Archives: Vol 1 -1967-75 (4CD) Box set, Live, Original recording remastered
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On this four-CD box--a live recording of "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" plus demos, live tracks and alternate versions--[Peter] Gabriel's raspy charisma elevates many songs beyond their prog pedantry. -- Entertainment Weekly
The Who needed two rock operas to reach their apex, but Genesis climaxed first time out with The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. On the live version which takes up half of this four-CD box, the Peter Gabriel-fronted incarnation goes out with a bang, dressing up its art rock in black leather and brass knuckles. Disc 3's live renditions of "Supper's Ready" and "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight" are nearly as powerful, while Disc 4's demos from the embryonic late-'60s lineup offer a pleasing glimpse into the group's folk and psychedelic roots. Expansive yet muscular, this compelling set shows Gabriel and company paving the way for a generation of pop explorers right up through Radiohead. All nostalgia should sound this vital. --Billy Grenier
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The first 3 discs are fabulous. 1 and 2 are "The Lamb" played live in its entirety. The sound is supurb and the playing (especially Phil Collins') is inspired and looser than on the album. However, it's very noticeable where they fixed Steve's guitar and Peter's vocals. His voice has gotten much raspier in the past 25 years and you can tell the difference. At least it only affects a few songs. Disc 3 consists of 5 cuts recorded at a 1973 show, a BBC recording, and a few studio tracks. Disc 4 definitely has its moments - e.g. the three BBC recordings - but for the most part, the songs really don't do much and Tony Banks even admits as much in the booklet. Some songs are kept unreleased for a reason.
And all of this could have been easily avoided. The weaker material could have been jettisoned from the fourth disc, the final four cuts from disc 3 could begin disc 4 and, voila, more live songs from the '73 show and an overall stronger boxed set. But this is small change. It's obvious that the band spent a lot of time making the songs sound as good as possible and working on the fabulous booklet overflowing with pictures and essays on the band.
If you like early-'70s Genesis, you will enjoy this very much. If you're just starting to get into the band, stick to the studio albums before dropping $...on this.
Nowadays, I'm really thankful for this gift. As I started to listen progrock I also found the beauty behind all this music.
Let me tell you, if you are into prog and Genesis, you can't go wrong with this. The live-Lamb is stunningly beautiful and the third and fourth discs are pure gems. Also the packaging is marvellous, love the colour, love the discs, love the cover-art. Love the thick booklet inside, both informative and fun, filled with classic photos.
Even though this was my first Genesis -album, this may not be the perfect place to start your Genesis-journey. But then again, it might just be what you'd need. Depends how you look at things, I guess.
So, all in all, go ahead: take the plunge! And thanks, dad! :o)
Most recent customer reviews
Genesis a sagement décidé de prendre une route unique, lors de la compilation ce coffret, libérant une collection entièrement consacrée aux... Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2011 by Markyoloup
Peter Gabrial has been a strong vocalist since the Genesis album Trespass (despite what sellouts may say) which first featured his trademark powerfull husky voice, a far better... Read morePublished on June 19 2004 by Brian Ogilby
This CD set is worth the price of admission for the live version of LLDOB. It is better than the original. I love it. It is simply incredible. Read morePublished on May 30 2003 by Hutch
Though surprising that they chose the Shrine show considering there are plenty of good recordings of The lamb lies down on Broadway, the remastering and overdubs make for a great... Read morePublished on March 29 2003 by Eric E. Weinraub
Well the cost of this is one issue. But if we as consumers where treated better thet the first two discs which are "The Lamb" Live should have been released as a stand alone. Read morePublished on Feb. 10 2003
This 4-CD box set of the Peter Gabriel era of Genesis is an embarrassment of riches for fans of "the old Genesis". Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2003 by woburnmusicfan
I'm a quintessential Genesis fan, and I love ALL of the band's music, whether it's the early stuff with Peter Gabriel singing lead, or the later stuff with Phil Collins at the mike... Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2003 by Alan Caylow
Just delivered... I have already listened to it twice! This is one of the best, if not the best, collection of music by Genesis! Read morePublished on Dec 3 2002
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