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4.3 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

mdeloia ,

Album Review errors

Whoever is writing album reviews for Apple should spend a few minutes getting facts straight. Genesis never toured in 1979, Steve Hackett left in 1977, and Bill Bruford only toured with them in 1976. "One for the Vine" (London, 1980) and "Fountain of Salmacis" (Houston, 1978) both feature the same lineup as the rest of the album: Banks, Collins, Rutherford plus Darryl Stuermer and Chester Thompson. "It/Watcher of the Skies" is from a 1976 Glasgow show and *does* feature Hackett on guitar and Bruford on drums.

Those three tracks make up the original side 4 outside of North America, and are highlights of this live album. The original North American version had five studio tracks on side 4. Four of the five can be found on the Archives #2 1976-1992 box set, and all five are included on the Genesis 1976–1982 box set.

Rael90 ,

There is no misunderstanding here.

Make no mistake about it, this is a great live album and one of their best. I have no idea why those other people would prefer Paperlate over the last three tracks. That's a joke. The second disc is what makes this a masterpiece. The first disc is decent, with good versions of their then-present material. Specifically Abacab and Behind the Lines are smokin. The second disc is just mind-blowing. Again, they show that they didn't need Peter, as much as I love him. This also has the best version of Afterglow I've ever heard. Major goosebumps around 2:14. Billy Bruford makes a special appearance on the last track as they dug it up from the '76 tour. I could ramble on for pages about this album. All five musicians are incredible. Great stuff! My only regret is that Duke's Travels didn't make the cut.

WebmasterJ ,

Amazing the idiocy of the record lables

Why would I buy this partial album? Why can't they simply release this entire album! Why do they want to keep me from giving them my money!

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