Thursday, March 25, 2010

Genesis - 1977-02-23 - New York - PRRPGS-003

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Remastered audience recording, good quality (B+, according to
Lossless (FLAC) files
Artwork included

Following their highly successful 1976 tour, Genesis went right back to the studio (this time to a new studio in The Netherlands) to work on their next album. The result was another great, classic Genesis album, Wind and Wuthering, which was released in December 1976, making it their 2nd album of 1976. For the Wind and Wuthering Tour (Jan-Jun 1977), they recruited drummer Chester Thompson (of Frank Zappa and Weather Report fame) to fill-in and they put on their biggest and probably best show and tour to date. However, guitarist Steve Hackett was dismayed that much of the material he had written for the new album was rejected by the band and not included. Steve had already had success and acclaim for his own solo album (Voyage of the Acolyte, 1975), and was now feeling somewhat restricted within the group. So, following this tour, Steve left Genesis to concentrate on his solo career. The loss of Steve's songwriting influences and virtuoso, imaginative guitar-playing had profound effects on the group, as Genesis would never be the same again. Subsequent releases (as a trio) were more dominated by Phil Collins, and they moved from a progressive-rock band to a more radio-friendly, hit-producing pop-rock band. Thus, the 1977 tour was the last to feature the 'classic' Genesis lineup, and was one of their best-ever tours. A great official live album (Seconds Out) was compiled primarily from this tour. Continuing with presenting some of the lesser-available PRRP Genesis recordings, this show, from early in the US leg of the tour, although not one of the very best recordings from this tour (excellent recordings from London 1/3/77, Dallas 3/19/77, Sao Paulo 5/21/77, and Zurich 7/2/77 are all readily available), this is still nonetheless a great show, highly listenable, and a worthy addition to any collection of Genesis shows. PRRP has done a good remastering job in making the available recording for this show come alive.

1-1. Scott Munie from WNEW Introduction 1:47
1-2. Sqounk 7:10
1-3. One For The Vine 10:31
1-4. The Story Of Harry 1:24
1-5. Robbery, Assault & Battery 6:14
1-6. The Story Of Myrtle 1:24
1-7. Your Own Special Way 6:30
1-8. Steve Hackett Introduces An Older Number 0:56
1-9. Firth Of Fifth 8:57
1-10. Introduction To Carpet Crawlers 0:45
1-11. Carpet Crawlers 5:23
1-12. Introducing Chester Thompson 1:22
1-13. ...In That Quiet Earth 4:43
1-14. Afterglow 4:21

2-1. The Story Of Romeo & Juliet 2:15
2-2. Supper's Ready 24:11
2-3. I Know What I Like 8:29
2-4. Story Of A Failed Scottish Uprising 0:38
2-5. Eleventh Earl Of Mar 8:12
2-6. Dance On A Volcano/ 4:18
2-7. Drum Duet/ 0:52
2-8. Los Endos 9:25
2-9. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway/ 4:48
2-10 The Musical Box (Closing Section) 3:27

Genesis 1977 Tour:
Phil Collins - Lead Vocals- Drums and Percussion
Tony Banks- Keyboards- 12 Strings and Backing Vocals
Mike Rutherford- Bass Guitars- Guitars and Backing Vocals
Steve Hackett- Lead Guitars and Effects
Special guest: Chester Thompson - Drums and Percussion

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