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Genesis Live

This is the first official Genesis Live album,

The tracks on the album were recorded at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England by the Pye Mobile Recording Unit, engineer Alan Perkins, on 25 February 1973 except for “Return of the Giant Hogweed”, which was recorded at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England on the previous day, when the band was touring in support of Foxtrot.

These recordings were originally made for the US radio show King Biscuit Flower Hour, although they were never broadcast.

Track listing

All songs by Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford, except as noted.

Side one
“Watcher of the Skies” – 8:34
“Get ‘Em Out by Friday” – 9:14
“The Return of the Giant Hogweed” – 8:14

Side two
“The Musical Box” – 10:56
“The Knife” (Banks, Gabriel, Anthony Phillips, Rutherford) – 9:47


Peter Gabriel – lead vocals, flute, tambourine
Steve Hackett – lead guitar
Tony Banks – Hammond organ, Mellotron, Hohner pianet, 12-string guitar, backing vocals
Mike Rutherford – bass, bass pedals, 12-string guitar, backing vocals
Phil Collins – drums, backing vocals

Release history

To be updated

  1973  /  Genesis Live  /  Last Updated November 2, 2012 by The-Archiver  /