A Trick of the Tail (25/3/76-11/7/76)

   

      
      
      

 

 


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Tour Summary and Menu

A Trick of the Tail Outtakes, Oct 75 (Trident Studios)

A Trick of the Outtakes (PRRP 01), 10/75 (Trident)

Kitchener '76 (BURP 23), 27/3/76, (Auditorium, Canada)

Buffalo '76, 28/3/76, (Century Theater, Buffalo New York)

Toronto '76, 1/4/76, (Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto)

BURP 40, 1/4/76 (Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto)

Upper Darby '76 (early show) (SR05), 7/4/76 (Tower Theater)

BURP II 01, 7/4/76 (Tower Theater, Upper Darby PA)

Supper in Boston Without a Knife (CF), 10/4/76 (Orpheum Theatre)

Syria Mosque (FAde 002), 13/4/76 (Pittsburgh)

Cleveland '76 (first night), 14/4/76 (Music Hall, OH)

Cleveland '76, 15/4/76 (Cleveland Music Hall)

BURP 4, 15/4/76 (Cleveland Music Hall)

Ford Auditorium '76, 20/4/76 (Detroit, MI)

Just a Pool of Tears, 20/4/76 (Detroit, MI)

St. Louis '76, 23/4/76 (St. Louis, MO)

Dance on a Berkeley, 29/4/76 (Community Center, CA)

Robbery, Assault & Berkeley (PRRP 007), 29/4/76

Live in Burbank, 1/5/76 (Starlight Bowl, Burbank CA)

Los Endos in Fort Worth, 7/5/76 (Will Rogers Aud., TX)

BURP 14, 7/5/76 (Will Rogers Aud., Fort Worth, TX)

BURP 14 v2, 7/5/76 (Will Rogers Aud., Ft. Worth, TX)

Melody of 1976 (upgrade), 10/6/76 (Hammersmith Odeon)

SAB08, 10/6/76 (Hammersmith Odeon)

Hammersmith From the Vault, 10/6/76 (Hammersmith)

Live at London (GASP 14), 10/6/76 (Hammersmith Odeon)

The Day After Melody of 1976 (bad), 12/6/76 (Hammersmith)

The Day After Melody of 1976, 12/6/76 (Hammersmith Odeon)

No French Today!, 16/6/76 (Congresgebouw, Den Haag)

Dusseldorf '76 (first), 18/6/76 (Phillipshalle, Dusseldorf)

Brussels '76, 22/6/76 (Vorst Nationale, Brussels Belgium)

Berne '76, 26/6/76 (Festhalle, Berne Switzerland)

Fest in Bern (Digital Bros.), 26/6/76 (Festhalle, Berne Switzerland)

Munich '76, 27/6/76 (Olympiahalle, Munich Germany)

Munich '76 (alternate), 27/6/76 (Olympiahalle, Munich)

Hamburg '76, 29/6/76 (Congresshalle, Hamburg Germany)

Another Trick (PRRPGS007), 29/6/76 (Hamburg Germany)

Sweden '76, 30/6/76 (Scandinavium, Gothenburg)

Dusseldorf '76, 2/7/76 (Philipshalle, Dusseldorf Germany)

Los Endos "Bills", 3/7/76 (Loreley Open Air Festival, Germany)

Glasgow '76 (second night), 9/7/76 (Apollo Theatre, Scotland)

The Best Audience in Scotland, 9/7/76 (Apollo Theatre, Glasgow)

 


A Trick of the Tail Outtakes

10/75

01 Beloved Summer (5:40)
02 Ripples (part one) (4:39)
03 Ripples (part two) (4:11)
04 Robbery, Assault & Battery (6:34)
05 Los Endos (part one) (3:04)
06 Los Endos (part two) (2:47)
07 Mad Man Moon (4:12)
08 A Trick of the Tail (4:36)
09 Entangled (take one) (4:33)
10 Entangled (take two) (6:34)
11 Dance on a Volcano (6:05)
12 Squonk (6:57)

Type/Quality: Soundboard/Good

Comments: (I have a remastered version of this material below which sounds much better than this.) Well, the fact that this comes from 1975 puts it out of the date range at the top of this page. Also it's studio material, but I felt this was the best place to put it. This was recorded at Trident Studios. There are actually several boots of these sessions, some with more or different tracks, and some that call "Squonk" "Indians," because that was its working title. All of these tracks are instrumentals except "Beloved Summer" and "A Trick of the Tail," and "Trick" doesn't have the backing vocals, just the main line. "Beloved Summer" is the working title for what would become "It's Yourself;" this version actually has an additional verse than the eventual b-side. The sound isn't as good as you might expect, probably because this is a multiple generation recording, and was transferred from a tape. You can still make out everything just fine, and the volume level isn't bad, but there's a lot of hiss and the overall quality is just kind of "mushy," if you get what I mean. "Ripples" and "Los Endos" are both split into halves, as the band recorded the different sections of the songs at different times. "Entangled" is actually done twice, but the first take fades off before it gets into the ending instrumental section. "Mad Man Moon" fades off before it gets to the "hey man, I'm the sand man" section of the song, but it's still really excellent to hear this great song in this stripped down form, so you can see how good it is at its core.


A Trick of the Outtakes (PRRP 01)

10/75

01 Beloved Summer (5:40)
02 Ripples (part one) (4:40)
03 Ripples (part two) (4:11)
04 Robbery, Assault & Battery (6:25)
05 Los Endos (part one) (3:05)
06 Los Endos (part two) (2:47)
07 Mad Man Moon (4:13)
08 A Trick of the Tail (4:34)
09 Entangled (take one) (4:35)
10 Entangled (take two) (6:33)
11 Dance on a Volcano (6:05)
12 Squonk (6:54)

Type/Quality: Soundboard/Very Good-Good

Comments: Supposedly at the Trident Studios in October of 1975, this collection of outtakes from the Trick of the Tail sessions is nearly identical to my first entry--even the track times are only a few seconds off. The main difference between these two discs is that this one sounds a lot better. It is cleaner and has very little hiss, and it sounds the way studio tracks should sound. Yes, it's still a bit rough, but it's a big improvement over my original. As I say above, these are mostly instrumental tracks except the album's title track and "Beloved Summer," which is a valuable early version of "It's Yourself" with an additional verse of lyric. Some songs are split into pieces; probably the final versions of the corresponding songs on the album were pieced together from separate studio takes of this type.

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Kitchener '76 (BURP 23)

27/3/76

1-01 Dance on a Volcano (5:47)
1-02 Intro: Lamb Stew (1:08)
Lamb Stew:
[1-03 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:14)
1-04 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:42)
1-05 The Carpet Crawlers (5:20)]
1-06 Intro: Bruford (0:51)
1-07 Intro: Cinema (0:49)
1-08 The Cinema Show (11:02)
1-09 Intro: Robbery (1:45)
1-10 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:03)
1-11 Intro: Mountain (1:04)
1-12 White Mountain (6:03)
1-13 Band Introductions (1:59)

2-1 Band Introductions (2:00)
2-2
Firth of Fifth (8:43)
2-3 Intro: Entangled (1:08)
2-4 Entangled (6:41)
2-5 Squonk (6:35)
2-6 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (4:54)
2-7 Intro: Endos (0:30)
2-8 Los Endos (6:55)
2-9 It/Watcher of the Skies (5:35)

Type/Quality: Soundboard/Very Good-Good

Comments: At the Auditorium in Kitchener, Canada, this is the second gig of the Trick tour and the first of two consecutive gigs recorded using a backstage microphone and released to the trading community around 2004. I don't know if it really can truly be classified as "soundboard," but it is not an audience show and it's not a radio show, and it sounds pretty good. It's a great treat to have these two shows, Kitchener and the following entry in Buffalo, because they show the Phil-era band in its very beginning stages, and also because they allow normal fans to listen to the Trick tour set before "Supper's Ready" got put into it. At this point in the band's career they were still a little worried about performing the song without Peter and these first few gigs have the exact same set as later gigs except for the omission of that big song--it cuts a big chunk out of the set time and leaves the audience with a show that weighs in at about 90 minutes.

There are now a couple of versions of this show, but I believe what I have is the better one, with the encore number and apparently a BURP remaster (from SHN source--and yes, I do have the SHN disc). You can tell it's a BURP show because it's ridiculously over-tracked. The sound quality is quite nice, though the intros are a little low. Phil tells a slightly more imaginative story for "Lamb Stew" than he would at later shows, taking some time to talk about Rael, the Puerto Rican kid, and the condition of the sacrificed lamb. He introduces Bill Bruford very early, before "Cinema Show," calling him "Bill 'I don't look like Harpo Marx' Bruford." He also uses the line where Bill Bruford starred in the movie version of Moby Dick, in which he played the title character--Phil would later use this same line to describe Chester Thompson. In his intro for "Robbery, Assault and Battery," Phil was already making his Patty Hearst reference; and Mike Rutherford already has his One-Eye story for "White Mountain" down. He jokes about his own band's name: "It could have been 'Genocide,' or 'Genitals,' or it might even have been 'Genesis.'"

It's right near the end of "White Mountain" that whatever tape was being used to record this show runs out; the song gets up to the ghostly whistling section but then cuts right into Phil's unusual band introduction. Genesis were not really big on introducing themselves until around the Mama tour, so it's odd to hear Phil introducing everyone--even himself. Maybe it was because it was Tony's birthday--this is the only time I remember Phil pointing out that it is Tony's birthday to an audience (possibly because they almost never played a gig at the end of March again), and the audience sing "Happy Birthday" to him. For some reason the band intro track is duplicated at the end of the first disc and beginning of the second disc--it's the same exact track twice.

Hackett introduces "Entangled" as usual, but he seems more uncomfortable than usual and takes a lot of time to discuss the young lady called Kim Poor. "Squonk" ends abruptly and the recording cuts directly to the beginning of IKWIL. You can actually hear someone talking at this point, and later before "It." I suppose it's the voice of a roadie or someone backstage.

You can tell this is a very early gig in a tour with a new band line-up, because the playing is really quite rusty. Still, for the reasons stated above, this is a valuable show and it is in pretty good quality (barring the volume problem on the intros and some scattered pops, which may actually be a result of my own process of turning the source SHN disc into an audio disc).

