At 17.30 on Sunday 17 May the gates of the Flaminio Stadium in Rome open. The show is scheduled for 19 pm - as seen in the ticket above - still in daylight.
Il supporter is Paul Young, which is literally targeted by all kinds of objects, highlighting the unfortunate choice of the combination. People only want to listen to Genesis.
The concert has various media coverage. Radio RAI is doing a special, with a few songs recorded in Malaga, a week before, and live from the Flaminio. Difficult to reconstruct if the Milanese show was also broadcast. Radio Centofiori, a Florentine broadcaster linked to the PCI, also dedicates a lot of space to the event. A TG1 service entitled "Rock is light" is broadcast on TV.
Unlike Milan, as we will see, there are no videos or audio recordings on YouTube - the few made, given the close surveillance on cameras and more, remain private at the moment - but here are some photos taken from Genesis The Movement - 1 e 2.
Here is the ladder, as reported by the site mentioned above:
Phil Speaking In Italian 02:13
That's All 05:21
The Brazilian 05:08
Phil Speaking In Italian 01:26
In The Cage Medley 07:59
In That Quiet Earth 04:22
Land Of Confusion 05:09
Phil Speaking In Italian 01:32
Tonight Tonight Tonight 09:05
Throwing It All Away 06:26
Phil Speaking In Italian 02:19
Home By The Sea 11:31
Invisible Touch 04:52
Drum Duet 05:52
Los Endos 06:08
Turn It On Again 12:45
The group starts with two well-tested and tested two new course horses that make up one powerful opening of the concert (Mamma e Abacab). Watch the video from the San Siro Live in Milan:
Among the new tracks They work well Domino e The Brazilian, even if lightened by com tracksand That's All. Watch the video from the Milan Live:
Among the classicalinstead last tour per In The Cage, which matches in medley with In That Quiet Earth and goes to flow into Afterglow. Watch the video from Live in Milan:
Unfortunately from this medley goes out forever Apocalypse in 9/8, remnant of the glorious Supper's Ready. When it is Show arrives in Italy, there is no trace of this workhorse of the live Genesis and a masterpiece beloved by fans, loudly requested in every concert. The cause: the effort it takes to the voice of Phil Collins. Here's what it looked like in the American part of tour il medley Cage-Quiet-Apocalipse. LISTEN:
And speaking of variations, here's how it was done, in the Australian part of tour, an excerpt from the list: Your Own Special Way, with the accompaniment of the "Invisible String Section", made up of local orchestras depending on the city, as per local law. LISTEN:
Unforgettable then the drum duet by Phil and Chester Thompson (who, as is known, with Daryl Stuermer for years has accompanied in tour i Genesis), in which the two, now very close, are synchronized like two clocks. Here it is taken from the Wembley Stadium show in early July. LISTEN:
April 1972, the Genesis debut in Italy, the country that first understood their music. Here are the stages with memories, sounds and images of that historical adventure.
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First stop: on April 6, 1972 in Adria in the province of Rovigo, in front of, it seems, just over a hundred people.
Hello 2001, the weekly-bible of those years states that the concert, part of the Nursery cryme Tour, would have taken place in Belluno.
But the proof that it is in Adria is this (click to enlarge the image):
Registered at the Hotel Stella d'Italia in Adria are the Genesis and their collaborators. And here is the photo of the Municipal Theater of Adria where the concert took place:
"We arrived at the place where we had to play around 11 am and we did the sound check calmly, to do it well.
Those places were like cathedrals, you clapped your hands and heard the echo 12 seconds later. Mixing the sound was almost useless, it went by trial and error, but people appreciated the same.
Then we ate. Maurizio always knew where the best restaurants were, so we had a big meal. We quickly learned to eat Italian-style: pasta first, often homemade spaghetti with a delicious sauce, a meat steak, no vegetables, maybe a little salad and then a dessert, like tiramisu. We also discovered fantastic wines, so by the end of lunch, around four in the afternoon, we were absolutely satiated and drunk.
We went back to the hotel, closed the blinds to create complete darkness, collapsed in the bed and slept like a dead man for two hours.
