Looking at the US setlist, Steve swapped out Spectral Mornings for The Steppes. I wish he would have left that part alone. That is my favorite Hackett song!
Neal Morse Band
This is one of only a few Genesis songs I can't get into as much as I've tried. I'm not sure why, but it just doesn't make my play lists. I love 99% of the stuff Tony writes, but this is in that 1% I guess.
Moaning about a seltist for an event you didn't attend is an interesting pastime.
It's no fun, being a woke Genesis fan apparently.
You will find that the general Genesis fan population here will defend the band at times and criticize in others. The fact remains that most of us here love the band and have our likes and dislikes. If we all liked the same thing, that would make for a boring forum. Labeling someone because they may not like something you like isn't the right way to go about making friends or influencing people. Like someone else recently said, if the rules of the forum only allowed us to comment on the things we have experienced live from the band, we wouldn't have as much to say which would limit our conversations of the band. That too would make for a boring forum...
I gave this a 13 (very good) rating. For me the reason it falls short of outstanding is the repeated "Daddy you promised" lyrics that just me cringe today. However, the rest of the song is outstanding for me from the awesome increasingly loud intro to the quiet calm of the "house of dreams" section in the middle of the song. My favorite version is the live version from 1978 in Chicago...
At this point if the band were going to do something for The Lamb, they should wait until 2024 and make it a 50th anniversary box set. But I would be shocked if they pursued it.
Thanks for the kind comments about the feature.
Thank you Jonathan for your work on this feature. It's a nice history lesson about Genesis in their early days that we don't hear much about. I was interested in the back story about the loss of that early version of Dusk, even though we got an earlier version on the first Archive release.
Also interesting is the fact that the band never officially released Looking For Someone from the Night Ride session. I've heard bootleg versions and to me that version is better than the one that appeared on Trespass. I think it sounds better because of the raw feeling the BBC Sessions give it. I would have thought Genesis would have released it on the latest BBC box set, but unfortunately there was a lot more material that was left off.
Happy Birthday to Tony Banks! He will always be a big part of the Genesis sound!
I don't have any expectations for other releases. I was shocked to hear about this one. Tony Banks continues to say the well is dry, yet here is another release. I'm not sure what to believe!
The best thing about this track is the guitar work from Ant & Mike. Phil's vocals are good as well, but when it comes to the female vocals, I feel they fall flat. To me the female singer sounds like she is struggling to hit those notes or maybe it's just her style of singing? Is it safe to say this is Phil's first ever duet?
All you need in replacement of the box set is:
Genesis The Complete BBC Sessions
1980 Lyceum Show TM Remaster
1987 Wembley Live In The City Of Light
These sets trump the official BBC Broadcasts and are complete.
Very positive review in Ultimate Classic Rock here:
It doesn't even mention any of the fan quibbles and complaints!
To be fair, it doesn't even mention the sound quality. Most people aren't going to compare this release to the bootlegs unless you are a die hard fan. However, if this release was mixed from regular stereo recordings and not multi-tracks, then I think the quality will be about the same at best. I'm on the fence because it would have to be a far superior recording for me to want to buy this. As you can see by the packaging and booklet included, they didn't put much quality into those details.
I've listened and watched each video and just can't get into them. To me it's nothing like SOC. I like the edgy-ness of their sound, but it's too electronic for my tastes. It's sad we will never have another SOC album because the chemistry of those musicians together would have produced some great prog music.
I recommend to read the review to get an impression what this book is about and why it's different from other books
I've read it and there is no mention of Headley Grange. It talks about the "genesis" of the album, but nothing is telling me how detailed that gets. So based on the review, it sounds like a good book, but I'm not sure it will go any deeper than the interviews we have already heard and read about.
Christian I was always interested in how the album came to be, especially any details of the band during their stay at Headley Grange. Is there a chapter dedicated to their time at Headley Grange? I really enjoyed the Mario Giammetti books as they are some of the best to tell these "behind the scene's" stories.
"Where's the rest of the band?!"
This set probably represents the band's answer to the fans asking for those soundboard recordings from their past tours. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the last release the band ever does of previously unreleased material. We should all know by now the band were never completists in the fact that they don't believe in releasing full shows with the exception of the Lamb, even with it's riddled overdub vocals. I guess the good news about this release it won't replace our bootleg recordings.
It's also up on the US Amazon site:
For me, looking at the set I see glaring omissions of the following:
Looking For Someone - This version is way better than the studio version because of the live raw sound without the "choir" effect that was on this track on the Trespass album. It sounds heavier and edgier!
In The Cage/In That Quiet Earth/Afterglow - This version of the "Cage Medley" has to be one of the best as it includes In That Quiet Earth. I don't think a live version of ITQE has been released officially, so why would you leave it off?! It really makes this medley flow well. We already have a version of the medley on Three Sides Live which is an improvement of the version we get on the box set from the Duke tour. A huge missed opportunity. Thankfully we have some good bootlegs of it!
The artwork - This looks like it was done by an amateur. Why not dig into the archives of Paul Whitehead and use this?!
You can find the artwork now on our website in the new section
Thanks Christian! After looking at the information you posted, is there any confirmation of BBC material from the Gabriel years to be included in the set?
EDIT: I found a link with more info:
Genesis BBC Sessions Box Set - This has been confirmed by Nick Davis
What's the hold up?!