Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Genesis - Archives Box Set 1967-1975 (4 Discs)

I know, anyone who really wanted this box set probably already has it, agreed. But I am going to begin with the first 2 discs and the beautiful sound of 'The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway' played live to an L.A. audience in 1973. The sound is so crisp and sounds better than many of the concerts I am getting today. Each musician in this band was quite accomplished and Gabriels voice...have I not said enough before about the voice of Mr. Gabriel. Such a voice. The entire - double album - played straight through? Who could write a decent double album now and then go play the whole damn thing live with such precision? Not too damn many. Sure, the other discs are full of highlights and rarities and I may post them, if badgered enough, but the point is to find a comfortable spot and listen to this show - mind blowing stuff.

Disc: 1

1. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
2. Fly On A Windshield
3. Broadway Melody Of 1974
4. Cuckoo Cocoon
5. In The Cage
6. The Grand Parade Of Lifeless Packaging
7. Back In N.Y.C.
8. Hairless Heart
9. Counting Out Time
10. Carpet Crawlers
11. The Chamber Of 32 Doors

Disc: 2

1. Lilywhite Lilith
2. The Waiting Room
3. Anyway Listen
4. Here Comes The Supernatural Anaesthetist
5. The Lamia
6. Silent Sorrow In Empty Boats
7. The Colony Of Slippermen (Arrival. A Visit To The Doktor, Raven)
8. Ravine
9. The Light Dies Down On Broadway
10. Riding The Scree
11. In The Rapids
12. It

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DaddyRich said...

Disc 1 -

Disc 2 -

Rob said...

Greensleeves pt 7?
Loving this.

Anonymous said...

Disc 3,4?

Anonymous said...

Actually, the year of this fabulous concert was 1975 but otherwise I must agree with all you've said. A truly brilliant masterpiece. I also have the second box set (3 CDs) but that is a completely different story. Thanks for drawing attention to one of the best bands in the rock history in the year of their eagerly-awaited reunion tour!

DaddyRich said...

Did I say 1973? Ugggh, I need more sleep - thanks for the correcytion, I must have been thinking of the great lost live album from 1973.

Mick Wilbury said...

I love your posts and of course, I love the Gabriel-era Genesis.

However, please remember that several parts of this concert were re-recorded in studio for this release, including Peter vocals.

So, with all due respect to Genesis, I wonder how much of this "Lamb concert" is honestly recorded live.

The box is great, but the fact that the Lamb concert was tampered is really disappointing.

Mick Wilbury

DaddyRich said...

I agree with you Mick on some of that, certainly. But since the reunion has been squashed by the mercurial Mr. Gabriel, I may have been too romantic in my description of the concert. It has been indeed 'sweetened' some to my ears over the long-available bootleg of this show. But, dear God, what a great sound - regardless of it's lineage, eh? Your opinions are always valued here, my friend - many thanks for coming by.

Mick Wilbury said...

Always a pleasure.

Again, thank you for all the beautiful posts.

Have a nice weekend,

BurningTaco said...

Discs 3 & 4, PLEASE??


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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for a great post. Michael.

Anonymous said...

Anyone wanting to hear the original live Lamb set with the original vocals (warts 'n' all) should check it out on only available as a stream, rather than for download, but [ahem] you can record streams, right? nudge, nudge, wink, wink :)

Then compare the two back to back and I guarantee you will NEVER want to listen to the 'doctored' version on this box set ever again.