November 2, 2009 – 4:09 am

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.

Wembley 1975 - The Complete BBC Radio Show [Genesis Archive, 1CD]

Live at The Empire Pool, Wembley, London, April 15, 1975. Very good soundboard, Pre-FM remastered.

This show is considered one of the most bootlegged radio broadcasts in Genesis’ history. It has existed as different BBC shows (BBC In Concert, Pop Spectacular featuring Genesis In Concert, Stereo Pop Special - Vintage In Concert No. 313); as a Quad LP and an audience recording. But it has never surfaced as a complete concert.

As David Dunnington wrote of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway tour: “An ambitious multi media conception, but dense and complicated to the point where it often failed to function properly and routinely overloaded or mystified audiences. A triumphant rise climaxing in an appearance at London’s foremost venue, The Empire Pool at Wembley, yet the end of the road for Peter (Gabriel) with Genesis.

“And the grandeur of the large scale enterprise is in stark contrast to its coverage in terms of recordings: no professionally recorded video to speak of and just two professional multitrack recordings in the public domain - Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles and the recording from Wembley reproduced here.

“The Wembley recording is itself a mixed blessing. Just a single hour of music was supplied by the band for rebroadcast under contract by the BBC; edited highlights which omitted many fine compositions from the two-hour performance. If the full multitrack recording exists, it is presumably gathering dust on a shelf at the band’s own ‘Farm’ studios.”

Dunnington, who wrote The Complete Guide To Live Genesis Radio shows (, also noted: “Although an encore, Watcher Of The Skies whenever broadcast is always the first track played.”

This is still not the complete Lamb show at Wembley but it is all the tracks broadcast by the BBC.

Thanks to everyone who has tried to package this over the years and especially to rael_74 who took the Tom Morgestern remaster, made this compilation and then shared it on the Dime site.

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.

Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. Please try again later. Kindly email us if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Track 01. Watcher Of The Skies 7:45 (10.6MB)
Track 02. Cuckoo Cocoon 2:21 (3.2MB)
Track 03. In The Cage 6:49 (9.8MB)
Track 04. The Grand Parade Of Lifeless Packaging 3:04 (4.2MB)
Track 05. The Story Of Rael (Part 1) 1:30 (2.0MB)
Track 06. Back In N.Y.C. 6:00 (8.2MB)
Track 07. Hairless Heart 2:35 (3.5MB)
Track 08. Counting Out Time 3:54 (5.3MB)
Track 09. The Carpet Crawlers 5:43 (7.8MB)
Track 10. Lilywhite Lilith 2:36 (3.5MB)
Track 11. The Waiting Room 9:34 (13.1MB)
Track 12. Anyway 3:35 (4.9MB)
Track 13. Silent Sorrow In Empty Boats 1:13 (1.6MB)
Track 14. The Colony Of Slippermen (Part 1: Arrival) 1:53 (2.6MB)
Track 15. Ravine 1:28 (2.0MB)
Track 16. The Light Dies Down On Broadway 3:32 (5.1MB)
Track 17. Riding The Scree 4:41 (6.4MB)

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. 12 Responses to “GENESIS - WEMBLEY 1975”

  2. Great show!!!

    By Rochacrimson on Nov 2, 2009

  3. hey bigo, thanks! it was a job fixing these tags, but free rules! sounds good. the only thing i changed in the song titles are i spelled out part and took the off carpet crawlers to be consistent with all my other genesis lamb boots. i put n.y.c. to be consistent also.

    my copy of providence sounds good. i got it here in aug. i’ll think about getting the new version.

    alexander von schlippenbach, peter brotzmann is great! thanks!!! i’ll take girlschool paris theatre next. lemmy’s a fan.


    By Ed Saad on Nov 3, 2009

  4. Waiting Room’s improvisation is simply fantastic!
    What a jam!!!!!!!! :p

    By Rochacrimson on Nov 3, 2009

  5. I remember the original BBC broadcast, I taped it on the day it was first broadcast and I remember it contained “Grand Parade”, so the notes on the artwork are incorrect - it was part of the original broadcast.

    By Rael on Nov 4, 2009

  6. Any chance of you posting the remastered audience audio from this release? the original audience version has okay sound but is hard to listen to… it would be great to have a remastered copy of the audience version. Thanks in advance.

    By Johnny on Nov 4, 2009

  7. I agree on the remastered audience recording, it would be great to hear that.

    but thanks for this!

    By ds on Nov 7, 2009

  8. thanks!

    By A. on May 3, 2010

  9. thanks!

    By Luis Torregrosa on Oct 30, 2010

  10. Thanks for sharing.

    By The Tutorial Machine on Jul 31, 2011

  11. Gracias Totales desde Argentina from one fan to all others.

    By Charly on Jan 20, 2012

  12. chut je reve

    By mathias ricard on Aug 5, 2013

  13. I recorded the BBC Concert off Radio One on Jan 1st 1986. Tracks as I can make out were: Watcher, Cuckoo, Cage, NYC, Counting, Carpet, Waiting Room, Anyway, Light Dies Down, Scree. A sharp production even now 28 years later on cassette!

    By Alec on Dec 22, 2013

Post a Comment