August 29, 2009 – 4:02 am

Here’s the show from the next day.

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The Boston Lamb [Digital Brothers Production, 2CD]

Live at the Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, December 9, 1974. Recorded by fan Joe Maloney. Ex- Audience stereo.

This audience recording by veteran taper Joe Maloney is given the Digital Brothers touch, a good beefy bottom, echoes under control and Gabriel’s vocals nice and clear across the stereo spectrum. More importantly, taper Joe knew where to stand to record his shows. The sweet spot.

Wikipedia: “During their live performances, Genesis pioneered the use of lasers and other light effects, most of which were built by the Dutch technician Theo Botschuijver. A customised handheld unit was used to channel laser light, which allowed Gabriel to sweep the audience with various light effects.”

It was a big deal back then. Of course, nothing like a Madonna show.

Many of the 102 performances of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway were captured by fans and circulate on the internet and at Genesis fan sites. To this day, the band themselves have only allowed for one live show from this tour to be officially available.

If there was strain between members of the band, none of it could be seen or heard from the performances. It remains a mystery why more shows from this tour, which their fans treasure, are not released. Thanks to taper Joe Maloney and the Digital Brothers for this fan release.
- The Little Chicken

Original Lineage: mic from RCA YLS 15B portable reel-to-reel recorder>Hitachi 290 cassette recorder>Maxell UD C-90 cassettes(x2)

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.

These tracks are no longer available for download. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you want to download them at a later date.

Disc 1:
Track 01. The Story of Rael Part I
Track 02. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
Track 03. Fly On a Windshield
Track 04. Broadway Melody of 1974
Track 05. Cuckoo Cuckoon
Track 06. In the Cage
Track 07. The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
Track 08. The Story of Rael Part II
Track 09. Back in N.Y.C.
Track 10. Hairless Heart
Track 11. Counting Out Time
Track 12. Carpet Crawlers
Track 13. The Chamber of 32 Doors
Track 14. The Story of Rael Part III

Disc 2:
Track 1. Lily White Lilith
Track 2. The Waiting Room
Track 3. Anyway
Track 4. Here Comes The Supernatural Anaesthetist
Track 5. The Lamia
Track 6. Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats
Track 7. The Colony of Slippermen
Track 8. Ravine
Track 9. The Light Dies Down on Broadway
Track 10. Riding the Scree
Track 11. In The Rapids
Track 12. IT!
Track 13. Introduction To The Musical Box
Track 14. The Musical Box

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. 16 Responses to “LEG OF LAMB PT 2”

  2. Thanks for more Genesis Lamb-Era shows! They sound great!

    By Hulkzilla on Aug 29, 2009

  3. …For this second helping of Lamb, we are truly grateful!!!

    By kevin on Aug 29, 2009

  4. Curiosity…

    I read that Gabriel would overdub his vocals over a completed and mixed music…

    Damn, wouldn’t make one hell of a great instrumental album to find the original instrumental master?

    Surely someone knows if…

    By kevin on Aug 29, 2009

  5. Well, actually even though Genesis has only released one Lamb show “officially”, there are quite a few Lamb soundboards freely available on the ‘net, especially within the last few years–which Genesis doesn’t seem to mind about–probably because there is so little deviation in lamb performances, other than Peter’s stories, the improv in the Waiting Room, and which encores were played.

    By dandor on Aug 29, 2009

  6. hey bigo, i got disc 1 this morning. it’s cool. thanks! i was playing it and fleetwood mac-fillmore west 70 walking ealier.


    By Ed Saad on Aug 29, 2009

  7. Oh, the memories this brings back. Wonderful! Thanks.

    By elmore on Aug 30, 2009

  8. I recently downloaded the Empire Theatre Liverpool set and the “Waiting Room” version done during this set is a precussor to the Ozric Tentacles.

    By Chuck on Aug 30, 2009

  9. Many thanks for posting this show! Unfortunately, I’m getting a 404 on Colony Of Slippermen “GENboston207.mp3″. Any chance of a fix?

    By skysaw on Aug 30, 2009

  10. Cancel my request– seems to be working now! Stellar!

    By skysaw on Aug 30, 2009

  11. Just like Jello, there’s always room for more Lamb! Thanks again.

    By Kevin on Aug 30, 2009

  12. BigO comes through yet again!!!

    By Jason on Aug 30, 2009

  13. Thank you for sharing this excellent Lamb show with us all.

    By Bob on Aug 31, 2009

  14. Best Live ver of the Lamb I’ve heard. They are energetic & pumping. There are other recordings from later in the tour where they sound more tired, but this is fantastic.

    By ds on Sep 12, 2009

  15. Thanks for another great Lamb show

    By Matt on Sep 19, 2009

  16. If you love these Lamb recordings, you must see the Genesis tribute band, The Musical Box, perform the complete Lamb show later in 2011 in many cities in Canada and the Northeast and Midwest. Peter, Phil, Steve, Mike and Tony have all said how fantastic the TMB performances are, and Steve and Phil have sat in with them. This is truly time travel! Coming to Detroit on Thursday, Nov. 20 at the Royal Oak Music Theater.

    By Mike on Jun 10, 2011

  17. Ahhh ….. and I was there with my brother, about 8 rows back! I had seen them about a year earlier with the Selling England tour, 2 of the highlights of my life! Another was the Tull / Yes riot in NH August 1971.

    By Barry on Mar 11, 2012

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