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This is the future of Sacd/DVD? YES PLEASE,
This review is from: Duke [Hybrid SACD + DVD] (Audio CD)
What a glorious Fathers Day gift, fair enough I chose it. Genesis sacd + dvd, well I was warey as I have been bitten twice before with this sort of format. First time with Dave Gilmour's offering, On An Island a red spine version. It turned out as a disappointment, AOL sponsored promotional jamming session. That was still better then the most dire one, that belongs to Jean Michel Jarres Aero, where the dvd is of some french actresses eyes conveying..... whatttt? To the music..... boring, even before the novelity of flashing at the telly wore thin, with these emotion free eyes, no response, yawn? Thankfully this has restored my belief in the Music or at least Genesis giving the true fans something for nothing, to whet their appetite on Genesis back in the 80's. Forgive the dated fashion, oh the Hawaiian shirts, I had half a dozen and yes Phil Collins comfirms it that you do look a tw#t in one.
Genesis have raised the bar of what to epect in this best buy, yes you get a good interview in how they made the last truly great Genesis album. I found out that at last Genesis has dropped the Blues Brothers toe curling medley for this years tour. But a bit conflicting on facts that Mr Collins claims he had Face Value finished by the time they recorded Duke. Strange that? As Behind The Lines appears on Face valve, but you can forgive him as he gave them Misunderstanding, though he did offer In The Air Tonight, yeah Phil.
So you get the great Duke, you get Duke in 5.1. Three video's Duchess, Misunderstanding[ the one where he is on the phone ] and Turn It On. Also a world tour programme 1980[not so hot]. The best bit is......
Live At The Lyceum London 1980. It does look dated, but bear with it, apart from Mike Rutherford shady playing on the beginning of Dance On A Volcano. Daryl Stuermer playing his socks off, enough eighties hair and flair , but keeping tight to the original songs. Chester Thompson playing brilliant, you must see the duelling drums on Dance On A Volcano/Lost Endos, never boring. Tony Banks playing with the wizard of quick fingered Rick Wakeman, but in parts better. Phil and beard singing at his best and drumming to the highest level that only Chester can get there. Great!!
Mike Rutherford does improve, but is rather lack lustre. Looking more like Anthony Phillips than Anthony Phillips. Shut you eyes when they are playing songs you could imagine Steve Hackett playing this music.
A joy to watch these superb musicians playing, hopefully happy times, though Mr Collins was going through heartache. Can you think of someone better then Mr Collins controlling the Drum machine, the throbbing pulsating green lights, Brilliant!!!