Genesis - Live
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Label: Charisma/9279 530 | Release: 1973 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock
At the age of 13 prog rock was too complex for me, I couldn’t bear the sound of YES, ELP and KING CRIMSON that I heard from the older brothers of some friends. But at the age of 15 I listened to “Live” from GENESIS and then I got interested. I was mesmerized by the cover picture with the dark figure wearing a strange red box on his head. It matched with the mythical music in all those compelling and alternating compositions on the album “Live”, what a great and unique sound: warm 12-string acoustic guitars, fiery, Fripp-inspired electric guitar, mighty waves of the Mellotron, powerful Hammond runs, dynamic and inventive drumming and, last but not least, the wonderful vocals by Peter GABRIEL, from warm and fragile to aggressive and dramatic, his contributions lifts every song to a higher level. It’s very hard to choose a favourite GENESIS album but in my opinion this LP was sensational in ’73 because of the unique blend of folk, rock and classic. This band could let their audience dream away but also shock the crowd with heavy and bombastic outbursts. Timeless music like the best of Bach, Beethoven and Vivaldi!
Review by erik neuteboom, progarchives.com
A1 Watcher Of The Skies
A2 Get ‘Em Out By Friday
A3 The Return Of The Giant Hogweed
B1 Musical Box
B2 The Knife
Published By – Quartet Music
Published By – Carlin Music
Mixed At – Island Studios
Recorded At – De Montfort Hall
Recorded At – Free Trade Hall
Pressed By – Phonodisc B.V.
Lacquer Cut At – Phonodisc B.V.
Co-producer – Genesis, John Burns
Photography By – Bob Gruen
Written-By – M. Rutherford*, P. Gabriel*, P. Collins*, S. Hackett*, T. Banks*
SUCCESS Series printed on the front sleeve and on the inner sleeve
All recordings made at The De Montfort Hall, Leicester and The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, February 1973.
Album mixed at Island Studios, Basing St.,
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped): 9279 530 1Y 2 670 04 114
Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped): 9279 530 2Y 2 670 04 113
Rights Society: STEMRA
Other (In a square after Cat. No. in the right upper corner on back sleeve): 10