Genesis have come together for the first time in many years. Those of us who were fortunate enough to see the gig at Twickenham will recall a balmy evening, blessed with wonderful light ; even the walk home afterwards seemed less painful than usual. Genesis played a generous set, from many periods of their long career, and it was delivered with the same verve as in the days of yore. I was so enthralled that I went off and saw the same gig at Madison Square Garden, New York. The quality of sound on this recording is unparallelled,considering it was a live gig, and you get the full set in the correct running order. Highlights are too many to enumerate, but Mama always entertains in an eerie way, while the drum duet between Chester and Phil, played apparently on barstools, is technically brilliant. The finale, Carpet Crawlers, was partly the reason why we all left the arena like lambs (pardon the awful attempt at humour).
This cd is a rare treasure and we await the DVD which is available in February.