Then we got up and did the concert. Life was beautiful and the arenas were full, 5000 and, in the second tour, 10.000 fans waiting to listen to us ". (From: My Book of Genesis by Richard Macphail. My translation)
"The strange introductory stories full of surreal humor that the frontman tells before the various performances, initially used as a mere filler but which slowly begin to live in their own light, attract the attention of the public at this stage of the band's on stage career. ". (from: Genesis in Italy. The 1972-1975 concerts of Mino Profumo)
The band on Sunday 9, is at Lem Club of San Martino Buon Albergo in the province of Verona, the first date on which the shows are two, at 16, for students, and at 21. Shows dedicated by Peter to the Trieste public , who couldn't see the show, canceled the previous day.
Here is a recording of part of the concert, first audio testimony of the tour:
A Facebook page contains comments and memories of that date - CLICK HERE.
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L'April 11 in Pesaro on stage with Genesis are Premiata Forneria Marconi and Odissea.
A testimony reported by Mino Profumo in Genesis in Italy. The concerts 1972-1975, tells how, during the sound-check in Pesaro, Genesis tried what would later become Watcher Of The SkiesBut with al mellotron not Tony Banks, but even the legendary "handyman" Richard Macphail.
"Back in 1972 (the year in which Genesis brought their Nursery Cryme around Italy), the band of Gabriel and companions played at the Palasport in Pesaro on April 11th.
As told by my friend Carlo Betti, during the afternoon check sound the imperfect acoustics of the Palazzo dello sport in Via Marconi - which already hosted the games of the current Scavolini Basket - then ended up becoming very impatient Banks. It really was Tony which for more than an hour moved from one side to the other, positioning itself in various parts of the stands of the old hangar (then obtained by means of a dense plot of scaffolding with Innocenti tubulars and wooden boards that could hold up to 5.000 spectators), puffing and cursing for the redundant sound and for an unpleasant echo effect that ended up making the whole sound indistinguishable.
The problems, despite the commitment of Tony, did not resolve in that rehearsal session, but only in the evening with the entrance of the large audience. Pesaro was then included in the large circuit of concerts because then such a Bizzocchi, concert organizer, often flew to Great Britain and visited English clubs and pubs to find new bands. So it was that, thanks to a far-sighted department of culture of the Municipality and to Bizzocchi himself, Gabriel and associates ended up in Pesaro. But in the same year they also did Traffic, the Soft machine, Brian auger and Oblivion Express and others.
Another curious anecdote that my friend Betti did not fail to tell me about that day with a meticulous wealth of details. Immediately after the afternoon check sound (so shortly after 19), the "ours", once outside, walked together with a group of technicians and a bunch of local organizers and Bizzocchi himself, towards the Pesaro seafront which is just a hundred meters from the Palasport for dinner.
Arrived in the middle of Viale Marconi, where various local companies were stationed, i genesis they noticed some kids (among whom the friends of the aforementioned Betti) who played ball. So it was that Banks, Rutherford e Gabriel they played football for more than ten minutes with those kids who were actually a little surprised by those strange and long-haired guys.
Immediately after the game (Rutherford he also scored a goal in a door between two trees), i genesis they landed at a then famous pizzeria restaurant with a very American and little English name: "Ranch".
It was there that between pizzas and beers and laughter the right climate was created for one of the most beautiful and fascinating concerts ever landed on these shores.
Needless to say, the evening was an incredible success. "
Franz Di Cioccio of PFM, told an anecdote in an interview with Music Around:
"We played with Genesis in Pesaro, it was their first concert in Italy ...
... We met there, then we refreshed when they came to Milan, finally we met when we went to England.
It was like that at the time. Peter Gabriel invited us to his house one afternoon to listen to the music to spend some time together. English tea is an unforgettable experience, they do it with that veil of cream, in the right teapot…. "
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.
"We were playing in the mountains one evening when Tony had food poisoning. We lasted for a while without him, but it was like being in a car that had lost a wheel and we had to finish the set early.
