August 23, 2009 – 4:17 am

A reader has requested Genesis’ 1974 shows where the band promoted The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. The World Tour resulted in 102 complete performances of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. Here’s one before the Lamb tour started…

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A Classic Broadcast Revisited [PRRP Special Anniversary Edition 04, 2CD]

Live at Montreal University Sports Centre, Canada, April 21, 1974. Broadcast on CHOM-FM. Ex soundboard stereo.

Progressive rock is properly archived by a great group of fans and collectors who go by the name Progressive Rock Remaster Project (PRRP). From their collection they have taken the best recordings and put them through a professional mastering to provide a quality finished product. The Special Anniversary Editions are like remasters. Please bear in mind these are fans and their “masters” are recorded under sometimes exacting circumstances.

This show in Canada has Peter Gabriel struggling victoriously with his French to communicate with the audience. All the short tracks (The Story Of Britannia, The Story Of Romeo And Juliet, The Story Of Five Rivers, etc) are Gabriel explaining the show. The performances are fine though with a grand opening number, Watcher Of The Skies, that prepares the crowd for epic after epic of prog rock finery.

We did not find any of the vocals “muffled”. But Gabriel’s stage banter does trip the flow of the show somewhat. The dynamic range on this radio broadcast is quite good. You can play this loud.
- The Savage Hippo

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Disc 1
Track 101. Watcher Of The Skies 08:54 (12.2MB)
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Track 102. The Story Of Britannia 01:45 (2.4MB)
Track 103. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight 08:51 (12.1MB)
Track 104. The Story Of Romeo & Juliet 01:59 (2.7MB)
Track 105. The Cinema Show 11:18 (15.8MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 106. I Know What I Like 06:29 (8.9MB)
Track 107. The Story Of Five Rivers 01:25 (1.9MB)
Track 108. Firth Of Fifth 10:01 (13.7MB)
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Track 109. The Story Of Henry & Cynthia 01:52 (2.5MB)
Track 110. The Musical Box 11:03 (15.5MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 111. Horizons 02:13 (3.0MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. The Battle Of Epping Forest 12:47 (17.9MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 202. The Story Of Old Michael 03:02 (4.1MB)
Track 203. Supper’s Ready 24:37 (34.6MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 204. CHOM-FM Radio Intro/Station Identification/Sign Off 00:48 (1.1MB)

Tony Banks - keyboards, 12 string and backing vocals
Phil Collins - drums, percussion and backing vocals
Peter Gabriel - lead vocals, flute and percussion
Steve Hackett - lead guitars and effects
Mike Rutherford - bass guitars, guitars, bass pedals and backing vocals

It’s been said Genesis were not happy with the vocals of their 1974 live recordings. It wasn’t Peter Gabriel’s voice but the mask he wore that sometimes affected the quality of the recordings. An official boxset of their live work was released as Genesis Archive 1967-’75. It avoided the ‘74 shows and offered one full concert from Jan 24, 1975 in Los Angeles. You can buy the four-CD boxset here.

  1. 15 Responses to ““SELLING ENGLAND ON A STICK””

  2. This show is the second series of concerts promoting Selling England By The Pound. The Lamb didn’t come out until December 1974 and the first shows in Canada were around December 10th or so, with the band playing Toronto on December 16th. I believe this is a copy of what was called L’Ange Gabriel when it came out on vinyl originally.
    But it is still an amazing show!

    By mike coffey on Aug 23, 2009

  3. hey bigo, thanks! it’s been awhile on genesis. i remember getting nyc show last dec and before that one from london last year in may?. i’ve been meaning to drop it on my ipod, but this will do.

    if you get a chance check out jamie saft trio-trouble. it’s real good. the music of dylan, and i know people on bigo like dylan. mike patton sings on track 2. greg cohen on bass. if ones has gotten that ornette-carnegie hall show, get it. cohen is on it. i was playing ornette-rotterdam yesterday walking.


    By Ed Saad on Aug 23, 2009

  4. Hello Mike Coffey
    Thanks for your feedback and comments. Cheers.

    By bigozine2 on Aug 23, 2009

  5. Great sound quality and an interesting show. Thanks Big O.

    By Jeff Lumia on Aug 23, 2009

  6. This tour was so awesome. A Thanksgiving show at NYCs Felt Forum. Vocals are EXCELLENT at this show. Thank you.

    By lanzarishi on Aug 24, 2009

  7. Great stuff! More Genesis!

    By Hulkzilla on Aug 24, 2009

  8. Almighty Genesis! A classic show and recording.
    Please,please,please give us more classic Genesis!!!! Thanks for all of the incredible shows you give us. BigO reigns supreme as always!

    By Jason on Aug 24, 2009

  9. I think the NY show you speak of was offered here about a year ago. I’m sure that’s where I pulled it from.
    This show from Montreal is very good, just listened to it while cutting my grass. Very clear and Phil can be heard as well.
    Agree with other posters, any Genesis you have would be much appreciated, Wind & Wurthering tour, Trick of the Tail tour, I’ll go out on a limb and ask for The Lamb (unedited).

    By Tom on Aug 25, 2009

  10. http://prrp-music.org/index.htm

    The site you showed has LOTS of great stuff!!! Perhaps the Progswarm will convince you put more of it up here!

    Wonderful stuff, and thanks!


    By Kevin on Aug 25, 2009

  11. The golden age of Genesis - - thank you for this great presentation!!!

    may your days be so sunny as mine . . Bill.Bo

    By Bill.Bo on Aug 27, 2009

  12. cheers you darlings

    By heli0tr0pe on Aug 27, 2009

  13. On Aug 25, 2009, Tom said:
    “This show from Montreal is very good, just listened to it while cutting my grass”

    Hey Tom… “Me, I’m just a lawn-mower, you can tell me by the way I walk” :-)

    This is truly a great recording, anyone who is unsure should grab a copy from anywhere they can (it’s an FM radio recording, now remastered)

    By Harold The Barrel on Sep 1, 2009

  14. GREAT POST!! thanks

    By chuck on Oct 1, 2009

  15. Hello Sir

    My name is Sébastien. I live near Montréal. I had a look to the site http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=283
    I am wondering if you have also that concert Genesis Bootleg Move Over Casanova 1974-12-15 Montréal Forum.

    I cannot find it anywhere.

    Best Regards


    By Sébastien on Jan 4, 2015

  16. sebastien - check my response on the genesis toronto 74 page.

    By darth on Jan 4, 2015

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