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Wuthering Lights [GASP; PRRP Remaster; 2CD]
Live at The Moody Coliseum, University Park, Dallas, Texas, March 19, 1977. Very good soundboard.
When Peter Gabriel left Genesis after The Lamb tour in the mid-’70s, the group was said to have tested over 400 lead singers before deciding on “homeboy” Phil Collins. The first album without Gabriel, A Trick Of The Tail (1976), was commercially successful and did much to boost the confidence of the remaining members. Striking while the iron was still hot, Genesis quickly recorded and released Wind And Wuthering (December 1976).
When they toured, Genesis decided to go for the best light show imaginable, dropping the projections they had used in the past. According to the CD notes, “The result was staggering. The sight of those fifty jumbo jet landing lights, lit all at once or flashing in time with the music, or the amazing new laser effects, left audiences stunned and delighted and in no doubt at all that this was indeed a world class band.”
Maybe it’s because of Collins’s voice, and also because of the instrumentation, the songs at the beginning of the show have a “pastoral” feel, only cuscading into a grand florish towards the end. But the drive of the songs, Steve Hackett’s blazing guitar and the combined force of the group meant the group had not exhausted itself musically nor were Genesis a spent force. In fact, their biggest success would come in 1986 with the Invisible Touch album but in 1977, by the time Genesis played The Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas, they were already on the road for nearly three months.
They had also become a very tight outfit and the show was taped for an official release, which never materialised. However, a flawed soundboard copy of the show, though enjoyable, was released by GASP and it was left to the Progressive Rock Remaster Project (PRRP) to finese and remaster the recording.
The remastering process included the following: Tonality needed adjustment; adding of bass which was deficient; partial channel dropouts needed repair; correcting speed errors and patching up missing sections.
Thanks then to the GASP people who first put this out; to the PRRP for the fine remaster and to Homerpax for sharing the tracks on the internet.
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Track 101. Squonk (7:33) (10.3MB)
Track 102. One For The Vine (10:22) (14.5MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 103. The story of Harry (1:42) (2.3MB)
Track 104. Robbery, Assault & Battery (6:11) (8.5MB)
Track 105. The story of Myrtle (1:25) (1.9MB)
Track 106. Your Own Special Way (7:09) (9.8MB)
Track 107. Firth Of Fifth (9:25) (12.9MB)
Track 108. Carpet Crawlers (7:05) (9.7MB)
Track 109. …In That Quiet Earth (5:03) (6.9MB)
Track 110. Afterglow (4:25) (6.0MB)
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Track 201. I Know What I Like (9:10) (12.5MB)
Track 202. Eleventh Earl Of Mar (8:34) (11.7MB)
Track 203. The Story of Romeo and Juliet (1:57) (2.6MB)
Track 204. Supper’s Ready (24:30) (34.4MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 205. Dance On A Volcano (4:19) (5.9MB)
Track 206. Drum Duet (0:48) (1.1MB)
Track 207. Los Endos (7:16) (9.9MB)
Track 208. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (4:56) (6.7MB)
Track 209. The Musical Box (closing section) (3:07) (4.2MB)
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