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Buffalo '76 (GRU 05)

28/3/76

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (5:41)
1-2 Intro: Lamb Stew (1:33)
Lamb Stew:
[1-3 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:15)
1-4 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:45)
1-5 The Carpet Crawlers (5:19)]
1-6 Intro: Cinema (1:20)
1-7 The Cinema Show (11:09)
1-8 Intro: Robbery (1:55)
1-9 Robbery, Assault and Battery (5:56)

2-1 Intro: Mountain (0:56)
2-2 White Mountain (5:29)
2-3
Band Introductions (1:13)
2-4
Firth of Fifth (8:38)
2-5 Intro: Entangled (1:12)
2-6 Entangled (6:27)
2-7 Squonk (6:23)
2-8 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (5:17)
2-9 Los Endos (6:37)

Type/Quality: Soundboard/Very Good-Good

Comments: At the Century Theater in Buffalo, New York, this is the second of two consecutive gigs recorded with a backstage microphone and made public in remastered versions around 2004. There are also lower quality versions around, but mine is the better one, which Simon claims is "GRU 05." I have this show on SHN (if you don't know what that means, check out my main live recordings page FAQ). The quality is good, the only problems being low volume during the intros and some pops on the soundtrack, possibly caused by my sloppy transfer from SHN to audio disc.

This show is very early in Phil's first Genesis tour as lead singer, and the band, along with their new drummer, are a bit uncomfortable and don't play a perfect set. It is, however, an interesting moment in Genesis history, and a unique set without "Supper's Ready" (and also without the regular encore of "It/Watcher," making this a very short show--it could almost fit on one disc!). "Volcano" starts a few seconds in. Phil's "Lamb Stew" intro is similar to the previous night's. However, on the previous night Phil introduced Bill Bruford before "Cinema Show;" here, he does not. Instead, he says "Well, well, well, well" a lot (prompting at least one audible fan to yell "Well what?") and eventually finds his way to the Romeo and Juliet story. When he points out his clothes which "belong to Harry" for his intro of "Robbery," the audience cheers rather pointlessly and Phil retorts: "Now let's be honest, we don't know who Harry is yet." When Mike tells his story before "White Mountain," he says that the wolf One-Eye found the album Trespass and saw that it was "by one of those lousy Brit rock groups that are always coming to America." Ha! After "White Mountain," where on the previous night Phil had introduced the whole band, he instead introduces only Bruford--setting the pattern of band intros for the rest of the tour.

This show and the previous entry are recorded in a very similar fashion--so similar, in fact, that their small cuts are in the same places. The first time the tape runs out is near the end of "White Mountain," causing in this case a couple of chops to occur, taking out most of Phil's whistling. "Squonk" also ends abruptly, as it does on the other show, and goes right into the beginning of IKWIL.

As I say, the band's playing is pretty rusty at this stage in the tour, and one obvious evidence of this is that they don't seem to have figured out how to end "Los Endos" yet. This seems odd, it being the big finale of the show, but on both nights (27 and 28 March) the conclusion sounds sloppy and not nearly as polished and powerful as it would end up later in the tour. Still, I maintain that it's interesting to hear Phil and the rest of the band getting used to each other in their new configuration, warts and all--especially at this level of recording quality and completeness.

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Toronto '76

1/4/76

1-01 Dance on a Volcano (6:30)
Lamb Stew:
[1-02 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:21)
1-03 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:40)
1-04 The Carpet Crawlers (6:09)]
1-05 The Cinema Show (12:33)
1-06 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:13)
1-07 White Mountain (7:23)
1-08 Firth of Fifth (9:27)
1-09 Entangled (6:31)
1-10 Squonk (6:30)

2-1 Supper's Ready (23:54)
2-2 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (5:19)
2-3 Los Endos (6:43)
2-4 It/Watcher of the Skies (5:33)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. This is one of the earliest existing recordings from this tour, and while most people site its date as 1/4/76, the official site's archive page puts it at 31/3/76. Ticket stub evidence and Simon Funnell's site lead me to believe that there were actually two gigs at the Maple Leaf Gardens, one on 31/3 and one on 4/1, and that this recording is the second of the two. The first few dates of the TOTT tour in late March featured a set without "Supper"--however by the time of this gig the song had been put into the set. It's remotely possible that this is the band's first live performance of "Supper" without Peter on vocals. The sound for this recording is quite good quality, except for the fact that the intros between songs are very low in volume. There's some heckling by the audience. Phil mentions Patty Hearst in his intro for "Robbery," as he would on several other occasions on the tour. I think Mike does a particularly nice intro for "Supper." At the very end of the show, the recorder adds some credits about who brought the recording to you, the listener. Sometimes there are hitches between tracks on this show, but they aren't pauses and they aren't on every transition. More noticeable are the loud static bursts that sometimes occur at the beginning of tracks--the trader I got this from says it was on the original copy.

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BURP 40

1/4/76

1-01 Dance on a Volcano (6:11)
Lamb Stew:
[1-02 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (5:14)
1-03 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:36)
1-04 The Carpet Crawlers (5:30)]
1-05 The Cinema Show (12:22)
1-06 Robbery, Assault and Battery (7:16)
1-07 White Mountain (8:06)
1-08 Firth of Fifth (9:07)
1-09 Entangled (7:38)
1-10 Squonk (6:43)

2-1 Supper's Ready (24:46)
2-2 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (5:23)
2-3 Los Endos (7:01)
2-4 It (3:03)
2-5 Watcher of the Skies (instrumental)(2:42)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: At the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. This is the remaster of this recording from BURP; a MeeksGenesis version also exists, apparently from a very low generation recording. It's unclear whether this comes from that same source (both have been assigned the same quality rating on the Movement), but I have to say that I was a little disappointed in this recording, since I expected a major improvement over my other version and didn't really get it. Still, this is (for all intents and purposes) a complete recording of the performance, and is at least an improvement over my previous version in that it does not have the bursts of static I mention occurring in the track transitions (see previous entry).

There is one cut, which removes the very beginning of Mike's intro for "White Mountain;" a slight crossfade has been inserted right after "Robbery" to smooth out the cut a little. I didn't notice that anything else was missing. At the end of the show the taper adds his own credits, proving that the original master for this show and the previous entry are identical.

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Upper Darby '76 (early show) (SR05)

7/4/76

1-01 Dance on a Volcano (6:59)
Lamb Stew:
[1-02 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:26)
1-03 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (3:00)
1-04 The Carpet Crawlers (5:20)]
1-05 Intro: Cinema (1:24)
1-06
The Cinema Show (11:04)
1-07 Robbery, Assault and Battery (7:28)
1-08 Intro: Mountain (1:08)
1-09 White Mountain (6:38)
1-10 Band Introduction (1:11)
1-11 Firth of Fifth (8:17)
1-12 Intro: Entangled (1:11)
1-13 Entangled (6:51)

2-1 Squonk (6:32)
2-2 Intro: Supper (1:35)
2-3 Supper's Ready (24:02)
2-4 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (5:07)
2-5 Los Endos (7:33)
2-6 Tony Banks Interview (1:31)
2-7 Mike Rutherford Interview (1:27)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Fair

Comments: (See a slightly better version of this recording below.) At the Tower Theater in Upper Darby (or Philadelphia?) Pennsylvania, this show is a remaster by Squonk's Revival, one of the many Genesis remastering groups hanging around these days. It's not a bad quality show, though not having heard the original recording, I have nothing to compare it against. The sound is a bit scratchy and hissy at the beginning, but it improves. My version also seems to have some hiccups or repeated passages in it. For instance, Mike's last line of his intro for "White Mountain" is said twice (Mike tells a pretty good intro, making a humorous self-effacing reference to English rock groups who come to America to play). There also appears to be some repeated crowd noise after FoF.

Phil introduces Hackett as Steve "lock up your daughters" Hackett. There is some microphone fumbling during "Entangled." During "Supper's Ready," the tape loop with the boys singing "we will rock you, rock you little snake" does not play--oops! Also, the line "but the real stars are still to appear" is cut. IKWIL is a very short version--I'm always surprised by how short this song was in the beginnings of its live career. The drum intro from Bruford is very interesting. There is no encore; if Simon is right about this being the early show of the day, then there may actually have been no encore.

As a bonus, on the end of the disc we are treated to some interview clips from Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford. Tony talks about how he learned the piano, which is interesting, and Mike talks about Steve's departure from the band. This is really not a bad show at all.

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BURP II 01

7/4/76

1-01 Dance on a Volcano (6:58)
Lamb Stew:
[1-02 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:28)
1-03 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (3:00)
1-04 The Carpet Crawlers (5:24)]
1-05 Intro: Cinema (1:18)
1-06
The Cinema Show (11:07)
1-07 Intro: Robbery (1:41)
1-08 Robbery, Assault and Battery (5:52)
1-09 Intro: Mountain (0:53)
1-10 White Mountain (6:42)
1-11 Band Introduction (1:13)
1-12 Firth of Fifth (8:08)

2-1 Intro: Entangled (1:08)
2-2 Entangled (6:35)
2-3 Squonk (6:39)
2-4 Intro: Supper (1:28)
2-5 Supper's Ready (23:54)
2-6 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (5:12)
2-7 Los Endos (7:32)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Tower Theater in Upper Darby (or Philadelphia?) Pennsylvania, this show is a remaster. Oddly enough it seems Squonk's Revival and BURP II (why would you need a BURP II when there's already a BURP?) are both run by Mark Bataitis, or at least are very closely affiliated. Perhaps different digital remasterers are at work. My SR version of this gig was not particularly clean and had some hiccups in it. This one has definitely had the fuzziness of the first removed and has no repeated passages.

At the risk of sounding picky, though, I have to say this one sounded tinny and just too "doctored" for my taste. I guess a lot of tweaking had to be done to get rid of the crackly edges of the original recording, but the result sounds obviously altered and I had the feeling while listening to it that I was missing some of the details of the original. Still, a clean recording with only the one cut mentioned in my previous entry (the "but the real stars..." line is missing from "Willow Farm"). For other details on the show please consult my comments above. A few bonus details: during the intro for "Robbery," the crowd cheers when Phil mentions that Harry is a thief; "I see Harry's fame has spread to the East Coast of America," Phil quips. In Mike's intro for "Supper," the third thing that you need to know to be in a rock group is "the ballet training."

