Philadelphia 20-09-2007 Review


Behind The Lines / Duke’s End
Turn It On Again
No Son Of Mine
Land Of Confusion
In The Cage / The Cinema Show / Duke’s Travels
Hold On My Heart
Home By The Sea / Second Home By The Sea
Follow You Follow Me
Firth Of Fifth / I Know What I Like
Throwing It All Away
Drum Duet
Los Endos
Tonight Tonight Tonight (intro)
Invisible Touch

I Can’t Dance
The Carpet Crawlers



The first night I was in Section 124 13 rows up and we had eye contact with Phil and the boys... I too wanted to go tonight the third show but couldn't make it, but as I write this I am thinking about the two great shows that I saw and appreciating them as well. I know at this very moment people are going bonkers over them !!!

I didn't think I would turn into a river of puddles and tears during the first show, but after not seeing a live Genesis show for so many years and hearing such a great version of 'In The Cage' and hearing some fans go absolutely crazy over it just behind me in the next row, I did well up and the tears of joy started flowing, just for a couple minutes mind you... but it's been such a long, long time....hasn't it?

Justin Rodstrom

"Genesis?" Aren't they some lame synth Phil Collins show that died in the '80s? Yeah, that's what I thought too. After seeing Genesis Sept. 17 and 19, though I gotta say the performances put a lot of my prejudices to shame.

With stellar musicianship and spiraling instrumental passages, the big PC was only one facet of an adept group.

Founding guitarist Mike Rutherford and keyboardist Tony Banks stole the show with experimental, "Wish You Were Here"-era Pink Floydian jams (yes, I'm invoking the Mighty Floyd).

Collins was almost completely relegated to one amazing drum off with fellow drummer Chester Thompson toward the end of the show, which was somewhat of a relief to me.

And to the disappointment of my buddy (and the enjoyment of myself), Genesis played neither "In The Air" nor "Against All Odds," two Collins solo staples. I tried explaining to Eric that asking Genesis to play Collins songs is like requesting "Layla" at the Cream shows in Madison Square Garden - if you wanna hear that stuff, you're just missing the whole point. Now I'm not going to say that Genesis changed my life or anything; I probably won't even go out and get the greatest hits album… but Genesis surprised the hell out of me, and I have to give credit where credit is due. I mean, you have to be a diplomatic person if you can handle being in a band with Phil Collins.

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