Since we hadn't been able to sell many tickets, the promoter had the excuse that he was looking for not paying. Rich did not want to know about it and was a little aggressive. The promoter had a gun. We weren't paid. "
And here What he told Radio HorizonsPierluigi Gassino, present at the concert:
"The concert was interrupted because keyboardist Tony Banks felt bad ... and as a consolation I managed to exchange a few words with Phil Collins, while Peter Gabriel had a drink leaning against the bar of the disco where they had performed in front of a few of us ... I remember then that the bassist and the guitarist wandered around the stage at the end of the concert, picking up some cables and equipment ... all this before becoming rock stars!
My brief dialogue with Phil Collins was due to a fact that made the evening even more bitter for me and my friends because on leaving we could no longer find the car in the parking lot and, having returned to the disco to ask for a ride in order to return home, I meet Phil outside the club who approaches an Alfa model 1750 with a guy who seemed to be the manager at the wheel.
I asked him, gesturing in Anglo-Italian, a passage to Turin, explaining the fact that just happened and the evident difficulty. He told me that they were going to Milan and there was no place, then added that those who had stolen the car were killed by making the gesture of cutting the throat as a joke.
He greeted me shaking my hand ... beautiful and bitter memory ...! "
Su Dusk n ° 55 a detailed reconstruction of the evening by Beppe Crovella (click on the cover to order a copy):
"During" The Return Of The Giant Hogweed ", the electricity goes off. Phil Collins played a drum only and when power returned, they didn't restart the song but continued it from the point they left it at." [Matteo]
"The show was one. Absolutely NOT 2 (I was there). The Police arrived when, after 20 mins from the show start, people outside tried to get in without paying. But only 2 cars of Police got only a BIG CLAP from the crowd and people got in ... A bootleg has been released in Italy from that show. A very poor q .ty bootleg, but has been released (NO CD-R). I had a copy in my hand and I sold it to a friend in Miami, USA to make another Silver-CD (NO- CDR too). [Roman] "
Here is a special memory (although in post 1973 it stands for 1972):
today on the RFood insert of @republic one of my stories: my daughter and I from Cesare, the Pavese ice cream shop where, in April 1973, the Genesis took a hot chocolate between the two concerts at the Pavia sports hall ... pic.twitter.com/RXltnqxFMq
Other memories and curiosities in the book by Mino Profumo:
On April 15 problems also in Lugo di Romagna (Ravenna), at the Hit Parade room.
Here are two concerts, afternoon and evening. LISTEN:
But just like on the previous date in Pavia, where the beginning was delayed by accidents between the boys and the police, here an important unexpected event comes between the evening concert is even canceled.
The problem was, apparently, a black out the electrical system, caused by a throw of cushions towards the stage, the result of too much enthusiasm of the afternoon audience.
Here is how he remembers it with Horizons Radio Edio Caroli, present at the concert:
"I was in my twenties and Genesis back then was the biggest in the world like the Van Der Graf Generator, which I saw in the same room at that time. I also remember the rudeness of the boys who uprooted the cushions from the armchairs and threw them on stage."
"I saw the concert in Lugo and the one in August in Marina di Ravenna, I was 16 and in both cases my parents accompanied me (obviously they didn't enter, it's not like now ...). Unfortunately I don't remember almost anything, not even the throwing pillows we are talking about. In Marina di Ravenna I saw the concert in the afternoon, I arrived late, I passed in front of Peter & Co. who were there one meter away, on a low platform. I don't remember that there were many people, not even in Lugo I would say. Anyway it was magical, especially in Lugo. I have a tremendous nostalgia, unfortunately. "
On Facebook, other memories:
Yet evidence of
Here are two bootleg Lugo with the concert:
Live in Travagliato (Brescia), with a double concert at the m Supertivoli on April 16th.
Here is the memory of Richard Milella on the site
"The Italy of concerts was as amateurish as could be expected. No professional Service, no backlines and backlights, no spies on stage, no catering, no roadies, no dressing rooms and / or showers, no security, nothing In short, generating sets, nothing at all.
The group arrived with a friend or two in tow a few hours before the show in the same van in which instrumentalists and instruments were piled together which then all unloaded, assembled, tested, adjusted, tuned.
