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Genesis Live 1973-2007 Box Set

genesis1973-2007Scheduled UK release date: 14th September 2009 - Buy @Amazon UK
Scheduled US release date: 29th September 2009 - Buy @Amazon US

Following the reissue of the 14 Genesis studio albums (with the 76-82, 83-98 & 70-75 box sets) Virgin/EMI now release Genesis Live 1973-2007 - an 11 disc box set gathering the 4 live albums recorded by the legendary British group between 1973 & 1992

Featuring brand new stereo mixes (apart from The Way We Walk that uses re-sequenced original mixes) the set also includes the long-awaited release in stereo and 5.1 of Live At The Rainbow 1973 only available with this collection

Genesis Live 1973-2007 includes:

Genesis Live

The band's first Top Ten album in the UK - features the classic line-up of Tony Banks (keyboards), Phil Collins (drums, vocals), Peter Gabriel (vocals, flute), Steve Hackett (guitars) and Mike Rutherford (bass, guitars).

For this box-set release Genesis Live has been extended to feature 5 bonus tracks recorded at The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles on 24 January 1975 and the full album is also presented in 5.1 for the first time

Recorded at Leicester De Montfort Hall and Manchester Free Trade Hall in February 1973, Genesis Live was not originally intended for release but mixed to be broadcast on the King Biscuit Flower Hour show on US radio

It comprises versions of the dramatic set opener Watcher Of The Skies and Get 'Em Out By Friday from Foxtrot, the band's fourth studio album - which had reached number 12 in October 1972 - The Return Of The Giant Hogweed and The Musical Box from 1971's Nursery Cryme, the first album featuring Collins and Hackett, and the tour de force quiet-loud dynamics of The Knife, from Trespass, the group's 1970 debut for the Charisma label

Given the band's growing reputation for its theatrical shows, it is no surprise that Genesis Live spent ten weeks in the charts in 1973, paving the way for the release of Selling England By The Pound later that year. The album's iconic cover features Gabriel wearing one of his many costumes, in this case the 'Magog' mask and black cape he donned during Supper's Ready

Bonus material includes five tracks from the celebrated concept album The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, a Top Ten release at the end of 1974, recorded at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in January 1975

Seconds Out

The double set Seconds Out was a Top 5 entry in 1977 that documented the group's Paris dates as a quartet with Collins on lead vocals following Gabriel's departure in 1975. The album features touring drummers Bill Bruford (from the 1976 shows) and Chester Thompson (who began drumming live for Genesis in 1977). Exclusively to this box-set, Seconds Out is presented in stereo and 5.1 versions

Recorded at the Palais des Sports in Paris with the Manor Mobile studio in 1976 and 1977, Seconds Out stayed on the British charts for four months. The double set was much more in keeping with the times, the increasing availability of bootleg recordings and the phenomenal success of Frampton Comes Alive!

Former Yes and King Crimson drummer Bill Bruford had joined Genesis for the 1976 dates and features on The Cinema Show, one of two tracks from Selling England By The Pound. The other, Firth Of Fifth, and the rest of the album, features Chester Thompson, a drummer best known at the time for his work with Frank Zappa and Weather Report

Collins tackles Gabriel-era material like The Musical Box, Supper's Ready, The Carpet Crawlers, the title track from The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, and I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe), the group's first hit, with aplomb. Squonk, Robbery, Assault & Battery, Dance On A Volcano and Los Endos came from A Trick Of The Tail while Afterglow originally featured on Wind And Wuthering. Hackett left while Seconds Out was being mixed. The album's distinctive cover and the other pictures used were shot by Armando Gallo, the band's biographer

Three Sides Live

A number 2 album in the UK in 1982, mostly showcasing the Banks-Collins-Rutherford incarnation of Genesis augmented by Thompson and guitarist Daryl Stuermer

Recorded in Germany in 1981, Three Sides Live was originally released in 1982 as a double vinyl set with a fourth side of studio recordings (basically the 3X3 EP and two B-sides) in the US, while the European version contained three more extended live tracks

The studio versions of Turn It On Again, Behind The Lines, Duchess and Misunderstanding featured on 1980's Duke while Dodo, Me And Sarah Jane and Abacab first appeared on Abacab in 1981. Follow You Follow Me came from ...And Then There Were Three... and Afterglow and One For The Vine were originally recorded on Wind And Wuthering

The Fountain Of Salmacis harked back to Nursery Cryme and the In The Cage/Cinema Show/The Colony Of Slippermen medley slotted a track from Selling England By The Pound between two slices from The Lamb while It/Watcher Of The Skies - recorded in 1976 with Hackett and Bruford - spanned The Lamb and Foxtrot

