There's a lovely story behind how I got this box set... It was the Christmas '98. I was 16. For a few years already I had been into the Beatles, and I guess my father was doing his Christmas-shopping bearing that in mind. Funnily enough, he ended up picking and wrapping this newly-published box to me. I hadn't heard much of Genesis and was very surprised when opening my presents. Well, years went by....I listened to the music but never really got into it. Knew how to sing along to "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway", though.
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)