Unfortunately this version does not include the bonus interviews of the first, but if you would prefer to hear this recording and still want the interviews, I can easily tack them onto the end of this disc 2 for you.

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Supper in Boston Without a Knife (CF)

10/4/76

 

1-01 Dance on a Volcano (6:40)
Lamb Cutlet:
[1-02 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:34)
1-03 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:49)
1-04 The Carpet Crawlers (5:38)]
1-05 Intro: Cinema (1:01)
1-06 The Cinema Show (11:05)
1-07 Intro: Robbery (1:03)
1-08 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:03)
1-09 Intro: Mountain (1:01)
1-10 White Mountain (7:43)
1-11 Firth of Fifth (8:44)

2-1 Intro: Entangled (0:52)
2-2
Entangled (6:49)
2-3 Squonk (6:59)
2-4 Intro: Supper (1:11)
2-5 Supper's Ready (23:44)
2-6 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (5:42)
2-7 Los Endos (7:37)
2-8 It/ (3:18)
2-9 Watcher of the Skies (2:58)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: A Coaster Factory remaster of a show played at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston. Apart from slight digital distortion during the quiet bits, this is a very clean and good sounding recording which is somewhat hampered by the inferior nature of the source recording. The band in general sounds distant, especially Phil and Steve, though they are perfectly audible. Just turn up your volume. The audience can be a bit distracting--they do some talking, but mostly they cheer a lot for particular songs. In particular the audience wants to hear "The Knife." They call for it and they call for it, even after Phil hints that the band will not be playing that song (hence the title of this bootleg).

The story for "White Mountain" is a tad different than usual--same principle, different words. When Mike mentions the album Trespass, someone in the audience cries, "Visions of Angels!" Too bad they never played that one outside of 1970... There is one cut in this recording--it's not too long, and it comes during the "Apocalypse" section of "Supper."

Phil makes a mention of "gremlins" to the audience, and though I didn't hear any actual technical problems, I don't think this was a really "on" night for the band. They sound a little shaky, and Phil's voice doesn't sound as confident to me as usual. Still, not much I can put a finger on, and all in all this is a nice little show, complete with encore.

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Syria Mosque (FAde 002)

13/4/76

 

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (6:31)
Lamb Casserole:
[1-2 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (5:17)
1-3 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:49)
1-4 The Carpet Crawlers (5:39)]
1-5 The Cinema Show (12:07)
1-6 Robbery, Assault and Battery (7:02)
1-7 White Mountain (8:34)
1-8 Firth of Fifth (8:40)

2-1 Entangled (7:45)
2-2 Squonk (6:57)
2-3 Supper's Ready (25:38)
2-4 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (5:50)
2-5 Los Endos (8:08)
2-6 It/ (3:43)
2-7 Watcher of the Skies (2:19)
2-8 Radio Broadcast Announcements (1:42)

Type/Quality: Radio/Very Good-Excellent

Comments: A FAde definitive re-master of this show from the Trick of the Tail tour, considered by many to be the ultimate show of the ATOTT tour; played at the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The sound really is very, very good--not quite official release quality, but so close that it hardly seems fair to quibble--and it includes all of the introductory stories. A great set, from early on in Phil's long job as lead singer--he greets the crowd thinking he is at last night's venue! As usual Mike does the intro story for "White Mountain." Before "Firth of Fifth" Phil introduces Bill Bruford. At the very end of the first disc there is a small crackle, no doubt added by the burning process, which seems to come after the recording has ended. Hackett introduces "Entangled," and as usual explains a bit of the background behind the song (psychiatry, insomnia, and a painting by Kim Poor). The backing vocals on this song and on the end of "The Lamb" seem higher in the mix than I usually hear them, which is nice. "Supper's Ready" has the normal extended and quite humorous intro which involves Mike talking about Phil's ability to tap dance; then Phil and Mike tell the audience they are on the radio: "Would anyone like to say hello to their mothers?" There is a point right near the beginning of "Apocalypse in 9/8" where the recording clearly shifts to an alternate source; there's no loss in quality, and the shift is smooth and expertly done; it's just noticeable. After the concert ends, there is some more of that crackling heard at the end of disc one, then various edited together announcements made by the radio station DJ during the broadcast of this concert. They are not as good quality as the rest of the concert (probably they're from a different source), but it's cool to have them there; the band line-up is provided, complete with the instruments played.

 


Cleveland '76 (first night)

14/4/76

1-1 Dance on A Volcano (7:35)
Lamb Cutlet:
[1-2 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:42)
1-3 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:56)
1-4 The Carpet Crawlers (6:40)]
1-5 The Cinema Show (12:41)
1-6 Robbery, Assault and Battery (5:51)
1-7 White Mountain (8:32)
1-8 Firth of Fifth (8:54)

2-1 Entangled (8:06)
2-2 Squonk (6:55)
2-3 Intro: Supper (1:34)
2-4 Supper's Ready (24:12)
2-5 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (5:40)
2-6 Los Endos (7:42)
2-7 It/ (3:39)
2-8 Watcher of the Skies (2:28)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Fair

Comments: At the Music Hall in Cleveland, this is the first of two consecutive gigs at this venue. This particular recording is an audience recording coming right between two radio shows, both of which are great quality and are easily among the best available shows from this tour. Perhaps it is partly this uncomfortable position which makes this show rather forgettable. The quality is not really all that bad for an audience show, except for an intermittent speed problem which causes the sound to become sickly and wavery at times. It does have other problems, including some rough sound and breaking up on disc two, especially the beginning of "Entangled" (the band seem to make some mistakes of their own in this song).

Now for some show details. As "Carpet Crawlers" opens, someone in the audience very clearly says "Shut up back there!" Also after "Robbery," someone advises the guy recording the show to turn his tape off. A very little bit of the beginning of Mike's tap-dancing intro for "Supper" is not there, and also the guy recording quickly switches tapes when he discovers what song is going to be played next, causing the first few lines of "Supper" to be cut (it begins at "sitting beside you"); on the other hand, this switch prevents any cuts in the rest of the song. Late in the show, Phil asks the audience if they have tickets to the "later" show; I can only assume he means the next day's show, which makes for a more enjoyable live recording.

Actually, though, other than the wavery sound, the guy recording did a nice job; there are very few cuts here. It's just the quality of the available radio shows from this tour that make certain that this one won't be making any top ten lists anytime soon.

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Cleveland '76

15/4/76

1-01 Dance on A Volcano (7:01)
Lamb Cutlet:
[1-02 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (5:03)
1-03 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:26)
1-04 The Carpet Crawlers (6:25)]
1-05 The Cinema Show (11:47)
1-06 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:42)
1-07 White Mountain (7:33)
1-08 Firth of Fifth (8:11)
1-09 Entangled (7:57)*
1-10 Squonk (6:35)*

2-1 Supper's Ready (25:09)
2-2 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:13)
2-3 Los Endos (6:56)
2-4 It/Watcher of the Skies (6:00)

Type/Quality: Radio/Very Good-Good

Comments: (See my BURP remaster of the Cleveland show, next entry.) Genesis was supposed to be playing the Ohio Theatre in Columbus on this night, but that gig was cancelled, so they played the same venue they had played last night: the Cleveland Music Hall. Whereas the previous night only seems to exist in audience recorded form, this show was broadcast on the radio. Phil mentions this after the first song, and (ironically) talks about how there are no doubt people at home, recording the show on their stereos ("We know it goes on!"). This is a great-sounding recording. The band seem to have been a bit shaken up by having to play the same venue again, as there are a few interesting errors in this show. Tony comes in late during the ending instrumental of "Dance on a Volcano," and the wrong tape is played in place of the "we will rock you, rock you little snake" line during "Supper's Ready"--it sounds like two seconds in the middle of some rock song by a totally different band. Of course, the second error might not be the band's fault at all, just the mistake of some bumbling roadie; but it is there. There's some static (about 10 seconds all told, and not that intrusive) in "Supper's Ready," which may be due to radio reception during the original source recording. The songs from the Lamb, which are titled by Phil "Lamb Cutlet" this time (they were also known to have been called "Lamb Stew" and "Lamb Casserole"), are slightly mis-tracked. The very beginning of "Fly on a Windshield" is on the end of "Lamb." The * tracks, "Entangled" and "Squonk," come from the Syria Mosque show of a couple of nights before (having the FAde release of this show, I can confidently confirm this fact), possibly because the radio broadcast omitted these songs from the set. Really this show is structured the same as the Syrica Mosque show, with Bruford's introduction before FoF, Mike introducing "White Mountain," and Mike talking about Phil's dance training before "Supper's Ready." Phil tells the same basic stories for "Cinema Show" and "Robbery..." The real differences come, of course, in the playing of the songs.

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BURP 4

15/4/76

1-1 Dance on A Volcano (6:30)
Lamb Cutlet:
[1-2 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (5:10)
1-3 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:58)
1-4 The Carpet Crawlers (5:17)]
1-5 The Cinema Show (12:07)
1-6 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:40)
1-7 White Mountain (8:09)

2-1 Firth of Fifth (10:10)
2-2 Supper's Ready (23:20)
2-3 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:14)
2-4 Los Endos (7:14)
2-5 It (3:28)
2-6 Watcher of the Skies (instrumental)(2:19)

Type/Quality: Radio/Very Good

Comments: This is the BURP remaster of the old Cleveland radio broadcast. This version, unlike previous bootlegs of the material, does not fill out the show by tacking on the missing numbers ("Squonk" and "Entangled") from the Syria Mosque performance. This is just the Cleveland broadcast. It has all the performance errors of the original, including a keyboard malfunction during the "dance" section of "Volcano" and the incorrect tape loop replacing the "We will rock you" bit in "Supper." There are also two sections of low buzzes or crackles that I noticed: one during Phil's introduction of Bill Bruford (which comes at the end of disc one) and one as "Willow Farm" segues into "Apocalypse in 9/8."

As a small aside, I will note that Simon's version of this show has FoF coming at the end of disc one, and "Supper" beginning disc two. My version has a clear fade-out at the end of the "White Mountain" track, though.

