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5.0 out of 5 stars
Major blast from the past, Oct 3 2003
I having nothing critical to add to the reviews of the esteemed company below, all of whom have excellent taste in early Genesis. Today a mate delivered to me a CD copy of my original vinyl album, which as a spotty teenager, I had thrashed to almost 45 speed, before the likes of ECostello and the Jam took over the turntable. Naturally, it has all the ticks and small scratches faithfully copied from my old 33. Its the first time I think I have listened to this album in almost 20 years. It brought back memories of headphones on, back from the pub late at night, utterly transported to another place. The number of times I remember thinking that my biggest ever regret in life then was that I wasn't at these Paris concerts, though I would have been too young at the time. My copies now convince me that I need to obtain the remaster, and gain faithfulness to the memory of the music in all its clarity. My other half on hearing this tonight said "well, I guess you had to be there". Its sounds dated now of course, but my god, what a fine band they were, and what a night it must have been! I saw them live several times in the late seventies and early eighties, but this concert captured them at the apex I think, perhaps not of their creativity, but certainly their capacity for a live gig, which would never be surpassed. If you have any interest in typically English prog-rock of this era, this is the album to buy. I think I might frame my vinyl album and hang it in some special corner, and definitely buy the CD. Onya boys.