I think there's still room in the set list for a surprise or two.
Well, at least they cut I Can't Dance... That's about the only good thing I could say about which songs are missing...
While all of these guys seem content to do their own thing I wonder if being together in the same room would help get the creative juices flowing knowing they don't have to do 100% of the work to put a song together.
My hope is that this time around songs won't get dismissed out of hand due to lyrics alone, as has often happened in the past. That Phil is once again up for Abacab hopefully opens the door for others like Many Too Many...
So I've also had a more Chester Thompson-like set up going for a while now too, so I figured since I (just barely) had the room for both, here are Chester's and Phil's kits side by side!
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Maybe it's a drummer thing, but I've always enjoyed listening to The Battle Of Epping Forest because it is such a blast to play. Phil was really on fire on the whole of Selling England By The Pound, but this one in particular is such a well crafted part.
I didn't mind knowing the setlist prior to going to my first show in 2007. I bought one of the Encore discs from the European leg so I could hear the show in the lead up to seeing them for myself.
I understand the reasoning behind wanting the concert to have some surprises, but where Genesis is concerned I'm way too much of a newshound to even try to avoid spoilers.
I think you’re talking about the outdoor concert in northern Virginia (was it at Wolf Trap?). I also saw Peter that tour at the hockey arena in downtown DC. Both venues were half empty for the concerts. Funny/gross story from the outdoor concert. I went with my brother. They had giant garbage cans at the venue. I went to throw something out and forgot our tix were in the same hand. Sure enough the tix went in the garbage. It was too deep to simply reach in and grab the tickets so my brother climbed over the rim and I hung onto his ankles while he dangled down and snatched them from the bottom of the can. Fun times lol
Gotcha! I didn't realize he played in DC proper. Yeah, the gig I saw was in an outdoor amphitheater (wasn't Wolf Trap...Bristow?) and I remember thinking while looking around at the empty venue just how far Peter had slipped from the mainstream. I suppose that happens when you wait 10 years to release another album...
You Might Recall and Evidence of Autumn are my top two for sure. Beyond that I chose On The Shoreline, It's Yourself, Feeding The Fire, and Twilight Alehouse.
The rest of that list has an incredible number of really good songs, it's incredible they didn't make the cut. I think that's proof just how "in the now" the band operated. I know some unused bits came back for later albums, but even when they were cranking out an album a year it's amazing they had enough great new material they rarely drew from that backlog to pad out the next album.
I too am holding out hope for hearing the first half of Cinema Show. With a key change and/or the backing vocalists handling those high harmonies I think it's a great new old song to bring back.
I know Mike forgot/hasn't been motivated to figure out the 12-string tunings but I can't believe Daryl couldn't do it if asked. It isn't the formula for Coca Cola we're talking about, and quite a few tribute bands have seemed to figure it out just fine...
I remember being shocked attending the concert in Washington, DC on that tour and seeing Peter perform before a half empty arena.
Small world! I was at that show too, and I remember being quite surprised as well. When I arrived at the venue they were offering everyone with a GA lawn ticket to upgrade to a seat in the pavillion for 5 or 10 bucks, if I recall correctly.
The 2008 remaster and new mixes imrpoves the LP : It's almost another album and the balance between the different instruments finally does the musicians justice.
I agree. Although I think the muddy, closed-off original mix gives the album a bit more character that supports the songs, both the 1994 DER and the 2008 remix really bring out a whole new sound for that album that I really like.
And now tickets to the Raleigh show have been added! I'm super surprised but super happy that they ended up coming to Raleigh instead of adding a second night in DC on the 19th like the early rumors were suggesting.