People wishing for a note-perfect performance may be disappointed by these little quirks, but it's still a good quality broadcast with good music, and a classic recording. Though I admit to not having compared my previous version to this remaster, let's give the boys at BURP the benefit of the doubt and assume that this time they have improved on the original.

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Ford Auditorium '76

20/4/76

1-1 Dance on A Volcano (6:42)
Lamb Stew:
[1-2 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:34)
1-3 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:51)
1-4 The Carpet Crawlers (6:28)]
1-5 The Cinema Show (12:17)
1-6 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:43)
1-7 White Mountain (6:56)
1-8 Firth of Fifth (8:43)

2-1 Entangled (7:39)
2-2 Squonk (6:51)
2-3 Supper's Ready (24:02)
2-4 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (5:46)
2-5 Los Endos (6:43)
2-6 It/Watcher of the Skies (6:31)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Fair

Comments: (I have an alternate version of this gig below.) As you may have guessed, this was played at the Ford Auditorium, which is in Detroit. This is a full show, with only one cut in the ending section of "Supper." However, it's been through a lot of different generations, so it's probably not the best quality version of this recording out there. I could tell that it must have originally come from vinyl, but the version I got was on tape, and I converted it to CD. It was out of order of the usual set on the tape, but I assume this was because the tracks had to be rearranged to fit in the time constraints of the record or the tape. I have changed the order here to represent the standard set. I also removed two hiccups, at least one of which was due to the original record skipping (for 10 seconds!). The stories are here, though they aren't particularly long--the "Cinema Show" story got much longer than it is here. The sound is rough, but it's listenable.

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Just a Pool of Tears

20/4/76

1-1 Dance on A Volcano (6:24)
Lamb Stew:
[1-2 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (5:21)
1-3 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:46)
1-4 The Carpet Crawlers (5:24)]
1-5 The Cinema Show (12:35)
1-6 Robbery, Assault and Battery (7:12)
1-7 White Mountain (7:46)
1-8 Firth of Fifth (9:08)
1-9 Entangled (7:43)

2-1 Squonk (6:51)
2-2 Supper's Ready (26:07)
2-3 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (5:42)
2-4 Los Endos (7:10)
2-5 It/Watcher of the Skies (6:34)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Ford Auditorium. This is another version of the vinyl show from the above entry, actually entitled Just a Pool of Tears (from Rockwell & Good TMI, not to be confused with the Highland release of the same name which documents a Vancouver gig of 1977). This version may not have gone through as many generations as my first version. The volume level is lower than the other, but with the volume cranked there is a fairly good recording with possibly a bit more detail to be heard. It is still definitely from vinyl and is a bit rough around the edges, with its share of pops and scratches (there is a repeated scratch in the story and part of the beginning of "Supper," probably the worst example of noise on the recording).

This version did not require any track re-ordering or hiccup removing on my part, and has the advantage of having been patched by the person who gave it to me. The cut in the end of "Supper" which was also present on my other version and which takes out everything from "But now I'm back again" up until the "Lord of lords, king of kings" line has been plugged here with material from a nearby gig. The patch was done using very old-fashioned, non-digital methods, but is impressively smooth--you notice the change in sound quality but the rhythm is maintained very well.

Some things I did not mention in the last entry but which are present on both recordings: there is a small cut and gap between "Crawlers" and "Cinema," and there is a cut between "White Mountain" and FoF which probably removed Phil's intro for Bill Bruford. In Mike's intro for "Supper," he talks as usual about how important it is to know "the tap-dancing." At this point a light was supposed to shine on Phil, but it doesn't. Mike is somewhat amused: "He's not going to dance until he gets his own spot."

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St. Louis '76

23/4/76

1-01 Dance on A Volcano (7:20)
Lamb Stew:
[1-02 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (5:15)
1-03 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:25)
1-04 The Carpet Crawlers (6:32)]
1-05 The Cinema Show (11:18)
1-06 Intro: Robbery (1:07)
1-07 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:55)
1-08 White Mountain (6:53)
1-09 Band Introduction (1:05)
1-10 Firth of Fifth (9:06)
1-11 Intro: Entangled (0:53)
1-12 Entangled (6:54)
1-13 Squonk (7:03)

2-1 Intro: Supper (1:38)
2-2 Supper's Ready (25:07)
2-3 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:27)
2-4 Los Endos (6:58)
2-5 It (3:27)
2-6 Watcher of the Skies (instrumental)(3:23)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: At the Ambassador Theater in St. Louis, Missouri, this is a particularly nice audience recording from this tour. There is a small cut in the first verse of "Volcano," but the good news is there are no other cuts in the show (though there do seem to be a lot of edits between songs--the stories all seem to be intact). Strangely, my tracking and track times do not match the version I see on Halley's and Simon's lists, but I'm still pretty sure about the date, since Phil clearly says "Good evening, St. Louis" at the beginning--he even tries several different pronunciations. I don't have much else to say, because this is a clean show. Some funky things do happen during "Entangled," though--there is lots of microphone fumbling as Phil introduces Steve and as Steve introduces the song, and during the song there are a few lines in the middle for which the speed inexplicably increases, switching the song into a higher key. This only happens for a few seconds and then the regular speed is restored. There's a nice funny intro for "Supper"--Mike has a good time with the crowd.

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Dance on a Berkeley

29/4/76

1-1 Dance on A Volcano (6:35)
Lamb Stew:
[1-2 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:32)
1-3 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:39)
1-4 The Carpet Crawlers (6:22)]
1-5 The Cinema Show (10:42)
1-6 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:48)
1-7 White Mountain (7:07)
1-8 Firth of Fifth (8:34)

2-1 Entangled (7:17)
2-2 Squonk (6:37)
2-3 Supper's Ready (23:21)
2-4 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (5:04)
2-5 Los Endos (4:44)
2-6 It (4:09)
2-7 Watcher of the Skies (2:29)

Type/Quality: Audience/Very Good-Good

Comments: (See my remaster of this gig, next entry.) At the Community Center in Berkeley, California. If you listen carefully during "Firth of Fifth," you can actually hear an audience member whistling along with the solo. However, this is a great recording quality-wise. The bass seems a bit heavy to me, but not in a bad way. There is a short static burst before "Crawlers." The intro to "Robbery" mentions Harry the thief's parents, as well as Patty Hearst. However, there are definitely edits between tracks which often remove the intros to songs and indeed, sometimes take out big chunks of song openings. "Robbery"'s intro is probably missing a bit of its beginning. "White Mountain" and FoF are both missing their stories. The introduction of Bill Bruford is still there. The intro and first few lines of "Supper" are missing, and there's a small break in the "Apocalypse" section. And, in the largest and most noticeable cut of all, "Los Endos" is missing what I estimate at its whole first half! However, the encore number is there. All of the songs are here except that tiny beginning of "Supper" and the gaping chunk from "Endos"--that cut in "Endos" is really the only big problem with this recording, which is really a very good audience show.

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Robbery, Assault & Berkeley (PRRP 007)

29/4/76

1-01 Dance on A Volcano (6:21)
Lamb Stew:
[1-02 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (5:01)
1-03 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:22)
1-04 The Carpet Crawlers (5:14)]
1-05 Intro: Cinema (0:55)
1-06 The Cinema Show (10:38)
1-07 Intro: Robbery (1:03)
1-08 Robbery, Assault and Battery (5:46)
1-09 White Mountain (7:01)
1-10 Firth of Fifth (8:16)

2-1 Entangled (7:13)
2-2 Squonk (6:38)
2-3 Supper's Ready (23:06)
2-4 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (5:08)
2-5 Los Endos (6:49)
2-6 It (3:55)
2-7 Watcher of the Skies (2:43)

Type/Quality: Audience/Very Good-Good

Comments: At the Community Center in Berkeley, California. When I first listened to this show I became convinced that my copy had scratches on it; I have since decided it is just a result of the remastering. Sounds in the higher frequencies, especially cymbals and tamborine hits, are pronounced, and Phil's intros have some ghostly, scratchy echoes. This issue is not overbearing and can't be heard on every song ("Squonk" and "Supper" are probably among the biggest culprits)--some people probably won't even be able to hear this, but once you detect it it's hard to ignore.

Otherwise this is a nice remaster of this already-good audience recording, which I understand came mostly from a second generation source (based on some of the crowd noises, this uses the same audience master as the previous entry, though the sound is noticeably improved on this version--nevertheless I couldn't quite bring myself to up the quality rating any higher). It remains somewhat incomplete because of edits made by the taper between songs.

"Volcano" fades in at the beginning. There is an edit after "Cinema" and the story for RAB is a little bit cut. The story for "White Mountain" is almost entirely gone. Right after Phil introduces Bill Bruford, we go into FoF, so there is probably a little bit of a cut there. The beginning of the "Entangled" intro is cut. There is no story at all for "Supper," and that song starts a couple of lines in, at around "I look into your eyes."

IKWIL goes right to "Los Endos." Here is where the remaster markedly improves on the original, because the PRRP people have found an alternate source and patched in the beginning minutes of "Endos," which were missing on my previous version. Unfortunately the patch source has its own problems and there are some nasty speed fluctuations in one little section. There is also a wavery moment near the beginning of "It." Still, nice to have a more complete show, the great majority of which sounds fantastic.

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Live in Burbank

1/5/76

1-1 Dance on A Volcano (6:27)
Lamb Stew:
[1-2 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:36)
1-3 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:34)
1-4 The Carpet Crawlers (5:46)]
1-5 The Cinema Show (11:47)
1-6 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:22)
1-7 White Mountain (6:19)
1-8 Bruford Introduction (0:34)
1-9 Firth of Fifth (8:59)

2-1 Entangled (6:26)
2-2 Squonk (8:44)
2-3 Supper's Ready (23:28)
2-4 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:10)
2-5 Los Endos (6:47)
2-6 It/Watcher of the Skies (6:31)

Type/Quality: Audience/Very Good-Good

Comments: At the Starlight Bowl in Burbank, California. This show is fairly similar to the Berkeley California show (see above), in that both are really very good quality (also like the Berkeley show, Phil mentions Patty Hearst in his intro for "Robbery"). This one is probably better than Berkeley, because all of the song intros are here and there's only one noticeable cut--at track 1-9, Phil starts doing an introduction for FoF, and then it suddenly cuts in a few lines into the song. There is one odd thing about the sound, and that is that in at least two places in the recording the sound quality changes suddenly. Past halfway into "Volcano" and pretty far into the "Apocalypse" section of "Supper," the sound shifts so abruptly and audibly that it almost seems like it could be a splice. If it were a splice though, I'd think I would be able to tell where the original recording cuts back in--but I can't. Actually, the entire recording sounds quite excellent, only these two shifts--"Volcano" starts out a little lower in quality, and gets better after the shift. "Supper" sounds great for most of it, but seems to get a bit worse after the shift. Actually I really like this show and I've put it among my favorite boots for this tour (on my best boots list). However someone else has told me that this show is fast. It didn't sound fast to me, but I've learned that I'm an imperfect judge of these things. You have been warned...

