And they also recorded mini-concerts at the Belgian TV. On August 7, 1971 the Nursery crymeTour it started right in Belgium, in Brussels, and on December 17th they did the first concert in France, at the Gibus Club in Paris. Here is the poster:
But the Genesis still hasn't set foot firmly outside the UK.
"Just a year and a half ago I was a boy from Hounslow who lived at the end of the subway. And now this more or less international worship. It doesn't matter that in England we almost always play in pubs, or on beer boxes, or both.
Yes, back in the real world we still go to play with a bus hired by a shady company in Kensington. The quality of the bus decides our punctuality at the concert. We often have breakdowns on the street. Even several times. During the trip to Aberystwyth University we break down three times in the first leg, arrive too late to play, and again we walk twice on the way back. "
Others artwork di bootleg with the recording of the Charleroi concert:
From January 22 another minitour, also in Belgium. It starts from the Athenee Royal Du Woluwe St Pierre in Brussels, the day after the Genesis still perform at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Charleroi. On the 24th morning in the Belgian TV studios in Brussels, to then finish the same evening at Trocadero of Liege.
Success is about to come and Belgium is the first nation to understand the musical proposal of Genesis. Even in Italy the number of fans is growing exponentially. And the tour in the peninsula will prove it. But that's another story.
If you have memorabilia related to these concerts to share with us write to Horizons Radio.
January 1, 1977, historic concert for Genesis, with Live at the Rainbow Theater in London, in Finsbury Park, on the day of reopening after 3 years. Chester Thompson's debut on drums.
Three consecutive dates, effectively the start of a new six-month tour, with the album Wind & Wuthering fresh fresh out.
There is a significant variation in training. Bill Bruford, who had faced the Trick Tour, replaced by Chester Thompson, which, as we know, will remain loyal to Genesis & Co. to this day.
Chester had very little time to learn Genesis songs, as he arrived from the USA in mid-December.
Tickets and the tour program unofficial:
Here is the complete audio recording of the New Year's date. A lineup that will remain unique, inaugurated by Eleventh Earl of Mar and with a medley between Lilywhite Lilith, The Waiting Room and Wot Gorilla, never repeated. Just before starting the three songs, an instrument stops working and, as someone starts fumbling with it, Phil is heard joking about it and says: "Of course for 3000 pounds, that's what could have worked!"
And here's an audio frominterview released on Christmas Eve, in London, a few days before the start of the tour.
La scenographyof the concert and tour is the very famous one on the cover of Seconds Out.
A wall of lights, lasers, projectors, columns of amplifiers, to support a band that no longer has a charismatic leader like Peter Gabriel and focuses on musical and visual quality.
And speaking of Peter Gabriel. It is present at the inaugural evening of the Rainbow. And, like the critics, who welcome the three shows at the beginning of the year with good but cold reviews, he has no words of praise for the first performance of 1977. "At the Raimbow I was a little disappointed - Peter tells Melody Maker, reported in Genesis. The river of constant changedi Mario Giammetti -".
The Genesis are not satisfied either, the amalgam with the new drummer is insufficient and will consolidate in the following weeks, but the Rainbow opportunity is tempting and cannot be missed. They will improve, in fact, during the tour, until the month of June, when at the Palazzo dello Sport in Paris they will record the shows that will become part of the magnificent live album Seconds Out.
But that's another, next story.
Here is the bootleg, recorded the next day:
I Genesis on Wind & Wuthering:
Wind & Wuthering live:
Let's listen to it together on the Horizons Radio program:
Wind & Wuthering's birthday - 1st part Eugenio Delmale
Wind & Wuthering's birthday - 2st part Eugenio Delmale
Wind & Wuthering's birthday - 3st part Eugenio Delmale
Wind & Wuthering's birthday - 4st part Eugenio Delmale
Wind & Wuthering's birthday - 5st part Eugenio Delmale
Wind & Wuthering's birthday - 6st part Eugenio Delmale
Wind & Wuthering's birthday - 7st part Eugene delmale
Wind & Wuthering's birthday - 8st part Eugenio Delmale
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