I was really looking forward to this work, being both a fan of Mr. Kashif's "Queen Symphony" and a long time Genesis fan. Where the "Queen Symphony" had non-specific titles, such as "Adadgio Mysterioso" and "Adante Sostenuto", here we have specific Genesis tracks.
The "Genesis Suite is very different to it's predecessor, instead of the wonderful wrapping of themes and motifs that make up the "Queen Symphony", here we have aimless meanderings and lost opportunities. A good example is "Mad Man Moon". The Genesis version clocks in at seven minutes, here it is over sixteen minutes long. Whilst I would never have bought an "LSO plays Genesis" type of album, there are many times here I wish Mr. Kashif would just "get on with it", as the original is just lost in his arrangement. If he wanted to extend the piece, he should have brought in some other Genesis themes.
At the end of the "Undertow / Blood on the Rooftops" medley, instead of meandering around for several minutes, why not bring in new strands of Genesis to end the piece - there is plenty of material to go at! It makes me wonder just how familiar Mr. Kashif is with Genesis' body of work.
This brings me to my final and most personal criticism, choice of material. All the music used here is chosen from Genesis later, post Peter Gabriel catalogue. What could have been done with the glorious themes and harmonies from "Supper's Ready" or "Firth of Fifth" I can only guess, as they are not here.
I have given the "Genesis Suite" 3 stars because of it's one redeeming track, the opening "Land of Confusion / Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" which is a glorious mix of choir and orchestra.