There is a tracking problem on this show. If you listen you can tell that the first disc was originally supposed to end at Phil's introduction of Bill Bruford--the recording fades out to silence there. However at some point someone decided to add "Firth of Fifth" to the end of disc one, without bothering to remove the intro for "Entangled" which is at the end of it and moving it to the beginning of disc two. Disc one ends very abruptly without a fade off after the intro for "Entangled." This is the only real error of the show, however--it is great quality and a nice full show, with just the one cut. At the end of the show you can also hear the Starlight Bowl's canned exit music.

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Los Endos in Fort Worth

7/5/76

1-1 Dance on A Volcano (7:04)
Lamb Stew:
[1-2 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (5:19)
1-3 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (3:16)
1-4 The Carpet Crawlers (5:54)]
1-5 The Cinema Show (12:51)
1-6 Robbery, Assault and Battery (7:42)
1-7 White Mountain (9:13)
1-8 Firth of Fifth (9:37)

2-1 Entangled (8:47)
2-2 Squonk (9:45)
2-3 Supper's Ready (25:12)
2-4 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (8:13)
2-5 Los Endos (8:50)
2-6 It/Watcher of the Skies (6:37)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: At the Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth, Texas. (I have the BURP remaster(s) of this recording--see following two entries.) A nice full show with fairly good sound for an audience boot. The audience is hardly intrusive during the songs, although they are rather heckling during the song intros--poor Mike has trouble doing his "White Mountain" story because everyone is howling at him. One audience member near the recorder has a high pitched, creepy cackling laugh that sounds alternately like someone weeping or some escaped hyena. Fortunately she doesn't laugh during the songs. If you listen carefully to the opening of "Cinema Show," you'll hear a fan shout: "Better than Gabriel!" Phil chooses to break the numbers for this show up into track events for some reason (probably because there was an Olympic competition going on that year). For instance, before "Robbery, Assault and Battery" he announces it to be "the long jump." As was usual, Steve Hackett does the intro for "Entangled" and gives a nod to his nemesis, Tony Banks.

As for sound quality, as I said this is a rather good one. It does have its quirks though. There is a small pop at the beginning of each track--not that loud and not as bad as having pauses in between. There is also a slight, tinny sort of distortion that runs through the whole thing. It's not that bad and it may even add something to the crispness of the sound--perhaps it is an indication that this recording has been touched up in some way. The Trick tour was really a good, solid tour, with many numbers never heard again in quite the same form as they are here.

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BURP 14

7/5/76

1-01 Dance on A Volcano (6:59)
Lamb Stew:
[1-02 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (5:19)
1-03 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (3:11)
1-04 The Carpet Crawlers (5:33)]
1-05
Intro: Cinema (1:03)
1-06 The Cinema Show (11:26)
1-07 Intro: Robbery (1:32)
1-08 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:00)
1-09 Intro: Mountain (0:50)
1-10 White Mountain (7:59)
1-11 Firth of Fifth (9:17)

2-1 Entangled (8:37)
2-2 Squonk (7:23)
2-3 Intro: Supper (2:16)
2-4 Supper's Ready (24:22)
2-5 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (8:13)
2-6 Los Endos (6:47)
2-7 It (3:54)
2-8
Watcher of the Skies (2:40)

Type/Quality: Audience/Very Good-Good

Comments: (See next entry for a slightly cleaner version of this remaster.) At the Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth, Texas, this is a nice remaster of the above entry which, though the quality rating may not reflect it, shows a marked improvement over its counterpart. None of the quality problems I mention in the previous entry are present here (though, yes, that annoying hyena woman still cuts across the song intros with her hideous laughter), and the sound is really excellent for an audience show.

However, there were two versions of BURP 14: the initial release, which was found to have an error on it, and the repaired version. This one comes from the original with the error. The error I had occurred on disc two, track 7, from around 2:38-2:48. There's a little bit of skipping. I corrected the error myself using a ten-second patch from the unremastered version. However, I have since obtained the error-free remaster--see next entry.

I don't have much to add in the way of comments from the last entry. One thing I seem to have forgotten to mention about this show was that it was the band's last gig in the US that year (and incidentally their last gig in May), so they spend some time thanking the road crew and such--Mike thanks both the sound mixer and the lighting guy, and Phil brings up the crew again before "Endos." The very, very end of "Los Endos" seems somewhat clipped, something I don't seem to have heard in the original version.

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BURP 14 v2

7/5/76

1-01 Dance on A Volcano (6:59)
Lamb Stew:
[1-02 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (5:19)
1-03 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (3:11)
1-04 The Carpet Crawlers (5:33)]
1-05
Intro: Cinema (1:03)
1-06 The Cinema Show (11:26)
1-07 Intro: Robbery (1:32)
1-08 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:00)
1-09 Intro: Mountain (0:50)
1-10 White Mountain (7:59)
1-11 Firth of Fifth (9:17)

2-1 Entangled (8:37)
2-2 Squonk (7:23)
2-3 Intro: Supper (2:16)
2-4 Supper's Ready (24:22)
2-5 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (8:13)
2-6 Los Endos (6:47)
2-7 It (3:54)
2-8
Watcher of the Skies (2:42)

Type/Quality: Audience/Very Good-Good

Comments: At the Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth, Texas. This is just the repaired version of the BURP remaster, without the skipping in "It." For details on the show, please read my comments for the previous two entries. This is a particularly nice show from this tour.

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Melody of 1976 (upgrade)

10/6/76

1 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:40)
2 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental)(2:42)
3 The Carpet Crawlers (5:00)
4 The Cinema Show (10:31)
5 Robbery, Assault and Battery (5:31)
6 White Mountain (6:06)
7 Firth of Fifth (8:15)
8 Los Endos (6:34)

Type/Quality: Radio/Very Good-Good

Comments: (See next entry for a remastered version of this radio show.) At Hammersmith Odeon in London, which Genesis played from 10-14 June of 1976. Simon Funnell of the Movement says this boot is actually from 10/6, and David Dunnington now agrees with this information--tapes at The Farm supposedly confirm this. As is common with radio shows, all of the intros and in between things have been removed, so all you get is the songs. This is a fairly common boot and it is good quality...very good. There may be one or two pops and the slightest bit of background static, but generally it lives up to its radio show status. I have the second track from this on one of my compilation discs.

This version is, however, not identical to all other versions of this boot. The difference is that it has the song "Los Endos," which is a rare track that was broadcast on the radio originally but did not get put onto the original Melody bootleg. This version has been taken from the old vinyl LP bootleg of the broadcast, White Mountain. As a result, there are quite a few audible pops and scratches at the end of the song, but they could be worse. It's nice to have the whole radio broadcast, if not the whole show--for that, go here.

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SAB08

10/6/76

1 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:47)
2 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental)(2:57)
3 The Carpet Crawlers (4:59)
4 The Cinema Show (10:27)
5 Robbery, Assault and Battery (5:28)
6 White Mountain (6:10)
7 Firth of Fifth (8:18)
8 Los Endos (6:58)

Type/Quality: Radio/Very Good

Comments: (See next two entries for more complete shows from this date.) At the Hammersmith Odeon in London, this is simply a remaster of the above entry. As the Movement tells us, this remaster was created from a first generation source, all except for "Los Endos," which is second generation. I was a bit disappointed to find that there was still quite audible hiss on this recording, but it must have come from the original source, and in those cases I do prefer that no digital dehissing is done. So it's nice to have this very low generation, cleaner copy, with a much nicer-sounding "Los Endos" than my previous version.

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Hammersmith From the Vault

10/6/76

1 Dance on a Volcano (6:30)
2
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:47)
3 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental)(2:36)
4 The Carpet Crawlers (5:20)
5 The Cinema Show (10:56)
6 Robbery, Assault and Battery (5:43)
7 White Mountain (6:28)
8 Firth of Fifth (8:37)
9 Los Endos (8:22)

Type/Quality: Radio/Very Good

Comments: This version of the oft-bootlegged Hammersmith Odeon gig was taken from the streaming source at Wolfgang's Vault. The advantages this one has over the SAB version (and all of the other bootleg versions coming from KBFH broadcasts) is that all of the songs come from the same source, presumably of very low generation, and also that it has an additional song: "Volcano."

The disadvantages: it came from a streaming source, so one can assume there is some kind of loss of quality from the original; and the legality of trading it is very questionable, since it comes from a site which may some day offer the download for sale.

Fortunately this can all be overlooked since we now have available the next entry, the complete soundboard recording from this gig!

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Live at London (GASP 14)

10/6/76

1-01 Dance on A Volcano (6:01)
Lamb Stew:
[1-02 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (5:15)
1-03 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental)(2:46)
1-04 The Carpet Crawlers (5:27)]
1-05 The Cinema Show (12:28)
1-06 Robbery, Assault and Battery (7:22)
1-07 White Mountain (7:22)
1-08 Firth of Fifth (9:35)
1-09 Entangled (7:49)
1-10 Squonk (6:42)

2-1 Supper's Ready (25:29)
2-2 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:18)
2-3 Los Endos (7:50)
2-4 It/Watcher of the Skies (instrumental)(6:17)

Type/Quality: Soundboard/Excellent-Very Good

Comments: At the Hammersmith Odeon in London. Move over, Syria Mosque! There's a new contender for the best Trick show. This complete soundboard recording became available in early 2008. Many bootlegs of the KBFH broadcast from the same date have been available for years, but this one pretty much blows them all out of the water. The only oddity is that "Volcano" on this version starts a bit in, whereas the Wolfgang's Vault version of the song (see previous entry) is complete.