The Way We Walk

This release finally sees these two live albums re-sequenced as per the original show's set list. Originally released separately and entitled Vol I: The Shorts, which made the Top 3 in Britain in 1992, and Vol 2: The Longs, this was the band's sixth number one album, and the only concert recording to top the charts in 1993

Recorded in 1992 in arenas including London's Earls Court, the two installments of The Way We Walk were first issued in quick succession at the tail end of 1992 and the beginning of 1993, with The Shorts concentrating on the band's run of hit singles, and The Longs delving into the medleys and the more extended pieces from their repertoire

Genesis Live 1973-2007 takes the opportunity to reconcile the two albums and recreate the We Can't Dance tour experience in sequence

Hits from the group's MTV-friendly era include Mama, That's All, Invisible Touch - which charted again in its live version in 1992 - In Too Deep, Land Of Confusion, Tonight, Tonight, Tonight, Throwing It All Away, No Son of Mine, I Can't Dance, Hold On My Heart and Jesus He Knows Me. Driving the Last Spike and Fading Lights came from We Can't Dance, Domino originally appeared on Invisible Touch and Home By The Sea/Second Home By The Sea on Genesis

The Old Medley rounded up nine tunes from the band's early days and Collins and Thompson's The Drum Thing did just that. Turn It On Again is exclusive to this release

Live At The Rainbow 1973

Recorded in London by the Banks-Collins-Gabriel-Hackett-Rutherford line-up, Live At The Rainbow 1973, expands on the live material first issued on the Archive 1967-1975 box-set in 1998 and will delight die-hard fans of that period in their lengthy career

The concert from October 1973 features most of Selling England By The Pound at the time of its release, along with the conceptual piece Supper's Ready and Watcher Of The Skies from their breakthrough album Foxtrot, and The Musical Box from Nursery Cryme, the last two titles on 5.1 version only

It captures the band at a crucial point in their history, before they left the Lewis Carroll-like universe of their early albums behind, before the departure of Gabriel and Hackett, before their time as ubiquitous hit-makers of the eighties


Genesis Live 1973-2007 has been designed to incorporate space for the most recent live Genesis release - the 2-CD set Live Over Europe 2007

All albums feature brand new stereo mixes (apart from The Way We Walk that uses re-sequenced original mixes) created by Tony Banks, Nick Davis and Mike Rutherford, whilst Genesis Live, Seconds Out and Live At The Rainbow 1973 all feature 5.1 DTS & Dolby Digital Surround Sound versions
Track List
liveLive (CD Stereo & DVD 5.1 DTS & Dolby Digital):

Watcher Of The Skies
Get 'Em Out By Friday
The Return Of The Giant Hogweed
The Musical Box
The Knife

Bonus "The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles - 24/01/75" tracks:

Back In N.Y.C.
Fly On A Windshield
Broadway Melody Of 1974
The Chamber Of 32 Doors

secoutSeconds Out (2CDs Stereo & DVD 5.1 DTS & Dolby Digital):

Carpet Crawlers
Robbery, Assault & Battery
Firth of Fifth
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
The Musical Box (closing)
Supper's Ready
The Cinema Show
Dance On A Volcano
Los Endos

3slThree Sides Live (2CDs Stereo):

Turn It On Again
Behind The Lines
Me And Sarah Jane
Follow You Follow Me
In The Cage (Medley: Cinema Show/Slippermen)
One For The Vine
Fountain Of Salmacis
It/Watcher Of The Skies

The Way We Walk (2CDs Stereo): waywalk2

Land of Confusion
No Son Of Mine
Driving The Last Spike
Old Medley (Dance On A Volcano/The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway/The Musical Box/Firth Of Fifth/I Know What I Like)
Throwing It All Away
Fading Lights
Jesus He Knows Me
Home By The Sea/Second Home By The Sea
Hold On My Heart
Domino (In The Glow Of The Night/The Last Domino)
The Drum Thing
I Can't Dance
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
Invisible Touch
Turn It On Again
That's All
In Too Deep

[Space in the box set for "Live Over Europe"]

Live At The Rainbow 1973 (CD Stereo & DVD 5.1 DTS & Dolby Digital):

Watcher Of The Skies (5.1 version only)
Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
The Cinema Show
I Know What I Like(In Your Wardrobe)
Firth Of Fifth
The Musical Box (5.1 version only)
More Fool Me
The Battle Of Epping Forest
Supper's Ready

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