Unforgettable Gigs, Genesis in Italy: Reggio Emilia 12/4/1972 - SPECIAL

The Concerts that made History.

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April 1972, the Genesis debut in Italy, the country that first understood their music. Here are the stages with sounds and images of that historical adventure.

The date of Reggio Emilia on April 12th, is officially considered the  birthplace of Watcher Of The Skies.

According to the memories of Hackett and Rutherford, in fact, it was in the Emilian city that practically all of it was performed during the pre-concert rehearsals.

"In the Palasport of Reggio Emilia, a huge horrible place full of echo, in the middle of the sound check, Tony played those two initial chords on his mellotron. They worked very well even if, even today, I'm not sure how conscious he was of how good they were . " (From The Living Years by Mike Rutherford. My translation)

So we can credit Reggio as a musical home of song Foxtrot, while the text was written by Mike and Tony on the roof of their hotel in Naples a week later.

It reminds Horizons Radio Raimondo Vecchi Fossa: "The stage was facing the high platform and not towards the audience as for the other concerts and it surprised me a lot. Gabriel with the rear window of his hair performed as the first song Happy the man that I had and I still have like 45 laps."

 

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