A sandwich, two oranges and off with the concert with the same shirt and jeans of the afternoon. Even for Genesis it went like this, at least at their first drop Italy of rock found itself unprepared to set up performances worthy of the name."
"Peter speaks in his language but makes it clear that he will now perform a song recorded a few days ago and that it will be released on the next LP entitled Foxtrot.
I remember the song very well because it moved us all from the first listening with its majestic gait between the keys of the Hammond: Watcher of the skies it is a milestone and Gabriel also played it theatrically crouching in the chiaroscuro of the organ and literally jumping high in the orchestral explosions.
Some literature says that the song was conceived during this first tour in our house; wrong, when they performed it on Italian dates it was already so beautiful, so complete and so arranged as to certify a painstaking preparation even if on disc it will actually come out months later ".
There is some doubt about this second part, since an already completed form of is unlikely Watcher in Travagliato. Perhaps Milella remembers the summer concert, always in the lower Brescia area, even if she does not refer to it.The charm of the mystery envelops this concert of which nothing remains, not even the place, demolished to build a shopping center in 2012 - Read.
This instead the memory of Paolo Burg on Horizons Radio:
"Four of us arrived with a Fiat 600 at" Paradiso "to see them. Disappointment, after an hour we had to give up and go back to Cervignano. I already had" Trespass "at home so I was dying to see them live. Here the beauty begins! The school I attended in Monfalcone had organized a visit to a factory near Brescia. I get off the bus and find myself in front of the nose a poster with the writing: Dancing Supertivoli, Travagliato, Brescia "Genesis". Looking for the time of the first evening train to Travagliato and leaving was one. I still have the concert before my eyes. Unforgettable!"
"In rehearsals Odissea perform a Genesis song in the presence of the same English band in the audience that shows incredulity and lively satisfaction. It is perhaps the first live cover version of a Genesis song. Odissea however decide not to repeat this exploit during the their performance. "
April 18th is the moment of the live at the Piper Club in Rome.A concert of which these remain video, first to show the band on stage and backstage. LOOK:
"Being such hardcore fans, the Italians had bought and absorbed all their records; they knew every note and nuance of the songs. It was really extraordinary. We had never experienced anything like this.
I was there at the mixing desk in the audience and everyone was clapping their hands, seeing my kids so understood and appreciated was a wonderful experience. Fans loved everything and rewarded the band with a standing ovation at the end of each show.
This worked wonders for their trust and all five guys, Peter, Mike, Tony, Steve and Phil, never forgot the warmth of their first tour in Italy, or its importance in their development as a band.
I hope we paid our debt of gratitude by sounding good for them. "
"With its strange mechanisms, early afternoon performances and dinners between two shows, all culminating in a concert in Rome (...), Italy marked a decisive step towards the Genesis live act as we know it. Maniacally perfectionist, the group dismantled the performance of the night before piece by piece as they moved to the next city.
"Every time I traveled with them I had to put up with the comments on the concert the night before in the van," smiles Conroy (Paul Conroy, tour road manager, Editor's note). They remained fairly calm as they assessed whether Tony Banks had really gone wrong; they were perfectionists. And during the breaks we listened to the Shadows, inside the van. traveling for four hours from one concert to another ».
"The intent was always to improve," adds Steve Hackett, "which risked making him look like an autopsy!"
«We were sailing on sight. And then here is this little ray of light that comes from Italy ». says Mike Rutherford. «The road was hard, all uphill. Suddenly a country comes out that loves you; nothing else is needed to give you the feeling that it is really worth going on »."
Collector's Corner (click on the covers and buy your copy on Ebay). VINYL:
With other Italian dates of that tour:
Here are others bootleg from the concert:
Last stop: Genesis are live at the Mediterranean Theater of Naples on April 19th.
A double concert that closes the first part of the Nursery cryme Tour of Genesis in Italy.
Here is the live audio:
A date that will remain in the history of Genesis, because on the roof of the Hotel Domitiana, which houses the band, Mike and Tony write the text of Watcher Of The Skies.
