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It's Your Show!
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.