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on 13 December 2004
Inevitably this collection hardly involves Gabriel, though there is a marvellous 1999 version of Carpet Crawlers at the end, almost as 'lip service' to the master.
The rest is pure post-Gabriel stuff but fun to see. As video emerged from the swamp to become the art-form it is today, these Genesis videos show everything, from the brilliant to the completely dire; there are no depths which Collins will not plumb; just watch Illegal Alien and try not to cringe!! But it's good harmless fun and, as a catalogue of the output of the best band ever, you realise why they made great albums rather than great pop singles. What makes the DVD great is the quality of the sound rather than the pictures; the DTS and 5.1 are extremely well done and, if you get sick of watching, just switch your screen off and get on with reading your paper or doing your tax return!
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on 17 May 2012
The Video Show is perfect in that it is a completely comprehensive collection of every music video Genesis, in all its guises, ever released. There's very little point complaining about the lack of Gabriel. They never made music videos with him. Also, complaining that there is "too much new stuff" is just weird. You're upset because they gave you too much for your money?

I'm not gonna describe every video so I'll just make a few points about the DVD as a whole. The picture and sound quality is great so each video can be enjoyed exactly as Genesis originaly intended (complete with cringeworthy acting and special-effects in "a trick of the tail").

I'm not sure why but the songs are all arranged in reverse chronological order apart from the "Calling All Stations" stuff which comes at the end. All of the videos (yes even Calling All Stations era) are well worth watching for the sheer entertainment and history behind each one.

For me, the jewel in the crown of this DVD is that Peter Gabriel does make an appearance. Well, his voice does. The very last video is "Carpet Crawlers 1999". Rerecorded by the band in 1999 with all sortsa modern sounding stuff. Anyhow, it's a brilliant reworking of the song with a very moving video with little snapshots of old Geneses performances projected onto naked people. What's not to enjoy?

Easy to stick on in the background and you can even create a playlist of the videos you want to watch. I personally have spent many hours watching this dvd. It really is worth owning for fans of any era. I also think it's very good value for money.
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Video hit singles on your TV when you want them are great but only when an artist or band have made enough to fill up enough of a DVD. 30 minutes is just too short and filling up with Live and Out-takes and such will only find favour with forgiving fans.

Genesis are not quite my favourite band though I really like much of their stuff. Genesis, also aren't primarily known for their hit singles, or videos promoting them. They've done enough though to give us value for money (the DVD counter is stuck on 'Play' and I haven't timed it) and we get enough of Collins, Rutherford and Banks to keep us entertained.

'Mama' has to be my favourite single (& vid) here and I also both enjoy and admire their creative use of both Spitting Image and Benny Hill in a couple of tracks. However, it's a pity that the videos were made at the time of 4:3 ratio, which always looks somewhat lost and distant on 16:9 widescreen TV. Sound is, as others have said, superb.

Songs toward the end are Live and some look quite dated, but still sound excellent, particularly 'Abacab'.

I've had this DVD for many years now and I can't remember where or how I came to buy it. I'm glad I did and have, though and its occasional play is a pleasurable one.
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on 3 March 2014
You cannot quibble at all about the price for this product.In fact to attach any criticism to it at all is a difficult task.However it's a matter of personal choice with any "best of" and the bone of contention is always gonna be the track list.With a group like Genesis one persons particular favourite isn't necessarily anothers.Perhaps a little bit more featuring Peter Gabriel would have been nice.After all he was an integral part of the band at the outset.
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on 11 January 2005
Already had much of this on video, but the temptation of 5.1 DTS sound was too much, and yes the sound is indeed the strength of this DVD. Just listen to FYFM and marvel in the clarity. The video quality isn't bad either - to clarify I mean image quality, some of the content is very cringe-worthy! But it's great to see the boys in all their stages since the mid 70's. and was that the Liverpool Empire in the Duchess video...? I was there!!
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on 23 August 2010
I have a vast collection of Genesis DVD and I have to say that this is one of the better priced Genesis dvd , s on the market. The fact that the DTS Quality is fantastic is the main selling point. This DVD is a fun trip down memory lane,apart from the feeble attempt to carry on the band post Collins era with the Ray Wilson songs on this collection. I would of been happier if they were omitted from this collection and replaced with,maybe,more Gabriel era stuff,but,you cannot win em all. So ,sit back turn the volume up and enjoy these tunes in DTS surround for what they are,Fantastically crafted songs the likes of we,ll never get again !!!
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on 26 September 2011
For those who did not buy the sacd with the DVD reissues then this is for you. Over forty promo films, remastered and many I have never seen. The sound is in DTS and is very clear, the drums on Tonight, tonight , tonight are just brilliant as they are on Home by the sea which i did not realise was ever a single. Now don't get upset that the oldest tracks are from A trick of the tail, why because no groups really made promos before 1975 so If you are expecting fifth of Firth or Musical box they are not here, this is a collection of the Gabriel less genesis (except the rerecording of Carpet crawlers(1999)
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on 25 August 2010
Bought this for the Trick of the Tail oldies with 3 good tracks from it..Now have the entire album on DVD in the form of live performances..
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on 9 January 2015
Absolutely brilliant DVD - one of the best I have - and have loads!!! Phil is probably one of the best "showmen" ever.
Manages to laugh at himself which is most unusual in a star. Pity that Peter is no longer with them - however.
Will definitely buy other DVD's in this way - more choice - delivered - so no hunting around shops. Very good idea.
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on 20 January 2015
Big Genesis fan and so have all of the tracks on CD/ ipod and several concerts on DVD. This is a bit disappointing as a lot of the vids are set in practice studios. I hoped there would be more imaginative videos and / or unique concert footage on the DVD. Not too disappointed though as cost very little.
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