"We were sitting on top of this building, it was a hot sunny day and we were just looking out across a large area of buildings and fields; there was no living soul around.
It seemed that the entire population had just deserted the planet and this is what 'Watcher of the Skies' says: an alien being who comes to the planet and sees it completely deserted. And so the story unfolds with a bit of science fiction. I like Arthur Clarke's 'Childhood's End' and books like that. "
"Tony and I together wrote the text, sitting on the roof of our hotel in Naples imagining that the world was over. Quite strange, considering it was a pleasantly sunny day."
The song is already being used for the sound check before the concerts. In Naples it is then completed and, as we know, the next Genesis album will open, to be released the following October: Foxtrot.
But in his autobiography, Mike tells another background, which happened in Naples:
"In Naples we discovered another therapeutic pastime ... Concluding a tour with a group fight was a classic. The unusual thing about the quarrel-of-end-tour in Naples was that there was an amusement park just around the corner of the hotel where we slept.
We got to the point of being so fed up with each other that we decided that the only thing to do was to throw ourselves on the bumper car track and bump into each other wildly and repeatedly. I have to say that I have never experienced such an effective way to clarify. "
The Italian dates bring further luck to the Genesis, which confirm their success in our country. Not only that, returning home, Steve Hackett will meet Ellen, who will become his first wife and mother of Oliver.
Tony Banks has been described by Armando Gallo as a silent person, of few words, ever since he was a boy. But the rare times he spoke, it was worth listening to. Gallo recalls how lucid he was in describing the band's plans over the next seven months and the album that was about to arrive: Foxtrot. And he explained how the stories that Peter Gabriel invented in concert would serve to explain the lyrics not always of the band's first impact. (from Armando Gallo,Genesis: The Evolution of a Rock Band, S&J Ed.)
Friends first of all. After the release of the second album, Trespass, the group experienced a period of crisis caused by the abandonment of Anthony Phillips; after this, Banks wanted to leave the group, but was convinced by his companions to continue their adventure with the band without the help of the guitarist.
Her iUnforgettable productions, like those of Watcher of the Skies, Firth of Fifth, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. His Timeless solos, among others in Supper's Ready, The Cinema Show, In The Cage, Robbery, Assault & Battery, Duke's Travels /Duke'Send.
And the Creator, among others, of White Mountain, of the texts of Seven stones, Harlequin e The Cinema Show, In Firth of Fifth - wrote Steve Hackett's guitar solo -, Time Table, Entangled, A Trick of the Tail, Mad Man Moon, One for the Wine, Afterglow.
Tony he didn't just play keyboards in Genesis. Some of his passages with the 12 string acoustic in songs like The musical box, Entangled, The Cinema Show and at the beginning of Supper's Ready they are unforgettable. Banks has also been an occasional back-up vocalist and co-lead vocals in Shepherd.
Banks has been a innovator of the sound of rock, pioneer, in his career, in the use of many particular keyboards and synthesizers. Has been defined "the most refined keyboard player of prog rock." He used various types of keyboard, mastering them with a unique technique, in different songs, also resorting to artisan solutions, even during concerts, in order to obtain the results he sought. Watch Tony's video interviews about using the various effects on his solo albums.
Thanks to Tony, they entered the Genesis texts and atmospheres literary works science fiction (Watcher of The Skies, One for the Wine, Heathaze, Domino), Fantasy (A trick of the tail), the little Prince (Mad Man Moon), the Victorian atmosphere of Cime Tempestose (he was the one who read the novel and reported the influences in the title and inside Wind & Wuthering) and Dickens (Home By the Sea), TS Eliot, The Wasteland (The Cinema Show - in which there is also Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet - and Ovid's Metamorphosis - Tiresias), John Keats (The Lady Lies), and then by the philosopher Protagoras (Harlequin) in Sao Paulo (Cul-de-Sac), dto White Fang by Jack London (White Mountain) to Tom & Jerry - or Sylvester the Cat - (All in a Mouse Night)
Tony turns out to be a curmudgeon, a not particularly nice guy, with little sense of humor. But in certain moments (among the public ones, obviously) it is not so. On stage Banks sometimes even wore a snorkel while performing Who Dunnit? ....
