Two years after Peter Gabriel’s exit, Genesis’ second live album captures Phil Collins as full-fledged frontman. Recorded in Paris in 1976 and ’77, the double-LP balances accessible singles with flights of fancy like “Firth of Fifth” and the 24-minute “Supper’s Ready.” Jazzy drumming (mostly from Chester Thompson) and prominent synths drive the band, but memorable choruses and that soon-to-be-ubiquitous voice forecast their pop future. Despite the common perception of prog rock, Genesis don’t take themselves too seriously—they sound loose and good-natured across this epic set.
The Carpet Crawl (Live)
Robbery, Assault and Battery (Live)
Firth of Fifth (Live)
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) [Live]
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Live)
The Musical Box (Closing Section) [Live]
Supper's Ready (Live)
The Cinema Show (Live)
Dance On a Volcano (Live)
Los Endos (Live)
12 Songs, 1 Hour, 35 Minutes
October 21, 1977
℗ 1977 Philip Collins Limited, Anthony Banks Limited, Michael Rutherford Limited under exlusive license to Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.