1. (00:08:34) Genesis - Watcher Of The Skies
2. (00:09:13) Genesis - Get 'Em Out By Friday
3. (00:08:13) Genesis - The Return Of The Giant Hogweed
4. (00:10:54) Genesis - The Musical Box
5. (00:09:46) Genesis - The Knife
Playing Time.........: 00:46:40
Total Size...........: 91.59 MB
NFO generated on.....: 10/6/2008 4:18:51 PM
Genesis Live is the first live album released by progressive rock group Genesis
in 1973 (see 1973 in music).
The band had no plans to release a live album at the time, but was persuaded
by their label, Charisma Records, to release Genesis Live as a budget-priced
title to mark time while the band recorded the album Selling England by the
Pound in mid-1973. The result became a boon for Genesis fans, as this album
represented the only legitimately-released concert recording of the band
(with Peter Gabriel on vocals) for 25 years.
The tracks on the album were recorded at De Montfort Hall, Leicester,
England, on February 5, 1973 (1973-02-05) except for "Return of the Giant
Hogweed" recorded at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England on the
previous day, when the band was touring in support of their Foxtrot album.
A remastered version was released on CD in 1994 by Virgin in Europe and
Atlantic in the U.S. and Canada.
Genesis never officially released a live recording of "Supper's Ready" from the
Foxtrot tour, but a recording of the song from the following year's tour was
released on 1998's 4-CD boxed set, Genesis Archive 1967-75. However,
Gabriel re-recorded some of his vocals before allowing release.
A handful of early radio promotional double-LP test pressings by Philips/
Phonogram Int. B.V. (actually PolyGram at the time) were created which
included a 23-minute version of "Supper's Ready" from the Leicester show.
This pressing's running order was 1-3-5-"Supper's Ready"-2-6 and included
between-song patter by Gabriel. Whether this test pressing was intended to
be released as the actual album is unknown. In the event, "Supper's Ready"
was not included. However, the cover art is of a photograph taken during a
live performance of "Supper's Ready."