If you swapped out Never a Time, Hold on my Heart, Way of the World and Since I lost You for On the Shoreline I think it would make for a more concise, tighter album.
Three favourite tracks:
Dreaming while you Sleep
Driving the Last Spike
Really interesting concept. Mine would be a 1978-1982 sounding record. A dark brooding EP.
1. Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) (MR)
2. Intruder (PG)
3. Thru these Walls (PC)
4. The Waters of Lethe (TB)
5. The Steppes (SH)
What was your And Then There Were Three track-listing?
There's another relatively recent interview with Nic. Not much new info but I will spoiler this just in case.
Nic's said that he's only mentioning song names of tracks which will actually be in the set. They rehearsed about 40, of which 25 or so are in the final set. He specifically won't name "the most difficult song" but mentioned it was one of the old prog songs. So perhaps we can surmise that they rehearsed something with really complicated drumming (Watcher?) and have elected not to play it.
Songs mentioned include:
Firth Of Fifth
In The Cage
Apocalypse In 9/8
Home By The Sea
Otherwise he confirms that they were "show ready" after the November 2020 rehearsals and that they'll likely do about two weeks of rehearsals again before the Autumn dates. He's very optimistic that they'll go ahead.
I think I've heard him talk about Apocalypse in three separate interviews, each time the heavy suggestion is that it's in the concert set.
Do you have a link to this video? Is it this one?or a different one?
Has this interview taken place yet?
I read on Wikipedia recently that 'Former Genesis member Steve Hackett in interviews said "Mama" was his favourite song from the band after his departure, calling it "beautifully haunting".'
There was no source to this, does anyone know if it's true?
To that end, I would be interested in knowing what Steve's favourite Genesis song is from after he left. I know he was a big fan of Mike's Smallcreep's Day and that he watched the band on the Duke Tour and was impressed.
If they play Apocalypse in 9/8 it will make my year. But given Phil’s issues back in 1986 with belting out the higher parts (“blowin’” and “lyrics”) I’m kinda doubting it, unless they go all instrumental with it and skip the entire vocal section (is that a literal musical example of sacrilege?)
Or is this when Gabriel enters the stage and makes his secret cameo?
I have posted this "prediction" in our German forum:
Behind The Lines
Land of Confusion
Hold On My Heart
Follow You Follow Me
Home By The Sea
No Son Of Mine
Lover‘s Leap / Dancing With The Moonlit Knight / Your Own Special Way / Fading Lights / Afterglow
Watcher Of The Skies (instr.)
Nic Drum solo / The Last Domino
A couple of things made me think
1) an acoustic part like 1998 might be a nice treat and could include stuff mentioned above
2) Fading Lights might be played as a two verses version only and therefor might fit well in the acoustic set
3) Maybe they only do the second part of Domino
4) Wishful thinking: Why not close with the instrumental of Watcher before the encores?
5) Apocalpyse ... where to put it? Don't think they will play it. Can't see Phil doing the vocals
6) The set would add up to approx two hours. Mike said they won't do longer shows...
What do you think?
I think this could be pretty much spot on although I can't see them not playing Throwing it all Away, Turn it on Again or I Dan't Dance. (I really could do without the latter though.)
I do wish Hold on my Heart was replaced by a more underrated gem like Many too Many, for example.
To mix it up a bit, I'd love to see them open with Squonk.
The right and only call with April so close. Incredibly exciting to see some rehearsal footage too.
Sad to see Phil sat down as well as there only being one drumkit. Not discounting the possibility of a second being wheeled on for the encore or something like that though.
Different to see backing singers too.
Daryl and Nic in particular sound great and I'm liking the look of the light show. From the looks of the displays, Domino and Land of Confusion will be certainties but we knew that already.
Who else spotted Mike's double-headed Rickenbacker?
Match of the Day and Pigeons are fine, nothing more nothing less really. However, Inside and Out is a tour de force from the beautiful first half to the rousing second half.
I really think it should have been on W&W, at the expense of All in a Mouse's Night or even Wot Gorilla?
Would Hackett have stayed for another album if Inside and Out was on W&W?