GENESIS - DALLAS 1977

September 17, 2009 – 3:13 pm

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GENESIS
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.

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
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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Disc 2
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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  1. 19 Responses to “GENESIS - DALLAS 1977”

  2. Excellent … thanks once again Big O

    By Ray on Sep 17, 2009

  3. “Ask and you shall receive” now where have I heard that before?… Wow! Just what the doctor ordered! First multiple “Lamb shows” now the last tour with Steve. Hmmm…. perhaps this would be stretching it a bit but if you happen to have any from the Bruford tour????…. The reissues included an “abbreviated” video (concert) with Bruford on the Trick of the Tail CD, I know there is a full show out there including Suppers Ready somewhere.

    By Tom on Sep 17, 2009

  4. Update, just listened to the first part…excellent sound, I’d say equal or better than Seconds Out or add on’s to Three Sides Live, curious as to why they didn’t release this show? Thanks again Big O! Looking forward to pt 2 of this show.

    By Tom on Sep 17, 2009

  5. Great concert!
    We hope for 1976’s concerts tour with Bill Bruford on drums.
    Thanks :-)

    By Rochacrimson on Sep 18, 2009

  6. Most excellent Genesis concert! The Lamb shows were great, and this one ranks right up there!

    By Hulkzilla on Sep 18, 2009

  7. This is a great concert, I saw them on this tour about two weeks before this show when they played Ottawa. Apparently there’s a recording of that show out there somewhere, I’d be eternally grateful if someone has it and sent it here for downloading!

    By pc on Sep 18, 2009

  8. …and then there were EVEN MORE! Thanks for this great show Big O.

    By Kevin on Sep 18, 2009

  9. Wow,yet another classic Genesis show! This just gets better and better. Thank you again BigO!!! Keep the Genesis and Prog coming PLEASE!!! Bravo!

    By Jason on Sep 18, 2009

  10. Thanks Big O, By far the best “live” Genesis i’ve heard, up to and including official releases. You’ve outdone yourself this time with this awesome show and thank you again to Homerpax and you for sharing. Keep up the great work and it’s much appreciated. “Q”

    By "Q" on Sep 20, 2009

  11. WOW!!! Outstanding! Brings back lots of memories of the last tour with Hackett!!! Thanks Big O! Keep that live Genesis coming!!!!

    By Jeff on Sep 20, 2009

  12. Brilliant! Thanks! It seems that Prog “brings ‘em out of the woodwork”!

    By Kevin on Sep 20, 2009

  13. Hey now, prog makes a bash at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Could Rush and Yes be next…?

    By heli0tr0pe on Sep 24, 2009

  14. GREAT! thanks for this great show.

    By A. on May 3, 2010

  15. Wow, are there any shows from the 1977 tour that haven’t been bootlegged in soundboard?

    I like this tour, but my gawd, the set list was identical for the entire U.S. tour, it’s only on the Eurpean leg that we get to hear “Inside And Out” from the “Spot The Pigeon” E.P.

    Of course, I can’t help myself when it comes to Genesis, so this one goes in the collection regardless!

    By todd on Dec 3, 2010

  16. This is a terrific recording. I really believe 1977 was the band’s peak - and I’m a huge Peter Gabriel fan. That’s not to say Wind and Wuthering is their best album; but the Wind and Wuthering tour, to me, was their peak as live performers, musically. Phil had a tour as lead singer under his belt and was really becoming a comfortable performer. His voice was in perfect shape in 1977 (Tony Banks will tell you that Phil really became a singer in 1980 - and that may be so from a “technical” standpoint - but as far as vocal tone and overall sound quality, Phil’s voice was at its best during this tour). Chester made his debut and really gives the band a nice sound and vibe (with all due respect to Mr. Bruford); and, of course, we still have Steve in the band. Not to mention a fantastic setlist - still performing Supper’s Ready and, for the most part, the oft-criticized medley’s have yet to rear their heads. :-)

    Thanks for posting! SBM

    By SmashedBottleMan on Mar 27, 2011

  17. I saw this tour as a college junior at Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, NY. Truly excellent show for me (nice floor seats) as I was a bigger fan of ‘Selling England’ and the 2 post-Gabriel albums, but was familiar with everything they played. And as the notes suggest, the lighting was truly spectacular— it was perfectly synched with the sound and was dazzling during the stop/start/stop of ‘Los Endos’ (or was it ‘In That Quiet Earth’?) Whatever.

    By dave-the-rave on Mar 30, 2011

  18. Top!
    Thank you very much.

    By bob on May 10, 2012

  19. This is an amazing sounding recording, I’m liking it much better than Seconds Out as well! Phil is sounding great and the band is spot on!

    By Paul on Nov 13, 2012

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