August 25, 2009 – 4:09 am

The Lamb World Tour stretched from November 1974 to May 1975.

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Providence, Rhode Island 1974 [Hogweed 014, 2CD]

Live at Palace Theater, Providence, R.I. U.S.A. December 8, 1974. An excellent stereo audience recording.

Here’s a show with the entire Lamb Lies Down On Broadway played by Genesis at the height of their popularity with Peter Gabriel still in charge. Although it’s an audience recording, the remastering done by Genesis specialists, Hogweeds, is impeccable. The source is a first generation tape.

The story of Lamb Lies Down On Broadway describes the spiritual journey of Rael, a Puerto Rican youth living in New York City, and his quest to establish his freedom and identity. During his adventure, Rael encounters several bizarre characters including the Slippermen and The Lamia, the latter being borrowed from Greek mythology and influenced by a poem by Keats according to the wikipedia.

Perhaps tired of the real world, post-Vietnam War youths who had lived their youth rebelling now wanted to relax and fantasy and unreality [RAEL is pronounced “real”] was their escape. That and the chemicals. Whatever the motivations, epic rock music was what many listened to in the ’70s. Anything to escape reality. This wasn’t entertainment like an Aerosmith or Metallica concert but mass escapism into the land of giants and wizards.

If not for the trebly sound in the highs, this recording would be excellent. By this stage of the tour, Genesis had all their props working and the band was confident and in great shape. Even Gabriel’s stage banter was getting the right reception. His jokes like “raindrops are falling on my synthesizer” get the laughs.

According to Paul Russell’s live guide 1969-1975, Genesis have a soundboard of this show in their private archive. Guess some of us will never live to hear that version.
- The Savage Hippo

Audio restoration was done by Andrew Skeoch and the cover art by Thomas Waltner. Many thanks.

These tracks are no longer available for download. Fans who are interested can download the Dan Lampinski audience recording here.

Disc 1
Track 101. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (7.6MB)
Track 102. Fly On a Windshield (3.3MB)
Track 103. Broadway Melody of 1974 (2.9MB)
Track 104. Cuckoo Cuckoon (3.0MB)
Track 105. In the Cage (11.0MB)
Track 106. The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging (4.2MB)
Track 107. The Story of Rael Part II (3.7MB)
Track 108. Back in N.Y.C. (8.0MB)
Track 109. Hairless Heart (3.2MB)
Track 110. Counting Out Time (5.0MB)
Track 111. Carpet Crawlers (7.6MB)
Track 112. Chamber of 32 Doors (8.0MB)
Track 113. The Story of Rael Part III (4.2MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Lily White Lilith (4.0MB)
Track 202. The Waiting Room (7.9MB)
Track 203. Anyway (4.6MB)
Track 204. Here Comes The Supernatural Anaesthetist (3.6MB)
Track 205. Interlude (1.4MB)
Track 206. The Lamia (9.6MB)
Track 207. Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats (4.7MB)
Track 208. The Arrival (2.7MB)
Track 209. The Colony of Slippermen (9.0MB)
Track 210. Ravine (2.7MB)
Track 211. The Light Dies Down on Broadway (5.0MB)
Track 212. Riding the Scree (6.0MB)
Track 213. In The Rapids (2.8MB)
Track 214. IT! (6.0MB)
Track 215. The Story of Henry and Cynthia (3.4MB)
Track 216. The Musical Box (16.4MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 217. Watcher Of the Skies (10.8MB)Lineup:
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. 18 Responses to “LEG OF LAMB PT 1”

  2. Wow. I asked for more Genesis, and you guys delivered! And what a great show! Thank you very very much!

    By Hulkzilla on Aug 25, 2009

  3. I thank you for the first course of lamb…


    By Kevin on Aug 25, 2009

  4. Great Thanks for this MP3.I was in that Show in Germany it was Great!

    By udo bergmann on Aug 25, 2009

  5. YES!!!! A Lamb show I don’t have!!! LOL
    Thanks guys. Any more Genesis??? (hint,hint)

    By Jason on Aug 25, 2009

  6. hey bigo, thanks! i can’t sleep so just download another genesis boot. need to fix tags.


    By Ed Saad on Aug 25, 2009

  7. Very cool - I don’t know much of early Genesis but being a big Peter Gabriel fan - I’m excited to hear this. Any more Peter Gabriel in your archives?

    By Keith on Aug 25, 2009

  8. Thank you BIG O for this offering, and for the Montreal offering…and for all future pg era Genesis tastes!

    By Kevin #2 on Aug 25, 2009

  9. Wow that was quick! I only made the request yesterday!! Hmmm… what should I ask for next??

    By Tom on Aug 26, 2009

  10. Thank you very much for posting some Genesis on Big O.

    By Chuck on Aug 26, 2009

  11. WOW! I was at this concert and it was amazing.
    BTW: for much of the show, Peter was dressed in Rael (black lether jacket / no mask) garb. At one point in the show, he is singing at one side of the stage and a full size hologram of him (I think) was singing at the other side - TWO Peters at once. Really cool trick, considering that holography was in its infancy at the time and holograms were on glass and generally only a few square inches in size.
    Is there anyone out there who can confirm how this trick was accomplished?

    By Walter on Aug 26, 2009

  12. I was at this concert.The reason Peter gabriel made the comment about the raindrops is because it was pouring rain that night and the stage was flooded and that resulted in a two hour delay of the concert. We all had to kill time at local watering holes,but thank god the show was not cancelled.During the show some errant raindrops were falling from the ceiling onto the keyboards hence Gabriel’s comment.

    By Lou on Aug 26, 2009

  13. Of course Wolfgang’s Vault has the entire Shrine Auditorium Lamb performance from a soundboard recording, free to stream too!


    By soldout in san francisco on Aug 27, 2009

  14. the concert is a shoot back in time and space . . and really great were these times . . in a musically way . .

    greetings from europe : Bill.Bo

    By Bill.Bo on Aug 27, 2009

  15. “TWO Peters at once. Really cool trick,
    Is there anyone out there who can confirm how this trick was accomplished?”…..Yes, eh, one was a (tailor’s)dummy dressed the same as Peter, so not so mindboggling. The use of a strobe light made the effect more realistic.

    [RAEL is pronounced “real”]….no it isn’t! it’s pronounced the way it looks Ray-el.

    By Unifaun on Aug 28, 2009

  16. Excellent show. You’ve done it again BigO

    By Matt on Aug 28, 2009

  17. Hogweeed indeed! This is Dan Lampinski’s tape recently unearthed by Carl at dimeadozen.org. Just go over there and listen to all of Dan’s 70’s recordings. Please don’t take credit for something you didn’t discover or remaster. I was with him when he recorded most of his shows, including this one. They are all vintage masterpieces.

    By Glenn on Nov 22, 2009

  18. Hello Glenn
    Thanks for your note. The Dan Lampinski’s version is found here: http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=329

    By bigozine2 on Nov 23, 2009

  19. Hogweed is Hogwash! I provided the original recording to Carl M. who put it up at dimeadozen…just as my brother Glenn said. I don’t know what the Hogweeder Andrew Skeoch did other than break the performance into songs as mp3’s, but he ought to be ashamed for not crediting the source and acknowledging the work of Carl and Kevin (djcomics) at Dime. This is disgraceful, deceitful conduct in my book.

    By Dan Lampinski on Nov 23, 2009

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