Poignant and emotional with an uplifting ending. I really like it.
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Magnificent at Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday night.
Think I prefer this version. Bit more oomph to it.
I've preferred both bright side mixes so far actually.
Satisfactory. Not one of my favourites off a decent album. Personally prefer Walls of Sound, the title track and A Piece of You.
For Those Who Love To Live
Killer Without a Cause
Leave This Town
Would adore this but very, very unlikely.
I'm still hoping the Mechanics play as much Genesis as possible next year and not just I Can't Dance, Throwing it all Away, Land of Confusion and Invisible Touch).
And, as thewatcher mentions above, a Ray and Steve tour would be fantastic.
I just can't get into Abacab as played on the IT tour. For my taste it's played way too fast and the drums lack the big sound that featured at the shows I saw in '81, '82, and '83.
Very nit-picky I know but I prefer the first half of the song on the IT tour and the second instrumental half from 81/82/83!
My guess is that the Genesis numbers they'll play are Throwing it all Away and Follow You Follow Me.
Preferably though, they'll dedicate the entire first half of the show to Smallcreep's Day in its entirety
I'm not but there an incredible tribute. Enjoy!
Glad to be of inspiration!
For me, it's:
- White Mountain (1976)
- Fountain of Salmacis (1978)
- Me and Sarah Jane (1981)
- Ripples (2007)
- Duchess (2021)
Now, if we're talking about songs you wish they didn't play live, how the heck did Who Dunnit survive onto the Mama Tour?
I've heard tribute bands play Blood on the Rooftops and Undertow (another one that was never played live) and both did sound ace.
And Steve's solo BotR is great too.
What are your favourite songs that the band never played on stage?
For me, there are three that I really would have loved to have heard live:
- Many too Many
- Blood on the Rooftops
- Man of our Times.
As I understand it, Many too Many would've been tough for Phil to have sung night after night.
On the excellent Tabletop Genesis podcast, Steve was quizzed about why Blood on the Rooftops was never played by Genesis and he just said that it wasn't considered at the time. A true shame I think.
Man of our Times is probably the weakest song of the three but I just think the crash of the drums and the pulse of bass would've sounded great in their early 80s sets.
(Apologies if this discussion has been had before!)
Two tracks really stood out for me, the magical rearrangement of Duchess and the most powerful Second Home by the Sea the band has ever played.
I think they must tour Europe in some capacity? Germany, Belgium and Italy in particular were such huge fanbases for the band so tickets would definitely sell well for a continental Europe Last Domino? tour.
There's very little chance of Ray returning. Tony and Mike still shudder about the CAS tour and the lack of US ticket sales so I can't see that.
I also worry that Nic will want to carve out his own career with his own band soon rather than being 'just' the Genesis touring drummer.
Peter is constantly indecisive but one final show/tour or album with the four/five is and always will be the dream!
Being too young to have seen anything pre-TIOA in 2007, my thoughts are based on videos of shows.
I went for the Duke Tour as the Lyceum recording shows Genesis at the peak of their powers with a powerful setlist of old and (then) new Genesis. The Duke Suite in full, plus The Knife as the second encore, make it a special tour for me. That would be my time machine location!
Second would have to be the Trick or Wind tours just to have heard Steve within Genesis playing Fly on a Windshield and Firth of Fifth live. Again, these look epic in the 1976 tour recording.
I saw the concert last night and it was a phenomenal gig. Almost 2.5 hours of Genesis magic.
The star of the show (or boy wonder as his dad called him) was Nic. An absolute monster behind the kit who held his own with a heavy booming drum sound. His drumming was particularly brilliant on Second Home by the Sea.
Tony, Mike and Daryl were as professional as ever and the backing singers topped up Phil's vocals nicely. As for Phil, his singing was good throughout, albeit without the power of old in some places - but we expected that. His vocals were especially impressive on No Son of Mine and Invisible Touch.
I did feel the setlist was a little too safe though. I think a rarity like Many too Many, Ripples, Undertow, Los Endos or the ending of Musical Box could and should've been thrown in rather than dusting off I can't Dance once again.
Surprised, but not disappointed, that Hold on My Heart and Jesus He Knows Me didn't make the cut.
As good as Duke's Intro is, I do agree that it should've been switched up and something like TTT or Mama should've opened up.
The only slight disappointment was the Fading Lights medley. By launching straight into Cinema Show, they robbed the song of its thought-provoking sadness and beauty. The heartfelt lyrics need time to be dwelt on rather than BANG Cinema Show.
Highlights: Second Home by the Sea, Duchess, Afterglow, Firth of Fifth, DWTMK
I've now had a lil' listen.
Once you get past the wall of sound (which can be a little too much at times), there are some really good tracks that reveal themselves after a few listens: Relaxation Music for Sharks, Held in the Shadows and Shanghai to Samarkand, in particular.
Hackett's guitar work is phenomenal as ever and Fox's Tango sounds better within the album than as a standalone single.
As ever, the music just needs to breathe a bit. I'm exhausted after listening!
Has anyone purchased this book and received it yet? I ordered it off https://burningshed.com/ and they haven't received it yet, even though it was meant to have been published on 13 August.
I hadn't thought of Icarus Ascending and It's Yourself is a good shout although it's very much locked into the Trick album, sound and mood-wise.
I think Kim could've worked in a similar way to Horizons.
If I removed The Voice of Necam and How Can I and replace it with Wot Gorilla I think mine could work (ish).
I read an article earlier today where Steve goes into a little more detail about his departure. It's an extract from a new book that comes out next week which I'm excited to read.
The article gave me an idea: what if Phil, Mike and Tony had been a bit more receptive of Steve's ideas? I think there would've been a lot more material for a double album like this. I know this wouldn't have happened so soon after the Lamb double but it's fascinating to ponder...
Disc 1: side A
Eleventh Earl of Mar
Land of a Thousand Autumns
Please Don't Touch
The Voice of Necam
Disc 1: side B
One for the Vine
How Can I?
Hoping Love Will Last
Inside and Out
Disc 2: side A
All in a Mouse's Night
Blood on the Rooftops
Your Own Special Way
Disc 2: side B
Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers
In That Quiet Earth
I think this is a good balance of W&W and PDT tracks and I would love to hear How Can I? and Hoping Love will Last with Phil on vocals.
Match of the Day and Pigeons would be B sides to the singles so no need for Spot the Pigeon.