THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: GENESIS - CHICAGO 1978

October 11, 2010 – 3:49 am

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GENESIS
Follow You, Follow Me [Great Dane 8918, 2CD]

Live at the Uptown Theater, Chicago, IL; October 13, 1978. Very good FM recording.

This two-CD set was recorded while the group was on tour behind the album “And Then There Were Three.” Personnel is Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Daryl Stuermer and Chester Thompson. - Philip Cohen

Turbogrande posted the following note on the internet:

Genesis was playing the larger venues by this time in their career and visited the Chicago Stadium earlier ‘78. The stadium sounded like an airplane hanger and the sound and performance were not up to Genesis standards. They felt bad about the situation and returned for a visit to the Uptown Theater. The Uptown was an old movie palace, held about 4,000 people and had great sound and sight lines everywhere.

I don’t recall how I scored the tickets, but it was a great evening. From that point on they only played the larger venues in Chicago; Rosemont Horizon on up. The sound and performance are excellent. However, I still miss Steve Hackett.

As collectorsmusicreviews.com said, “This is one of the best concerts from the ‘interim’ period between the ‘progressive’ Gabriel and the ‘eighties pop’ Collins eras. They have always excelled in narrative song writing and they sing about a whole host of interesting characters and take the audience through several different vignettes.”

Thanks to Phil for sharing the tracks.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Eleventh Earl Of Mar (15.1MB)
Track 102. In The Cage (13.1MB)
Track 103. Burning Rope (12.8MB)
Track 104. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight (11.1MB)
Track 105. Musical Box - closing Section (4.4MB)
Track 106. Ripples (18.4MB)
Track 107. Deep In The Motherlode (11.1MB)
Track 108. One For The Vine (17.7MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Squonk (13.6MB)
Track 202. Say It’s Alright Joe (15.3MB)
Track 203. The Lady Lies (17.4MB)
Track 204. The Cinema Show (11.0MB)
Track 205. In That Quiet Earth (7.3MB)
Track 206. Afterglow (7.6MB)
Track 207. Follow You Follow Me (7.6M)
Track 208. Dance On A Volcano (9.2MB)
Track 209. Los Endos (10.3MB)
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Track 210. I Know What I Like (15.6MB)

Lineup:
Tony Banks - keyboards
Phil Collins - vocals, drums
Mike Rutherford - bass, guitar
Chester Thompson - drums
Daryl Stuermer - guitar

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  1. 14 Responses to “THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: GENESIS - CHICAGO 1978”

  2. I love this era of Genesis, as it was the time that I “discovered” them. Thanks guys. This means a lot

    By Hulkzilla on Oct 11, 2010

  3. hey bigo, i thought, i’d get this one cause i liked boston 77.

    according to wikipedia, it’s uptown theatre.

    thanks,
    ed

    By Ed Saad on Oct 11, 2010

  4. This was the first and only Genesis tour I saw.
    Looking forward to hearing this. Brings back memories from Meriweather Post Pavilion show.

    By Tom on Oct 11, 2010

  5. I was at the show the following night. It was a great show. I also saw them at the Chicago Stadium a couple of months back. This was a great show and I tell everyone that “I saw Genesis at the Uptown”. The Uptown was a great venue to see a concert. I think this album was the last Genesis album I liked since they went commercial.

    By Mark C on Oct 11, 2010

  6. Many great soundboard recordings from this era are available, my favorites being:

    Winterland San Francisco March 25, 1977
    Sao Paulo Brazil May 21, 1977
    Earl’s Court June 24, 1977

    Dijon France June 3, 1978 (this one is stunning in it’s sound quality)

    By todd on Oct 12, 2010

  7. Thanks!
    Please more Genesis concerts from 1976-78 era!

    By Rochacrimson on Oct 12, 2010

  8. Got a chance to listen to this today. Great sounding show. Phil keeps his stories to a minimum thankfully.

    By Tom on Oct 13, 2010

  9. nice one - BUT this is not the definite version.

    Go to the Genesis Movement Torrent site to get the TM Productions version which is also available as real Quadsound (the concert was encoded + broadcat like this) audio DVD!

    By kaltfeuer on Oct 14, 2010

  10. I used to have a version of this radio broadcast on a two-vinyl set called “From The Mouth Of The Monster”. Anybody remember that one? I think it set a new standard of quality (packaging/sound quality) for a Genesis bootleg at that time!

    By dandor on Oct 17, 2010

  11. thanks, loved this tour!

    By chas on Oct 17, 2010

  12. @Mark C: That second show on 10/14 has been “lost” in lists of historical tour dates I’ve seen posted on sites. I was there, too, and it was an added show. I taped WXRT concert the first night, and went to the Uptown “on Broadway” the second night. Would you happen to have a scan of your ticket stub? [email protected]

    By Jonathan Pudas on Oct 27, 2010

  13. no Peter Gabriel… no Steve Hackett…
    no likey…

    By Akis on Oct 30, 2010

  14. Great show. I had become a fan with the release of A Trick Of The Tail but didn’t get to see the band perform live until the 1978 And Then There Were Three Tour (specifically, the Philly Spectrum show on March 31st of that year). Pretty much the same setlist that I saw with the exception of Dancing With The Moonlit Knight and The Musical Box (I got Fountain of Salmacis and Down and Out instead - pretty good substitutes!).

    Thanks for posting the show. SBM

    By SmashedBottleMan on Mar 27, 2011

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