January 24th, 2006
The week of mini shows featuring the dreaded progressive rock continues today with Genesis.
After writing some material and auditioning for a replacement, the band finally settled on Ray Wilson, formerly of Stiltskin.
The band recorded Calling All Stations which was released in September of 1997. Several special promotional shows were performed in Europe in addition to the usual tour dates. The set at hand was culled from one such performance the group did on 13 December 1997 at RTL Studios in Paris, France. The tour resurrected some older songs and also included a small acoustic set for the first time in the history of the band. The acoustic guitar was a prominent feature of Genesis concerts until 1977 when guitarist Steve Hackett left. Bassist Mike Rutherford took on guitar duties but he wasn’t enthralled with classical guitar as Hackett was. The acoustic guitar was rarely used from then on and songs featuring it were generally not played live. And so the acoustic set was a real treat for fans, not only because of the return of the instrument in the band’s sound but also because some older tunes were trotted out and given the acoustic treatment. The set here is rather nice because it spans the entire history of the band with a couple numbers from the Peter Gabriel era, one from the Phil Collins era, and one new tune.
Not About Us
Dancing With the Moonlit Knight
Follow You, Follow Me
Lover’s Leap (from Supper’s Ready)