Genesis: In Concert

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  • 1977
  • 45 min
  • 8.2  (88)

Genesis: In Concert from 1977 is a fascinating and mesmerizing concert film that captures the energy and creativity of one of the greatest progressive rock bands of all time. The film was shot during their 1977 Wind & Wuthering tour, which was the last time legendary drummer Phil Collins played both drums and lead vocals before becoming the band's lead singer.

The film features a setlist that spans much of Genesis' prolific career, from the early days of Peter Gabriel to their more recent work. The band members, including Tony Banks on keys, Mike Rutherford on bass, and Steve Hackett on guitar, are consummate musicians who display a remarkable degree of tightness and precision throughout the show.

The film begins with "Squonk," a haunting and atmospheric track that showcases the band's ability to build complex, multi-layered soundscapes using a variety of instruments and techniques. From there, the band launches into a series of classic Genesis tracks, including "One for the Vine," "Firth of Fifth," and "The Carpet Crawlers." Each song is accompanied by stunning visuals, including psychedelic lighting and projected animations, that help to create a truly immersive experience.

One of the highlights of the film is Collins' electrifying performance on "In the Cage," a song that he originally sang on the band's 1974 album "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway." His drumming is fierce and precise, and he sings with a raw and emotive intensity that showcases his incredible range as a performer.

Another standout moment comes during "Supper's Ready," a sprawling epic that clocks in at over 20 minutes. The song is divided into seven parts, each of which tells a different story and features a different musical theme. The band's performance is truly awe-inspiring, as they effortlessly shift between different styles and moods, creating a rich tapestry of sound that is both compelling and immersive.

Throughout the film, the band members display a remarkable degree of chemistry and camaraderie, interacting with each other and the audience in playful and engaging ways. They are clearly having a great time on stage, and their infectious energy is contagious, making it impossible not to get swept up in the music.

Genesis: In Concert from 1977 is a true masterpiece of the concert film genre, capturing a seminal moment in the history of one of the greatest bands in rock and roll history. From the stunning visuals to the virtuosic performances, this film is a must-see for any fan of progressive rock music, and an incredible testament to the enduring legacy of Genesis.

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    8.2  (88)