... Or as on the occasion of first video absolute Genesis: Robbery, Assault & Battery. WATCH:
"The protagonists are the same members of the group, with a bearded Phil Collins particularly comfortable in the role of the thief [...] and the other three in policeman uniform (remarkable role of Tony Banks who, while taking a bullet from the brigand, in the following scenes moves treacherously in pursuit of the swindler) ". (by Giovanni De Liso, Genesis, Behind the lines. Commented texts (1969-1998), Arcana ed.)
Banks currently he lives with his wife Margaret, in a house in south London. The couple married on July 29, 1972 and have two children: Benjamin (born in 1978) and Emily (1981). IS' one of the longest lasting relationships in rock history. They had a day's honeymoon because Banks was too busy finishing the Genesis Foxtrot album. Banks said: "The band felt sorry for me, so they paid to have her come on the next tour." (by Blake, Mark July 10, 2015 "Q&A: Tony Banks" Team rock Retrieved 7 March 2018). The couple live near Godalming in Surrey.
He was appointed Prog God 2015 to the annuals Progressive Music Awards. Tony is ranked # 11 on the Music Radar chart greatest keyboard players of all time.
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
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Wind & Wuthering's birthday - 6st part Eugenio Delmale
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The album receives a mixed response from critics (see below) and is not initially a commercial success; it no longer sells than Trespass and does not enter the English rankings until 1974, when it reaches its top at no. 39.
Speaking of the record's success, remember Steve Hackett in his autobiography A Genesis in my bed... - Buy it below and, in addition to the author, help Horizons Genesis - READ HOW:
“At the exit he received a mixed reception. Many loved him, but some criticized him. One critic suggested that that the texts had been fished out of the books. But I believe that if mythology touches you, whatever its root, it connects to feelings and personal experiences. Even if at the beginning it was not hailed as a classic was applauded in retrospect. "
Remember Armando Gallo in Genesis: I Know What I Like - Buy it below:
... that the interest of Charisma he moved on to the Lindisfarne, which suddenly stood becoming a major British attraction, reaching the first place in the charts with the album Fog on the Tyne.
Gallo reports the words of Tony Banks: “It slowly dawned on me that Nursery Cryme wasn't really an improvement over Trespassed and with this in mind I accepted it. I just felt that having lost Ant (Read), we were losing a great deal of strength in the group and we were too young and immature to be able to deal with that drastic change very quickly. I think that that 'Musical Box' and 'Salmacis' are the two driving songs of the album and they were inheritance of the days of Ant».
Ma Peter Gabriel has no second thoughts and remains firm on the sound of the band. He told Disc & Music Echo, reported inWithout Frontiers: The Life and Music of Peter Gabriel by Daryl Easlea- Buy it below:
"Like listeners we have all been bored to death by groups that improvise and do solos of guitar. With us, everyone plays a part predetermined as an orchestra, so basically if someone starts improvising with the own part, it will sound very messy. However, it is very difficult to improvise unless you're playing something a lot simple and we don't play anything much simple".
Keith Emerson is the only one out of balance and, in a full-page Charisma advertisement published in the Melody Maker on November 20, he writes among other things: "This is not the beginning for Genesis nor the end. No bullshit: Their new album is really amazing".
As known, Nursery, on the other hand, is successful in continental Europe, particularly in Italy, where it reaches fourth place in the rankings, and was Silver certified by the British Phonographic Industry in 2013.
On 24 January the group played a thirty-minute set on Belgian television to promote the album. It's not the first time on TV for Genesis (they were on the BBC on 9 January), but it's the first surviving full broadcast on video.
«In Belgium the television studio it had a white bottom, until we crossed it and we settled down and it really wasn't anymore White. They had to hide ours with paint tracks before shooting can begin.
In those days there were always technical problems with television programs. We tried to do what we could to keep it from being a disaster, but we knew that the situation was not favorable.
