Much as I like to see bands playing new music I never tire of listening to some classic early Genesis songs. I have no issues with Steve "revisiting" the 1970's Genesis catalogue as those albums that he was actively involved in produced numerous timeless gems.

There is clearly a market still for this music as this concert was a complete sell out. The night was split into 2 sets and Steve's band was accompanied by the Heart of England Philharmonic Orchestra. The first set ended with "Shadow of the Hierophant" which starts off as a gentle folk song but finished with the full orchestra building the sound to such power that it felt like the concert hall was about to lift off.

A standing ovation followed that masterpiece. Other highlights were 'Blood on the Rooftops' and the best performance of 'Supper's Ready' I've heard from any band including Genesis themselves. A great night, fantastic music played by top class musicians and with the added atmosphere created by a real orchestra. Lots of smiley faces on our way out!



Set 1:

Dance on a Volcano
Out of the Body
The Steppes
Firth of Fifth
Dancing With the Moonlit Knight
Blood on the Rooftops
Shadow of the Hierophant 

Set 2:

...In That Quiet Earth
Serpentine Song
El NiƱo
Supper's Ready


The Musical Box