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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Genesis Live 1973 - 2007 Box Set Will Be Released Sept. 29th (Rhino)

STREAM: Genesis Live 1973 - 2007 (9 tracks from the Box Set)

Genesis Live 1973 - 2007I always loved the Peter Gabriel era of Genesis and I stuck with the band until the 1983's self-titled Genesis LP.

Next Tuesday (Sept. 29th), Rhino is coming out with a 10-CD live box set that includes the four live albums recorded by the band from 1973 to 1992 along with some rare archival material from the 1973 (Selling England by the Pound) and 1975 (Lamb Lies Down on Broadway) tours.

The first (in chronological order) CD is a stereo/5.1 reissue of Genesis Live, which was originally recorded in February 1973. As this was a single LP, five tracks from a Lamb show recorded live at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles 1/24/75 have been added to the disc. This later show was allegedly recorded live for Dutch radio and selections from this show are on the 30+ year old bootleg As Through Emerald City. For long-time collectors, the good news is that only one song ("Anyway") overlaps between this release and the bootleg.

The next CD is Seconds Out which was recorded in Paris in 1976/7. This is a straight-forward stereo/5.1 reissue.

The next CD is Three Sides Live which was recorded in Germany in 1981. I hadn't realized that the original US pressing (3-live sides + a studio side is out of print. This reissue (which is only in stereo) is the old UK version of Three Sides Live, which features a fourth live side with the tracks "One for the Vine", "The Fountain of Salmacis" and "It/Watcher of the Skies". "Watcher of the Skies" is an instrumental version from the 1976 tour with Bill Bruford.

The next CD, The Way We Walk, was recorded at Earls Court, London in 1992. This reissue (stereo only) contains both The Longs and The Shorts along with the previously unreleased track "Turn It On Again".

The final CD, Live at The Rainbow 1973 (Stereo/5.1), was recorded on 10/20/73 at the Rainbow Theatre in London. Part of this show was originally aired on the KBFH and five of these nine tracks were included in the Genesis Archive 1967 - 1975 box set.

Here is the complete track listing for this disc.

1. Watcher Of The Skies (5.1 version only)**
2. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
3. The Cinema Show**
4. I Know What I Like(In Your Wardrobe)
5. Firth Of Fifth
6. The Musical Box (5.1 version only)**
7. More Fool Me
8. The Battle Of Epping Forest**
9. Supper’s Ready

**Previously unreleased