November 20, 2008

Genesis - Giving Away New and Old Music!

Genesis had come out with a 3 volume set of their "extra tracks" that were recorded between 1970 - 1975. I received a sample CD to review and would like to give it away to the first person who wants it (just leave a comment). In addition to that I have a copy of a "Abacab" to give away as well. I'd be happy to send both to the same person (that will save me postage!) or to two separate people.

I am not a huge Genesis fan so it was hard for me to find much to say about this CD. But alas! Paste Magazine has an entertaining review so I will share that with you:

Genesis 1970 - 1975

By
Andy Whitman
So this is it, the Mother of All Prog Box Sets, the one that will send the snarling punks scurrying to buy mellotrons and shimmering wizard robes. The bare details:  7 remastered CDs, 6 DVDs, and a book. Skipping the forgettable Genesis debut album From Genesis to Revelation, this box chronicles the Peter Gabriel years, and the Peter Gabriel albums:  Trespass, Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Selling England by the Pound, and the 2-disc The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, and adds a seventh disc of previously unreleased rarities and outtakes. It presents five video hours of the band in 2007 Boring Old Fart Mode, sitting around the studio and chewing the fat about the grand, weird days. And it features more than three fabulous hours of concert footage from the early ‘70s, the days when Gabriel wore winged bat headgear, was frequently engulfed in a wart-covered amorphous blob costume, and could occasionally be found on stage with mixed fruit on his head. The fact that these comic and nightmare visions could be seen on The Midnight Special, an early ‘70s music revue that usually featured the likes of Helen Reddy and Tony Orlando and Dawn, is all the more delightful. 
Read the rest of Andy's review here at Paste.

9 comments:

Jwonderboy said...

I would love this. This is not a band that I ever really thought much of...until I saw them. They are great musicians and the show was killer good. Love,

Jimmy the Mooch

Bond said...

Dang...second again...LOL This is the time when i got to meet the band and interview them...

Fun guys...

peach said...

I've got to admit, I'm not a huge Genesis fan either. Funny thing is, I love Peter Gabriel!! His 'So' CD is one of my faves. You are sweet to donate your freebies.

David Amulet said...

I just wrote this up this week, too. Not as a formal review, just because I've had it on non-stop.

Bond: You are a lucky one--this is when they were at their best.

Starrlight said...

Ahh Genesis. Peter was so into his wee characters.

musicobsessive said...

Damn! This isn't fair - on this side of the pond we only get to hear of offers like this when it's waaay too late. Unless we stay up half the night on the off chance. Oh well. My favourite Genesis albums n'all *goes off mummbling*...

Jeff said...

I'm so excited to get this box set. I can't wait to hear all these classics in their 5.1 splendor.

OregonArtGuy said...

I guess #8 doesn't qualify me as the first does it? :-}.Close, but no cigar, day late and a dollar short - I know a million of them - it comes with being an old duffer

JoeinVegas said...

We had Genesis out in concert twice when I was in college. Big back then, and pretty good, even iwth the fake Kiss makeup

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