In Phil's intro for "Cinema Show," Romeo is described as being 45 years old--quite a bit older than the usual age of 17! There is a break after "Robbery" and a bit of the beginning of Mike's intro for "White Mountain" is clipped. Phil facetiously introduces Bill Bruford as "Bill Bloomington"--he eventually corrects himself. During Steve's intro for "Entangled," a fan loudly asks "Why?!" To which Steve replies, "Because he was suffering from insomnia, you idiot!" Mike's second intro, before "Supper," is also missing a little of the beginning. Otherwise we have the full show in excellent quality, with a better-sounding mix than is heard on any of the radio versions.

Interestingly, before "Endos" Phil tells the audience that the show that night is being taped for a live album--"so I guess you'll buy it." The supposed live album was never produced (Seconds Out comes almost entirely from recordings made in 1977), so one can only assume that the Genesis crew donated their recording for broadcast on KBFH, from which the more commonly-bootlegged version originates.

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The Day After Melody of 1976 (bad)

12/6/76

1-1 Dance on A Volcano (6:00)
Lamb Stew:
[1-2 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (5:35)
1-3 Fly on a Windshield (instrumental) (1:56)
1-4 Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (0:34)
1-5 The Carpet Crawlers (5:05)]
1-6 The Cinema Show (12:08)
1-7 Robbery, Assault and Battery (7:31)
1-8 White Mountain (7:20)
1-9 Firth of Fifth (9:53)

2-1 Squonk (6:21)
2-2 Supper's Ready (24:50)
2-3 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (5:15)
2-4 Los Endos (7:10)
2-5 It/ (4:24)
2-6 Watcher of the Skies (instrumental)(2:39)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Fair

Comments: At the Hammersmith Odeon in London, this show's title has actually been proven to be a misnomer, since the actual radio show Melody of 1976 apparently occurred on 10 June, not 11 as was previously thought. And actually I'm not absolutely sure this show is actually what it claims to be, since my track times do not match anyone else's for this date (see next entry, which does match Simon's times). However, I did some research and some listening and I'm pretty sure from the way Phil talks to the audience that this must be a UK show, and as it turns out there weren't that many shows in the UK in '76, so I am going to go ahead and assume this show is what it claims to be.

The first track sounds muffled and dehissed, but at the second track the sound improves. There is a lot of crowd reaction during "Cinema Show," mostly laughter--Phil must be doing some kind of humorous pantomime. It is in "Cinema" that I started hearing some nasty and very annoying errors on this show. On the stereo I first used to listen to this, it sounded like clips or breaks in the music--another way to describe it would be a hitch. There are quite a few hitches toward the end of "Cinema." They go away for "Robbery," but there are one or two hitches in "White Mountain," and a very annoying pile of them in "Firth of Fifth." The second disc is pretty much clear of the problem, though I think I heard one hitch each in "Supper's Ready" and "It."

The thing is, when I scanned through "Cinema Show" on a different CD player, the error manifested itself as a light scratch, not a break in the music. So I'm just confused now. I don't know how bad a problem this really is. So let's stop talking about it and get in some details about the gig.

Mike's intro to "White Mountain" does not even mention the wolves of the song, and is very short. "Entangled" is totally cut from the recording (another odd thing about my version--again, see next entry, which does have "Entangled"). The second disc seems hissier than the first. Mike is a bit hard to hear as he introduces "Supper."

In conclusion, this does not really appear to be a very good version of this show.

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The Day After Melody of 1976

12/6/76

1-1 Dance on A Volcano (6:58)
Lamb Stew:
[1-2 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:40)
1-3 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental)(2:37)
1-4 The Carpet Crawlers (6:38)]
1-5 The Cinema Show (12:20)
1-6 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:53)
1-7 White Mountain (7:30)
1-8 Firth of Fifth (8:27)

2-1 Entangled (7:40)
2-2
Squonk (8:19)
2-3 Supper's Ready (23:30)
2-4 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (5:17)
2-5 Los Endos (8:18)
2-6 It/Watcher of the Skies (instrumental) (6:09)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Hammersmith Odeon in London, this is the "real" version of this show--or close enough. The previous version had sound errors and was missing a song, and did not match the track times of Simon's version. This one does match the track times and does not have the errors. Originally, however, though it was not missing "Entangled" (like my previous version), it was missing "It/Watcher." Seemingly this was an oversight on someone's part. What I did to fix it was to simply take the last two tracks from the previous entry, make them into one track to match the tracking of the real version, and tack it on the end here. That is why my version has a track time of 6:09 for "It/Watcher," whereas Simon's list has it running at 6:13. I don't think this really makes much of a difference though.

I don't have much else to say about this one that hasn't been said in the other one, except that Phil's intros are a bit hard to hear.

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No French Today!

16/6/76

1-01 Ambience (0:39)
1-02 Dance on a Volcano (5:57)
1-03 Intro: Lamb (0:52)
Lamb Stew:
[1-04 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (4:44)
1-05 Fly on a Windshield (instrumental)(2:16)
1-06 Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental)(0:39)
1-07 The Carpet Crawlers (6:44)]
1-08 Cinema Show (10:10)
1-09 Intro: Robbery (1:28)
1-10 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:15)
1-11 Intro: Mountain (0:53)
1-12 White Mountain (6:49)
1-13 Intro: Firth (0:59)
1-14 Firth of Fifth (9:15)
1-15 Intro: Entangled (1:05)
1-16 Entangled (3:11)
1-17 Entangled (continued) (2:26)
1-18 Squonk (6:57)

2-1 Intro: Supper (1:27)
2-2
Supper's Ready (23:55)
2-3 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:17)
2-4 Los Endos (7:38)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Fair

Comments: At the Congresgebouw, Den Haag Holland, this is what must be the most over-tracked show from the ATOTT tour! I usually expect a show that has an actual title as this one does (which comes from Phil's first talk with the audience, where he complains about having had to speak French the day before) to actually sound pretty good, but I was rather disappointed in this recording. The sound is loud, but mushy (nice technical terminology, eh?), and the first song suffers from some truly awful speed fluctuations which make it difficult to listen to. Fortunately the sound recovers (somehow) from this problem, but the overall quality remains somewhat mediocre.

There is a cut in the instrumental section of "Cinema." Someone misses their cue at the beginning of "Robbery, Assault, and Battery," making for a bit of a sloppy start for the song. "Entangled" is cut and the ending of the song is on a new track (why not? there were already sixteen of them anyway!!). "Supper" fades out after the "666" line and comes back in as the last section of the song begins. As you can see from the track list (which on the second disc is mercifully short), there is no "It/Watcher" encore. So this isn't exactly one of the best shows from this tour. But I've heard worse.

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Dusseldorf '76 (first time)

18/6/76

1-1 Dance on A Volcano (7:35)
1-2 Lamb Stew: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/
Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental)/
The Carpet Crawlers (15:09)
1-3 The Cinema Show (13:06)
1-4 Robbery, Assault and Battery (7:51)
1-5 White Mountain (8:56)
1-6 Firth of Fifth (9:43)
1-7 Entangled (9:19)
1-8 Squonk (partial)(2:56)

2-1 Intro: Supper (2:06)
2-2
Supper's Ready (26:14)
2-3 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (7:18)
2-4 Los Endos (8:25)
2-5 It/Watcher of the Skies (instrumental)(7:57)

Type/Quality: Audience/Fair

Comments: At the Phillipshalle in Dusseldorf. The band were actually to come back and play this exact same venue in early July of this year (see my recording of that show here), which is why I had to be specific in the title that this is the first visit. Phil begins his first intro by saying that his German is no good, so he will speak English instead. On this copy, disc one has two-second pauses between tracks (the second disc does not, though it may still have split-second gaps), but fortunately whoever tracked the disc has provided for this problem by putting the entire Lamb Stew on one track, so that no musical segues are interrupted by pauses.

I might go to the trouble of removing the pauses if this were a particularly good or valuable show; but this is not a very good show. The sound is indistinct and low, with occasional further drops in volume. It may be a bit too slow, and I think it gets slower as it goes on. There is a cut in "White Mountain," and "Squonk" abruptly cuts off as Phil sings "all to see at night." There is a gap and small cut in the "How Dare I Be So Beautiful?" section of "Supper," and another as "Willow Farm" segues into "Apocalypse in 9/8." If you have to choose, I'd go with the other Dusseldorf show from this tour.

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Brussels '76

22/6/76

1-01 Dance on A Volcano (7:52)
Lamb Stew:
[1-02 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (5:09)
1-03 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental)(2:25)
1-04 The Carpet Crawlers (6:47)]
1-05 The Cinema Show (12:44)
1-06 Robbery, Assault and Battery (5:47)
1-07 White Mountain (8:42)
1-08 Firth of Fifth (10:27)
1-09 Entangled (6:58)
1-10 Squonk (6:36)

2-1 Supper's Ready (26:33)
2-2 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (7:18)
2-3 Los Endos (7:51)
2-4 It (3:36)
2-5 Watcher of the Skies (instrumental)(2:51)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Vorst Nationale in Brussels, Belgium. Interestingly, though no gig guide that I consulted mentions it (including the one on the official site), Phil talks here as though they have played a gig at the same location the night before. He clearly is talking about Brussels, so this is an interesting dating mystery that no one seems to have picked up on.

Phil's first intro to the audience begins very briefly in French, but he quickly gives up and with the audience's approval does the rest of his intro in English. Mike actually does his "White Mountain" intro in French, and with confidence. Speaking as one who knows very little French, he seems to be fairly good at it. Steve also takes a shot at French for his "Entangled" intro, and does not seem as successful. Phil introduces Bill Bruford as a "world famous ventriloquist."

"Squonk" gets to the very last note but fades out, leaving the end just the tiniest bit clipped. Other than that this is a complete, good-sounding recording. Really quite nice.

