Music

Genesis

Sample this concert
  1. 1Introduction00:34
  2. 2The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway05:13
  3. 3Fly On A Windshield04:39
  4. 4Broadway Melody Of 197400:33
  5. 5Cuckoo Cocoon02:15
  6. 6In The Cage07:59
  7. 7The Grand Parade Of Lifeless Packaging03:14
  8. 8Introduction to Back In N.Y.C.01:15
  9. 9Back In N.Y.C.06:12
  10. 10Hairless Heart02:30
  11. 11Counting Out Time03:59
  12. 12The Carpet Crawlers05:45
  13. 13The Chamber Of 32 Doors06:02
  14. 14Lilywhite Lilith03:48
  15. 15The Waiting Room06:14
  16. 16Anyway03:49
  17. 17The Supernatural Anaesthetist03:30
  18. 18The Lamia08:30
  19. 19Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats03:22
  20. 20The Colony of Slippermen: The Arrival / A Visit to the Doktor / The Raven08:48
  21. 21Ravine01:38
  22. 22The Light Dies Down On Broadway03:38
  23. 23Riding the Scree04:33
  24. 24In The Rapids02:23
  25. 25It05:36
  26. 26Watcher Of The Skies08:15
  27. 27The Musical Box12:12
Liner Notes

Peter Gabriel - lead vocals; Phil Collins - drums, vocals; Tony Banks - keyboards; Steve Hackett - guitar; Mike Rutherford - bass, guitar, vocals

This show has been counted among the "Holy Grail" items for Genesis fans, as it's rumored to be one of the only professional recordings made on the band's final tour with Peter Gabriel. Recorded on the band's celebrated 1975 Lamb Lies Down on Broadway tour, this show features the entire Lamb rock opera, plus an encore of the band's classic 1971 opus, "The Musical Box."

This show, recorded for the King Biscuit Flower Hour, was taken from a tour that was particularly interesting for the fact that Peter Gabriel had informed the band he was leaving to pursue a solo career before either the album had been released or the tour had commenced. In order to maximize the momentum of the band at that time, it was agreed that Gabriel's impending departure would be kept a well guarded secret. Therefore, he had to spend a year with the band knowing he was leaving as soon as the tour was over. Despite the fact - or perhaps as a result of it - Gabriel and the band deliver a spectacular performance here at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, highlighted by Peter's legendary visual theatrics. Included here is a blistering version of "Back In New York City," as well as the album's hit single, "The Carpet Crawlers."

Credit must also be given to keyboardist Tony Banks, who was the real musical heart and soul of early Genesis and their classic progressive rock music. Phil Collins, who would step up front soon after and take Genesis to much greater commercial success as the new lead singer, was waiting in the wings for his turn as front man. For this show, he was simply the drummer in the band.