The technicians had one completely different mentality from that of the roadie, who just want to get their job done right. The TV technicians on the other hand seemed concerned only with getting their lunch breaks. This meant a lot of waiting, or "hurry up and wait", as they used to say then: you came to the studio, you went to do your makeup and then you sat down for three hours wondering what I was doing there. "
Here is the video of the broadcast:
Video track list:
The Fountain Of Salmacis 0:05 - Twilight Alehouse 7:24 - The Musical Box 13:20 - The Return of the Giant Hogweed 23:00
Nursery Cryme Track List:
All songs are credited to Genesis. The actual authors are listed below.
1. "The Musical Box" Gabriel, Phillips, Rutherford, Banks, Hackett 10:25
2. "For Absent Friends" Hackett, Collins 1:48
3. "The Return of the Giant Hogweed" Gabriel, Banks, Hackett, Rutherford 8:09
1. "Seven Stones" Banks, Hackett 5:08
2. "Harold the Barrel" Gabriel, Collins 3:01
3. "Harlequin" Rutherford, Phillips 2:56
4. "The Fountain of Salmacis" Banks, Gabriel, Rutherford, Hackett 8:02
During the Nursery Cryme Tour, Genesis record Happy the Man, never entered any studio album, but released as a single with Seven Stones as side B.
Daryl Easlea, in the aforementioned volume Without Frontiers, has collected some criticisms published for the release of the album.
"Richard Cromelin of Rolling Stone summed up that the" main problem lies not with the concepts of Genesis, which are, if nothing else, outrageously imaginative and amiably eccentric, nor with their musical structures - long, involved, multi-movement upon which they hang. their narratives - and not even their playing, which gets rather lethargic at times. It's bad production, a murky, distant stew that at best boils quietly when what you desperately need are drum blasts and guitars, the scream of the organ, the abrasive rasp of the vocal cords ".
Rolling Stone finds the "tales of Mother Goose (in children's literature she is an anthropomorphized goose in the role of an old country lady, who tells fairy tales or recites nursery rhymes Ed.) In the ten minutes of 'The Musical Box!".
Village Voice critic Robert Christgau writes sarcastically: "God's wounds! It's a 'rock' version of the Hermaphrodite myth! In quotes, because the organist and the vocalist (influenced by the mime) have the drummer a bit confused! Or maybe it's just the invocation to the Old King Cole! ""
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BBC Music's Chris Jones praises the two new band members as key to Genesis' artistic success, commenting: "Collins' snappy drums are augmented by his amazing singing ability not unlike Gabriel ... Hackett's arsenal of tapping and swell techniques really broadened the band's palette, giving Tony Banks more room for his watermarks. organ at Delius, not to mention their newly acquired Mellotron ", and" Genesis virtually invented their own genre, Edwardian rock ".
Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic considers the album highly inhomogeneous, but defines The Musical Box and The Return of the Giant Hogweed as "true masterpieces", and concludes that even if the rest of the album "It's not quite as compelling or as structured, it doesn't matter, because these are the songs that have shown what Genesis can do, and are still the pinnacle of what the band can achieve."
On the album Genesis play:
Tony Banks - Hammond organ, Mellotron, piano, electric piano, 12-string guitar, backing vocals Mike Rutherford - bass, bass pedals, 12-string guitar, backing vocals Peter Gabriel - lead vocal, flute, oboe, bass drum, tambourine Steve Hackett - electric guitar, 12-string guitar Phil Collins - drums, vocals, percussion, lead vocals on "For Absent Friends", co-lead vocals on "Harold the Barrel" and "Harlequin" (uncredited).
The album is taken on tourin the UK, Belgium and Italy, and some dates in France and Germany. The songs played are Happy The Man, Stagnation, Fountain Of Salmacis, Twilight Alehouse, Musical Box, Return Of The Giant Hogweed, Harold The Barrel, Harlequin, The Knife, Bye Bye Johnny (Can Utility And The Coastliners), Going Out To Get You, Get 'Em Out By Friday, Seven Stones.
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In Italy it is still there Philips, as for Trespass, to put the album on the market. The distribution takes place in January 1972. The cover is not gatefold and is glossy. Inside the envelope contains the texts. Here she is:
In May 1972 the first and only single from the album: Happy The Man / Seven Stones.