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Berne '76

26/6/76

1-01 Dance on A Volcano (6:54)
Lamb Stew:
[1-02 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:38)
1-03 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (3:10)
1-04 The Carpet Crawlers (5:45)]
1-05 Intro: Cinema (1:02)
1-06 The Cinema Show (11:07)
1-07 Intro: Robbery (1:40)
1-08 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:14)
1-09 Intro: Mountain (0:47)
1-10 White Mountain (8:01)
1-11 Firth of Fifth (8:40)

2-1 Intro: Entangled (1:08)
2-2 Entangled (6:55)
2-3 Squonk (7:07)
2-4 Intro: Supper (0:58)
2-5 Supper's Ready (24:45)
2-6 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (7:25)
2-7 Los Endos (7:00)
2-8 It/Watcher of the Skies (6:06)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: (See the Digital Brothers remaster from this date, next entry.) At the Festhalle in Berne, Switzerland. The sound is a bit rough, but it sounds nice and powerful and loud. There don't appear to be any cuts or errors, and the recording even includes the encore.

In Mike's story for "White Mountain," he says the wolf of the song was also called Harry (the name of the thief in Phil's "Robbery" intro). Steve jumps on the bandwagon and claims that "Entangled" is also about the problems of Harry, who has a recurring nightmare and must seek psychiatric help. Steve then gives a nod not only to Tony Banks but also to Mike. An interesting variation on the intros.

In the "Supper" intro, Mike talks about the band's previous trips to Switzerland (helping to confirm the date for this show). "Supper" has some issues. The sound breaks up a bit as "Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man" is about to begin. On my car stereo, a very high-pitched whine entered the recording during "How Dare I Be So Beautiful?" The whine would go away from time to time but was pretty much present from that point to the end of the CD. On my computer player with headphones on, the whine is much more subtle and harder to discern, and not nearly as annoying. At the end of "Willow Farm" the volume gets very low for a few seconds, then recovers. I also heard some sound shifting during the beginning instrumental section of "Apocalypse," which I thought might possibly be a splice.

This is a nice gig from late in the tour, a good performance and a pretty clean and very complete recording.

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Fest in Bern (Digital Brothers)

26/6/76

1-01 Dance on A Volcano (6:46)
Lamb Stew:
[1-02 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:38)
1-03 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:49)
1-04 The Carpet Crawlers (6:40)]
1-05 The Cinema Show (12:21)
1-06 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:44)
1-07 White Mountain (7:28)
1-08 Firth of Fifth (9:58)
1-09 Entangled (6:42)
1-10 Squonk (8:21)

2-1 Supper's Ready (24:27)
2-2 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (7:15)
2-3 Los Endos (7:08)
2-4 It/Watcher of the Skies (6:34)

Type/Quality: Audience/Very Good-Good

Comments: At the Festhalle in Berne, Switzerland. This is a Digital Brothers remaster which considerably improves on the sound quality of my previous version. It seems to have been patched together from more than one source. As the first song begins, the sound is rather rough, but just as Phil starts singing the quality markedly improves. I also noticed what I believe to be patches in the intro to "Supper's Ready" and in part of the last section of that song.

This version obviously does not have the break-ups or whine detailed in the previous entry. It does have the same interesting song intros from the boys: Harry is mentioned on several occasions, Hackett gives the nod to both Tony and Mike in his intro, and Mike reminisces about previous Swiss venues instead of talking about Phil's dancing skills.

One thing that does not seem to be present on my previous version: Phil gets all the way through his intro for "Robbery," says the name of the song, and then the recording seems to fade out. There is a short pause, then Phil comes on and says the name of the song again, and the band start playing. It appears there may have been a small technical problem on stage there.

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Munich '76

27/6/76

1-1 Dance on A Volcano (6:54)
Lamb Stew:
[1-2 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:19)
1-3 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:53)
1-4 The Carpet Crawlers (6:24)]
1-5 The Cinema Show (11:56)
1-6 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:31)
1-7 White Mountain (7:27)
1-8 Firth of Fifth (8:24)

2-1 Entangled (7:40)
2-2 Squonk (8:41)
2-3 Supper's Ready (23:11)
2-4 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (7:35)
2-5 Los Endos (6:55)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: (See next entry for an alternate, but not very different, version of this recording.) At the Olympiahalle in Munich. I transferred this show from one huge mp3 file. I don't know how much the mp3 format alters the sound quality. The sound here is not perfect--it gets what I call a little "furry," the worst and most noticeable distortion coming during the second half of "Robbery, Assault and Battery." In the story for "White Mountain," Mike initially calls the wolf "Harry." All the intros seem to be here, although they are rather short because Phil doesn't speak German and he assumes the audience are not up on their English. In fact, this appears to be the rare show that has no cuts whatsoever. There are no real errors or skips either, just that furry distortion, and even that isn't bad except in "Robbery." A good show--there's no encore, but I suppose it's possible that no encore was played that night.

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Munich '76 (alternate)

27/6/76

1-1 Dance on A Volcano (6:54)
Lamb Stew:
[1-2 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (7:15)
1-3 The Carpet Crawlers (6:22)]
1-4 The Cinema Show (11:56)
1-5 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:31)
1-6 White Mountain (7:28)
1-7 Firth of Fifth (9:30)

2-1 Entangled (6:33)
2-2 Squonk (8:41)
2-3 Supper's Ready (23:14)
2-4 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (7:40)
2-5 Los Endos (6:56)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Olympiahalle in Munich. Because my previous version of this recording was originally mp3-sourced and sounded a little distorted in parts, I decided to try to obtain a different version in the hopes of getting one that sounded better and was more tradeable. I don't know if this one is mp3-sourced or not, but its track times are suspiciously similar to mine from the other version and when I compared a randomly-chosen song they sounded absolutely identical. This one also has the same sound distortion problems in "Robbery." The only difference that I can see is that in this version the first chunk of the "Lamb Stew" that I had as two tracks has been combined into one, and the intro for "Entangled" has been placed at the end of the first disc instead of at the beginning of the second. In effect, since this tracking is more awkward, my first version is the better one.

Some additional notes about the gig itself: in Phil's first intro to the crowd he mentions the venue they played at in Munich the previous year: the Circus Krone (they played it on 4/4/75--this happens to be a show that was recorded by the band, though no copies have leaked). This at least helps to pin down the venue as Munich. The recording suddenly alters right after Phil introduces Mike Rutherford, and the furriness or fuzziness present during "Robbery" pretty much goes away. As mentioned in the previous entry, Mike jokes with the audience that the wolf in his story is also named Harry (like the thief in Phil's story for the previous song): "All good people are called Harry these days." However he later corrects this and admits the wolf's name was One-Eye.

Steve Hackett also introduces Mike before "Entangled," a somewhat rare occurrence since he usually just mentioned Tony. After Phil's dance sequence in the intro for "Supper," Mike quips that Phil "can be bought or hired...for weddings, parties, or funerals."

As I point out in my previous entry, this is a rather nice recording, with no cuts or errors, just the distortion in the second half of "Robbery" and the fact that there is no encore. I'd still some day like to hear Simon's version, which has different track times than these two versions.

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Hamburg '76

29/6/76

1-1 Dance on A Volcano (5:51)
Lamb Cutlet:
[1-2 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental)/The Carpet Crawlers (12:57)]
1-3 The Cinema Show (11:43)
1-4 Robbery, Assault and Battery (7:05)
1-5 White Mountain (7:18)
1-6 Firth of Fifth (8:50)
1-7 Entangled (6:43)

2-1 Supper's Ready (23:43)
2-2 Squonk (6:38)
2-3 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:40)
2-4 Los Endos (7:49)
2-5 It (4:18)
2-6 Watcher of the Skies (instrumental)(2:31)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: (See my better version of this recording, next entry.) At the Congresshalle in Hamburg, Germany, this is the second of seven gigs Genesis played in Germany at the end of the Trick tour. I have a few of them, and most of them have good sound. This one is not bad, but I think there are others that are better (even though I've rated all my German shows exactly the same). This is actually a funky version of the Hamburg show, because the order of "Supper" and "Squonk" have been reversed and the track times do not match Simon's version. Phil says "Good evening Hamburg" at the beginning, and speaks some very few words of German. (The recording does match the PRRP version for content, so it is indeed the Hamburg gig.)

The sound is a bit dull, and low, and far away, and the speed is too fast--Phil sounds just a little too much like he is taking helium. Also, when playing the show on my 6-speaker car stereo, I noticed that the bass is very heavy. There are some pops as well (this is sounding less and less like a "Good" recording, isn't it?--really, though, it isn't that bad). "Volcano" fades in and the first couple seconds of the song are missing. There's some audience chatter at the beginning of "Crawlers." Phil's intros are generally short and simple--he doesn't seem to have a big store of the German language, so he speaks almost all in English (he does use the word "kaput" in the intro for "Robbery"). Mike's story for "White Mountain" is not the normal one about the scraggly old wolf--instead he talks about what Steve Hackett used to look like earlier in the '70s and the types of songs that Genesis used to play in the old days. The intro for "Supper" (which typically involves Mike Rutherford talking about how tap-dancing is very important to rock bands) is missing.

When I got this boot, it had been a while since I'd listened to a Trick show, and I was surprised to hear a version of IKWIL without the "Stagnation" theme in it. I also noticed that the version of "It" that they play is missing quite a lot of the lyrics--this is true of every performance of the song on this tour.

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Another Trick (PRRPGS007)

29/6/76

1-01 Dance on A Volcano (6:47)
Lamb Cutlet:
[1-02 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:54)
1-03 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:30)
1-04 The Carpet Crawlers (5:35)]
1-05 Intro: Cinema (1:20)
1-06 The Cinema Show (11:08)
1-07 Intro: Robbery (1:22)
1-08 Robbery, Assault and Battery (5:50)
1-09 Intro: Mountain (1:07)
1-10 White Mountain (7:17)
1-11 Firth of Fifth (9:02)

2-1 Entangled (7:15)
2-2 Squonk (6:47)
2-3 Intro: Supper (1:29)
2-4 Supper's Ready (24:10)
2-5 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (7:05)
2-6 Los Endos (7:28)
2-7 It (4:06)
2-8 Watcher of the Skies (instrumental)(2:50)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: At the Congresshalle in Hamburg, Germany. This remaster which came from the original tapes avoids several of the problems of my previous version. For one, it is in the correct order. While the other was missing the beginning of "Volcano" and the story for "Supper," this one is entirely complete (in the "Supper" story, Mike talks about one of the band's two drummers getting very excited during the course of the song, which he claims was originally written as a single). It does not have the speed problems of the other version, and of course the sound quality is improved. It is not a perfect recording: it still has a "far away" sound, and listening with headphones I could still hear a trace of the left channel crackle that the PRRP site's notes say was reduced in the remastering process.

