I think Beggar is a great album, 1995 was a special year personally for me so each track brings back lots of memories. So much better than Word of Mouth, that is such a weak album. I hope the band get to do a delayed 25-year anniversary tour for Beggar at some point.
Looks better than most VIP packages, I would pay for it if I was going to one of these shows.
It's great that Steve and his band are putting in this extra effort. Although he must have seen the eye watering ticket prices Genesis are getting away with and thought that he could have made his tickets more expensive in the first place. Good luck to him though, he deserves it!
I released a block A seat for Newcastle at £181 hoping further back would be less. It wasn't and I ended up getting a ticket in block C at the same cost. Greedy promoters etc etc
Phil sounded a bit rough on the interview. I think they should invite Ray as a backup singer just in case! Great to hear Tony on Radio 2. Looking forward to Newcastle... assuming I can get tickets...
Just mentioned on radio 2 - a massive band is getting back together, announcement on Zoe Ball show at 8:30am tomorrow. Coincidence? Surely not.
Anyone seen this thread yet? What do you think?
My Fantasy setlist:
Genesis - Looking Back (We're Not Dead Yet) - the Unplugged tour with Phil Collins and special guests
<Ray comes out of a coffin>
<Phil appears on stage>
For Absent Friends (Phil)
Lover's Leap (Ray)
Cinema Show (Phil)
The Lamia (Nik Kershaw)
Carpet Crawlers (Ray/Phil)
Your Own Special Way (Paul Carrack/Phil)
Follow You Follow Me
Guide Vocal/Turn it On Again
No Reply At All
Land of Confusion (Ray)
Throwing it All Away (Phil)
No Son of Mine (Phil)
Over My Shoulder (Paul Carrack)
An Island in the Darkness (Nik Kershaw)
Not About Us (Ray)
In The Air Tonight (Phil)
Invisible Touch (Phil)
What is that title all about. Very strange.
Anyone know if Banks or Kershaw wrote the lyrics for this? A UK election on Thursday the 12th too, Tony must have foresaw it!
Heads of this nation
Fight lies with misinformation and
This gives, that takes
One or the other for the difference it makes
Also Nik Kershaw's recent solo albums are really good. Very underrated.
Totally agree with this. Why not release them on vinyl with flac downloads. Add Wembley 04.08.87 to that list too.
I can appreciate CAS but it isn't really a proper Genesis album. They should have given themselves a new name but I can see why they didn't. In hindsight WCD is the worst album from the Collins era. Strictly Inc and Beggar have fared better given the passage of time.
This is a really good album. it's a shame that Ray and his band didn't have more success with this, particularly in the UK.
New forum looks great! Thanks to all involved.