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The Genesis of the Seventies was a very different group from the Genesis of the Eighties and the Nineties - although not as different as some people would like to think.

Most of those who picked up on Genesis during the Eighties as their succession of hits encircled the globe had only the haziest idea of what had gone before. “In the later years there were people coming to our ... Read more in Amazon's Genesis Store

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  • Audio CD (24 Oct. 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000024EXY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,923 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Squonk (Live) (1994 Digital Remaster) 6:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Carpet Crawlers (Live) (1994 Digital Remaster) 5:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Robbery, Assault And Battery (Live) (1994 Digital Remaster) 6:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Afterglow (Live) (1994 Digital Remaster) 4:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Firth Of Fifth (Live) (1994 Digital Remaster) 8:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Know What I Like (Live) (1994 Digital Remaster) 8:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Live) (1994 Digital Remaster) 4:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Musical Box (Closing Section) (Live) (1994 Digital Remaster) 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Listen  1. Supper's Ready (Live) (1994 Digital Remaster)24:33£2.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Cinema Show (Live) (1994 Digital Remaster)10:58£2.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Dance On A Volcano (Live) (1994 Digital Remaster) 8:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Los Endos (Live) (1994 Digital Remaster) 3:13£0.99  Buy MP3 

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1.Squonk (Live)
2.Carpet Crawlers (Live)
3.Robbery, Assault And Battery (Live)
4.Afterglow (Live)
5.Firth Of Fifth (Live)
6.I Know What I Like (Live)
7.The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Live)
8.The Musical Box (Closing Section) (Live)
1.Supper's Ready (Live)
2.The Cinema Show (Live)
3.Dance On A Volcano (Live)
4.Los Endos (Live)

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The 1975 departure of vocalist Peter Gabriel--following the epic Lamb Lies Down On Broadway tour--left this band with a creative vacuum that they struggled gamely to fill. In promoting drummer Phil Collins to the role of frontman, they signalled a decisive shift away from the prog-rock theatrics of their previous work, and toward a more conventional (and commercial) adult-rock sound. This double live album--recorded in 1977--finds them attempting to reconcile both their early and middle periods, and certainly, on such Gabriel-era tunes as "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" and the magisterial "Supper's Ready", Collins shows himself to be a perfectly proficient replacement. Yet for all his vocal chops, there's something vital missing: a necessary sense of the perverse. Instead, both band and singer run through these nightmares of unreason like the durable rock classics they are--and as a result, Genesis forfeit much of what had originally made them unique. --Andrew McGuire

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By T. J. Stickland on 27 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
I'm just listening to this again after a few years.
It's good, very good. The best tunes from their 70s albums played perfectly live. The versions are as good as or better than the album versions. A personal high for me is the extended version of "I Know What I Like".
The whole feel of the album is great. Really involving, exciting, slightly trippy. If only I could have been there at the time. I think their new mood after "A Trick of the Tail" allowed them to improve on the album versions of "Cinema Show", "Firth of Fith" and "Suppers Ready".
If you only buy one pre 80s Genesis album buy this one.
Later live albums, like "3 Sides Live" sound stodgy after this.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By K. O'Leary on 20 Sept. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Firstly, I'd like to say that this is one of the best sounding live albums ever. I've read that there was a little bit of post production shenanigans, overdubbing and the like, but it really doesn't matter - the sound quality is superb, it sounds live but doesn't have that awful "distant" feeling a lot of live albums seem to have. Steve Hackett's guitar in particular has a beautiful creamy tone - one of my favourite guitar sounds ever.

The album was a recording of a tour made to promote "Wind and Wuthering", and contains many tracks spanning the career of Genesis up to that point, including the Gabriel era. This of course means that Phil Collins will be attempting to sing some of these early pieces. I should admit straight away that I am no fan of the later "pop" incarnation of Genesis, and have no idea why Collin's would wish to give precedence to becoming some sort of Chris De Burgh style crooner as opposed to one of the world's premier rock drummers. However, I believe his performance here is nothing short of miraculous, and his interpretations of the earlier material is stunning. In particular, he sings "The Carpet Crawl" more like a ballad - which it is musically (I really like the way he repeats for emphasis on the line "the trick of the tail is the Stickleback"). And, dare I say it, I actually prefer his version of "Supper's Ready" too (the entire band puts in a more powerful performance here actually). Other highlights are "Squonk" (great Bass pedals), "Cinema Show" (fabulous ensemble playing), "Firth of Fith" (that fantastic guitar solo sounding even better than originally), and "Los Endos" (Collins and part-timer Thompson's drumming is out of this world).
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By N. ADAMS on 24 April 2006
Format: Audio CD
The 70's were great for producing musicians that could really play. Unlike today where so much music is produced at a touch of button or fashoined by a pop svengali, producing the goods live was seen as the real benchmark of a quality artist or band.

Here is probably THE finest example of a live group at the peak of their powers. Genesis were a good studio band but epic tracks like "Suppers Ready" and "The Cinema Show" are taken to a whole new dimension. The quality of the playing is absolutely superb throughout with a powerful, articulate sound that makes the hairs on the back your neck stand on end. If you are serious music fan, Seconds Out is a must.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Dec. 1999
Format: Audio CD
This album epitomizes the Genesis at their creative best. The depth of the music within each song is simply stunning, often on a par with orchestral works. Many of the tracks - Firth of Fifth, The Lamb lies down on Broadway and Supper's Ready in particular - are quite outstanding. The only weak track is Robbery, Assault and Battery, let down by the song rather than the performance. Overall, this is an album to truly savour. If you only buy one Genesis album, forget the newly released hits collection and get this, you will not be disappointed!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By lp12man on 14 Nov. 2012
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
....and, oh my goodness, so is the music. For clarification this review refers to the 180gm vinyl reissue of Seconds Out released Nov 2012. Reviews elsewhere will inform you about the music, but this focuses entirely on the reissue itself. My aging copy of this album has been a reference through many years, turntables, amplifiers and speakers. From the moment the needle hits vinyl you realise how much has been missing. I could bang on about deeper bass, clarity and separation of instruments and voices, but if you are reading this, love the album, have a halfway decent turntable based hi-fi system, and are wondering if it was worth the £25-30 or possibly more then the answer is an unequivocal yes.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By A. Robinson on 4 Aug. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Whatever happened to the live album? In the 1970's rock bands were keen to release live albums. They were great marketing tools, so long as the band could play well live, and the recording quality was good. These albums proved that these were rock bands, working hard on the road and not pop bands miming and messing about. 'Seconds out' is the best live album of the '70's, without a doubt. Genesis were at a turning point in their career. Having lost Peter Gabriel, and with Steve Hackett about to depart, they needed to lay to rest tracks like 'Suppers Ready' and 'Cinema show' with great ceremony. These old Gabriel songs are rendered superbly on Seconds Out, benefitting from excellent sound production, and the band having matured as musicians since the songs were first recorded. The clarity of the sound is breathtaking, even when Genesis launch into their trademark 'buzy' instrumental sections. Nothing is lost in the mix. The bass pedal synthesizers come across great too, so TURN IT UP!! let the room shake and imagine you are there, at Le Centre Du Sports, Paris 1977.
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