This is a complete show and a great performance from a first generation recording, so it's nothing to turn one's nose up at. It's a shame that the band didn't learn any German before this gig. Their intros are necessarily in English, and so they are never really sure they are being fully understood, making the stories short and generally uninspired. Regardless, the music manages to cross any language barriers there may be.

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Sweden '76

30/6/76

1-01 Dance on A Volcano (6:09)
Lamb Stew:
[1-02 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:37)
1-03 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:35)
1-04 The Carpet Crawlers (6:32)]
1-05 The Cinema Show (12:14)
1-06 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:27)
1-07 White Mountain (6:33)
1-08 Firth of Fifth (10:22)
1-09 Entangled (8:04)
1-10 Squonk (6:45)

2-1 Supper's Ready (23:06)
2-2 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:53)
2-3 Los Endos (8:40)
2-4 It/Watcher of the Skies (cut)(4:32)
2-5 Rockline Interview With Tony Banks (12:41)
2-6 Rockline Interview With Tony Banks (15:35)

Type/Quality: Audience/Fair-Poor

Comments: At the Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden, this is a disappointing show. I was so disappointed that I may have rated it a bit lower than it really deserves, but it does have multiple problems. The saving grace is a bonus radio interview with Tony Banks which is pretty much complete and in good quality.

The show itself however has quite muddy sound, hitches or pauses between tracks, and a couple of hiccups: one in the instrumental section of "Cinema Show" and one a few minutes into "Entangled." I could repair these, but given the overall crappy quality of the recording, it hardly seems worth it. There is a big cut in the very beginning of the show, and a cut right after "Robbery" that removes a bit of Mike's intro for "White Mountain." After Hackett's "Entangled" intro, there is a long pause which seemingly involves some kind of technical problem, but then the song begins as normal.

There is no intro for "Supper," it seems to be cut. There is a cut in the "How Dare I Be so Beautiful" section, and a small cut before the "Apocalypse" section. The encore cuts off very suddenly in the middle of the "Watcher" section.

After this we have a nice interview with Tony Banks on the Rockline program, which I believe was an MTV thing, so it may actually be a TV soundtrack. This was a promotional appearance from Tony at the time of his Bankstatement album (1989), so I'm not really sure what it's doing on here, but it's nice anyway. The DJ spins the songs "Throwback" and "Queen of Darkness" from Tony's album, and also plays "A Trick of the Tail" from Genesis (which may be the tenuous link to the rest of the show)--this song is almost entirely removed from the recording. I was pleasantly surprised by "Queen of Darkness," which I enjoyed much more than I usually enjoy Tony's solo songs (as of this writing I do not have the album Bankstatement). In addition to the songs there are also some call-in questions. The callers butter up Tony good with compliments. As usual, some of the questions are rather inane ("Why can't I find your recording studio?") but some get some interesting answers.

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Dusseldorf '76

2/7/76

1-01 Dance on A Volcano (7:11)
Lamb Stew:
[1-02 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:26)
1-03 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (3:03)
1-04 The Carpet Crawlers (6:59)]
1-05 The Cinema Show (11:47)
1-06 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:46)
1-07 White Mountain (8:05)
1-08 Firth of Fifth (9:44)
1-09 Entangled (6:48)
1-10 Squonk (6:49)

2-1 Supper's Ready (27:39)
2-2 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (8:00)
2-3 Los Endos (6:57)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the good old Philipshalle in Dussledorf, Germany, which had seen several classic Genesis gigs of the past. This is a good show from this tour, which has some interesting intros from Mike. The one in front of "White Mountain" is slightly different than usual, and in front of "Supper," Mike warns that Phil may at any moment break into the German Waltz. There used to be pauses on this show, but the trader who originally gave it to me very nicely sent me a new copy with no pauses--it sounds great. There is a cut in the ending instrumental section of "Cinema Show," and a small cut in the "Willow Farm" section of "Supper." Other than that, and the fact that the encore seems to be missing, this is a good recording. The sound isn't perfect, but it doesn't have any real problems--in fact, in listening to the pauseless version, I was sorely tempted to up my quality rating to the famous "Good-Very Good."

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Los Endos "Bills"

3/7/76

1-01 Dance on A Volcano (6:39)
Lamb Stew:
[1-02 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (4:34)
1-03 Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974 (instrumental) (2:55)
1-04 The Carpet Crawlers (6:35)]
1-05 The Cinema Show (11:59)
1-06 Robbery, Assault and Battery (5:48)
1-07 White Mountain (7:03)
1-08 Firth of Fifth (9:00)

2-1 Entangled (7:58)
2-2 Squonk (7:09)
2-3 Supper's Ready (24:08)
2-4 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:54)
2-5 Los Endos (7:45)
2-6 It/Watcher of the Skies (7:09)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Loreley Freiluftbuhne (Open Air Festival), St. Goarshausen, Germany. This gig comes from near the end of the tour. It's a rather good audience show. The recording starts a bit into the opening of "Volcano," and the sound is a bit rough around the edges, but fairly clear. The audience can be rather annoying--they make quite a bit of noise, including some shouts for songs and some bad singing along. The intros have been rather chopped up--the songs are all there, but the recorder seems to have been determined to shave down the total time by taking out the in between stuff. In fact, they seem to particularly have it in for Mike, as both of the intros that he usually told ("White Mountain" and "Supper") have been totally removed. There is a small cut in Phil's intro for "Robbery"--as a change, he tells the story in the first person. There is a break after "White Mountain" and there is a quick, edited intro for Bill Bruford--all of the audience applause for Bill seems to have been cut out. Then Phil introduces FoF. Steve's intro for "Entangled," though possibly a bit chopped, is basically there. He makes a reference to "scares" and "fires" which seems to suggest there was some sort of frightening mishap on stage involving flames, but no one else says anything, so we're left with this strange hint.

All in all quite a good show--the ones from late in the tour are always played well. It's nice to have the encore number as well, since it's not always included on boots from this tour.

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Glasgow '76 (second night)

9/7/76

1-01 Dance on A Volcano (7:11)
Lamb Casserole:
[1-02 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974/The Carpet Crawlers (13:38)]
1-03 Intro: Cinema (1:23)
1-04
The Cinema Show (11:16)
1-05 Intro: Robbery (1:22)
1-06 Robbery, Assault and Battery (5:52)
1-07 Intro: Mountain (1:08)
1-08 White Mountain (6:40)
1-09 Band Introduction (1:10)
1-10 Firth of Fifth (8:31)

2-1 Intro: Entangled (1:04)
2-2
Entangled (6:51)
2-3 Squonk (7:14)
2-4 Intro: Supper (2:38)
2-5 Supper's Ready (24:27)
2-6 Intro: The Best Audience in Scotland (0:19)
2-7 It (3:14)
2-8 Watcher of the Skies (instrumental)(3:11)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: At the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, this is the last night of a two-night engagement in Scotland. The more famous boot from this date is called The Best Audience in Scotland (see next entry), based upon a comment Phil makes near the end of the show: "Last night I said you were the best audience in England. Well, I'm sorry. You're the best audience in Scotland." This is one of the two gigs that were filmed on this tour (the other being at Stafford on the next and last night of the tour) and some footage was used for the famous "In Concert" movie (see my video pages for multiple versions). There were also multiple radio broadcasts with bits from this date, of which I have a couple of tracks as bonus bits tacked onto the end of a show from the '77 tour.

Unfortunately, this is not a totally complete show--"I Know What I Like" and "Los Endos" are missing, presumably from the master recording--but the quality is not bad and it has some nice energy, apart from its being a memorable gig. There is a long break after "Cinema." Mike has a nice intro going for "White Mountain"--until he mentions the album Trespass. The crowd goes wild and he has to yell over them. Phil says that Bill Bruford's name has been "mistyped all over the world"--he then introduces him as something like "Bill Broomfield." The very first line of FoF is definitely spliced from a different source.

Unlike usual, Steve Hackett introduces both Tony and Mike before "Entangled." There is lots of cheering after "Squonk"--not sure why. Because they are in Scotland, the intro for "Supper" is spiced up with some Scottish dancing to what sounds like authentic bagpipes (perhaps they invited a guest player on stage?). Right after the "All change!" line in "Supper," Tony misses his cue and comes in late--an odd mistake to make on the second to last night of the tour, but anything can happen! Certainly a memorable show.

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The Best Audience in Scotland

9/7/76

1-1 Dance on A Volcano (6:57)
Lamb Casserole:
[1-2 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Fly on a Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974/The Carpet Crawlers (14:20)]
1-3 The Cinema Show (12:26)
1-4 Robbery, Assault and Battery (6:36)
1-5 White Mountain (8:21)
1-6 Firth of Fifth (9:05)

2-1 Entangled (7:54)
2-2 Squonk (8:57)
2-3 Supper's Ready (24:12)
2-4 It/Watcher of the Skies (instrumental) (7:31)
2-5 It's Yourself/Los Endos (studio)(8:17)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: At the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow. This matches the track times of the more common version of this show. My previous version of this gig (see above entry) is probably just a higher generation version of this recording. This one is just a little brighter, and the speed is a little faster (probably more correct), plus it has a bonus track on the end.

There are a few pops on the opening of the first disc, but they seem to go away after that. As with my other version, the first line of FoF seems to have been patched, and IKWIL and the live "Los Endos" are missing. This version does not have the big gap after "Cinema" that I mention in the previous entry. For details on the performance, you can consult my above comments. Suffice to say this is a memorable gig, if only for the bagpipes!

The bonus track is a version of the b-side "It's Yourself." All versions of the song segue into the opening theme of "Los Endos," but this is the only one I have that actually goes into the full song. I think this may have been faked by a fan--I don't think the band ever actually released the two songs linked in this way. It sounds nice and smooth, though the dreamy instrumental passage usually found at the end of "It's Yourself" is probably more appropriate.

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